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Review of draft standards provides insightful feedback

The completion of the first draft rectal cancer treatment standards in February 2013 marked a significant milestone in the development of clinical standards of care.

Since then, Cancer Care Nova Scotia (CCNS) staff jillsarahnov13has developed comprehensive processes for sharing the draft standards with health professionals, rectal cancer survivors, and their families to ask for their feedback.

An electronic survey was sent to health professionals in February 2013 and by the first week in April there were 42 responses, which is representative of both individual health professionals and teams from all nine health districts and all disciplines.

While health professionals were being surveyed, a committee was established to develop a process for patient, survivor and family feedback. Ten individuals participated in two focus groups and 18 people completed an electronic survey.
Feedback from all individuals and groups was insightful. 

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