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Participant, Patient Engagement Interviews with Nursing Students

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners from across the province

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Do you have 30 minutes to share what you think contributes to positive patient engagement? Fill in a short online survey to help nursing students from both Selkirk College and the College of the Rockies learn more about the patient perspective.

Open to: Patient partners from across the province

Lead Organization or Department

Selkirk College and College of the Rockies Nursing Students

Aim

The aim of this project is to help inform nursing students working on their fourth year project on Engaging in Leadership from both Selkirk College and the College of the Rockies on what helps to contribute to positive patient engagement outcomes. Patient partners will be surveyed about their experiences in patient engagement.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. 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.

Eligibility

  • Experience with volunteering as a patient partner
  • Comfortable answering questions from nursing students

Logistics

Number of vacancies: 10 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: A survey will be completed online at the convenience of the patient partner.

Reimbursement

There are no expenses associated with this opportunity.

Background

Patient engagement is a key component of health care improvement. Patients are being invited to work with health care partners to share their patient experience and help influence change, not only within British Columbia but nationally and internationally. Measuring the value of patient engagement in health care improvement is often difficult due to the qualitative nature of many of the outcomes. This project will focus on trying to understand what "authentic patient engagement" means to patient partners and health care partners, and the program components which support authentic patient engagement in health care improvement. A summary of their projects will be shared at their local nursing leadership conference, presentation to the Patient Voices Network Engagement Leaders and a written summary provided back to the patient partners who contribute. This opportunity is part of the following course: NURS 431 - Nursing Practice VII: Engaging in Leadership This nursing practice experience provides opportunities for participants to further develop their competencies in the areas of leadership, influencing and managing change, and the utilization of research for the purpose of promoting the health of individuals, families, communities and society, within the context of the Canadian health care system. This nursing practice experience focuses on participants' growth in their practice as professional nurses. They have opportunities to explore inter-professional practice and nursing leadership in the context of emerging Canadian and global health issues and trends.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Carol Stathers
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Okanagan, Interior Region
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.