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PVN 10th Anniversary Story: Derek Koch on Connecting Early and Often

In our PVN 10th Anniversary blog, our health care partner Derek Koch, Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead at Kelowna General Hospital talks about how his team is making the patient experience a priority. 1. Can you tell us why you wanted patient partner(s) involved? The bottom…

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Word in the Network: Partnerships for Improvement

Through important partnerships with organizations in BC and across Canada, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and patient partners have been working together on projects that support meaningful involvement of all voices in health care. We’re highlighting a few in this edition of “Word in the Network.” Diversity Learning…

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This Week’s Top 5 Resources — July 21

Many organizations are creating resources and tools to support patient engagement – we’ve collected five examples that we think are good engagement reads made in BC, nationally and internationally. NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it an endorsement of specific resources or opinions. Please continue to get…

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We are #DifferentTogether

Recent tragedies and protests around race-based violence and discrimination are reminders that racism is a reality for too many people, including British Columbians. We recognize we have more to do to enhance our knowledge, continue our cultural safety and humility journey, support anti-racism and acknowledge our unconscious biases. The…

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PVN Spotlight: What Matters to You? 2020

You shared, we listened and learned  We were thrilled to see the enthusiasm for sharing your “What Matters to You?” stories and talking about what really matters to you. We wanted to thank you and ask that you continue to share your stories. We all learn and grow from…

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Word in the Network: Building a Network ‘Community’

We’re working to learn from health care and patient partners to build connections and include all voices in BC. To accomplish this, we’ve developed working groups, led in partnership with patients, to start the conversation and determine the work needed to create a supportive environment for PVN members: Diversity, Equity…

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This Week’s Top 5 Resources — June 30

Many organizations are creating resources and tools to support patient engagement – we’ve collected five examples that we think are good engagement reads made in BC, nationally and internationally. NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list, nor is it an endorsement of specific resources or opinions. Please continue to get…

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PVN 10th Anniversary Spotlight: Ovey Yeung

What matters to me is to walk away feeling that my experience matters, that I matter!” In our PVN 10th Anniversary blog, patient partner Ovey Yeung shares her story of recovery and patient engagement advocacy. Ovey speaks to the importance of patient experience and provides some practical tips…

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Asking “What Matters to You?” Should Be an Always Event

In the spirit of encouraging you to think about “What Matters to You?” every day, we thought that an article about ‘always events’ was just the ticket! David McNally leads the spread of Always Events as NHS (National Health Service) England’s Head of Experience of Care. In 2018,…

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From Our Community

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.