“We need new thinking and bold strokes if we are going to combat this contagion of gender-based violence that moves unarrested from one generation to another.” See full article.
The case of Toronto rapper John River (Matthew John Derrick-Huie), who went to the doctor with chest pains and shortness of breath in 2017 and embarked on a two-year medical nightmare. “Kathleen Finlay, the CEO and founder of The Center for Patient Protection, called River’s treatment “appalling.” “Anytime a person presents multiple times to a […]
Kathleen Finlay interviewed on CBC’s Go Public Calls medical errors a silent epidemic that needs to be treated as a public healthcare crisis. Urges creation of healthcare equivalent of TSB to investigate and reduce critical hospital errors like surgery ‘never’ events. Those mishaps are part of a “silent epidemic,” according to advocate Kathleen Finlay, founder of […]
Kathleen Finlay was a guest on Charles Adler Tonight, the national broadcast of the Global Radio Network. She was interviewed on medical errors, surgery harms and the Canadian healthcare system.
Patients and families, often already under enormous stress and worry, don’t need healthcare professionals mocking and disbelieving them. The woman in the video calls herself a nurse. My mother was a nurse. I know many nurses. This is no nurse in the true sense of that word. She has re-traumatized many patients and families, reminding […]
We give voice to the patients and families who have been harmed by the very healthcare system they trusted to heal them. It’s not just medical errors — which are largely avoidable — that cause the harm. Too often, harm is also caused by the healthcare institution’s response when a patient or family reports an […]
Why are medical records so difficult for patients and families to access? A family raises an important question after a hospital nightmare. At Healthy Debate.
The chronic institutional betrayal of the Canadian Senate in meeting its obligations to protect women shows how poorly lawmakers understand the serious health impacts of sexual violence and sexual harassment, and why we need a campaign to bring trauma-informed awareness to the legislative table. Kathleen Finlay’s latest in The Hill Times.
$1,100 hospital bill for dead father’s medical records prompts petition Published Friday, October 4, 2019 10:52AM EDT A Toronto woman who says a hospital charged her more than $1,100 to access her deceased father’s medical records is petitioning the Ontario government to enforce fee regulations and increase transparency in the health-care system. Read full story. […]
Kathleen Finlay was interviewed today (August 13, 2019) on Global News Radio in connection with Ontario’s low-income seniors who are being thrown off the province’s drug co-payment program.