Ruth Barker Portrait

“My professional career and family experiences led me to person-centered care, which focuses on empowering patients to be full partners in their healthcare. It considers all aspects of the person, not only their disease, and can improve the experience of our patients, their loved ones and their healthcare providers.”

Ruth Barker, MRT(T), MEd, BS

Regional Person-Centered Care Lead, Stronach Regional Cancer Centre at Southlake

My Other Recent Appointments and Affiliations:

My Expertise:

  • Person-centered care, Patient education, Radiation oncology, Interprofessional education, Measurement and evaluation,  Facilitation

My Achievements:

  • Department of Radiation Oncology Professional Development and Continuing Education Award,  University of Toronto, 2007
  • Department of Radiation Oncology Excellence in Classroom Teaching Award, University of Toronto, 2004
  • Member, Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, 2004-2009

My Education:

  • Group Facilitation Methods, ICA Canada, Toronto
  • Knowledge Translation Professional Certificate, SickKids and University of Toronto
  • Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care (Oncology) Canada, National Cancer Institute
  • Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Certificate,  Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI),
  • Best Practice Guidelines Advanced Institute, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO),  Toronto, Ontario
  • Educating Health Professionals in Interprofessional Care (EHPIC) Certificate, Continuing Education and Professional Development (CEPD), University of Toronto
  • Schulich Advanced Leadership Development Certificate, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto
  • Stepping Stones, Teacher Development Certificate, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
  • Interprofessional Collaborative Change Leadership Certificate, Centre for Interprofessional Education, University of Toronto
  • MEd. (Measurement and Evaluation), Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
  • BSc., University of Guelph
  • Diploma, Medical Radiologic Technology/Science – Radiation Therapy, Toronto Bayview Regional Cancer Centre (at Sunnybrook)

To learn more about my services, call Diana Gabriele at 905-830-5800 and follow the prompts.