Healthcare

“Access Block” What is it and what are the challenges facing the Alberta Health Care System?

The speaker will define and provide examples of “Access Block” within our Health Care system, and discuss what it means for patients and patient outcomes.

The Family Medicine Crisis in Lethbridge What are the Causes & Implications for the Citizens of Lethbridge?

Citizens of Southern Alberta have been suffering through crises of different sorts over the past several years. Congruent with the Covid-19 pandemic has been a gradual but persisting loss of Family Physicians in the city of Lethbridge, and with them the loss of access to Primary Care.

Government’s plan for rural medicine: Do Not Resuscitate?

Sustaining medical services in smaller communities is challenging at the best of times. Doctors have been working without an agreement for almost two years, and the unstable relationship with our government has made it nearly impossible to recruit and retain physicians to rural areas.

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses strictly about Money?

Alberta Health Services (AHS) (the Alberta Government) are demanding across-the-board pay cuts of 3 percent, plus additional monetary cuts that would raise the cost of the rollbacks to an average 5 percent in their negotiations with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) members who have already endured six years of zero percent increases.

Is the Contract Dispute between AHS and Alberta Nurses strictly about Money?

Alberta Health Services (AHS) (the Alberta Government) are demanding across-the-board pay cuts of 3 percent, plus additional monetary cuts that would raise the cost of the rollbacks to an average 5 percent in their negotiations with United Nurses of Alberta (UNA) members who have already endured six years of zero percent increases.

Private health care for Alberta: efficiency, effectiveness and equity?

The question of the role of the private sector in providing health care in Canada is both complex and politically charged.

Has the Role of Pharmacies Changed Due to the COVID-19 Virus?

The COVID-19 virus has prompted many people to seek preventive medications with vitamins, minerals and probiotics flying off pharmacy shelves like hot cakes.

Are We Dementia Friendly?

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are often used interchangeably as many people believe that one means the other. In fact, the distinction between the two diseases often causes confusion for the persons living with dementia, their families and caregivers.

Should Canada Establish a Single-Payer National Pharmacare Program?

Of all the developed countries with universal, single-payer health care systems, Canada is the only one that does not include coverage for prescription drugs.

Will Lethbridge''s Most Vulnerable Seniors Soon Be At Risk?

A controversy is raging in Lethbridge. The provincial health authorities, Chinook Health, have announced a shift in its approach to long-term care for the elderly.