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Participant, Enhanced Needs Assessment for Compassionate Cultivation in Canadian Healthcare and Social Services

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St. Boniface Hospital and Health Standards Organization (HSO) are partnering to co-launch the Enhanced Needs Assessment for Compassion Cultivation in Canadian Healthcare and Social Services – a Needs Assessment aiming to gain a better understanding of the essential elements needed for compassion to flourish personally, interpersonally and organizationally across the Canadian health and social services.

The goal of this project is to hear the perspectives of those directly involved with, are interested in, or are affected by compassion in care and service delivery settings. Together, both organizations are working with people and communities across Canada to better understand perceptions, needs, experiences, and gaps with respect to compassion in health and social services.

The project is targeting four main stakeholder groups:

  • Persons with lived experience who participate in, and benefit from health services, as co-producers of health (depending on one’s experience, individuals may be patients, clients, long-term care residents and/or their carers and families);
  • Health and social service administrators and leaders;
  • Care and service providers; and,
  • Individuals with a general and/or academic interest in the field of compassion

This process will lead to a report on the findings, which will include recommended strategies for the development of evidence-informed standards (e.g., an HSO National Standard of Canada), practices, and/or programs to cultivate compassion within individuals, between individuals, and organization-wide in Canadian health and social services settings.

How you can participate:

  • Taking part in a video or phone interview with HSO, or
  • Completing an online survey.

Please review the cover letter outlining the project rationale and methodology in more detail.

If you wish to participate, please contact, Hélène Campbell, specifying which of the above you would like to take part in (interview or survey) at by Friday, June 26. 

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.