An historic opportunity for patient partnership

An historic opportunity for patient partnership

Who would have imagined that the day would come when a candidate for president of the Canadian Medical Association would proclaim in his platform, that patients need to be partners at the table to co-design the future of healthcare? Dr. Sandy Buchman walks the talk. I’m privileged to be the […]

The Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis: Emotions

The Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis: Emotions

By Kathy Kastner with Zal Press First, you grieve A diagnosis of Type2 Diabetes means the end of life as you’ve lived it. Adding to the shock is the perception: Type2 is the ‘bad’ diabetes. The one you’ve brought on yourself by your overindulgent lifestyle. Type1 is seen as the […]

My uterus gets no respect: the UF movement gathers steam

My uterus gets no respect: the UF movement gathers steam

By Holly Bridges and Zal Press In the second gathering of Canadian women who suffer from uterine fibroid tumours, patients and physicians alike rolled up their sleeves to share and learn how this group is beginning to influence better health outcomes and improved quality of life for the one in […]

It’s Time to Put the Patient in Queen’s Park

It’s Time to Put the Patient in Queen’s Park

By: Zal Press and Dawn Richards September 28, 2014 As dedicated patient experts we welcome Ontario Premier Wynne’s Mandate Letter to Health Minister Eric Hoskins. We are encouraged that in an interview with the Globe and Mail (Kelly Grant, July 11, 2014) Minister Hoskins committed himself to “improving the patient […]

Canadian Women Changing Healthcare

Canadian Women Changing Healthcare

I happened to catch an episode of the CNN series “The Sixties” which featured the rise of the feminist movement. It caught my immediate attention as we here at Patient Commando were hard at work preparing our 2nd Annual Canadian Women Changing Healthcare. It had escaped my memory that in […]

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Refocusing The Lens – Unconditional love

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PHOTOVOICE is an engagement and empowerment strategy that uses photography as a tool for social change. It gives any group the opportunity to record, reflect on, and critique personal and community issues in a creative way. The aim of this project is to motivate participants to be actively involved in […]

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