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Patient and Family Partnerships: An Essential Strategy to Address the Opioid Epidemic

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December 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am


Professional Practice and Nursing at St. Paul’s Hospital is offering free webinars on patient- and family-centred care. These sessions are open to all staff as well as patients and their families.

This webinar is put on by the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centred Care. Patients, families, and individuals with lived experience are essential partners in developing solutions to the opioid epidemic. To date, there has been a lack of significant and structured collaboration with patients and families, meaning that policies and programs to address the opioid epidemic are moving forward without input from the people most directly impacted. Join us to learn about key partnership principles and specific recommendations that support progress toward developing and implementing patient- and family-centered solutions to the opioid epidemic.

Webinar Objectives

  • Describe principles that support the development of authentic partnerships with patients and families in addressing the opioid epidemic
  • Discuss recommendations for increasing collaboration with patients, families, and individuals with lived experience of substance use and substance use disorder
  • Identify steps that health care organizations and others working to decrease opioid misuse can take to engage patients and families in developing meaningful solutions

The webinar will be screened in Room 1500 in Providence Level 1 at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.



December 7, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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St. Paul’s Hospital


St. Paul’s Hospital
1081 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6 Canada
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Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.