Stories that made a difference
As the regular season draws to a close, White Coat, Black Art looks back to update some of the programs that "made a difference" — by sparking change and shedding light on under-reported issues. Jennie Dale recounts how our story about the hidden dangers of breast density had a ripple effect across Canada, spurring provincial governments to review their breast cancer screening policies. Poet and peer support worker Amy Willans reveals how she was positively impacted after revealing her life with schizoaffective disorder. That broadcast led to new connections and frank conversations about stigma and mental illness. Lastly, Mark and Jennifer Lederman unveil the strides they have made in their campaign to reform palliative care for medically complicated adults. Their story about the palliative treatment their son Tristan, received in his last days is now getting an independent medical review. Their concerns have also been heard by the Minister of Health in Ontario.