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Family Caregivers Unite!

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November 16th 2010:Family Caregivers Making Sense of the Latest Research

Dr Kim Bercovitz is a medical sociologist with a PhD in Community Health. Craig Thompson is a freelance digital media producer specializing in the development of online support tools for healthcare. They discuss the challenges created for family caregivers by media reports of the latest research into conditions with potential implications for the family, and how family caregivers follow up on these reports. They explain how research and similar organizations connect and communicate with family caregivers. They discuss the extent to which the Internet is replacing doctors as the source of infor

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Craig Thompson

Craig Thompson is a freelance digital media producer specializing in the development of online support tools for the healthcare sector. He is also caregiver to a sibling diagnosed with lymphoma and support coordinator for a friend diagnosed with breast cancer. As part of his professional work, he is the executive producer of SharingStrength.ca, a Canadian online resource and support community for women and caregivers affected by breast cancer. He has 25 years’ experience in marketing, communications and information technology. As a professional engineer and certified mediator, he brings a unique perspective to the field of online support that uses technology as a virtual bridge to establish
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Kim Bercovitz

Dr Kim Bercovitz is a medical sociologist with a PhD in Community Health. She’s president of The Research Doctor Inc, a boutique company specializing in patient-centred market research and community outreach, off-line and on-line. Prior to founding the company in 2005, she spent 20 years working with hard-to-reach populations through her position as a National Cancer Institute of Canada postdoctoral fellow and researcher at several Toronto teaching hospitals. She holds adjunct faculty appointments at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and York University’s Faculty of Health. She’s trained at Harvard in community mediation and negotiation for difficult situations.
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