A study conducted by Patrick McLane, Cheryl Barnabe, Leslee Mackey, Lea Bill, Katherine Rittenbach, Brian R. Holroyd, Anne Bird, Bonnie Healy, Kris Janvier, Eunice Louis and Rhonda J. Rosychuk found that First Nations people in Alberta recieved different triage scores than other populations. According to the researchers, “Systemic racism, stereotyping and differential access to health care resources (especially primary care), as well as factors such as communication and level of patient trust in the health care system, may all contribute to differences in triage scores between First Nations and non–First Nations patients.”
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Let's redefine #PatientSafety together! The definition of #PatientSafety has evolved over time & continues to change in response to the world around us. Learn more about the history in our new blog & help us chart the path to a new definition in a new way: https://t.co/VZXUX1XAcN pic.twitter.com/H94EWzOXXz— Healthcare Excellence CA | Excellence en santé CA (@HE_ES_Canada) January 4, 2022
What does “patient safety” mean?
The University Health Network Open Lab team is working closely with the safety team at Healthcare Excellence Canada on their Defining Safety project. The goal of this project is to understand perspectives on the definition and future of patient safety from patients, caregivers, professionals, and leaders across Canada.
As a means of obtaining insights and ideas from Canadians, a ‘thought exchange’ about patient safety has been created. This exchange is a completely anonymous platform that provides space for participants to describe what they think the salient features are that should be included in a definition of patient safety.
If you live in Canada and want to join in the conversation on patient safety, click here.
“Ni cta ni akohikon – That hurts me
Carol pe ntamici – Carol, come see me
Ni taci sa micta mackikikatakoiin – They are overdosing me on drugs
Wipatc tca – Do it quickly
Those were the chilling words of Joyce Echaquan, broadcasting live from Facebook on September 28, 2020 at 10:27 am (English translation provided).” Click here to read the full article.
Still not sure what #PoPAB is all about? Alberta doctors are not calling for lockdowns. Help us support the call for #TestTraceIsolateAB by attending protests, contacting elected officials, and signing the petition at https://t.co/tVFYAYAmKp #AbLeg #abhealth pic.twitter.com/y5A0OOls6R— Alberta Activist Collective (@ActivistAlberta) August 7, 2021
Well, my friends, I hate to say it, but I went and got COVID-19. I had both shots if the Moderna vaccine, I continue to wear my mask everywhere I go, I wash my hands frequently and use hand sanitizer, and I still got it. Take care out there, folks.— James Flick (@JamesLFlick) July 4, 2021
🚨🚨Our team is looking for former #ICU patients and family members to participate in virtual focus groups and interviews. We want to hear your thoughts on #tests and #treatments in the ICU. Email us at kkrewula at https://t.co/oQ82vO0fkK pic.twitter.com/LfSLiHDwbg— Kirsten Fiest (@kmfiest) February 20, 2021
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If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, you may wish to check out this research project!
Alberta Health is conducting a review that focuses on supportive living and long-term care in Alberta. The goal of this initiative is to improve “the lives of continuing care residents and their families, resident care outcomes, the satisfaction and quality of work environment of staff, and the cost effectiveness of facility-based continuing care service delivery.” Included as part of the review are the thoughts and input of Albertans regarding the future of facility-based continuing care in the province. Click here to share your ideas about this important issue.