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Content Advisor, Doctors of BC Practice Support Program

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners from across the province, especially the Lower Mainland

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Doctors of BC is searching for a patient partner or caregiver who has lived experience with a substance use disorder who has had experiences with the health care system to help develop and improve education sessions for doctors.

Open to: Patient partners from across the province, especially the Lower Mainland

Lead Organization or Department

Doctors of BC, The Practice Support Program, and BC Centre on Substance Use


Doctors of BC is developing small group-based learning units that will help physicians develop confidence in treating patients with substance use disorders and increase their comfort in prescribing for these patients. Patient partners will be involved with the Working Group to help develop and review material for the learning units to ensure it is sensitive and reflects the needs of patients and their families.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will involve patients in planning and design phases to ensure ideas or concerns are considered and reflected in alternatives and recommendations.


  • Patient partners of all ages living with or has cared for someone with a substance use disorder
  • Comfortable in sharing about their substance use disorders (their experience with care providers and their expectations of care)
  • Comfortable working in a group setting (up to 20 people)
  • Able to complete some work independently before meetings, such as reading materials and providing comments


Vacancies: 2 Time, Date, Location: Each month there will be one or two meetings located in Vancouver for either a half or full day. Participation can be either in-person, or over teleconference. Commitment: Three months: December 2018 - February 2019 Reading and providing comments over email may be required between meetings.


All pre-approved expenses related to travel will be reimbursed. Food and beverage available at meetings.


The opportunity to develop learning content for general practitioners on the topic of substance use emerged following a report from the Child Youth Mental Health Collaborative. Member involvement in the development of this initiative includes Doctors of BC support staff, general practitioners, specialists, qualified subject matter experts, Practice Support Regional members, and patients.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Kathryn Proudfoot
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement | Provincial

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