patient narratives

Sarnia-Lambton Patients' Choice Awards

Is your physician or specialist committed to patient and family-centred care? If you live in the Sarnia-Lambton area, please consider nominating your physician as a meaningful way to recognize their committment to consistently practising patient and family-centred care. The Award will recognize a family and specialty physician who has exemplified exceptional patient care and leadership within the community.

Experiences of Hospital-Acquired Infection

On June 17th, we held an open meeting to discuss experiences of hospital-acquired infection, the frequency and causes of these infections, and what we, as healthcare consumers, can do to decrease the risks of readmission.The unfortunate reality is that hospital-acquired infections are estimated to cause 8,000 to 12,000 deaths a year in Canada, so as a group we decided to focus on patient stories to highlight gaps in patient safety. We compared hospital practices and policies surrounding patient engagement and infection control, and came to some surprising conclusions.

Infoway Launches Impact Challenge!

Has digital health impacted you? Share your story! Canada Health Infoway has launched a new series of ImagineNation Challenges that offer you a chance at receiving financial awards. The Patients' Association of Canada is a proud supporting organization of the ImagineNation Challenges and we want to hear from you!

More Practical Wisdom Tools for a Better Patient Experience

Several months ago, we introduced you to some of Alberta Health Services' (AHS) Practical Wisdom Tools on our blog. Recently, AHS got in touch to show us 9 new Practical Wisdom Tools on topics like Sharing your Healthcare Story and Emotional Care Pathways. These tools are all endorsed by the Patients' Association of Canada as practical ways to make for better healthcare experiences, and they are attached to this blog post.

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