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Participant, Regional Diabetes Discharge Planning and Patients/Family Discharge Teaching

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Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior region

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Do you have any experience with use of insulin? This opportunity focuses on education and discharge from hospital after starting on insulin.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region

Lead Organization or Department

Interior Health


  • The goal of this project is to ensure a proactive and regionally standardized diabetes discharge planning and patient/family diabetes discharge teaching. The focus will be on patients who have experienced being discharged home new to insulin from hospital.
  • The groups wants to consult with patients who will be asked to provide feedback and review forms to improve the patient experience and knowledge.

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.


  • Recently experienced or supported someone who has been discharged from hospital, new to insulin
  • Diverse representation from geographical areas across the Interior region
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: 2-3
  • There are no dates/times currently set, but it is anticipated that there will be multiple sessions or requests to review drafts and provide suggestions over the next 6 months
  • Sessions will be held by teleconference


No expenses anticipated for this opportunity


This is a small working group that is part of a larger Interior Health Acute Diabetes Working group looking to improve acute care diabetes through a variety of identified areas.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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

From Our Community

Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.