From diagnosis to treatment to follow-up care, managing an illness can take an emotional toll on people with cancer and kidney disease. While high-quality treatments focus on the physical aspect of a patient’s care, the human touch is a separate aspect of care that can have a positive impact on a patient’s emotional well-being. Compassionate care is provided by many healthcare professionals and volunteers across Ontario who often go the extra mile to ensure their patients receive the emotional support they need during a life-changing diagnosis or treatment.
For the past 11 years, Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Renal Network have honoured outstanding healthcare professionals and volunteers in the cancer and kidney care communities with the Human Touch Awards. The 12th annual event will take place on June 14, 2018.
Nominate your colleagues and volunteers in the cancer and kidney care communities who go the extra mile to provide the human touch to their patients. All part-time and full-time healthcare professionals, providers and volunteers who work directly with patients receiving cancer or kidney care in Ontario are eligible to be nominated for an award.
In 2017, over 60 individuals from across Ontario’s cancer and kidney care programs were nominated for a Human Touch Award. Award recipients were selected by a regionally diverse and interdisciplinary panel who reviewed all nominations.
Previous winners include a cancer survivor who founded an organization that provides support, facilitates connections and empowers young women who are being treated for cancer, a beloved volunteer who manages the nourishment cart at her local kidney care program, and a radiation oncologist who is relentless in his search for new evidence and innovations to ensure his patients receive the best and most up-to-date care and treatment.
To learn more about the Human Touch Awards or to nominate healthcare professionals and volunteers across Ontario’s cancer and kidney care systems, visit ccohealthca/HumanTouchNomination