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Category: My Experience

Indigenous Patient Partners: How We’re Following Approaches Suggested by Indigenous Friends and Advisors for Engagement

Our engagement leader for the Interior region, Jacquelyne Foidart, has been directly involved in our efforts to follow the lead of Indigenous Advisors to increase the participation of Indigenous patient partners in health care improvement. In this post, she shares a few approaches we’ve tried and the results so far:

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Patient Partner Experience: Learning to Become an Effective Change Agent

Chad Dickie was one of two patient partners selected to participate in a Being an Effective Change Agent workshop offered by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council in October. In this post he tells us why he decided to join the workshop and his main takeaways from this learning opportunity:

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Here’s How You Can Help Improve Island Health’s Quality of Care!

As you may have seen on our Engagement Opportunities page, Island Health is looking for patient partners to join several Quality Councils on Vancouver Island. We invited Catherine Marrie, a consultant with Island Health's Quality and Patient Safety Portfolio, to write a blog post explaining these unique opportunities:

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Results of Engagement Opportunities: PHSA’s Patient and Family Inclusivity Policy

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) recently engaged PVN Patient Partners, as well as patients and families across the province, in a province-wide opportunity to help develop a Patient and Family Inclusivity Policy and Playbook (toolkit). In this post, project lead Shannon Griffin recounts PHSA’s experience engaging patient…

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Patient Stories: A True Health Care Partnership

Our patient partner Linda Perkins, from Surrey, has been fighting blindness for the last 20 years. In this post, she tells us her story and the meaningful difference a true health care partner has made in her health and her life:

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PVN Members in Abbotsford Gear up for “What Matters to You?” Day 2017

No one can say that our patient partner Bob Strain doesn’t put his heart into spreading the importance of patients expressing what matters to them and taking the lead in their health care. This year, Bob is so dedicated to promoting the message far and wide in preparation for “What Matters to You?” Day tomorrow that he has a full schedule ahead and even enlisted his wife to join him!

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