Putting Patients First Is The Future Of Health Care
Forums like this show the growing consensus across Canadian health care that the needs of people (patients, families, caregivers) are central to driving change. And as the Globe and Mail's Andre Picard says: these patient-centred shifts need to happen at the frontline and system levels to be meaningful.
Last February on World Cancer Day, we convened a panel of cancer survivors and health-care professionals to discuss what it does or could look like to truly put the patient at the centre of care. They pointed to changes needed on the ground and in the big picture.