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Message from the President of the Cerebral Palsy Association of BC: "How can I Help"

On a rainy spring day in 2013, I was sitting in my office, contemplating a particularly moving conversation I had just had with a parent of a child living with cerebral palsy. As a parent of young children myself, this conversation left me feeling both humbled and inspired by the resilience and determination of this parent who was navigating a difficult road for her child. Every day she rose and fought for what she knew her child needed and deserved. What struck me most was that she fought this battle primarily alone, with little support and few who understood her world or the unique challenges faced by her child. This story was by no means unique - I have sat in the living rooms of countless families of children living with cerebral palsy and heard their accounts of tireless uphill battles with no or little support from the community. 

How to find a Family Physician and get the most out of your Doctor-Patient Relationship

Research shows that primary healthcare systems focused on continuous doctor-patient relationships are associated with better health outcomes. A patient who develops and maintains an ongoing relationship with a family doctor is more likely to benefit from better care because the physician becomes familiar with the patient's background and medical history. This continuous relationship fosters greater trust and better communication, leading to better management of health risks and improved preventative care; and when a serious medical issue does occur, a family doctor is better able to either diagnose the problem or provide a timely referral to a specialist. Below are some tips on finding a physician if you do not already have one and developing and maintaining a successful physician-patient relationship.

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