Patient/Family engagement is critical to surgical recovery and is the core pillar of Enhanced Recovery Canada™. The following resources have been developed based on the ERC Colorectal Pathways and are provided to support patients and their family members:
A Guide to Bowel Surgery
This resource has been developed by the McGill Patient Education office and for a nominal fee, may be customized to reflect relevant site specific details by contacting Nancy Posel -
Colorectal Surgery Guide – An animated narration
Colorectal Surgery Guide – A digital patient education platform developed by a multidisciplinary team of researchers, nurses, doctors, and linguistic experts working together on designing evidence-based animated video-guides. The guides are available for free via
precare.ca/erc and provided in 15 common languages spoken in Canada.
Are you a colorectal cancer patient or involved in the care of a person with colorectal cancer?
The University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Cancer Foundation, Ottawa Hospital, Colorectal Cancer Canada, and the Hopital de Sacre Couer are conducting a National online survey with colorectal cancer patients and others involved in their care and support (family members, health care providers, community agencies).