Skip to main content

Because your voice matters.

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

Posted • Last updated

Closed

Open to Interior Region, Patient partners in the Interior region

Last updated

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

Aim

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • 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.

Logistics

  • 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

Reimbursement

No expenses anticipated for this opportunity

Background

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
778.516.3308
cstathers@bcpsqc.ca

From Our Community

Layton Engwer

Patient Partner, Sooke

Layton Engwer

PVN helped empower me to make meaningful contributions to Primary Care (PC) locally and provincially.  It also facilitated creation of PC Patient Voices which is focused on PC and provides education support and building on shared experiences.