Although universal health care is considered a Canadian right, ensuring your unique needs are fully met can be a challenge. Kirk and Trevor meet Susan Hagar, from Nurse on Board, your healthcare navigation partner. Working for you and your family, a Nurse “will take the stress out of dealing with medical challenges and will design a plan tailored to your specific needs.” Acting as your personal health care manager, they work collaboratively with the health professionals involved with your care. Are you interested in Cannabis and your doctor is not? Nurse on Board offers Cannabis Competent Nurses, who will accompany you to your doctor appointments and guide you and your doctor, with better understanding how Cannabis can be used in your care plan. In this episode, we learn how self-employed nurses help our current health care system meet needs of individuals. We also learn how health professionals can learn to be Cannabis competent through online education.
Many family docs spend part of their time looking after patients in long term care homes. Two of the most common conditions in long term care are chronic pain and dementia. We don't have great options in the standard pharmaceutical tool box to treat either of these conditions. What if I told you a family doc in Sarnia, Ontario is having so much success treating both chronic pain and dementia symptoms in long term care that his colleagues are referring patients to him? Dr. Blake Pearson is treating chronic pain, dementia symptoms, autism symptoms and others with cannabis. His expertise is in such demand that he teaches other doctors how to use cannabis successfully in their practice. Come have a listen.