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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
Ensuring your values and beliefs are reflected upon and discussed, so your health care choices are known to your family/friends is what advance care planning is all about. The Fraser Health Advance Care Planning research team are seeking two patient partners to help them identify what’s important to patients and families when having these advance care planning conversations.
Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
Lead Organization or DepartmentFraser Health, Advance Care Planning (ACP) Team
AimTo explore what ACP success looks like with and for individual people, as well as their friends and families. For example, what does success around the kitchen table look like? And what do people and families want from the ACP processes? Patient partners will share their thoughts and experiences as part of the research team to ensure the research is reflective of the patients’ and families’ needs.
Level of EngagementThis 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.
EligibilityOpen to patient partners with experience in:
- Discussing advance care planning with friends, family or health care providers or an interest in early, proactive planning for future health care
- Telling their story
- Working with large groups
- Vacancies: 2
- Date/time: To be determined with patient partners
- Location: Via telephone, web conferences and in-person
- Commitment: Once a month, 2-3 hours, for up to 6 months, with the potential for an extension
ReimbursementOut of pocket expenses (mileage, transit fares, parking) will be reimbursed. In addition, compensation will be discussed with the patient partner on an individual basis.
BackgroundThere is increasing interest in advance care planning yet there is a gap in the literature about what matters to people during this early part of this process. Fraser Health recently received funding to expand the ACP team. Our research is aimed at how “measure success” with individuals and their support network. For more information, please see: Fraser Health: www.fraserhealth.ca/acp National ACP: www.advancecareplanning.ca Provincial/BC: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/family-social-supports/seniors/health-safety/advance-care-planning People’s Law School: https://www.peopleslawschool.ca/everyday-legal-problems/planning-your-future/start-your-planning-here
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Rableen Nagra, MA
Patient Engagement Specialist, Fraser Centre – BC Support Unit
Phone: 604-587-4600 ext. 765870