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!
Paul, a member of our Patients for Change community, was recently on CBC’s “The Homestretch.” The focus of the discussion was #EndPJParalysis initiative. To learn what this initiative entails and the exciting results it is garnering, give Paul’s conversation a listen.
What are Sarah Hoffman’s thoughts about healthcare in Alberta – wait times, medical aid in dying, funding, level of care, compassion? To find out, you may wish to listen to a recent Edmonton Journal: The Press Gallery interview: Sarah Hoffman.
Find out at Dementia Network Calgary’s upcoming event.
Dementia Network Calgary: Community Gathering on Advocacy
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Place: Renfrew Community Association
Click here to register for this event.
A Canadian hospital is helping make the hospital experience less spooky for parents of sick or premature newborns.
Yesterday, I was talking to some friends whose son is in the Alberta Children’s Hospital. According to J.W., they had spent over $60.00 for a Halloween costume for their two-year-old son, M.W. Unfortunately, due to a medical issue that arose on October 29th, the costume had not been worn and remains in its original bag.
Hearing this, I was reminded of an initiative that had been started by two nurses on a neonatal unit. The end result saw babies wearing handmade felt Halloween costumes at a hospital in Edmonton. Click here to read the story.
The Quality and Safety Summit began this morning in Calgary. In addition to participating in walking tours and presentations, summit attendees are seeing some cool initiatives in action. Here is one that caught many people’s attention.
One of the amazing innovation posters at #QS18 . Supporting children with autism spectrum disorder scheduled for surgery using a Care Plan and Medi the robot. He demonstrated Tai Chi. #amazing #PatientExperience #innovation @QualitySummitAB pic.twitter.com/Hf0zMWiz0S
— Emma Currie (@Sylvanem) October 17, 2018
If you said “Yes” to the above, click here for more details.
The importance of the patient is becoming more recognized in the healthcare sector. However, in many instances, including the pharmaceutical area, the patient is seen as simply something to talk to or to talk about.
According to a recent blog post by Mike Rea, this stance is limited and limiting in terms of who patients are and what they have to offer. As he asks in his post.
But, instead of talking to patients, what if we started listening? Not just to what they ‘need’, but what else they want? There are so many incredible groups out there now – potent patient groups (MMRF, MDA, Savvy Patients and more), who want to talk to us, who want to share. But, start to listen, and there will be a hundred hands that go up to stop you doing that.
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