While it is true that COVID-19 is affecting patients and their families, it is also having a large impact on healthcare providers. This article clearly illustrates how healthcare workers are being impacted emotionally and mentally by the covid-19 pandemic.
In a joint letter, four mayors in Alberta appeal to all Albertans to write members of the provincial government. Read the following article to discover why this appeal has been made.
If you are interested in patient safety and have some personal experiences to share, here is an opportunity that might be on interest to you.
If you are interested in Patient-Oriented Research, why not join Beverley Pomeroy and Lisa Ridgeway for SPORCast? This bi-weekly podcast discusses the Standards for Patient-Oriented Research from the west coast of Canada. To listen to previous podcasts and more, including the conversation with Andre Picard, check out the SPORCast podcast page.
"Health care conferences without patients are like birthday parties without the birthday girl or graduation parties without the graduates." #patientengagement #patientexperience #patientvoice #collaboration #conferences #inclusion #codesignhttps://t.co/uBMrRyzlD1— Patients 4 Change (@Pts4Chg) September 10, 2020
Undoubtedly, there are occasions when we cannot find the right word to use, use the wrong one or are at a total loss of words. To some people and in some situations, such a word error may be seen as no big deal. However, this may not be the case, as Lorna Kay Thomas discusses in her blog post, “A Small Victory: Changing the CBC’s use of “drug abuser.”
COVID-19 has brought about many changes, one of which can include how we access healthcare. Not surprisingly, there are many questions people are asking themselves including: When should I go to an emergency room? Is diagnostic testing for non-COVID-19-related issues being done? How does a person see a specialist? Can I make an appointment to see my personal physician? If so, how is this done?
In the video below, Dr. Sheila Wijayasinghe looks at these and other questions and explains how to get the care needed during the ongoing pandemic.