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Sholom Glouberman, President

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News & features


January 2015
The Stages of Caregiving
Jan 5, 2015 10:26 AM

Are you or do you know of an unpaid caregiver? Did you know that a caregiver goes through predictable stages as they care for someone? Guest blogger Carole Ann Alloway is a family caregiver who along with her colleague, Sara Shearkhani, have identified some predictable stages that many family caregivers go through. It's our hope that this reflective piece, written from the experience of caregivers, is helpful to you or someone you know.

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ALL, Finding your way through the system, Stories about caregiver experiences  
November 2014

Celebrating Digital Health Week
Nov 11, 2014 3:43 PM

Patients Canada together with leading healthcare organizations in Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of the first-ever Digital Health Week in Canada, taking place November 10 to 14, 2014. Digital Health Week will be celebrated in a series of announcements, through a TweetChat, webinars and other activities. Learn more at www.BetterHealthTogether.ca.

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October 2014

Open Meeting: The experiences of family caregivers
Oct 10, 2014 10:57 AM

Open Meeting: On October 7th we hosted a meeting to share our experiences as family caregivers. A few themes emerged:

1. Family caregivers are invaluable resources as they hold the key to a patient's medical history

2. When entering hospital, bring a loved one or family caregiver; their presence and insight can help you through your experience

3. As family caregivers become more involved in caring for their loved ones, they not only require more support from the healthcare system, they want to be respected as a part of the health team as well

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ALL, Our Open Meetings  

Family Caregivers Working Group

Join others who want to explore the experiences of family caregivers! Everyone is welcome and meetings are held monthly.

To learn more, email sara.shearkhani@patientscanada.ca


  • participated in a meeting to plan a Patient Partnership Planning workshop
  • reviewed research applications for TVN
  • participated in a meeting on community engagement

Tell us how you're bringing the patient voice to healthcare. Email us at communications@patientscanada.ca


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