Our health starts with our story. IMPART Podcast© aims to share stories of individuals and their experiences as patients, from navigating through the health care system to learning how to live with diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, cancer and other medical conditions. Mostly, this podcast aims to be a venue for patients to share their perspectives and thus to initiate a solution-oriented dialogue within physicians, medical-students, all professionals of health and governments. If you are interested to share your story or get involved please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet the podcast team of volunteers:
Host: Hance Colburne
Podcast Coordinator: Keri Calp
Project Author: Juliana Prestes
PILOT (Part A): Gloria’s Story
In this initial part of the episode, you will learn about Gloria and her experience as a trans woman with prostate cancer navigating in the health care system in Saint John, New Brunswick. She is the leader of the local LGTB+ Community and the first interviewee of the IMPART Podcast.
PILOT (Part B): Gloria Discusses Community Agencies
In this second part of the episode, Gloria tells us about the community resources in Saint John, New Brunswick and how they played an important role in assisting with her health care.
Episode 1: Roxy’s Story
Meet the New Brunswicker Roxy and her experience as a lung cancer survivor. She spent most of her treatment time in the province of British Columbia and she initiates an interesting dialogue contrasting New Brunswick and British Columbia health care systems.
Episode 2: Katelin’s Story
New Brunswick’s obesity rates are one of the highest in Canada. Katelin share her experience living with obesity, her concerns with the health care system in New Brunswick and how it impacted her story.
Episode 3 (Part A): Bob’s Story
Meet Bob and his experience as a terminal brain cancer patient navigating in the New Brunswick health system. Bob is a leader in real estate/economic development and a well-loved icon & neighbour in the Uptown Saint John area.
Episode 3 (Part B): Bob Discusses Medically Assisted Death
This second part of the episode, Bob shares his decisions after learning his diagnosis and prognosis. Bob decided to sign papers for medically assisted death.