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January 2014
Jan 7, 2014 9:41 AM
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At Patients Canada we have sensed a change worth sharing.

In the last several weeks we have been in many meetings and conferences with other healthcare organizations.  Almost everyone we meet recognizes that patients and families are beginning to play a stronger role in healthcare.

Everyone sees that working with patients can open up new ways of thinking about problems that have been difficult to resolve. We have been asked to join many different groups working on healthcare issues. 

Join us, contact us to help make your experience count.

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ALL, About the healthcare system , Patient engagement  
  
December 2013

Dec 9, 2013 9:57 AM
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Most of us find it confusing, scary and deeply emotional to make end of life decisions. And it is often worse if we have to make decisions for a loved one. 

Many of us want more choice in when and how we die.

CBC’s The National recently showed the series ‘Last Right’. It follows the stories of several Canadians living with terminal illness and their desire to have control over their own death. VIEW these stories..

For another look at this issue, READ  about a controversial End of Life Plan program in the UK.

What choices would you want available when facing end of life?

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ALL, About the healthcare system , Patient engagement  
  

Dec 2, 2013 7:03 PM
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St Michaels Hospital in Toronto is performing the nurse shift changeover with the patient at the bedside.  Enabling the patient voice at every shift change is reducing errors, empowering the patient and reducing anxiety. 

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ALL, About the healthcare system , Patient engagement, Patient safety  
  
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