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June 2014
Jun 11, 2014 11:17 AM
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Most of our workplaces and professions have their own language and slang that enable us to communicate quickly and provide us with insider status. Doctors are no exception.

The Secret Language of Doctors by Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC Radio's White Coat, Black Art, does more than offer an insider's list of medical slang, it offers a candid look at the attitudes and issues that shape our healthcare system, particularly within hospitals.

Click here for a transcript of our #AskDrBrian Tweetchat with Dr. Brian Goldman.

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May 2014

May 29, 2014 10:27 AM
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OPEN MEETING: On May 22nd we shared experiences about long-term care for seniors and people living with disabilities. Two themes emerged:

1. The problem of under-staffing in both community and long-term care homes - did you know there is no mandated staff/resident ratio?

2. The need to shift to a culture where seniors and people with disabilities are treated with respect and dignity

We also looked at which targets or indicators could measure the quality of the patient experience in a long-term care facility. As a result of this conversation we have set up a working group to look into this issue.

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May 13, 2014 10:14 AM

Even though many of us will eventually need it, we don't often think about long term care  -- out of sight, out of mind. It's also easy to forget that for some, like Peter Farrah, long term care is a reality at a young age. Whether young or old, the quality of long term care services in Canada is an important issue that needs attention and consideration.  We can learn a lot from the experiences of patients like Peter as reported by Susan Burgess, CBC News.

Read Peter's Story

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