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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior Health region
Patient representation on the Interior Health Clinical Ethics 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 Health region
Lead Organization or DepartmentInterior Health (IH) - Professional Practice Office
AimInterior 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 EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care 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 in-person meeting annually held in Kelowna
- Ideally hoping to include patients of a wide-range of patients on the committee
- Vacancies: 1
- Meetings will be held in person in Kelowna or by teleconference
- Next meetings: October 17
- Quarterly meetings held in February/April/October/December for 1.5 hrs, starting at 10 am
- Meetings are held quarterly, the term is two years
- As a patient partner in this group, you will be joining another PVN committee member, along with physicians, health care professionals, administration staff, and ad-hoc guests.
- Expenses such as mileage, meals and accommodation will be covered as per IH policy.
- The expenses need to be pre-approved with the health care partner.
BackgroundThe 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.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region