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Focus group member, Hospital to Home Medication Process Communication (Medication Reconciliation)

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners from Fraser Health communities

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Fraser Health is committed to ensuring that patients have a thorough understanding of their medications leaving the hospital and appropriate information is shared to community health care partners (i.e. family doctors, community pharmacists, etc.). They are developing a discharge process to improve this communication between the hospital and community.

Open to: Patient partners from Fraser Health communities

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health Medication Reconciliation Team

Aim

  • Patient partners will provide input into a developing discharge medication  process ;
  • To improve communication about medications when patients leave hospital as well as ensuring better information is provided to community health care providers.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

Eligibility

  • Members who live and have accessed hospital care in Fraser Health
  • Familiarity with hospital to home processes around medications is desired, as well as comfort expressing views in a group setting

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 5-8
  • Date & Time: February 21st, 2-4pm
  • Location: Support Services Facility,  8555 198A Street Langley (this location is not sky train accessible)
  • Commitment: One working focus group, two hours in length. A celebration, to share our results, will be held in late 2017. (Date and time to be determined )
 

Reimbursement

Travel costs, per the Fraser Health travel policy (mileage, transit, toll fares) and parking costs, within the Fraser Health Region.* Refreshments and snacks will be provided. *Please note: Reimbursement is generally provided within 4 to 6 weeks.      

Background

The Fraser Health Hospital to Home Medication Process, otherwise known as Medication Reconciliation, is seeking patient partners who are willing to share their experiences leaving hospital with respect to medication and education. The team wants to hear about: • Patients’ needs, • Views on current gaps, and • Possible solutions as to how better communicate this information to both the patient and the community. The overall goal is improved patient care and communication at when patients leave the hospital. The team wants to engage patients once, early in the development process, and again at project completion to share our results.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

 

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