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Patient Representative, Interior Health Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee

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Deadline: Open until filled

Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior region

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Patient representation on the Interior Health Clinical Ethics Advisory Committee helps to exemplify the importance of more fully engaging patients and their families in improving the patient experience, building consensus on treatment plans, and ensuring that the Committee is transparent and just in its processes.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region


Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health (IH)


Interior Health Clinical Ethics Committee is a standing committee that organizes, fosters, motivates and maintains a network of clinical ethics committees to address clinical ethics issues generated by Interior Health activity.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the research partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


  • Interest in working towards fair, equitable, just, person centred deliver of care. This is not a decision making committee, rather support in the deliberation of complex ethical issues.
  • Live anywhere within IH, and ideally attend one face to face meeting annually held in Kelowna
If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


  • Vacancies: 2
  • Meeting will be held in person in Kelowna or by teleconference
  • Next meetings is: April 19th
  • Quarterly meetings held in February/April/October/December for 1.5 hrs, starting at 10:00 am
  • Meetings are held quarterly, term is 2 years
  • As a patient partner in this group, you will be joining two long-standing non-PVN committee members. Memberships includes physicians, health care professionals, administration staff, patients from across the Interior region


Expenses such as mileage, meals and accommodation will be covered. The expenses need to be pre-approved with the health care partner.


The Committee's mandate is to support the local clinical ethics committee structures, thus, why all the chairs from the geographically located clinical ethics committees sit on this committee. The focus tends to be improving those resources/tools for staff such as policy/guideline review etc that can be more accessible, better understood, and reasonable. Patient representation helps to exemplify the importance of more fully engaging patients and their families in improving the patient experience, building consensus on a treatment plans, and ensuring that they are transparent and just in their processes.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region



This opportunity will be open until it is filled.


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