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Patient Engagement in Medication Safety at the Point of Care – Roles, Responsibilities

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September 15, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am


Designed by patient/family champions for champions this interactive webinar is offered by the World Health Organization Patients for Patient Safety Programme in partnership with Patients for Patient Safety Canada. For this session the term patient safety champion includes any individual that volunteers as a patient/family representative in programs, groups, networks and/or organizations working to improve quality and safety in healthcare. The session is designed to allow for conversation among participants, so be prepared to contribute to the dialogue verbally or via chat. The slides, recording and a summary of ideas presented will be publicly available after the session here.


At the end of the session patient/ family/ advisors/ champions as well as health providers/ leaders/ authorities will leave with at least one practical idea to advance patient engagement in medication safety as a result of their increased understanding of:

  • the role and responsibilities of patients/ families in medication safety
  • different approaches to patient engagement in medication safety
  • influencing factors (e.g. health literacy, culture, organizational and public policy)
  • supporting resources and leading practices

Speakers and moderator:

  • Helen Haskell – President, Mothers Against Medical Error and Consumers Advancing Patient Safety; Steering Group, World Health Organization Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety
  • Johanna Trimble – Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada and Patient Voices Network British Columbia
  • Maryann Murray –Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada; Patients and Public Workgroup, WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge on Medication Safety
  • Theresa Malloy-Miller (moderator) – Patient Champion, Patients for Patient Safety Canada

For more information contact



Patients for Patient Safety Canada
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Canadian Patient Safety Institute

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.