Patients

  • Haida Gwaii canoe

    We are all patients

    March 25, 2021 | Alissa MacMullin

    There’s often an internalized stigma when we consider ourselves patients. But the reality is, we’re all patients! From birth and beyond, we rely on our clinics, emergency departments, public health systems, and the experts.

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    What motivates you to volunteer as a patient partner?

    March 12, 2021 | Christine MacKinnon

    I once read that “teachers don’t teach for the income — teachers teach for the outcome.” That is what motivates me to volunteer as a patient partner / advisor in the healthcare sector. Patient partners aren’t usually paid for their contributions and are often the only unpaid members at committees and conferences. We do this […]

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  • Sarah Hissett

    The value of the patient voice

    February 24, 2021 | Sarah Hissett

    Being a patient advisor has given me access to many discussions and learning opportunities, not just within my home province of Alberta. It has allowed me to gain insight into healthcare across Canada. I am able to bring a patient perspective to various panels, meetings, and projects, and experience has shown that it grounds the […]

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