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  • Ways to improve the patient experience
 
October 2013
Oct 28, 2013 8:00 PM

This story reveals the difficulties of protecting a frail 93 year old from the hospital, hospital tests, procedures and long wait times.

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September 2013

Sep 12, 2013 8:10 PM

As a result of the unsuccessful surgery and errors and complications (fractured bone, inflammation, implant dislocation) this patient has lost my quality of life, ability to walk in shoes, consumed high impact antibiotics and painkillers and the problem is still not resolved.

What we learned:

1. Patient stories should go to the College of Physicians and Surgeons.
2. Patient should contact their original surgeons
3. Patients shouldn’t go through the complaint process of the CPSO
4. Review all the complaint procedures patients must complete
5. Ombudsman should review the complaints process

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Sep 12, 2013 7:44 PM

'So why did I finally plan to die? And was I depressed when I did so? I felt that the coming years could only bring me more pain – physically and emotionally.'

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All stories, All patient stories, End-of-life care  
  

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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Sep 10, 2013 3:40 PM

Read about a nurse's compassion with a patient's end of life care plan.

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