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Because your voice matters.

Do You Have Asthma or COPD? We Want to Learn from You

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Open to Patient partners from Vancouver Coastal Health region

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Legacy for Airway Health (LAH)
We are doing this project in order to:  Learn about patients’ experiences with asthma or COPD care in the Vancouver Coastal Health region.

We want to learn how patients feel about: The healthcare they have received for asthma or COPD How their healthcare experiences have affected their health and quality of life

We will use this information to: Look for ways to improve care for people with asthma or COPD Look for ways to prevent asthma and COPD from getting worse.

What is involved?
– Review and answer some questions in advance
– Take part in a 2-hour virtual group discussion about your asthma or COPD care experiences over the past 3 to 5 years
– During the discussion, a graphic facilitator will create a visual “journey map” to illustrate the experiences shared by the group

You are eligible to participate if you:
– Have been diagnosed with asthma or COPD by a doctor
– Lived in the Vancouver Coastal Health region for at least 3 years
– Are at least 21 years old
– Are available for a group discussion in early August 2021 (tentatively Aug 4 or 5)
– Have access to a computer or tablet with a webcam and internet connection

To volunteer or learn more, contact Karen at: or 604-306-3571

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.