This Week’s Top 5 Resources

Many organizations are creating resources and tools to support patient engagement – we’ve collected five examples that we think are good engagement reads made in BC, nationally and internationally.

NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it an endorsement of specific resources or 0pinions. Please continue to get your most up-to-date COVID-19 information at

  1. Decision-Making Flow Chart
    Delaney & Associates – BC
    Delaney & Associates created a flow chart to help you think about what’s next as people and organizations decide to deliver patient engagement opportunities virtually.
  1. PlaceSpeak Online Consultation Tool – BC
    COVID-19 presents a new set of public challenges that need to be tackled geographically. PlaceSpeak’s mission has been to connect people to place online, making it possible to engage people in an evidence-based, reportable way. They have made their platform free of charge during this time.
  1. Guide for Advance Care Planning in the Time of COVID-19
    BC Centre for Palliative Care – BC
    This step-by-step guide supports British Columbians to plan for their future health care needs in the time of COVID-19. The guide includes an accompanying information sheet about the potential benefits and harms of life-support treatments that may be offered in critical illness from COVID-19.
  1. BC’s Restart Plan
    Province of British Columbia – BC
    BC’s Restart Plan lays out a series of steps to protect people and ensure that the province can come back from COVID-19.
  1. Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Pathways Project
    BC Support Unit – BC
    The Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Pathways Project is focused on learning what competencies (defined as knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes) are needed by individuals on POR research teams. They have developed self-assessment tools that guide patient partners and researchers to assess their readiness to engage in POR and to find online learning resources to acquire competencies.

the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council team

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