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The Doctor who Supports Patient Choice – to the Very End.

Maclean’s– “I actually felt I had done the right thing for my patient.” Gordon had gotten what he wanted, and what Buchman had done simply felt to him like helping. “It was so peaceful and […]

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. […]

Fighting the scourge of fibroids with patient advocacy

By Zal Press and Holly Bridges Given the complex and frustrating journey so many women with fibroids must endure, what can women do to take more command of the journey and get better outcomes for […]

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 […]

August 18, 2017

The Doctor who Supports Patient Choice – to the Very End.

Maclean’s– “I actually felt I had done the right thing for my patient.” Gordon had gotten what he wanted, and what Buchman had done simply felt to him like helping. “It was so peaceful and […]

February 2, 2017

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. […]

Managing

By Kathy Kastner with Zal Press Day to day: the social and the practical Around the dinner table, the mood was relaxed and jovial – exemplifying the comfort and relief of a ‘safe’ environment. Even […]

Family, friends and the world

By Kathy Kastner with Zal Press As anyone with health issues knows, there’s a ripple effect: it’s never ‘just about the patient’. Aida’s husband and children take an active role in helping their mother manage. […]

Patient Centered Care

By Kathy Kastner with Zal Press One of the tenets of Patient-centered care is care coordinated around the patient, rather than around the system. For a PWD, it takes a team. Who’s on the team […]