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January 14th 2013:Is our Mom on Drugs?

Johanna Trimble, http://www.isyourmomondrugs.com, is a passionate patient advocate and a World Health Organization Patient Safety Champion. Donna Davis is Co-chair of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, http://www.patientsforpatientsafety.ca/, and a mother, wife, and nurse. They describe their backgrounds, experience as family caregivers and work. They discuss challenges created by medications prescribed for elderly persons living in residential care facilities, and identify the most serious for elderly people, professional caregivers and family caregivers. They explain other challenges that a

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Johanna Trimble

Johanna Trimble, http://www.isyourmomondrugs.com, is a passionate patient advocate and a World Health Organization Patient Safety Champion. She is on the steering committee of the BC Patient Voices Network and belongs to Patients for Patient Safety Canada. She is a public member of the Patient Safety Advisory Committee, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. In 2010 she won a “best poster” award at an international conference for her poster: “Is Your Mom on Drugs?” about the overmedication of her mother-in-law. She presented a plenary talk on overmedication at the 2011 Canadian Cochrane Symposium. She also champions the improvement of home and community care to end the reliance on hospital and
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Donna Davis

Donna Davis is Co-chair of Patients for Patient Safety Canada, http://www.patientsforpatientsafety.ca/, and a mother, a wife, and a nurse. The death from medical error of her 19 year old son started her on a journey to ensure effective communication between providers and patients and families. She contributed to the revision of the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines, the revision of the Canadian Incident Analysis Framework, the CPSI Patient Safety Education program, National Collaborative on the Prevention of Falls in Long-Term Care, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health Critical Incident Review working group, and the Safe Surgery Saves Lives. A World Health Organization Patient Safety Champion an
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