If you have not yet put Alpha House’s Encampment Team and DOAP Team’s numbers in your phone, please do so now. 403 805 7388 and 403 998 7388 respectively. The coming cold snap will be especially serious for individuals experiencing homelessness #SeeSomethingSaySomething pic.twitter.com/OGGKq6BMaU
— Alpha House Calgary (@alphahouseyyc) January 8, 2020
Have you read Sandra’s very powerful and heartfelt message that she wrote on December 5th, 2019? If not, you may wish to do so below. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1148512898813667&id=100009649036230&ref=bookmarks
Oft times, corporations are seemingly so focused on their bottom line that they forget about the human side of their business and indeed the people whom they are working with and for. Fortunately, such was not the case for Disney, who granted five-year-old Ellery a special wish.
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PHSA's #IAmYourNurse campaign has reached more than 1.25 million people, and now it's won three @IABC Silver Leaf Awards, for Employee Engagement, HR & Benefits Communication and Audio Visual. Congrats to all involved, especially @junipil and the nurses who inspired the video! pic.twitter.com/4CuEZXeNTT
— Prov Health Services (@PHSAofBC) October 29, 2019
Do you reside in the Edmonton area?
Are you a caring, empathetic, compassionate individual who is looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others?
If your answer to the above questions is “Yes,” the Open Arms Patient Advocacy society is looking for you. Click here to read more about this exciting opportunity.
“Sometimes it is not the drugs/training/skills – sometimes all you need is empathy to make a difference!”
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As part of Patient & Family Centred Care Week, which goes from November 6th-10th, 2017 and Change Day, which occurs on November 17th, 2017, the Calgary Zone of Alberta Health Services has initiated a “Lived Experience” activity. For one day, healthcare professionals will walk in the shoes of a patient as a way of gaining greater insight, understanding, and compassion for what it is their patients live each and every day.
In the wake of President Trump’s recent travel ban, which prohibits individuals from seven countries from entering the United States, Canada has extended a helping hand. In particular, recognizing that some of these banned individuals are children requiring medical attention, these children may be obtaining the treatment they require in Canada.
As Eric Hoskins, Ontario’s Health Minister, states:
“Canada is a country that has always looked into ways it could reach out and support vulnerable people around the world.”
(Canada Will Offer Healthcare To Critically Ill Children Affected By Trump’s Muslim Ban)
Have you noticed that you have become less empathetic? Are you feeling less compassion and sympathy towards others? While some might attribute this to societal issues such as our fast-paced world, and our way of being which may be seen as self-centered and self-focused, there may be another factor that needs to be considered; namely, the common pain medication we might be taking.
According to researchers at Ohio State University, acetaminophen, the main ingredient found in Tylenol, can reduce one’s empathy. As explained by Dominik Mischkowski, the author of the study,
Ultimately, these effects will need to be studied in patients who are actively experiencing pain, but they suggest that a patient taking acetaminophen may have less empathy for the sufferings and troubles of his or her child, spouse or coworker
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If you are looking for a new book to read and have an interest in how the humanity of patients and families can be maintained while under hospital care, you may wish to check out Through the Valley of Shadows by Samuel Morris Brown.
Using insights from cognitive psychology, Dr. Samuel Brown discusses new approaches to reduce suffering for patients and their families when they need high levels of care, including concrete strategies to apply before, during, and after a serious illness.
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