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“What Matters to You?” Day: See What Matters to Our Oversight & Advisory Committee Members

As you’ve probably seen in our newsletters and social media feeds, we’ve been deeply involved with “What Matters to You?” Day  the last few months. Since the campaign aligns with PVN’s work and a number of our Oversight & Advisory Committee members have been involved in the planning, we wanted to know what matters to them when it comes to health care. Here’s what they said.

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Patient Partners in Action: Presenting at an Okanagan College Nursing Class

In early 2016, Okanagan College contacted us in search of an experienced caregiver who would like to speak to a health promotion and gerontology class. The idea was to discuss family members who care for older adults needing assistance, and to identify health promotion strategies and community support for family caregivers.

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Patient Experience Week: A Provider Perspective

Our third guest blog post for Patient Experience Week is from Colleen Kennedy, who interviewed  social worker Brenda Goossen. Brenda shared her reasons for joining "What Matters to You?" Day and her perspective as a provider on the patient experience.

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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.

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Our First Annual Report Is Here: Check It Out!

2016 was a big year for PVN: we grew our membership significantly; engaged 428 patient partners in over 200 engagement opportunities; rebranded with a fresh, new look; and created new online resources to connect with members and the public at large. We launched our 2016 Annual Report at the Quality Forum…

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From Our Community

Lisa Dyck

Former Manager, BC Emergency Medicine Network

Lisa Dyck

PVN patient partner’s feedback has reinforced the important relationships between patients and providers for emergency care. Our partnership with PVN has brought many new opportunities to adjust how health care and patient partners can work together on BC Emergency Medicine Network priorities.