Health care systems are complex and overburdened. This is not unique to certain developed or developing countries – it’s a global challenge. Being able to provide optimal health care at a cost-effective price, without doing harm, is a daunting task for any country, government or organization. This is not only because of the complexity of […]
Claire Snyman is an author, blogger and advocate for patient and healthcare collaboration. She is passionate about inspiring people to put their health in their own hands. After her diagnosis with a non-malignant brain tumor and brain surgery, she realized the importance of partnering with her healthcare team and becoming her body’s own advocate. She has co-authored a collaborative scientific study between neurosurgeons and patients and has developed a TEAM Approach for Empowering patients. She recently spoke at TEDxStanleyPark 2018 and has spoken at various other health-related conferences. Her key focus is looking for ways to guide people to put their health in their hands and work with their healthcare partners to achieve better outcomes. She recently published her second book; ACTIVATE: How to Save your Life in a Complex Health Care System. Claire volunteers with the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada as the chair of the BrainWAVE BC program.