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Word in the Network: Staying Well in Uncertain Times

PVN partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association, BC Division (CMHA) to provide a virtual learning session that gave patient partners some tools and tips on how to stay well during uncertain times. This session was well attended and has provided a glimpse into how future virtual sessions can…

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Regional Round-Up – May 14

A region-by-region look at patient engagement activities, new or interesting information or what’s happening at PVN. Please submit any ideas you have from your region to your local Engagement Leader. Provincial Fifty-seven patient and health care partners around the province participated in our engagement opportunity where Laura Parmar, a physician…

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This Week’s Top 5 Resources

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 0pinions. Please continue to get your…

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Word in the Network: Working Together to Improve PVN

We know that meaningful engagement leads to shared understanding and better outcomes, even as we continue to battle COVID-19. Through surveys, Twitter chats, direct conversations and other means, we’ve heard that you want to be a part of building and expanding PVN. In an effort to incorporate feedback into practice,…

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Staying Virtually Connected in a Physically Distanced World

These days, delivering high-quality health care may involve adopting a virtual approach and assisting patients to increasingly use it. Seeing a need, Laura Parmar, a physician quality improvement coach with Northern Health, reached out to the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council, which administers PVN. They delivered a one-hour, interactive Zoom…

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PVN Spotlight: Oversight & Advisory Committee (O&A)

An Oversight and Advisory (O&A) Committee helps guide our work to support meaningful partnerships between patients and health care teams, with the focus of improving health care services in BC. Each month in Patient Voice Mail, we will be highlighting important takeaways from these discussions for you and invite you…

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Regional Round-Up – May 1

Our regional round-ups update you with what’s happening at PVN and share new or interesting information from all over BC. This time, we’re sharing an exciting new provincial health care research platform as well as updates from our Lower Mainland/Fraser and Northern regions. Please submit any ideas you have from…

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This Week’s Top 5 Resources

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 0pinions. Please continue to get your…

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Engagement Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

We have been closely following the COVID-19 pandemic and listening to guidance from those leading our health care system’s response. We recognize that some engagement opportunities may not proceed in their original timelines due to the system’s response, and thank our patient and health care partners for working together to…

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PVN 10-Year Anniversary: Nursing Students Evaluate the Results of Patient Engagement in Health Care

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary throughout 2020, we’ll look back at engagement opportunities over the years to understand how patient engagement has impacted BC’s health care. In this post, our engagement leader Carol Stathers highlights a project with nursing students to evaluate the health care and patient partners’ perspectives through our Closing the Loop Process.

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From Our Community

Jeanette Forman

Northwest Quality Improvement Lead, Quality and Innovation, Northern Health

Jeanette Forman

PVN has really helped us engage with patient partners to improve health services at Northern Health.  It is more and more becoming the norm to include patients in the design, delivery and evaluation of health services.  PVN education and supports, involving patient partners, have enabled us to develop the capacity to include the patient voice to make care better and achieve better health outcomes.