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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
Help Providence Health review their guidelines to improve care for patients at risk of suicide in an acute psychiatric hospital setting.
Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
Lead Organization or DepartmentSt. Paul's Hospital Urban Health, Mental Health & Substance, Providence Health Care
AimThe acute psychiatric guidelines will be reviewed to ensure that practices reflect current evidence. The review will also ensure that patients with lived experiences can share their experience, and identify how these guidelines would have impacted them as patients, providing feedback for revision.
Level of EngagementThis 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.
- Patient or family member of a patient who has received acute psychiatric care and can recall the experience
- Preference for care experience at St. Paul’s Hospital
- Comfortable sharing your story
- Comfortable reading a 15-page document written for a medical audience
- Vacancies: 2
- Patient partners will have the option of participating in person or via teleconference. It is anticipated that selected patient partners will be involved in one or two short meetings.
- The meetings will be scheduled to accommodate the selected patient partners.
- A copy of the 15-page guidelines document will be provided via email or hard copy in advance of the meeting.
- There is the potential that the patient partners who participate in this review may have the opportunity to participate in staff education of the updated guidelines once they are completed.
ReimbursementExpenses related to travel (i.e. transit, parking up to $18/day, approved mileage) to attend the session will be reimbursed by Providence Health Care. Please note that reimbursement typically takes 4-6 weeks. If this is a concern, please contact Karen Estrin for alternate arrangements.
BackgroundThe existing guidelines used in acute psychiatric care have not been reviewed for at least five years. It is time to review them and bring them in line with current best practices based on updated evidence. Patient partners will review the guidelines and offer suggestions for improvement, as well as help identify additional information and therapeutic needs for patients and family members. Patient partners will meet with a Clinical Nurse Specialist and nurse educators to describe their patient experience and identify how these guidelines would have impacted them as patients, providing feedback for revision.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Lower Mainland & Sunshine Coast