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Patient Storyteller, Neuroscience Nurses of BC Seminar

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

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Telling your story with impact allows health care providers to imagine the care they provide from the perspective of the patient. It gives them insight that otherwise isn’t available to them and helps to improve care that best matches the needs of patients. Neuroscience Nurses of BC is excited about the possibilities of improving care through hearing your story about a spine injury and how that experience can improve their care moving forward.

Open to: Patient partners from the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

Neuroscience Nurses of BC (NNBC)


  • Patients will share their experience to help inform health care providers about the impact of their care on the patient
  • To improve communication and suggestions for improvements between patients and health care providers

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of inform on the spectrum of engagement ( The promise to you is that the health care partner will provide you with clear and objective information.


  • Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley who have accessed hospital care
  • Patients who have had care of the spine injury are desired however other patients with hospital care will be considered
  • Being comfortable telling your story to a large group and using a microphone


  • Vacancies: 1
  • Date & time: Saturday, April 22, 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Royal Columbian Hospital
  • Commitment: One 45 minute talk with the possibility of some questions


Travel costs (mileage, transit, toll fares) and parking costs will be reimbursed, refreshments and snacks will be provided. Please note: Reimbursement is generally provided within 4 to 6 weeks


Each year, NNBC puts on a full-day spring seminar on a topic relevant to neuroscience nursing in BC. This year, the theme is on the “spine”. The seminar is full of short talks from trauma experts, neuro-spine surgeons, clinical nurse specialists, clinical nurse educators and rehabilitation experts. The audience is 60-80 health care professionals from across many sectors in our communities, such as acute care, rehab and community. Each year, the full-day seminar ends with a patient telling their story. Previously, patients have been able to provide a valuable perspective of their experience such as what was important to them, what worked well and what areas are in need of further support. This story provides valuable context to our health care providers as they strive to improve patient-centred care.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley


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Cherie Mercer

Patient Partner, New Aiyansh

Cherie Mercer

I have learned so much about innovation and capacity building by being part of PVN. I signed up to build my leadership skills, however, I experience benefits for myself, my community and Indigenous peoples throughout the province. I understand more about the complexities and opportunities required to improve health care.