Category Archives: Patient/Family Experience
Hallway Medicine- Who is chosen?
“I invite the premier, health minster, and the people directly responsible for this decision to come for a sleepover in the hallway of one of our hospitals for a few days. Once you have experienced the indignity of eating, sleeping, and toileting in a thin gown in front of a ward full of people, visitors, doctors, custodial staff and other allied health-care workers, I might be willing to accept that this policy was made in an informed way.”
The above is from a powerful opinion piece written by Manpreet (Mona) Gill. Click here to read the full article.
ChatGPT versus doctors?
You have probably heard about ChatGPT and it’s ability to write essays, articles etc. However, what role could it play in healthcare? More specifically, how does ChatGPT measure up to doctors? To find out the answers to these and other questions, check out the following.
Have your say
There is discussion happening surrounding mask mandates in hospitals and other care facilities. Do you think such mandates should be maintained?
Canadian hospitals need to maintain MASK mandates – Sign the Petition! https://t.co/ilY8noBrmW via @CdnChange— Malgorzata (Gosia) Gasperowicz (@GosiaGasperoPhD) April 22, 2023
Below are 10 warning signs of Alzheimers.
Please re-Tweet these 10 warning signs of possible #Alzheimers disease. Share concerns about your own cognitive #health or that of a loved one with the doctor and ask for a cognitive assessment (which is free as part of the #Medicare Annual #Wellness Visit). #dementia #aging pic.twitter.com/H2cC8ZvmvZ— Ian Kremer (@LEAD_Coalition) March 19, 2023
One a Day?
If you have time to read only one Twitter thread today, you might want to choose this one.
My views on covid seem to have become a bit, well—radical. Please allow me to explain. I did not start out radical. I am lucky to have a settled, establishment-adjacent, career. Three years ago, on the eve of the pandemic, I trusted the establishment. pic.twitter.com/PktHgac8M5— Michael A Osborne (@maosbot) March 15, 2023
What do Canadians think about digital health? Click here to find out.
Oft times, the shortest tweets say the most.
Doctors still don't get how traumatizing it can be for patients to not be believed.— Steven Phillips, MD (@StevePhillipsMD) January 13, 2023
A Must Read
If you are scrambling to get things done and can only read one thing, consider reading this Twitter thread by Conor Browne.
1/ I would like to introduce you all to my mother, Margaret Browne. My mother has lived in @beaumont_care Galgorm Care Home in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, since Christmas 2020, just before the ongoing pandemic began. pic.twitter.com/721v4LJ5UH— Conor Browne (@brownecfm) December 23, 2022
“‘Two weeks ago, I told my wife, you know, ‘Bonnie, I’m really happy. I feel very happy.’ I’m dying. I have ALS. But, you know, I’m trying to enjoy my life the best I can.'”