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A Spotlight on Family Councils

How can families work with a home’s leadership to achieve the best possible experience for residents during their stay? The answer is family councils.

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Improving Palliative Care in the North Okanagan

In the fall of 2020, a Palliative Care - Partners, Services and Transitions Shared Care project was created in the North Okanagan. The goal of this work was to develop a new model of palliative care and define future processes that better support persons, families and caregivers in their journeys.

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Navigating BC’s Health Care System as a Newcomer

I moved to what is now known as Canada a little over two years ago. Until then, I lived all 27 years of my life in one place. Actually two, but in the same region of the same country. As a child, I had the opportunity to learn English and…

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Putting People at the Centre of Website Design

In late 2020, Interior Health began the task of re-building its public website – which receives over six million page views per year – from the ground up. To do this work, the project team reached out to the Patient Voices Network to create meaningful opportunities for patient partners to be involved in the work.

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A Heartfelt Thank You & Farewell to our Oversight & Advisory Committee Co-Chair

This month marks the end of Pamela Jessen’s term as co-chair of our Oversight & Advisory Committee. Pamela’s vision and dedication have been instrumental in building the network as a platform for partnerships to flourish. We’re excited to welcome Vikram Bubber as he moves from vice-chair to co-chair, and Maria Klement in her new role of vice-chair!

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From Our Community

Lucie Neliba

Patient Partner, Surrey

Lucie Neliba

The Patient Voices Network has connected me to a community with the same drive to bring person- and family-centred care to the forefront. I am grateful for all opportunities I have been a part of thanks to PVN, which positively impacts patients like my sister and their caregivers. No matter how small, all patient engagement will help shape the future of health care and that I can stand behind