Invisible - Stephanie's Story
There is growing evidence that investing in education is a highly effective step we can take to improve health outcomes. One study estimates that having quality education available to all could save eight times as many lives as medical advances. Low & Low (2006)
This story is about a nurse's experience on both sides of the financial strain equation; both someone who faced financial strain and now supports those who are experiencing financial strain. Through Stephanie’s story, we learn that financial strain can happen to anyone and can often be invisible to their healthcare providers if patients are not asked about their financial situation.
Did you know? Poverty is not always apparent: In Alberta, 8.2 per cent of families live in poverty.