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Margaret Fitch

Margaret Fitch, RN PhD

Professor (Adjunct) Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto Editor-in-Chief - Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal


Dr. Fitch has a Bachelor of Nursing (Dalhousie University) and Masters of Science in Nursing and Doctorate (University of Toronto). Dr Fitch is Professor (Adjunct) in the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and Professor in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fitch is Editor-in-Chief for the Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal. She maintains a research program in supportive cancer care. Dr. Fitch was the Founding President of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology and served as the President of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care. Throughout her career Dr. Fitch has maintained a research interest in supportive cancer care and oncology nursing. Recent foci include cancer survivorship, peer support and navigation, screening for distress, and care of older adults with cancer.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Supportive Care
  • Psychosocial Oncology
  • Nursing Oncology
  • Survivorship


  • Fitch, M.I. & Longo C. (2020). Exploring out of pockets costs for cancer patients and quality of life: Using a qualitative approach. Sage Research Case Studies: Medicine and Health (Accepted)
  • Fitch, M.I., Zomer, S., Lockwood, G., Louzado, C., Shaw-Moxam, R., & Green, E. (2019). Experiences of adult cancer survivors in transition. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer. 27:2977–2986.
  • Fitch, M.I., Coronado, A.C., Schippke, J.C., Chadder, J., & Green, E. (2019). Exploring the perspectives of patients about their care experience: identifying what patients perceive are important qualities in cancer care Supportive Care in Cancer.
  • Fitch, M.I., & Bartlett, R. (2019). Patient perspectives on spirituality and spiritual care. Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(2), 111-121. Fitch, M.I. (2019). Exploring experiences of survivors and caregivers regarding lung cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. Journal of Patient Experience, 1-7. DOI: 10.1177/2374373519831700
  • Fitch, M.I., & Nicol, I. (2019). Return to work after cancer: Patients’, caregivers’ and employers’ perspectives. Psycho-Oncology, 28(4), 792-298. Maree, J., & Fitch, M.I. (2018). Holding Conversations with Cancer Patients about Sexuality: Perspectives from Canadian and African Health Care Professionals. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 29(1), 64-69.
  • Fitch, M. I. (2018). The changing face of lung cancer: Survivor perspectives on patient engagement. Asia Pacific Journal of Oncology Nursing, 6(1), 17-23.
  • Pang, K., Fitch, M.I., Ouellet, V., Chevaliers, S., Drachtenberg, D., E., Finelli, A.,…Mes-Masson, A-M. (2018) Describing perspectives of health care professionals on active surveillance for the management of prostate cancer. BMC Health Services Research, 18(1), 430. 273-9
  • McLeod, D., Esplen, M.J., Wong, J., Hack, T., Fillion, L., Howell, D., Fitch, M. (2018). Enhancing Clinical Practice in the Management of Distress: The Therapeutic Practices for Distress Management (TPDM) Project. Psycho-oncology. 27(9), 2289-2295.
  • Fitch, M.I., Ashbury, F., & Nicoll, I. (2018). Reflections on the implementation of Screening for distress (6th vital sign) in Canada: Key lessons learned. Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(12), 4011-4020. Epub -
  • Loiselle, C.,Howell, D., Nicoll, I., & Fitch, M.I. (2018). Toward the development of a comprehensive cancer experience measurement framework. Journal of Supportive Cancer Care,

Contact Information

Phone: 416-690-0369


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