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Lived Experience Partner Focus Group: Provincial Pediatric Education Framework

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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Child Health BC and BC Children’s Hospital are co-leading a project to develop a provincial education framework that will support health care providers (including physicians, nurses and allied health) with developing and maintaining pediatric knowledge to care of children and youth across the province in community and hospital, and in rural and urban areas.

We are seeking individuals with lived experience of being a child/youth OR being the caregiver or family member of a child/youth between 0-18 years old who has received several days/weeks or months of health care in British Columbia and would be interested in contributing to the development of competencies for this framework.

Your participation will include participation in a 2 hour virtual focus group facilitated by the project team. You will be asked to review and provide feedback, through discussion, on competencies that have been drafted by the project working group. The competencies will help to identify education, resources and learning activities that will help providers to develop and maintain their knowledge of caring for children and youth.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • The focus group will be held on the zoom platform, so access to a computer, tablet or smart phone that supports this is required.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Erin McFee Senior Leader, Provincial Education, Clinical Service Innovation | Child Health BC (250) 215-7101

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