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  • Disaster relief | Alberta Medical Association
    Medicine out of the box Training future doctors Nurturing Young Medical Minds Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients Forms Website and login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home Patients First Many Hands Disaster relief Disaster relief Read stories about physicians who share their skills when and where the need is greatest We brought the worst of the worst over to our hospital and operated you grapple with the ethics of do I send you home immediately post op or not do your surgery because we don t have a bed for you Dr Paul Duffy Team Broken Earth Global responsibility A Calgary physician s commitment to global health takes him wherever he is needed most Healing the horror Edmonton psychiatric resident Dr Saleem Al Nuaimi travels to Syria to help people heal from the atrocities of war Building hope Calgary physician Dr Janice C Heard helps a Laos village to build schools that will improve their children s futures Building expertise Calgary physician helps Haiti rebuild its medical community Eye of the storm Dr Paul Duffy a Calgary orthopedic surgeon brings expertise and compassion to earthquake ravaged Haiti Website feedback Patients First Advocacy timeline Health issues Prescription Alberta Many Hands Celebrate Get involved AMA Youth Run Club Improving care at home Disaster relief Local heroes Improving global health Medicine out of the box Training future doctors Nurturing Young Medical Minds Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About

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  • Local heroes | Alberta Medical Association
    not that expensive and you can really make an impact in your community Dr Allan Garbutt Crowsnest Pass food bank New beginnings Edmonton family physician helps new Canadians get a healthy start Bringing dreams to life An Edmonton physician helps medically fragile children forget their struggles during whirlwind visits to the Magic Kingdom Lessons on giving The success of EFW s first ever Turkey Round Up was driven by the generosity of the medical community and strangers Lacing up for a good cause U of A medical students support the Stollery Children s Hospital Foundation during 10th annual Medicine Cup Charity Tournament Resident physicians partner with Alberta shelters for the PARAdime initiative The PARAdime encompasses the true spirit of rural medicine being accountable to one s neighbors and seeking to improve the community as a whole Talking turkey about hunger Calgary radiologist Dr Houman Mahallati challenges the medical community to help feed Calgarians in need Giving what s needed most Crowsnest Pass physician Dr Allan S Garbutt helps fight hunger this holiday season with a donation to his local food bank If you re an AMA member who d like to make a similar donation Dr Garbutt can help you through the process Inspiring youth Medical students offer low income youth a chance to explore medicine through Asclepius Medical Camp Reason to Ride Edmonton physician Dr Brian Knight pushes himself to give back at home and abroad We are what we eat U of C medical students Rich Man Poor Man Dinner offers a glimpse into global poverty while supporting local charities Let it rock Dr Daniel A Muruve puts his musical talents to work for the community Food for thought Crowsnest Pass physician s donation helps to fill empty plates Offering hope and a hand up The Professional Association

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  • Improving global health | Alberta Medical Association
    learn more about yourself and what you re really capable of Dr Kevin Lobay Kindness in Action Making the world a better place Dr Myron and Elaine Semkuley receive the Prime Minister s award for volunteerism Going where he s needed most Edmonton infectious disease pioneer devotes himself to preventing illness at home and abroad A passion for giving Calgary retinal specialist embraces opportunities to help In it to win it Edmonton physician kept Canada s athletes in winning shape at Sochi Olympics Global responsibility A Calgary physician s commitment to global health takes him wherever he is needed most A commitment to caring Calgary pediatrician s work with Médecins Sans Frontières was a lifetime in the making First breath Calgary physician Dr Nalini Singhal works to reduce neonatal deaths in developing nations Going where the need is greatest Calgary physician Dr Myron Semkuley and his wife Elaine travel the world to deliver desperately needed aid Walks of life Edmonton physician Dr Thomas H Greidanus puts his orthopedic expertise to work for the people of Ecuador A reason to smile Calgary physician Dr Robin G Cox helps children around the world receive life altering surgery A global perspective Dr Christine L Gibson a Calgary family medicine specialist aims to increase medical capacity in underdeveloped nations Helping communities help themselves Calgary pediatrician Dr Jenn Brenner helps Uganda increase understanding and capacity to improve child health Seeing success Edmonton ophthalmologist Dr Matthew T Tennant and a medical team from Edmonton s Royal Alexandra Hospital help restore vision for those crippled by blindness in Cameroon Creating a family tradition Sylvan Lake physician Dr Ray Comeau accompanies son and his classmates on a medical mission to Africa Uncharted waters Calgary physician puts experience and expertise to work on African mercy ship Off the beaten

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  • Medicine out of the box | Alberta Medical Association
    help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home Patients First Many Hands Medicine out of the box Medicine out of the box Read more about the innovative ways some physicians are approaching health care and health care issues Telling obese people to eat less and move more is like telling someone with depression to cheer up It s not that easy And telling someone that it is demonstrates your lack of understanding Dr Arya Sharma A Lighthearted Look at Yo Yo Dieting Standing up for what s right An Alberta physician s political advocacy helped keep medical school accessible for all Staying in the game Although most parents may have found themselves coaching kids in some capacity at some point Dr Chip Doig has gone above and beyond Understanding consent University of Alberta medical student Niresha Velmurugiah helps people understand how to recognize and prevent sexual violence Reality check Hinton physician Dr Michael J Caffaro helps teens understand the realities of risky behaviors The power of a photograph Alberta medical student Greg Sawisky used photojournalism to capture his classmates personal stories the reasons they chose medicine and the life events that shaped their decision A stand up approach to obesity Edmonton physician Dr Arya Sharma uses stand up comedy to to help patients and other physicians understand what obesity is and isn t Shaping the future An Edmonton surgical resident has been inspired to create innovations that improve health care around the world Website feedback Patients First Advocacy timeline Health issues Prescription Alberta Many Hands Celebrate Get involved AMA Youth Run Club Improving care at home Disaster relief Local heroes Improving global health Medicine out of the box Training future doctors Nurturing

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  • Training future doctors | Alberta Medical Association
    relief Local heroes Improving global health Medicine out of the box Training future doctors Nurturing Young Medical Minds Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients Forms Website and login help Media Publications Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help Alberta Medical Association Member Sign in AMA member number Password Forgot your password Login help About the AMA Leaders Partners Member services Patients First Home Patients First Many Hands Training future doctors Training future doctors Read about how Alberta physicians are equipping and empowering doctors and other medical professionals around the world It s important to follow local advice as to any direction taken but practical people doctors nurses and engineers can help in these parts of the world mainly with training education and a few donations The rest is up to the local population Dr Alexander H G Paterson Zamboanga project Coming full circle Edmonton physician Dr Brian J Wirzba dedicates time to improving the medical training for a country he once called home Building expertise Calgary physician helps Haiti rebuild its medical community Global medicine Edmonton physician helps Nepal expand its rural medicine capabilities Mrs Jellyby and the Zamboanga project A Calgary physician talks about his involvement with the Ateneo de Zamboanga Medical School on the Philippines Island of Mindanao Website feedback Patients First Advocacy timeline Health issues Prescription Alberta Many Hands Celebrate Get involved AMA Youth Run Club Improving care at home Disaster relief Local heroes Improving global health Medicine out of the box Training future doctors Nurturing Young Medical Minds Physician Advocacy Immunization Other Patient Health Matters albertapatients The Alberta Medical Association stands as an advocate for its physician members providing leadership support for their role in the provision of quality health care About the AMA We are the AMA Mission

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  • Restoring mobility and changing lives | Alberta Medical Association
    perform life altering orthopedic surgery he was quick to volunteer That was nine years ago and today Dr Rashiq considers his annual mission with Canadian Medical Teams Abroad CAMTA one of the highlights of his year We pride ourselves on helping Ecuador s most vulnerable citizens explains Dr Rashiq For reasons we don t fully understand Ecuador has a large number of relatively young people with hip dysplasia who can t walk and can t work For them this surgery is life changing CAMTA s medical teams perform total hip replacements on those adults people who might otherwise never have access to surgery Ecuador has plenty of surgical expertise but the poorest people can t even afford the nominal fees required to pay for the surgery that we do During their annual mission CAMTA also performs a range of pediatric orthopedic surgeries With the kids our technical expertise exceeds that of local surgeons and we take on cases they simply can t Many of the pediatric issues such as clubfoot would be caught early in Canada and treated in infancy with soft tissue operations or strapping Left untreated the issue becomes complicated and requires more intricate surgeries This past year CAMTA s team of 93 volunteers performed 35 procedures on 24 children and completed 39 hip replacements for 34 adults All volunteers fund their own travel and accommodation expenses with many fundraisers to finance the trip It s self funded in every way explains Dr Rashiq We also take along all our own supplies and beg and plead to the equipment manufacturers to donate what they can Along with medical professionals the missions include an array of other volunteers including translators and post surgery instrument cleaners Here are these people who fundraise money to travel to Ecuador and stand in

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  • Perspectives on seniors’ health care in Alberta | Alberta Medical Association
    the future to deliver seniors health care services is very low Less than one quarter 23 of those interviewed agree with the statement People are living longer than ever before Alberta s health care system is keeping pace with patients longer life expectancy This pessimism about the system is similarly high in relation to hospital long term and home care services Again age plays a role in perceptions about the health system s performance and capacity Those aged 55 are more likely than younger respondents to register negative feelings When it comes to knowledge about and navigating the health care system for seniors Albertans are not particularly well informed Under one half 47 consider themselves at least somewhat well informed about the range of services and supports available but only 6 say they are very well informed Age plays a role with awareness Only 36 of those under 35 say are at least somewhat informed about seniors health supports and services vs 59 of those aged 55 or more However that means that fully 41 of those who are either now or will soon be considered seniors are NOT informed about the services available to them Almost 4 in 10 37 of family caregivers i e those who are responsible for providing some degree of support for an aging relative or friend also report that they are not very well informed about how the system works To view the details of these results and methodology follow the link Perspectives on Seniors Health Care in Alberta Survey Methodology These are findings of a ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc poll conducted on behalf of the Alberta Medical Association The Study was fielded via random sample of online research panels Voice of Alberta Angus Reid Forum between March 19th and 26th 2015 Participants are

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/advocating/albertapatients/perspectives-seniors-health-care-alberta (2016-02-01)
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  • Albertans’ concerns and expectations about aging | Alberta Medical Association
    as long term care and uninsured services These anxieties are paired with significant pessimism about their future regarding finances and access to health care While two thirds 66 of those interviewed believe that they will be in good enough health to enjoy retirement only 44 say that they will be financially prepared for it An even smaller percentage 36 believe that they will be able to afford to pay for extra health care services not covered by health insurance or Medicare in the future Roughly four in ten 39 Albertans believe that they will receive excellent health care in their retirement vs 43 who believe the contrary On a positive note results were far more optimistic among those who are currently retired than their younger cohorts For instance 62 of those who are currently retired believe they receive excellent health care and 75 say their health is good enough that they are enjoying their retired years Although higher than the general population only 52 of those currently retired say that they are financially prepared to live comfortably for their entire retirement To view the details of these results and methodology follow the link Albertans Concerns Expectations About Aging Survey Methodology These are findings of a ThinkHQ Public Affairs Inc poll conducted on behalf of the Alberta Medical Association The Study was fielded via random a sample of online research panels Voice of Alberta Angus Reid Forum between March 19th and 26th 2015 Participants are Alberta residents over the age of 18 and the sample has been stratified and weighted to reflect the actual population of Alberta based upon Stats Canada census data A total of 2010 interviews were conducted for the survey The online methodology utilizes a representative but non random sample therefore margin of error is not applicable However

    Original URL path: https://www.albertadoctors.org/advocating/albertapatients/ab-concerns-expectations-about-aging (2016-02-01)
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