Lived Experience

261 articles:
by Miranda Caley

‘I can’t take deep breaths anymore’: Some young adults feeling long-term effects from mild cases of COVID-19

Youth and young adults who had even mild cases of COVID-19 are experiencing lingering symptoms like shortness of breath for months. Recent research may shed some light on why.

by Anne Borden King

‘Mindfulness’ for cancer patients: Has a popular trend gone too far?

In the rush to embrace mindfulness, cancer centres should be cautious and practice trauma-informed care.

by Brandon Tang

Healing Assembly Line Medicine

How "deep work," work performed in a state of intense focus, can improve a health-care system that leaves patients dissatisfied and physicians burned out.

by Sylvie Lemay

#thatparent: The unfairly maligned ‘difficult’ parent in health care

The hashtag #thatparent is sometimes used by parents who are labelled "difficult" because of their advocacy in the health-care system. Why do we make them feel uncomfortable for trying to be the best parents they can be?

by Pooja Gandhi Arnav Agarwal

Health Care in Hues: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

Where we as physicians and health-care providers strive to provide holistic care for our patients, our ability to impact their health and well-being is rooted in our ability to understand their perspectives and day-to-day challenges.

by Gemma Donn

Kitty – Food Bank Manager

by Arnav Agarwal

Pooja – Speech Language Pathologist

by Rishi Bansal Arnav Agarwal Seema Marwaha

Bearing witness to the lived experiences of the pandemic’s essential workers

by Milena Forte Warren Rubenstein

Teaching and learning to trust: the essence of medicine

The practice of medicine is predicated on trust. Our patients trust that we will do what is in their best interest. But how should we trust those we are teaching to be doctors?

by Brent Leonard

‘Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always’: The importance of support networks

Though the immediate prognosis is better than some illnesses, the end result is that this disease will end my life early. I’m 35 years old and there is no sound curative treatment.

by David To

The challenges of health privacy: From the ER to virtual care

Though health privacy is now a larger focus in training, it can be hard to put into practice, causing systemic privacy breaches.

by Seema Marwaha

Barbara (Personal Support Worker)

by Gabrielle Bauer

A tale of two pandemic cities

by Fatema Almousawi

Dreams and ambitions amid a pandemic

by Bernard Ho

Theresa

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