Prescription for Care: A Teva Canada podcast series
What would a #PrescriptionForCare look like that would be good medicine for all of us?
In this five-part podcast series, notable healthcare thought leaders share their views on a new #PrescriptionForCare.
Host Mark Stolow, CEO of People Before Patients, interviews guests who represent perspectives from a range of experiences—from caregivers to patients to healthcare professionals.
Episode 1 (April 5, 2022): Scott Swanson, caregiver
A congregational minister since 1998, Scott has been a caregiver for many loved ones in his life—his daughter, a cancer survivor; and his parents, during their final years. He reflects on how much it meant for him to collaborate with healthcare professionals and how empowering it felt to be treated like a whole person.
Episode 2 (April 12, 2022): Dr. Danielle Paes, pharmacist
Dr. Paes is the Chief Pharmacist Officer at the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Her experience in a pediatric setting, where she started her career, taught her the value of working with patients and their loved ones. In this episode, she advocates for increased collaboration between patients and healthcare providers.
Episode 3 (April 19, 2022): Karine Degré, nurse
Karine practises as a nurse specializing in internal medicine and endocrinology. In this episode, she discusses the opportunity to improve the patient experience by creating more access points to healthcare, focusing on prevention, multidisciplinary practice and greater care coordination.
Episode 4 (April 26, 2022): Dr. Nicole Didyk, doctor
Dr. Didyk, MD FRCP(C), has been a geriatrician/internist in Kitchener-Waterloo since 2004. In her practice with older adults, she works with people at vulnerable stages of their lives—and with their families. She shares her view of the future of healthcare: an adaptable, flexible system that understands what people value.
Episode 5 (May 3, 2022): Bhaskar Goswami, patient
Bhaskar, a wellness coach, contracted a life-threatening disease in 2013, which temporarily left him completely paralyzed. In this episode, he talks about the compassion that he received during his hospitalization and his healing. He discusses why it is important to include proactive self-care to complement our current medical system.