Health Care

Health Care in Crisis: COVID19 & Beyond

The past few months have certainly been a difficult time for all of us, but as we look around the world and to each other, we can see that this pandemic has shone a light on the importance of Canada’s universal public health care system.

Medical Emergency Trauma: Why is Helicopter Transport so Important?

In 2004 Dale Thacker got involved as a 1/3 owner in Rangeland Helicopters with Larry Elford and Ian McLeod. Their wish was to bring effective helicopter EMS to the southeastern part of Alberta.

Interventions to Change Practice in Long-Term Care Facilities: What works, for whom, in what circumstance, and why?

The movement away from task-oriented care toward person-centered care (i.e., care based on residents’ individualized care needs and preferences) is considered by many to be essential to both the quality of care and quality of life of people residing in long-term care (LTC) facilities, especially of those who have Alzheimer disease or a related dementia.

Dying with Dignity: Are Politics Being Played with End of Life Choices?

In February 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada sent a powerful message heard around the world. In a unanimous decision, the justices of the high court struck down the federal prohibition on physician assisted dying and decided the old law violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Alberta's Health Inquiry: Can Public Trust be Restored?

During January’s Alberta Health Services (AHS) Preferential Access Inquiry in Calgary it was revealed that private patients jumped the line for taxpayer-funded cancer screening tests, thereby prompting a review of how AHS work with private clinics.

Smoke and Mirrors: The Alberta Health Act?

A few weeks ago, with Halloween just around the corner, the government introduced the new Alberta Health Act in the legislature.

Smoke and Mirrors: The Alberta Health Act?

Special session at Lethbridge Senior Citizens Centre, 500 11St S. at 7pm-9pm. A few weeks ago, with Halloween just around the corner, the government introduced the new Alberta Health Act in the legislature.

The Eroding State of Health Care in Alberta

What is happening to health care in Alberta? A growing number of people and professional medical groups are pointing to deficiencies.