Connection method: Hybrid
Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland, Patient partners across BC
It is estimated that 45% of patients admitted to hospitals in Canada suffer malnutrition. The limited capacity and staff shortages have caused a decrease in nutrition screening for these patients, and a lack of nutrition monitoring, that makes it easier for them to develop malnutrition. The Clinical Workforce Optimization team at Providence Health Care, in partnership with the Registered Dieticians at St Paul’s, is designing a new model of care that will improve patient’s nutrition by implementing a new position (Clinical Diet Technician) and integrating a new team to address these gaps and cover the patient’s nutritional needs. This model is called PEAR (Patients Eating and Recovering). For this, it is crucial to count with the advise of a patient partner that can share their perspectives and experiences.
Level of EngagementThis 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
- Experience with hospital admissions in acute care is preferred. No experience with malnutrition is needed.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.
Health Care Partner Contact InformationEduardo Naranjo
Practice Consultant for Allied Health Scope, Clinical Workforce Optimization and Design | Providence Health Care