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Patient Co-Designer, Indigenous Patient Engagement Session, Quality Forum 2020

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Open to Interior Region, Northern Region, Patient partners in the Northern and Interior regions

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The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and the First Nations Health Authority are seeking an Indigenous patient partner to join them in co-facilitating an interactive one-hour breakout session at Quality Forum 2020. The session will be designed to help participants build skills around inviting Indigenous voices into health care conversations and will be a chance to learn about the unique opportunities, challenges and key elements when engaging with Indigenous populations, who are critical in the growing health and wellness conversation.

Open to: Patient partners in the Northern and Interior regions

Lead Organization or Department

BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and First Nations Health Authority

Aim

The patient partner will be asked to provide feedback into the design of the interactive one-hour breakout session, speak to their experience of past engagements with health care partners through the Patient Voices Network or otherwise, and help co-facilitate the session with one person from the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and one person from the First Nations Health Authority. The learning objective for this particular session is for participants to be able to describe the significance of engaging Indigenous voices across the health system and apply wise practices in doing so.

Level of Engagement

This 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.

Eligibility

  • Comfort in speaking to an in-person audience of 40-180 people.
  • Identifies as Indigenous (First Nations, Metis or Inuit).
  • Experience participating in engagements as a patient partner.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to Vancouver on February 26-27, 2020 (expenses paid).
  • Only eligible for current Patient Voices Network patient partners

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 1
  • Date and time: 3 planning meetings, plus Quality Forum February 26 – 27, 2020.
The one-hour session will be scheduled at some point during the day on either February 26 or February 27  in Vancouver. The patient partner will be supported to attend both days as a participant in recognition of their contributions. As such, preference will be given to applicants who are available and interested in attending the two full days of main programming.
  • Commitment: One week to seven months

Reimbursement

All travel costs and registration fees associated with attending the two-day main Quality Forum 2020 programming will be covered by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC). Expenses will be covered in advance wherever possible to avoid the patient partner paying out-of-pocket expenses. Those that cannot be covered in advance will be reimbursed following receipt of a completed reimbursement form with original receipts, if applicable.

Background

Current draft session details Title: Inviting Indigenous Voices into Our Health Care Conversations Description: We know how important inclusive and person- and family-centred care is to health care planning and policy development. Indigenous voices are critical in the growing health and wellness conversation. Come learn about the unique opportunities, challenges and key elements to include in designing your engagement with Indigenous populations. Presenter Partners: • Mark Matthew, Manager, Quality Initiatives and Partner Relations, First Nations Health Authority • Cathy Almost, Engagement Leader, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council • To be confirmed, Patient Partner, Patient Voices Network Learning objective: After attending this session, participants will be able to: Describe the significance of engaging Indigenous voices across the health system and apply wise practices in doing so. 5min - Intro & Overview: Acknowledgement of territory. Introduction of presenters. 15min - Context: Overview Patient/Person Centered Engagement; Why is this important and what makes Indigenous populations unique? (text response); What are critical elements to include in your engagement design? (text response) 15min - Activity: Scenarios based table topics 1. Facility Renovation 2. Discharge Planning 3. Indigenous Peoples Day 20min - Reporting and Dialogue: Table report out on their min-plans 5min - Closing: Discuss commonly-asked questions/responses or seek questions from the group.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Cathy Almost
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Northern BC
250.615.9932
calmost@bcpsqc.ca

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Nancy J. Wood

Patient Partner, Sidney

Nancy J. Wood

I was thrilled to discover the Patient Voices Network, where the array of places to be the voice of a patient is vast and incredibly interesting. Besides my ongoing “gig” with the BC Emergency Medicine Network, I have enjoyed being involved in several one-off initiatives. I love working with professionals who genuinely value the perspectives of their patient partners.