May 1st marked the start of a special initiative that is taking place in Calgary. Thanks to front-line staff and others, including Paul Wright, a member of our Pts4Chg community, patients are breaking free of PJ Paralysis. Check out these Tweets for more information and follow the Twitter discussion on #endPJparalysis.
Today we saw the power of engagement. We took our first steps on our #endPJparalyis journey in Calgary. The momentum is contagious and frontline driven. Thank you all who were involved and supported today. It’s just the start @BrianwDolanpic.twitter.com/td7pQ561zo
Currently, we are seeking your response in terms of how you want your healthcare supported. Please consider casting your vote and letting your voice be heard.
***Poll*** How do you want your health/healthcare supported? 1. One-to-one with doctor – in-person office visit with optional phone calls and virtual contact. 2. Team of health professional- in-person office visit with optional phone calls and virtual contact. #healthcare#AMA
If you are interested in dementia care, here is a one-hour online event you may want to attend. The session is being held on January, 18th from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. MST. Click on image above for more information.
Friday, November 17 – Change Day
Have you made your Change Day pledge yet? If not, click here to make your pledge?
Thursday, November 30 – Patient Engagement Speaker Series
Helle Tees & Nicole Olivier will be presenting on patient engagement. If you are unable to attend this event in person, you can join the webinar. Click here for more information and to register.
Alberta Health Services’ Patient & Family Centred Care Week goes from November 6-10, 2017. A number of events are being held across the province to honour this week. Check out the program to see what is happening over the next five days. Here is hoping you will be able to participate in some of the activities.
As part of Patient & Family Centred Care Week, which goes from November 6th-10th, 2017 and Change Day, which occurs on November 17th, 2017, the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services has initiated a “Lived Experience” activity. For one day, healthcare professionals will walk in the shoes of a patient as a way of gaining greater insight, understanding, and compassion for what it is their patients live each and every day.
Click on the image below to see what shoes Paul and some other healthcare professionals will be walking in.
In this video, Sarah Krüg uses the analogy of the continuous give and take in the “Tango” to illustrate the foundation of balanced partnership and connection that can exist between patient and physician. Unfortunately, this dance may not be occurring for some patients. As one member of the Patients 4 Change community stated, “To date, there are multiple songs playing at the same time, with each one having a different beat. Suffice it to say, my feet are very sore from being stepped on.” What kind of dance do you share with your healthcare providers?