This month marks the end of Pamela Jessen’s term as co-chair of our Oversight & Advisory Committee. Pamela’s vision and dedication have been instrumental in building the network as a platform for partnerships to flourish.
We’re excited to welcome Vikram Bubber as he moves from vice-chair to co-chair, and Maria Klement in her new role of vice-chair!
In February 2021, Patient Voices Network patient partners formed a review group to provide valuable feedback on draft materials as public consumers of information. This ensures the perspective of those receiving the information is included.
How do we know when we’ve achieved cultural safety? When both sides leave feeling content. This is one answer shared as we met with Indigenous patient partners during a recent project to develop resources about culturally safe patient engagement.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to someone new who will be supporting patient engagement across BC. We sat down with her to ask about what drew them to work in patient engagement, and their hopes for the health care system.
We’ve just released a new resource called Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Elevating the Voices of All British Columbians! Thank you to the patient and health care partners who contributed to developing this guide.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to someone new(ish!) who will be supporting patient engagement across BC. Leslie Chan is the Project Coordinator on the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council’s Patient & Public Engagement team and will be supporting PVN’s work closely.
Formed in 2020, the Patient Voices Network’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group started off by exploring guiding definitions for DEI work and how these definitions could support future work. This article is a follow up to September’s update on our DEI Working Group.
It’s key that changes made to our health care system are inclusive of patients – and that’s what the Patients as Partners Initiative strives to accomplish. The initiative included a few PVN patient partners in this important work.
Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Working Group was formed in 2020 to explore how to reduce barriers to joining PVN. It also aims to explore how a welcoming environment – one that supports emotional safety and builds trust – can be promoted across the network. The group consists of…
What makes patient engagement successful? How do we know if it’s ‘good’ or ‘working well’? Despite the growing momentum and practice of patient engagement in quality improvement, system redesign, and other health system projects, there remains no widely agreed upon way to determine how well, or if these efforts are…