Imagine you get a prescription for a new medication. You take it exactly as directed. You are quickly engulfed in a rapidly-escalating health emergency. Severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs) happen to more than 200,000 Canadians each year. A small team at St. Paul’s Hospital is leading a mission to help people cope with the devastating damage ADRs can leave behind and to identify those most at risk.
Issue: Promise 2023
It’s the definition of a game changer. A first-in-Canada research initiative. An opportunity to engage and retain our amazing nurses and allied health professionals. And another compelling way to involve our patients as partners in care and research.
Imagine you or a loved one are starting to lose your memory. You may be scared or embarrassed or both. There’s a good chance you’re trying to hide it. Now imagine a team of specialists is there to help you understand what’s happening, mitigate your symptoms, calm your anxiety, and even slow down the progression of your disease. How life-changing would that be?