As you may recall, June 6th was “What Matters to You?” day. Although these four words are simple in and of themselves, when a member of our Pts4Chg community introduced them to her homecare team, something special came about. See the results here. Way to go, Emma!
Even if you have not heard of “Game of Thrones,” you are apt to remember this special gift the cast gave to Claire Walton, an 88-year-old hospice patient.
With so much emphasis in the healthcare field on experts and expertise, here’s a tweet and its responses that look at this question. The next time you were asked who the health expert is, what will your response be?
I use this statistic often in my talks. I asked a group of students last week "who are the health experts", they answered "doctors", I said "no, patients are – doctors are there to work with our expertise about our bodies to help us get better if/when we need them". https://t.co/jDraCf4qIk
— Julie Drury (@SolidFooting) February 10, 2019
Lauren Richards’ death has left a number of questions. If you have not yet watched this video, you may wish to do so.
In addition, here is a related article that is worth reading.
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.
If you live in Saskatoon or area, this is something you will want to check out. Atlthough this true event is incredibly sad, Greg’s Story has the potential of bringing about some positive changes to healthcare. In doing so, the hope is to see fewer people falling through the cracks.
Click here for more information and to register.
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.”
Every so often, a tweet is encountered that is too good, and indeed too true, not to share. Given how quickly the number of retweets is increasing, other people feel the same way. With any luck, some of the people doing the retweeting are physicians.
Doctor: Don’t confuse your google search with my 6 years at medical school.
Patient: Don’t confuse the 1-hour lecture you had on my condition with my 10 years of living with it.
— 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐒𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐡 (@potsiegirlsarah) January 11, 2019