Aging/Gerontology, Education, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Workers & Client Enrichment

*Photo: Ardmair-Highlands As a social worker who works as a case manager in a Jewish community agency-I say client not patient. Medical institutions, hospitals, hospice, etc. use the word patient. I came across this article by chance when viewing another article on hospice, social work, and death. The article Hospice Social Work and Patient Enrichment is very… Continue reading Social Workers & Client Enrichment

Education, End-of-Life, Grief/Grieving/Bereavement, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Dunkirk…How Much do you Know About It?

I just saw the movie Dunkirk with my fiancé. No matter how many WWII movies I watch or how many books I read, I realize there are so many more stories to be told and I will NEVER learn all about the war. It is not possible. There is much to gain from this movie.… Continue reading Dunkirk…How Much do you Know About It?

Aging/Gerontology, Education, End-of-Life, Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Isolation Amoung Seniors….

As a case manager that works with older adults/seniors in a private community centre, my role is different than a social worker or case manager in a government system. People choose to be involved with our agency in some way whether through the Wellness Centre, taking courses, volunteering, playing cards, socializing in the cafeteria, attending… Continue reading Social Isolation Amoung Seniors….

Healthcare, News

Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month: October

When I saw a link posted on LinkedIn re: Patient-Centered Care Awareness month, I thought this is great! I recently attended a 2 day conference in the Toronto area that focused on Patient Experience and the importance of healthcare making a transition or shift that involves the patient in every aspect of healthcare. I am currently… Continue reading Patient-Centered Care Awareness Month: October

Healthcare, Resources

National Forum on Patient Experience Conference- Day 1

The conference opened with Dr. Vaughan Glover, CEO, Canadian Association for People-Centered Health (CAPCH) welcoming everyone and he was also the moderator for the two-day conference. He generously gave all three hundred attendees a copy of his book, Journey to Wellness: Designing a People-Centered Health System for Canadians. The opening address was with Leslee Thompson,… Continue reading National Forum on Patient Experience Conference- Day 1

Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Social Work, Leadership and Community

A fabulous leadership book which has  important lessons for any profession is Mandela’s Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love and Courage by Richard Stengel. Where Westernized society is focused on individualism with its roots in the Renaissance,  the culture that Mandela comes from believes in ubuntu-brotherhood. A phrase that comes from a Zulu proverb, Umuntu ngumuntu ngabanto which… Continue reading Social Work, Leadership and Community

Healthcare, News, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Seeking Action for Safety in Long Term Care Facilities

Advocacy, one of the core competencies in the profession of social work. It is one skill that I was taught both in graduate school and as a professional over the past 15 years, it is a skill I take to heart. On February 9, 2013 a documentary W5, Crisis in Care, reported by Sandi Rinaldo… Continue reading Seeking Action for Safety in Long Term Care Facilities