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Looking for a family physician from a rural or remote area of Canada to contribute to the development of an e-course on return to work, maintaining work, and mental health of cancer survivors for primary care providers

We are seeking to recruit a family physician working in rural/remote areas of Canada to participate as an advisory group member in the development of an educational e-course for primary health care providers on the Return to Work, Maintaining Work, and Mental Health of Cancer Survivors for Primary Care Providers. As an advisory group member, your role will include advising on the development of a nationally available e-course for primary care providers (e.g. family physicians, nurse practitioners, and others). The educational e-course will have a particular focus on psychological wellness and addressing mental health challenges in the context of supporting cancer survivors with the return to work. The e-course will be made available in English and French.

The advisory group member will be called on to inform the content selection to meet the criteria for continuing education credits for Manpro+ for physicians, identify and assist in promoting recruiting for the needs analysis, and participation in the course.

The commitment will be 7 hours of work paid at $100 per hour.

  1. To develop, implement, and evaluate the e-course for PCP on how to support the RTW of cancer survivors with an additional emphasis on mental health.
  2. To assess PCP knowledge, skills, and satisfaction with the e-course from objective 1
  3. Incorporate improvements to the e-course as identified in the evaluation phase from objectives 1 and 2.
  4. Following refinements of the e-course from objectives 1 to 3, evaluate the PCP’s knowledge integration with the delivery of iCanWork, a RTW intervention for survivors with at least five cancer survivors.
  5. Assess the PCP and cancer survivors’ satisfaction levels in regard to PCP’s ability to deliver iCanWork and cancer survivors’ satisfaction with the guidance received from PCP to prepare their RTW.

Project Leads

Christine Maheu, RN, PhD., Associate Professor, McGill University and Maureen Parkinson, Provincial Vocational Rehabilitation Counsellor,  MEd, CCRC BC Cancer

& Co-Directors Cancer and Work (

Project Partners

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

BC Cancer Family Practice Oncology Network

UBC Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine

McGill Continuing Professional Development, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

BC Cancer Patient and Family Counselling Department

Work Wellness Institute