Vancouver Prostate Cancer Support and Awareness Group
Thursday,February 6, 2019
Time – 11:00 –1:00 PM
Place –Inspire Health Centre, 1300 W 8th Ave.–Rm 200
- Introduction and Updates
- Gordon Dunn Report on Research
Speaker: Lisa McCune*, BC Cancer and Joyce Lee**, Provincial Lead, Patient and Family Engagement
Topic: Patient and family engagement in cancer care: getting involved with your care and with cancer care service planning in BC.
- ‘Informal Sharing and Question Period Conducted by Members
Spouses and Partners are cordially invited!
*Lisa McCune, Director of Patient Experience, has worked in a number of public health disciplines and before moving to BC Cancer, she worked in a variety of roles at Coastal Health. Since joining BCC, she has worked extensively in the area of helping patients post-treatment in an important area called “survivorship” or life after treatment. She is primarily responsible for BCC’s patient experience program where she gauges patient experience during and after treatment. In her on-going work she leads patient discussion sessions at BC Cancer where patients are asked to provide their insights and recommendations regarding treatments like radiation and chemotherapy.
** Joyce leads the Patient and Family Engagement stream for BC Cancer, overseeing the Network of Patient and Family Partners, and partnering patients, families and health professionals to uphold quality cancer care across BC.
Joyce holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Population and Public Health from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Trinity Western University, and a Master of Arts in Economics from University of Alberta. She is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Joyce previously worked with BC Cancer on several supportive cancer care projects. She co-authored the report Delivering Effective Palliative Care to Cancer Patients of Diverse Backgrounds: A Knowledge Synthesis and journal articles on cancer support groups functioning.Shealso contributed to the publication of personal reflections of women living with metastatic cancer.