Friday, April 20, 2018

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...

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...

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 for...

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 Heather, who’s...

Formalizing the menstrual disorder patient movement: is it possible?

By Zal Press and Holly Bridges “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa These words by Mother Teresa are a motivational mantra of sorts for Canadian...

Uterine Fibroids Collaborative Forum: Formalizing the menstrual disorder patient movement: is it possible?

By Zal Press and Holly Bridges “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa These words by Mother Teresa are a motivational mantra of sorts for Canadian...

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...

Uterine Fibroids Collaborative Forum: 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...

Physician heal thy profession: trailblazing fibroid docs shifting treatment paradigm

By Holly Bridges and Zal Press In its 2014 roadmap for the future, the Canadian Medical Association declared “its readiness to take a leadership position in confronting the hard choices required to make health care work better for Canadians”. Part of...

An Open Letter to Minister Lisa Raitt

Dear Minister Raitt, Please accept my applause and congratulations for the courageous and open conversation you had on Canada AM about the details of your health issues. Its estimated that as many as 20% of women...

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...

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...

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...

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 for...

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 Heather, who’s...

Uterine Fibroids Collaborative Forum: 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...

Patient Commando #TentTalk – Live Journal

"Healing Through Theatre" - July 10th, 5PM at The Toronto Fringe Festival Tent Talks Relevant Hashtags: #FringeTT, #TentTalk #FringeClub ♦♦♦ Pre Event ♦♦♦ 13:00 via @PatientCommando: Join us Today for our @Toronto_Fringe tent talk with @CancerCantDance details on FB http://t.co/9Sba9WPu 13:05 via @PatientCommando: PM...

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...

Formalizing the menstrual disorder patient movement: is it possible?

By Zal Press and Holly Bridges “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa These words by Mother Teresa are a motivational mantra of sorts for Canadian...

Uterine Fibroids Collaborative Forum: Formalizing the menstrual disorder patient movement: is it possible?

By Zal Press and Holly Bridges “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” – Mother Teresa These words by Mother Teresa are a motivational mantra of sorts for Canadian...

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...

Uterine Fibroids Collaborative Forum: 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...
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