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Reframing cancer into something bearable

Dr Rob Rutledge








L-R: Carol-Anne Davis, Radiation Therapist; Rob Rutledge, Radiation Oncologist; and Marsha Avery, Registered Nurse

Dr. Rob Rutledge, a Radiation Oncologist with the Capital Health Cancer Care Program, doesn’t just listen to his patients. He hears them.

“The most important aspect of care is showing compassion,” says Dr. Rutledge, who was awarded the 2010 CCNS Excellence in Patient Care Award. “People want to feel understood. We need to really listen and to acknowledge patients’ feelings. We need to reassure them that those feelings are normal.”

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