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Friday, 23 August 2013
The media around these parts have many stories and angles covered about the que-jumping debate in the province’s health system following the release of a report. You can find the details, stats, figures, graphs — everything you wanted and more — in those reports. I’m not going to debate the report today, but rather ask a question: what kind of a caring culture does que-jumping create?
We need to challenge ourselves to be mindful of Albertans with severe health issues should be a priority. As a province we have a responsibility in that regard. We need to ensure all Albertans that when they go to get medical help they will get it in a timely manner. Part of the recovery process in any illness starts the minute a physician starts listening to a patient. That hope is priceless.
It’s no secret: the Alberta family is expanding. We need to care for one another in new ways and be compassionate and understanding as our population grows. Building an unselfish culture is crucial as we move forward into the future: putting others first. I really don’t see how que-jumping will increase Albertan’s capacity to care for eachother.