Dr. Shayan Bashir

MD

Clinical assistant at Kennedy Medical Clinic Brampton

Research Interests:

1- Disease prevention and health promotion 2- Psychological factors affecting patient compliance and treatment response 3- Diabetes care 4- Cardiovascular disease

Brief Bio:

Capstone Project:

Despite all the advancements, cancer can have devastating effects on different aspects of the patient's life. Regardless of increased survival rates, they may have poor quality-of-life due to various physical incapacities and mental health challenges due to their disease-related complications—existing data links patients’ health literacy on different aspects of their disease processes and better outcomes. Most recently, sudden implementation of virtual care during the current pandemic may have compromised the delivery or the effectiveness of patients' education. In response to these challenges, the Cancer Education Department at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) has launched a new educational digital tool through which clinicians can tailor and email the educational materials to cancer patients.

The study is proposed to elicit the patient educational preferences regarding current suboptimal use and delivery of educational materials to cancer patients. We aim to explore the barriers and gaps of underutilization of Digital Education Prescription (DEP) and ensure its suitability to the patients, caregivers, and clinicians to improve patients’ health literacy during the treatment journey.

Dr. Shayan Bashir

MD

Clinical assistant at Kennedy Medical Clinic Brampton

Research Interests:

1- Disease prevention and health promotion 2- Psychological factors affecting patient compliance and treatment response 3- Diabetes care 4- Cardiovascular disease

Brief Bio:

Capstone Project:

Despite all the advancements, cancer can have devastating effects on different aspects of the patient's life. Regardless of increased survival rates, they may have poor quality-of-life due to various physical incapacities and mental health challenges due to their disease-related complications—existing data links patients’ health literacy on different aspects of their disease processes and better outcomes. Most recently, sudden implementation of virtual care during the current pandemic may have compromised the delivery or the effectiveness of patients' education. In response to these challenges, the Cancer Education Department at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (PM) has launched a new educational digital tool through which clinicians can tailor and email the educational materials to cancer patients.

The study is proposed to elicit the patient educational preferences regarding current suboptimal use and delivery of educational materials to cancer patients. We aim to explore the barriers and gaps of underutilization of Digital Education Prescription (DEP) and ensure its suitability to the patients, caregivers, and clinicians to improve patients’ health literacy during the treatment journey.