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Patient Speaker, Residential Care Conference Presentation on Cultural Sensitivity

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Deadline: Open until filled

Open to Interior Region, Patient partners across the province with preference to those in the Interior region

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Making residential care homes culturally sensitive for seniors is a high priority. Share your experience with cultural sensitivity in health care facilities this fall in Vernon at the Residential Care Conference.

Open to: Patient partners across the province with preference to those in the Interior region


Lead Organization or Department

Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice


The aim of the presentation is to increase awareness of the importance of cultural sensitivity in residential care facilities by sharing the patient and family perspective.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that you will be provided with balanced and objective information to assist in understanding alternatives and solutions.


  • Residential care home experience as patient or family member
  • Willing to share experiences which are both positive and/or negative with a focus on cultural sensitivity
  • Comfortable presenting at a conference for an audience of approximately 120
  • Preference will be given to patient partners in the Interior region to minimize costs associated with travel


Number of vacancies: 2 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: Friday October 19, 2018, 15:00-15:45 (one-time event) Patient partner will share their story / experience as part of this presentation In-person in Vernon, BC (specific details will be shared closer to the presentation date) You are welcome to stay and listen to the key note speaker/dinner from 17: 15 till 19:30


Travel expenses will be covered, pre-approval is required.


This is the 2nd annual Resident Care Conference, which brings together physicians, facility managers, nurse managers and allied health professionals.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

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


This opportunity will be open until it is filled.


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