Lawrence LeMoal is a palliative cancer patient and patient-centred care advocate. Lawrence LeMoal (formerly Director, Patients and Families First & Government Relations for the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses) is on permanent disability while undergoing treatment for advanced prostate cancer. Lawrence was employed by various unions before joining SUN in 1980 where he worked in education, communications, labour relations, health reform, research and policy.
During his last year with SUN, he accessed training in mediation, leadership, and conflict resolution. He credits this experience with SUN, and his involvement in applied research projects, health leadership forums, and quality improvement conferences and initiatives, with providing the foundation for his continuing interest in health system reform. He is currently a Patient Advisor for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, writes a blog for the Saskatchewan Health Quality Council, and serves as a Patient Advisor on several Ministry of Health committees.