A video worth watching

Patient and Family Centred Care Week – November 4-8

The theme for Patient and Family Centred Care Week will be “The Human Connection in Healthcare.” Below is a video that highlights what the human connection means to patients, families, and members of our care team at Alberta Children’s Hospital.

What does “The Human Connection in Healthcare” mean to you?

“Let’s Get Real…”

If you are free on Thursday, October 10th from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. MT, you may wish to attend this free webinar. Based on the description of the session, it is going to be time well spent. Register here.

Join patient partners and thought leaders in an engaging panel discussion on the value of patient and family partnerships. Learn first-hand about what works well for partnering with patients and families, what doesn’t and tips for collaborating on your system transformation and organizational quality improvement initiatives. This webinar features panelists who have a range of collaboration experience, including at organizational, health system and policy maker levels.

Cultural Appropriateness of Health Services?

If you are interested in learning such things as:

  • The methods researchers used to engage people from a variety of ethnocultural communities in relation to their healthcare experiences,
  • Research findings: re: cultural-appropriateness of health services and resources,
  • Specific recommendations for a healthcare project in Alberta relating to its codesign and content as viewed through cultural appropriateness lens,


consider attending this free one-hour webinar.

Four Small Words = Big Impact

As you may recall, June 6th was “What Matters to You?” day. Although these four words are simple in and of themselves, when a member of our Pts4Chg community introduced them to her homecare team, something special came about. See the results here. Way to go, Emma!

Who are the Experts?

With so much emphasis in the healthcare field on experts and expertise, here’s a tweet and its responses that look at this question. The next time you were asked who the health expert is, what will your response be?

Elephant in the Room?

If you only have time to read only one article today and/or watch one video, you may wish to make it this one. Thanks, Peter, for bringing this topic to our attention. As you correctly noted, it is “profoundly eye-opening, unsettling, yet so important.” This “elephant” is definitely worth talking about.

Tweet Worth Sharing

Every so often, a tweet is encountered that is too good, and indeed too true, not to share. Given how quickly the number of retweets is increasing, other people feel the same way. With any luck, some of the people doing the retweeting are physicians.