Sudbury is taking their Health Sciences Chronic Disease Education Program on the road. The education tour is going across the Northeast to talk with patients and health care workers.
Coordinator of the Northeast Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Katherine Farrell, says self-Management of a chronic condition involves gaining the confidence, knowledge and skills to manage all aspects of life.
Clinical Manager of HSN’s Nephrology Program, Stephanie Cranston, says they’re including health care workers this year because specialists aren’t always accessible.
“We know that one chronic condition could lead to or affect another, for example diabetes and kidney disease. We wanted patients to have the opportunity to learn how these conditions interact so they can be better prepared to manage them,” says Cranston. “We’re also including health care workers this year because they may not always have easy access to specialists in chronic disease management, and by educating them, it also helps them when they are dealing with patients.”
The team will visit Kapuskasing on May 26th and 27th, Kirkland Lake on June 22nd and 23rd, and New Liskeard on June 24th and 25th.