Standards of Information
This webpage outlines the criteria used to post and manage content on the CancerBridges.ca website.
#1. General Content Policy: All content on the CancerBridges.ca website, other than the event calendar (see below), that is focused on cancer survivorship is vetted by Dr. Janine Giese-Davis and/or Dr. Linda Carlson. If the content is specific in nature and outside the expertise of Dr. Giese-Davis or Dr. Carlson, it will be vetted by a specialist, either clinician or researcher, employed by Alberta Health Services or the University of Calgary.
#2. Video Content: Separate criteria have been developed for the three types of videos on the CancerBridges.ca website.
a) Educational videos – Most educational videos will be done by clinicians, researchers or research assistants employed by AHS/U of C. They will deal with specific issues faced by cancer survivors which fall within their unique specialty. Any educational video involving an outside specialist will be vetted by Dr. Janine Giese-Davis before being posted.
b) Survivor Story videos – All Survivor Story videos will only contain personal stories and experiences about living with, through and beyond cancer and not contain any negative comments about AHS services or staff.
c) Patients Choice Awards – All Patient Choice Awards videos will only contain the personal stories and philosophy of care of the recipient.
#3. Blog Content: All weekly blog content will be vetted by Dr. Janine Giese-Davis before being posted with the exception of supportive or educational event blogs which come directly from an AHS employee within the social work or psychosocial oncology field. No blogs will be posted about fundraising events apart from events that are specifically supporting CancerBridges.
#4. Event Calendar Content: All events placed on the CancerBridges Event Calendar will meet this criteria.
a) The event is organized and run by a non-profit organization whose mission is to serve those impacted by cancer (survivors and/or supporters) and is catalogued on the Canadian Psychosocial Oncology Partners website.
b) The event must be offered specifically for Alberta cancer survivors/supporters, with the exception of online/phone based resources that can be accessed from anywhere.
c) All events must be educational or supportive in nature.
d) Only fundraising events directly related to CancerBridges will be promoted. No external fundraising events will be promoted, even if they include a supportive or educational component.
e) If an event is biased in some way (ie. tumour group, religion, sexual orientation, etc.) it will be expressly written in the event title and description.