Social Research Project at Cape Breton Cancer Centre Looking For Cancer Patients

Nova Scotia Health Authority’s Cape Breton Cancer Centre Social Work team wants to talk with patients who received Employment Insurance Sick Benefits as a result of their cancer diagnosis.

The team is leading a research project called Employment Insurance Sick Benefits as it pertains to Cancer Patients: A Qualitative Study. The study’s aim is to better understand the experiences of people living on a reduced income while living with a cancer diagnosis. The focus will be on people whose EI sick benefits have been exhausted.

“We are hoping to talk with cancer patients who received Employment Insurance Sick Benefits in the last two years,” says Tom MacNeil, Medical Social Worker with the Cancer Centre. “Our criteria for the research is specific to those people only. Anyone who received Canada Pension Disability benefits or long term disability through private insurance are not part of the research.”

Cancer patients who received Employment Insurance Sick benefits and are interested in participating, or want to learn more about the study can contact: Tom McNeil at (902) 567-8551 or through e-mail: TomA2.MacNeil@nshealth.ca

Participation in the study is confidential and participants remain anonymous.

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Media Contact:
Tom MacNeil
Phone: (902) 567-8551
e-mail: TomA2.MacNeil@nshealth.ca