Written by Diane Wild, Senior Consultant, Communications and Public Affairs

This week's collection of links focuses on the thorny issues around school lunches, the importance of a patient's experience of care, and helping coma patients communicate.

Why policing kids’ lunchboxes isn’t nutty
Andre Picard of The Globe and Mail offers an opinion on food bans in schools. 

A perfectly ordinary workday. Unless you’re the patient… Carolyn Thomas has experienced the health care system as an employee and a patient: "I never took that for granted, the profound difference between the perfect ordinariness of my working day and the very big deal this day meant to patients and their families."

Why Doctors Need To Remember That Sick Patients Were Once Healthy People
Dr. Abraar Karan on the importance of treating people instead of their disease. 

How science found a way to help coma patients communicate
A long read from The Guardian on a pioneering ‘mind-reading’ technique.

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