Catherine O’Donnell on what she learned at the SPCA. Read her guest post here.
Monthly Archives:: May 2016
As soon as I heard about the field trip to the BCSPCA at Quality Forum 2016, I was intrigued. What could I possibly learn from a visit to an animal rescue shelter that would apply to health care? The Quality Forum’s program posed two interesting questions: firstly, how do you care for patients who cannot… Read more »
Collaborating to Make Care Accessible – Joshua Greggain at Health Talks Don’t have time to watch the presentation? Listen to it on your phone or portable music player! Download the mp3 version here. (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As”)
Joshua Greggain takes us on a tour of rural care. Watch the video here.
Joshua Greggain describes himself as just one physician out of the “600,000 people, 1,800 doctors, hundreds of nurse practitioners, and thousands of paramedics and allied health professionals who live and work” in rural and isolated environments. For doctors like Joshua, providing full-service care with his limited staff and resources at his eight-bed hospital in Hope,… Read more »
How Michael McMillan learned how to help. Watch the video here.
Michael McMillan knows firsthand what it’s like to act as a caregiver shepherding a family member through the health care system. Through the lens of his experiences with his father’s cancer and his daughter’s mental health struggles, Michael makes an unequivocal call for how to truly help those close to us dealing with illness: instead… Read more »
A Better Health System for Immigrants & Refugees – Jessica Kim at Health Talks Don’t have time to watch the presentation? Listen to it on your phone or portable music player! Download the mp3 version here. (Right-click the link and choose “Save Link As”)
Jessica Kim tells her story. Watch the video here.
For Jessica Kim, the impact of BC’s health system on immigrants and refugees is a personal story, and her hope for a better quality system – one that is able to treat immigrants and refugees with the same level of care as everyone else – is a personal one as well. From language barriers to… Read more »