Tag Archives: Value
2012-06-8 doctor or mechanic

The Body Shop

Last week I got to observe an amazing care provider in action: my mechanic! Within days of each other, I took my car in for a tune-up and went to my doctor for my yearly checkup. I couldn’t help but reflect on the two experiences. Some of the differences came in the scheduling process and […]
2012-06-05 magic happens2

Moving out of our comfort zone

In my first QReview post, I introduced myself using the “The Story of Self” and committed to following up with “The Story of Us” and “The Story of Now” as described in the Public Narrative Approach for community engagement and mobilization.  For me, it’s a perfect time to reflect and think about the “Story of […]
2012-06-04 ICU to Ward BB featured

“Going from the ICU to the ward is frightening”

Heather Thiessen has lots of experience receiving care in the ICU. She shared this sentiment with a team from Saskatoon Health Region last week as part of  an exercise to “mistake proof” the transfer of patients from intensive care or progressive care units (ICU/PCU) to a ward at St. Paul’s Hospital.  (I was participating on […]
Car crash blog 2012-05-22

Your life. Our life’s work: Reflections from May 2012 mistake-proofing tour

Autoliv (www.autoliv.com) estimates that 25,000 lives are saved each year because of the airbags they produce for several automobile manufacturers worldwide. Their motto –Your life. Our life’s work — embodies their commitment to automobile safety.  Saving lives. Hmmm…sounds like another industry I know. Last week, I had the privilege of learning from this inspiring company […]