If you have not yet participated in this important conversation, you have until Monday, January 27, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (PST) to do so. Share your thoughts here
Visiting hours have been eliminated from ALL Calgary hospitals. Their removal reduces patient falls, medical errors and increases the patient experience. To learn more about this exciting change, click here
Researchers at BC Cancer and SFU are conducting a new study exploring Canadian cancer survivors’ preferences for using (not using) cannabis. If you are a cancer survivor interested in participating, please visit https://cc-arcc.ca/cannabis-survivorship-study-2019/ for more information.
• Did you know that as an Albertan you now have access to your personal health record?
• Did you know access to personal health information and digital solutions could improve health care experiences and outcomes?
• Do you want to know how to become an active partner in shaping how technology will transform our health care system?
You’re invited to Partners in the Power of Information Sharing: Educate, Empower, Engage, presented by IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health.
This FREE day-long event is designed to inform citizens about the power of digital health, and provide engagement opportunities to shape Alberta’s rapidly expanding digital health landscape.
WHEN: October 3, 2019
WHERE: Red & White Club, Calgary
In a recent article found in the Globe and Mail, the following was addressed. “One of my friends says she can do a video chat with her doctor, why isn’t this option more widely available?” If, like many others, you are wondering the same thing, you may wish to read the article here.
If you are interacting with patients, here is something important you might want to remember.
If you think you are patient-centred, patient engaged, patient partnered etc. you may want to check your privilege and power.
— Julie Drury (@SolidFooting) August 25, 2019
“Not my loved ones,” you might be thinking, and I hope you’re right. It’s certainly easier to believe, as I once did, that the opioid crisis is some far-off threat, like a flood or fire in another province. The reality is that it may be bigger and closer than many of us want to admit. (Excerpt from a cbc.ca opinion piece written by Katherine Steinhoff.)
Read the full article here.
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.
Are you a patient, family caregiver or healthcare provider who has experience with colorectal cancer? If so, why not share your ideas about NEW research that is needed to improve the lives of those living with and beyond a diagnosis of stage I-III colorectal cancer.
Who is eligible?
1. Stage I-III colorectal cancer patients.
2. Family members to patients diagnosed with state I-III colorectal cancer.
3. Healthcare providers who work with stage I-III colorectal cancer patients.
4. Community or support organization who works with state I-III colorectal cancer patients.
To participate, please visit the following website