The Canadian Medical Association has introduced a patient liaison group, the CMA Patient Voice, made up of 14 patients from across the country. They have just announced the members of the group, which includes two PVN Patient Partners: Claire Snyman and Sarah Fletcher!
Since becoming a brain tumour patient, Claire has been helping people to put their health in their own hands and to work in partnership with their health teams to make care decisions. She has presented about patient advocacy at TEDxStanleyPark and runs Two Steps Forward, a website to support others navigating the health care system. She recently co-led a Quality Café webinar with Cathy Almost, one of the engagement leaders at the Council.
Sarah is a patient and aspiring health care provider who cares deeply about improving Canada's health care system. Having experienced the health care system in a few provinces, she brings her insights on the current system to her work as a youth and patient advisor for several provincial, national and international organizations.
Way to go, Claire and Sarah!
Find out more about CMA Patient Voice.