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 from 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.
In this episode of PATIENT, we talk about Canada’s silent healthcare epidemic, which claims 28,000 lives every year. We want to teach Canadians that if something looks wrong, feels wrong, or is wrong – we need to speak up, in the moment. Robin McGee from Patients for Patient Safety Canada, Nurse Abigail Hain and CPSI CEO Chris Power reveal that by conquering silence, we can begin to work together to solve the healthcare issues we face.
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.
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
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.