One of my favourite maxims here at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute is: when our partners succeed, we succeed. It's a clear phrase that emphasizes our joint commitment to crafting the healthcare system that all Canadians deserve. The CPSI-produced annual magazine, Hands in Healthcare, is our chance to showcase the work of our wonderful partners.
Let me share a sneak peek of some of the great ideas of a few of our Hands in Healthcare leaders:
- Lee Fairclough of Health Quality Ontario encourages staff members to limit medical jargon in group discussions with patients.
- Dr. Ward Flemons of the University of Calgary listens carefully to the patients' perspective.
- Tom Blackwell of the National Post champions full disclosure and transparent discussion of healthcare challenges.
There can be no doubt that great work goes on every day in Canada. I am proud to say that Hands in Healthcare is a multiple award-winning production – annually sharing a positive message of change. When we all work together, great things can and do happen.
Please have a look at the finished product – it contains full profiles of 10 of our amazing partners - including photos Hands in Healthcare 2015
What is your organization doing to celebrate Canadian Patient Safety Week? I'd love to hear from you. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Yours in patient safety,