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It Takes a Village: Leveraging Compassion-Friendly Environments for the People We Serve and Each Other

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November 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Recognizing that 1 in 5 Albertans suffer from some form of mental health illness, strategies to instill “compassion-friendly” environments to support clinicians and staff are not simply an employee benefit, but a tangible way of fulfilling a commitment to patient- and family-centred care.

By participating in this webinar, you will:

  • Learn about the movement to create mental health-friendly environments for patients and for those who serve them
  • Learn how mental health-friendly environments can help better support patients and families and health care providers
  • Understand the role of mental-health friendly environments in patient- and family-centred care

When: Wednesday, November 8, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Pacific Time

To register: Please email

Presenter: Gordon Self, D. Min., Vice President, Mission, Ethics and Spirituality, Covenant Health

This webinar is part of Alberta Health Services’ Patient and Family Centred Care Week: Navigating Health Care with Compassion. Check PVN’s event listings for more free webinars during the week!



November 8, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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.