Reflections of a Caregiver and Patient Advocate
“Hi, my name is Patrick, I’m his partner. Get used to me because I’m not going away.”
Drawing on his personal experience as a caregiver and on research and reflections, author Patrick Conlon’s address to The Change Foundation’s 2010 Meeting of the Minds injected an urgent plea for patient-centred care and a system that supports it. With humour, compassion and practicality, Conlon recounts his experience as a caregiver and advocate which led him to many insights, including the “realization that every hospital patient is part of a community, a community that can play a significant role in recovery.” Patient-centred care, he says, is the difference between simply fixing a medical problem and presenting an opportunity for true healing.
Policy issue(s):Community Engagement in Healthcare
Category:Presentation speaking notes
Event(s):Meeting of the Minds
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- Susan Frampton on moving healthcare organizations towards patient-centred care
- Laura Bunt on the future of healthcare reform in England
- Patient-Centred Care: An Introduction
- Top 10 Lessons: Take-Aways From Meeting of the Minds 2010
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- What Can We Learn From Other Industries and Sectors?
- Learning to be Learner Centred
- Re-Drawing the Picture: What Will it Take?
- Taking Patient-Centered Care to New Heights
- Directions for the Saskatchewan Health System
- Transforming Healthcare to Involve the Public: A UK Perspective.
- Meeting of the Minds 2010: Playback Video
- Meeting of the Minds 2010: Patients Top of Mind
- Experience Design: A Framework for Patient Care
- A Prescription for Patience