On September 17, we will recognize #WorldPatientSafetyDay with a viewing of a documentary "To Err is Human," alongside @Patient_Safety, Patients for Patient Safety Canada, @HSO_world & @CAEHealthcare.
— The Partnership (@CancerStratCA) September 13, 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.
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
If you have not yet seen this video, you may wish to do so. Thanks to Peter for bringing this to our attention. The topic being discussed is important indeed.
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.
Which cities in Canada have the best hospitals? This was a question explored in a recent edition of “University Magazine.” Click here to find out if your city made the list and what constitutes the “best hospitals.”