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Patient Critical Co-op’s Managing Director, PJ Mierau, is a patient representative to the National Health Leaders Conference planning committees for Toronto 2019 and Edmonton 2020. Health must be heard on the hustings this fall On June 10th and 11th, 2019, over 800 healthcare leaders, professionals, administrators, care providers and patients took part in the National Health Leadership Conference (NHLC), sponsored …

YOU Power the Megaphone

Join us and vote this Friday, Nov. 24 @2:30pm Eastern I live with long-term disability. People in my life struggle with illness and chronic conditions. I’m not unusual: everyone knows someone who’s struggling. It’s hard to watch people suffer, isn’t it? It feels even worse when we feel powerless to help. When your loved one’s health changes it can be hard …

‘5 Steps’ Guides for Patients

Patients need a lot of information to make good decisions about their health, but sometimes they don’t know who or what to ask. Patient Critical Co-op is here to help with a series of visual guides. The guides were designed to hang on your wall or be flipped through on your phone. Each offers five steps, questions or suggestions to improve patient …

Health Literacy

Exploring the definition and importance of health literacy in maintenance of health and the healthcare system. “Health literacy requires a complex group of reading, listening, analytical, and decision-making skills, as well as the ability to apply these skills to health situations… …it includes the ability to understand instructions on prescription drug bottles, appointment slips, medical education brochures, doctor’s directions and …

‘What Did My Doctor Say?’

The special words doctors and nurses use AKA ‘Jargon’. The Medical Library Association created this page to help you understand what a doctor or nurse tells you. Created with the help of the Working Group for Health Literacy, Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network MAHSLIN)