Tag Archives: healthcare

The Baron’s of the Badlands

“Loneliness is the poverty of self; solitude is the richness of self” – May Sarton I love good writers, poets and story tellers so to be able to open with a quote by May Sarton (also an outspoken activists on gay rights years before its time) is a good omen.  I can’t take anymore media […]
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Family Day and Telethon’s

“I didn’t ask anyone to make me a poster boy, because poster boys always end up on a dart board” – Anurag Kashyap  Today is Family Day in BC.  Yesterday was the 2017 annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon.  What do they have in common?  They are both family focused however they are designed to […]
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Deconstructing Healthcare

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring or a system”  – Walter Cronkite This opening quote can also be said of Canada now.  I grew up in a Canada when health-care had doctors who came to your home.  I grew up in a Canada where home birth’s were not uncommon quite often performed by […]
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Words Through the Ages

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on” – Robert Frost CONFESSIONS – I have been around for a long time and I have seen a lot of change, some good, some not so.  But what has been consistent is the descriptive labelling that goes on while being […]
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Crappy Way to End the Week

“If you don’t know history, then you don’t know anything.  You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree.” – Michael Crichton Happy Easter or whatever celebration you celebrate at this time of the year.  My Easter morning experience involved extricating myself from between the wall and the toilet in my […]
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After the Poster Child…

Two things have come together in the past week which has encouraged me to write a bit more.  Steven Bertrand, a younger advocate acquaintance of mine in Victoria, send me a note telling me he has been asked to write an operational manual for a service the City of Victoria provides.  That speaks well to […]
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Reframing the Senate

“Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to chose wisely.  The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.”  – Franklin D. Roosevelt I was just catching a snippet on the news regarding the newly appointed Senators.  Of course some are already up in arms over it but there are more knowledgeable individuals/groups […]
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Body Filling Healthcare

For those of you who followed the last four posts know how I was going on about healthcare, or maybe I should say health “administration”.  Apparently Island Health was reading as well.  I did receive a pleasant note from Island Health suggesting I contact the Patient Care Quality Office which I have declined to do.  I […]
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The Decomposition of Healthcare – Part 4 Discharge

My experience in the NRGH just re-enforces my resolve to push the federal Minister of Health’s position that “transformational change” is needed.  Our current system is broken beyond repair.  One has to question, at what point do you stop using body filler to keep your battered and beaten automobile looking good?  Healthcare is no different. I […]
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The Decomposition of Healthcare – Part 3

“The food you eat can be either the safest and most powerful form of medicine or the slowest form of poison.” – Ann Wigmore Shortly after having published Part 2 of this series I did receive a very apologetic note from Island Health suggesting I contact the Patient Care Quality Office.  I did respond highlighting […]
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