What’s Really Happening in Hospitals?

Burned out, demoralized and calling for change

“Primary care is the bedrock foundation for our healthcare system and the collapse of this will have after shocks felt at all levels of health care delivery. Having a family physician means promoting preventative medicine, doing outpatient work ups re directing care away from overwhelmed ER departments when appropriate, providing earlier more manageable disease diagnosis, collaborating with specialist and ensuring you get the best care possible. We are instrumental in decreasing the number of in patients and over capacity at the hospital. We help transition patients to short stay units, long term care or follow up on our discharged patients, and some of us even do house calls for the infirm. Good care means taking initiative and ensuring our patients don’t fall through the ever enlarging cracks in the system.”

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How Many More?

How many more doctors in Alberta are going to be sending their patients a similar letter as the one Brenda recieved?

PJ Paralysis- Global Summit

What does PJ Paralysis mean?

  • PJ Paralysis is a term used to describe the negative physical and psychological effects experienced by patients who spend lengthy periods of time being inactive, and in their pyjamas, while in hospital.

What is End PJ Paralysis?

  • End PJ Paralysis is a global movement that aims to help people live the richest, fullest lives by reducing immobility, muscle deconditioning, and dependency, while at the same time protecting cognitive function, social interaction, and dignity.

How can you get Involved?

  • Join the global online summit on July 10-12, 2019, and learn from and with others who are interested and involved in this movement.

Check out this website to find out more.

Get Involved – Health Research Opportunity

Do you reside in Alberta? Are you interested in health research and patient engagement? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, you may wish to visit the Patient/Family Registry web page. In addition to discovering what is happening in the world of health research in Alberta, you can fill out an application form to get involved!

Ode to Joy?

With 2017 coming to an end, many people are contemplating what their 2018 resolution will be. Improving one’s health is a common new year’s resolution made. However, according to AJ Jacobs in his TED Talks presentation, healthy behaviours will not last unless there is some joy in them. Check out the video below to discover out why this is the case.