Patient Focus Group seeking participants
June 2, 2020
The Medical Education team at the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) is seeking family caregiver participants to share their thoughts and opinions about survey questions in a virtual focus group setting.
The MCC is a national organization that strives to achieve the highest level of medical care in Canada through excellence in assessment of physicians. One of the assessments we offer to practicing physicians is a multi-source feedback tool called MCC 360. This tool evaluates physicians’ collaboration, communication, and professional behaviours in the workplace using feedback collected in survey responses from their patients, as well as, other physicians and co-workers such as nurses that they work with.
The MCC is interested in thoughts and opinions from patient caregivers about the physicians that you interact with (you may help a patient provide feedback, or you may provide your own feedback about a doctor):
Each 90-minute online group will be led by a qualified researcher and will include 6-8 participants. Those that qualify and participate in a session will receive an honorarium of $50 for their time.
The MCC Patient Focus Group gives patients and caregivers a voice. You can advise the MCC on what’s important to you as a patient caregiver regarding physician communication, collaboration, and professionalism, and make a difference in the care and services physicians provide.
To qualify as a focus group member, you must have acted as a patient caregiver, in one of the contexts described above or similar, at least once within the last 12 months. At this time, we have reached capacity for participants from those interacting with a physician on behalf of their young child.
Currently, this focus group takes place in English only. More information is available in this summary.
Thursday, June 18: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. EST
Open to participants from across Canada
To join the focus group, or for more information,
contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, June 16.