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“I was there for her”: A Caregiver’s Story



Gordon McGregor, a member of the Alternate Level of Care Patient and Caregiver Council, in an interview with Ross Upshur reflects upon his personal experience taking care of his wife in a span of nearly 30 years. His experience with the health system is what thousands of patients and family caregivers undergo on daily basis. The interview highlights both positive and not so positive aspects of care and the need to take care of the instances that patients might find rather inconvenient or challenging to overcome. Continue reading “I was there for her”: A Caregiver’s Story


Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective



Kerry Kuluski, in interview with Ross Upshur, discusses her undertakings in her journey from being a social worker to a scientist. Her goal is to improve health system performance for people with multimorbidity and their caregivers. This is a fascinating talk as it explains how looking at data sets and trying to analyze them is not the only way to meet the needs of people, especially the ones who are “stuck in transition”.  She also draws interesting parallels between marathon training and grant writing! Continue reading Transforming Health System Performance from a Scientist-marathoner’s Perspective