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The unsung partners

Family caregivers are the unsung partner in a patient's care team, yet their enormous contribution to the health care system is often overlooked. As they move through the health care system beside their loved one, family caregivers experience firsthand the gaps in care and poor transitions between care settings. We have much to learn from the experiences of family caregivers.

Caregiver and patient - Make your experience count

 
July 2016
Jul 4, 2016 9:00 AM

Shared from the perspective of a spouse, a family caregiver. Her husband spent his final days cared for in their home, exactly where he wanted to be.

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All stories, All patient stories, All caregiver stories, End-of-life care, Positive experience of care  
  
June 2016

Jun 2, 2016 1:06 PM

A cancer diagnosis leads to a deeper understanding of the impact of insufficient health care resources, translating to poor patient care and undue stress for the patient and family caregiver.

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All stories, All patient stories, Community care  
  
February 2016

Feb 5, 2016 3:13 PM

Told from a family member's perspective, this story demonstrates how elderly patients are at risk without reliable and continuous communication among the patient, their loved ones and the provider who is chiefly managing his or her care.

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All stories, All patient stories, Patient-provider relationship, Home care  
  
October 2015

Oct 22, 2015 2:00 PM

Told from a family caregiver's perspective, this experience points to specific ways a hospital emergency department could have been more 'people-centred.'

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All stories, All patient stories, All caregiver stories, Hospital and acute care  
  
June 2015

Jun 24, 2015 1:36 PM

Facing a cancer diagnosis and resultant radiation, a patient with special needs challenges the prescribed treatment plan with information and finds a more suitable course of action.

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All stories, All patient stories, Patient-provider relationship  
  
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