Anne Bordeleau celebrated her 100th birthday Tuesday. She has been volunteering in the Sturgeon Hospital's gift shop for more than four decades. https://t.co/zcoRqpHloI
— CTV Edmonton (@ctvedmonton) August 6, 2019
As you may be aware, more and more residents from the US are purchasing their prescription drugs from Canada, due to the lower prices. While this is increasing sales for pharmaceutical companies and their associates, there is a something more important that must be considered. Namely, what effect are the sales of Canadian medicine to our US neighbours having on Canada and we Canadians?
According to a number of professional groups, the outcome of these prescription sales may result in drug shortages Canada. This, in turn, can have negative repercussions on the healthcare of Canadians. As a letter sent by groups representing patients, health professionals, hospitals, and pharmacists to Health Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor states, “‘The Canadian medicine supply is not sufficient to support both Canadian and U.S. consumers…The supply simply does not, and will not, exist within Canada to meet such demands.”of the potential for increasing drug shortages.'” Read more about this 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.
“‘I feel like I’m living in a bubble. Outside is everyone else’s world and inside is mine.'” https://aptnnews.ca/2019/07/05/freds-story-living-and-documenting-dementia/.
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.
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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.
What are you doing on June 20th from noon until 1 p.m. MT? Why not join Ali for what is sure to be an interesting webinar.
Hey folks, I will be moderating this webinar conversation with these two brilliant minds!
— Ali (@abidma09) June 12, 2019