Sholom Glouberman PhDPhilosopher in Residence, Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care
Founder, Patients Canada
Sholom Glouberman is Philosopher in Residence at Baycrest, and an adjunct at the Universities of Toronto and York. He gained experience in healthcare by first caring for his dying father, and then as a planner at the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal. Later he became a Fellow at the King’s Fund in London England, director of Health Policy for the Canadian Policy Research Networks, Director of the International Master Program at McGill University and Founder and first president of Patients Canada. He has been an active health systems adviser in Canada and the UK. His most recent projects include writing the history of medicine from the patient’s point of view and working with patients and organizations to create patient partnerships and identify patient friendly performance targets.
In 2015 Sholom underwent a major surgical procedure and is once more a patient. His direct experience as well as his attention to other patients and caregivers has allowed him to deeply understand the disparity between the patient experience and institutional concerns. He has written four books and many articles. Through his blog and social media he is connected to more than 10,000 active patients across Canada.
- Learn about What Needs Changing from the Patients Point of View
- How to Make Small Changes Count
- How to Create Patient Led Change in Complex Systems