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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

 
September 2013
Sep 10, 2013 4:19 PM

A family shares their story of their sister's Power of Attorney (POA), and why POA guidelines should be revisited.

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August 2013

Aug 8, 2013 6:12 PM

A son describes his father's healthcare experience as having taught him some valuable lessons: hospitals and doctors make mistakes, and patients need somebody to watch over them while in hospital.

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June 2013

Jun 7, 2013 11:26 AM

 An Exercise in Appreciative Inquiry

Taking care of my aunt at the end of her life and what I learned

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