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Developed for Canadian Patient Safety Week, the PATIENT podcast series explores medication safety through a nonfiction medical drama about the people trying to fix modern healthcare fr​​om the inside out.

PATIENT podcast is a non-fiction medical drama through the eyes of the patient. Every thirteen minutes someone in our country will die due to medical error. PATIENT is a show about the people trying to change that system. It's a deep dive into the emerging field of patient safety, where medicine, design, and politics converge.

Season 2

The second season of PATIENT will focus on medication safety and the dangers of multiple medications. Be sure you and your staff listen to these informative podcasts by going to www.patientpodcastcanada.com during CPSW.

 
 

Episode 1: puzzle pieces

When Judith Maxwell’s body began failing her, she started keeping a record in the hope that somewhere inside she’d find the answer. In the first of a three-part series, we dive into those notes, and find out how a retired school teacher developed a medical condition that kept doctors guessing for close to a decade.

Episode 2: Mrs. Archibald

The clues of Judith’s mystery come into sharp relief when she encounters a story that bears a striking resemblance to her own.

Episode 3: two jumbo jets

In the final episode, Judith and a team of activists, healthcare professionals, and pharmacists, reflect on the medical system that allowed Judith’s condition to continue unabated for so long, while trying to figure out what comes next.

Catch up on Season 1 below.

​On the first season of PATIENT, we focus on medication and the power of a prescription.

Season 1

Episode 3​​: ​Activist​

Terri Sabo was caught in a vicious cycle. She was told that she was in heart failure, but as she journeyed through the healthcare system, she learned that her medication regimen was mishandled. She got worse, then better, then she got worse again. Terri knew that this was a cycle she had to break, and turned her anguish and suffering towards creating activism towards proper diagnosis and safe care Find out the rest of Terri's story and how she eventually became on advocate for the patient voice in her role as Co-Chair of Patients For Patient Safety Canada through this episode of PATIENT

Episode 2: Opioid

This is a story told in two parts: The first is of a national epidemic. It's a story of 19 million prescriptions, 2500 deaths and a country that ranks second globally in per capita opioid use. The other is of a person whose experiences illustrate just why this epidemic is so hard to solve. Find out more about the who, what, where, when, and why about opioids, and learn just how vicious the opioid use cycle can be for people on this episode of PATIENT.

Episode 1: Heartbeat

When Martha Murray died, it was a shock to everyone that knew her. For months, no one contacted them, or got back to them with an autopsy report. Later, Martha's death was classified as one by natural causes.  Maryann, Martha's mother, was not convinced. She began gathering her medical history to prevent this from happening again. Join us on this episode of PATIENT to see how Maryann Murray unraveled the mystery behind her daughter's death, and to see how she is continuing the fight for proper medical testing and reporting.