Blog Posts tagged 'Uncategorised'

Working Together to Improve Emergency Services

The BC Emergency Medicine Network (BC EMN) places a huge premium on engaging patients, getting their advice and perspectives so that it can better plan and implement programs. Patient partners sit on the advisory committee and work on the network’s planning and operations. Ten PVN members joined this team to provide input and share resources […]

Word in the Network: Building a Network ‘Community’

We’re working to learn from health care and patient partners to build connections and include all voices in BC. To accomplish this, we’ve developed working groups, led in partnership with patients, to start the conversation and determine the work needed to create a supportive environment for PVN members: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Working Group – […]

The Power of Four Words: “What Matters to You?”

Every night at 1900, people across BC step outside to cheer and make noise to show their appreciation for health care teams on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, stories of inspiration and compassion in health care help us navigate through these challenging times.  Read on to see how you can […]

PVN Spotlight: Patient Partner Deanna Roozendaal

In our ongoing series about partnerships, PVN is working with the BC Cancer to make getting involved in health care improvements easier.  In support of this, we are pleased to highlight patient partner Deanna Roozendaal’s story of her cancer diagnosis and how she started a new chapter in her healing journey through the BC Cancer […]

Regional Round-Up – May 29

As we continue to put you in touch with what’s happening at PVN, when there is new or interesting information to share from a region, we will include a brief paragraph about it here. This may vary from week to week. Please submit any ideas you have from your region to your local Engagement Leader. In […]

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 opinions. Please continue to get your most up-to-date COVID-19 information […]

PVN 10th Anniversary Feature Story

Since, 2010, Cherie Mercer has been a dedicated patient partner focused on building her leadership skills, while giving back to her community and province through her health care improvement work. Cherie believes that building relationships opens more opportunities to improve health care in BC. In celebration of PVN’s 10th anniversary, read more about Cherie’s journey […]

PVN Spotlight: What Matters to You (WMTY) Now 2020

What Matters to You Day (WMTY) is June 9, 2020. This year, we are committed to providing a platform for sharing your stories of empathy, kindness, innovation and creativity across BC. Read on to find out more about #WMTYBC. What Matters to You Day takes place on June 9. As we adjust to the new […]

Word in the Network: Staying Well in Uncertain Times

PVN partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA) to provide a virtual learning session that gave patient partners some tools and tips on how to stay well during uncertain times. This session was well attended and has provided a glimpse into how future virtual sessions can be done to keep us connected […]

Regional Round-Up – May 14

A region-by-region look at patient engagement activities, new or interesting information or what’s happening at PVN. Please submit any ideas you have from your region to your local Engagement Leader. Provincial Fifty-seven patient and health care partners around the province participated in our engagement opportunity where Laura Parmar, a physician quality improvement coach with Northern Health […]

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 […]

Word in the Network: Working Together to Improve PVN

We know that meaningful engagement leads to shared understanding and better outcomes, even as we continue to battle COVID-19. Through surveys, Twitter chats, direct conversations and other means, we’ve heard that you want to be a part of building and expanding PVN. In an effort to incorporate feedback into practice, we’ve developed a partnership structure […]

Staying Virtually Connected in a Physically Distanced World

These days, delivering high-quality health care may involve adopting a virtual approach and assisting patients to increasingly use it. Seeing a need, Laura Parmar, a physician quality improvement coach with Northern Health, reached out to the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN. They delivered a one-hour, interactive Zoom training session which was attended […]

PVN Spotlight: Oversight & Advisory Committee (O&A)

An Oversight and Advisory (O&A) Committee helps guide our work to support meaningful partnerships between patients and health care teams, with the focus of improving health care services in BC. Each month in Patient Voice Mail, we will be highlighting important takeaways from these discussions for you and invite you to read more about their […]

Regional Round-Up – May 1

Our regional round-ups update you with what’s happening at PVN and share new or interesting information from all over BC. This time, we’re sharing an exciting new provincial health care research platform as well as updates from our Lower Mainland/Fraser and Northern regions. Please submit any ideas you have from your region to your local […]

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 […]

April Theme: Patient Engagement in the Age of COVID-19 (April 16)

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers of the Patient Voices Network (PVN), connects patients and health care teams to information that can help create meaningful opportunities to work together. We’ve changed the network’s newsletter to showcase what’s happening across BC and share information that helps you work together. If you have any great story […]

Engagement Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have been closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and listening to guidance from those leading our health care system’s response. We recognize that some engagement opportunities may not proceed in their original timelines due to the system’s response, and thank our patient and health care partners for working together to reschedule activities. We encourage health care […]

2017 Was Great – Thanks to You!

2017 is coming to a close and we can hardly believe that the year went by so fast! As the holidays approach, it’s time to reflect on our evolution over the year, and all the impactful engagements in which our patient and health care partners were involved.

Join Us at Quality Forum 2018!

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC), which supports PVN, just announced the program and opened registration for the 7th annual Quality Forum. The conference will take place February 21-23 in Vancouver – and we’re excited about all the events involving the patient participation!

Congrats to Isabel Jordan: A Leader in Advancing the Patient Voice

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council just revealed the winners of its 2018 Quality Awards and we’re thrilled to have one of our patient partners among them! We’re also happy to see several projects that made exceptional contributions to improving quality of care. Read on to find out more about them!

High School Students Help Interior Health’s Online Portal

A crucial aspect of patient-centred care in BC is engaging those who truly represent the diversity in the province. One group often missed is youth, so Interior Health is working on ways to engage them in initiatives. In this post, our engagement leader Carol Stathers describes how Interior Health engaged high school students to get […]

It’s Patient Experience Week!

April 24-28 is Patient Experience Week, an annual week of recognition to celebrate the impact of health care staff on the patient experience. To mark the occasion, we’ll be sharing guest blog posts from patients, a caregiver, and a health care provider that illustrate the value of person-centred, compassionate care.