The College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Centre for Effective Practice, in partnership with the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), developed the Osteoarthritis (OA) Tool A that helps family physicians work with patients who have suspected, new or established osteoarthritis of the hands, knees and/or hips. Related to this family physician tool, a new working group of the AAC is developing a patient version. To find out more about this patient tool and how you can get involved in its development, click here.
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 @BrianwDolan pic.twitter.com/td7pQ561zo
— Paul Wright (@paulwrightpfcc) May 2, 2018
Gail Wing on ending PJ paralysis: "I feel so much better when I get up and get dressed for the day. I’m not sick — so why would I stay in my pyjamas?” https://t.co/RzntweFDYv pic.twitter.com/Ig3oiLPpRn
— Alberta Health Services (@AHS_media) May 4, 2018
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.
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
— Patients 4 Change (@Pts4Chg) February 12, 2018
“Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills – sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!”
Click here to read this heartwarming story.
There are some events that leave a person speechless. This is one of them.
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.