Patients

  • 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 health care sector. Patient partners aren’t usually paid for their contributions and are often the only unpaid members at committees and conferences. We do this work because […]

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  • 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 but has allowed me to gain insight into health care across Canada. I am able to bring a patient perspective to various panels, meetings, and projects, and experience has shown that it grounds […]

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