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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  
September 2014

Small Changes with Impact: The Third Chair in Triageā„¢
Sep 10, 2014 1:17 PM

After much work alongside patients, family members, providers and researchers, we’re excited to announce Patients Canada’s Small Changes with Impact initiative – a set of Key Performance Targets (KPTs) for healthcare, informed by patient and family member experiences with the system.


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ALL, Patient-centred measures  
July 2014

'Healthy privilege' - when you can't imagine being sick
Jul 24, 2014 10:24 AM

As the number of ehealth applications rises, there appears to be a growing divide between who developers think are using their products ('healthy, fit, not-sick!'), and actual patients. Although their designs help to manage patients' increasingly complex health needs, new applications cater to the 'worried well' - people who can easily learn the technology, who are free from pain and who can consistently track symptoms - versus actual sick people.


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ALL, Digital health and patients  

Optimism from our Board Chair

Michael Decter, Board Chair of Patients Canada, highlights some progressive and successful approaches to issues within healthcare in Saving Medicare published in the Literary Review of Canada.

The Toronto Star references this essay in their article about the challenges faced by Ontario's new Minister of Health, Dr. Eric Hoskins.



  • faciliated a workshop to help healthcare providers adopt a patient engagement program
  • represented Patients Canada at the Senate to address bill C-17
  • participated in a panel at the 2nd Annual TVN Conference on Improving Care for the Frail Elderly

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

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