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A clear need for awareness

July 2nd, 2009 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on A clear need for awareness)

British Columbia’s hepatitis C challenge

picture 106.jpgIn British Columbia, the infection rate of hepatitis C is more than twice the national average. Rates in south and central Vancouver Island are even higher. The BC Centre for Disease Control estimates there are about 300 new infections each month. (more…)

Hearing disturbing voices

April 16th, 2009 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Hearing disturbing voices)

Experiential workshop for students and frontline workers provides a personal glimpse into mental health problems

picture 080Pat Deegan is a clinical psychologist and also a psychiatric survivor, having first been diagnosed with schizophrenia as a teenager. During her journey to recovery, she coined the term “personal medicine” which she defines as “the things that give life meaning and make life worth living.”

Pat has given keynote addresses, lectures, and workshops around the world. One of these workshops provides an effective and direct experience for students, frontline workers, and others who are interacting with people who are ‘hearing disturbing voices.’ The workshop is now being offered in Nanaimo by Columbian Centre Society. (more…)

Coastal Health program helps Aboriginal patients navigate the health system

January 29th, 2009 | Posted by pfmarchive in uncategorized - (Comments Off on Coastal Health program helps Aboriginal patients navigate the health system)

A new program designed to help Aboriginal patients access and navigate their way through Vancouver Coastal health launched on January 20th. Aboriginal Patient Navigators will provide referral, advocacy and support to patients to ensure access to appropriate health care and community services.

We speak with Dr. Patricia Daly, chief medical health officer with Vancouver Coastal Health, about the new program.

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