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Patient Speaker, Sharing Team-Based Care Experience – Fraser Health



Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland


Volunteer Opportunity
Health care teams that work well together support patients’ meeting their care goals. Share your experience working with many health care providers at their education day.


Lead Organization/Department
Professional Practice – Fraser Health

• To provide team-based care education sessions to interprofessional teams throughout Fraser Health, in alignment with the principles of team-based care.
• Patient advisors are invited to share their experience as a member of the health care team.

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.

Open to volunteers from Fraser Health communities who:
• Have experienced a team of health care providers to meet your health care goals.
• Are comfortable sharing your experience with health care providers.

If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and Patient Partner Commitment, are unsure if your experience is a good fit, please contact Jami Brown directly.

There will be an informal conversation about the opportunity. The goal is to find the best fit for all involved.

• Number: 1
• Date/Time: Oct 25 midday for one hour.
• Commitment: One hour session with some preparation time and pre-post follow up for approximately one-two hours.
• Location: Metrotown, Burnaby – In person.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed per the Fraser Health travel policy. No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Jami Brown- to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.

Team-Based Care (TBC) centres on collaboration with health care providers in a person-centred way of working that promotes a positive experience for individuals, families, caregivers and providers. This approach fosters an integrated system of primary and community care and supports service model changes to the health system. We know that Team-Based Care (interprofessional collaboration) benefits patients, providers, and the system.

The National Interprofessional Competency Framework highlights the importance for the team to reflect on the patient advisor’s perspective, therefore, during the Team-Based Care education session the patient advisor will be asked to participate in guided storytelling. The aim is to highlight their experience working with multiple health care professionals.
For more information about team based care:

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers) Engagement Leader BC Patient Safety & Quality Council 604.510.0449

From Our Community

Laura Parmar

Physician Quality Improvement Coach — Northern Health

Laura Palmer

It has been so rewarding to go from an idea to working with such a great group of dedicated people from so many different organizations towards a very fun and rewarding project. Several extremely engaged PVN members expressed interest in being part of piloting a patient virtual care peer support system. I am confident that this is the beginning of many more exciting collaborations!