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Connection method: Virtual
Open to Provincial Region
No RSVP form for this Opportunity: Email email@example.com if interested.
Fragility fractures of the bones occur in one in three women and one in five men after age 50. Providence Health Care are seeking two patient partners who are concerned with this and are willing to contribute their ideas about how we can prevent fragility fractures through appropriate assessments, education, and therapies.
Providence Health Care
• To discuss accessing care for osteoporosis and what can be done to address these barriers so that assessments and care can be provided promptly and appropriately.
• Patient partners will share their lived experience with risks of fragility fractures.
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.
Patient Partners from across BC who:
• have risk of fragility fractures or are living with osteoporosis.
• is comfortable with technology (as this is a virtual opportunity)
There will be an informal conversation about the opportunity and determination of the best fit for both patient and health care partners prior to placement.
• Number of vacancies: 6
• Date/Time: To be shared once patient partner is confirmed
• Location: Virtual via Zoom Video Conferencing
• Commitment: 6 months, Once a month, with potential reading between calls
No expenses are anticipated. However, we are always seeking to understand and reduce barriers to participation. If you meet the eligibility and would like to be considered for this opportunity, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Jami Brown – firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are support options possible.
Fragility fractures of the bones occur in one in three women and one in five men after age 50. These patients are twice as likely to have another fracture in following two – five years. Hip fractures in particular cause significant morbidity, hospital stay, and mortality, with data showing that 28% of women and 37% of men who suffer a hip fracture will die within the following year. Early recognition and intervention are associated with fracture prevention. It is thought that if we can identify patients who are at high risk of fracture and intervene with education, lifestyle changes and appropriate therapy, we will improve their overall patient wellness and quality of care.
Our team are aiming to discuss with key stakeholders – health care providers in hospital, family physicians and patients – what barriers they face in accessing care for osteoporosis and what can be done to address these barriers so that Osteoporosis assessment and care can be provided promptly and appropriately.
Health Care Partner Contact InformationJami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers)
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council