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Provincial Framework for Ethical Allocation of Medical Products

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At times, medical product disruptions occur which can impact availability of supplies and service delivery within our health system. While the provincial team, BC Clinical and Support Services, is tasked to secure substitute products, there may at times be the need to ensure an ethical and consistent reallocation approach is used in response to urgent product shortages. You are invited to support the development of this ethical framework which would be employed in stances where medical products are in short supply and are expected to have a service delivery impact in BC Health Authorities.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Clinical and Support Services in partnership with the regional health authorities

Aim

To develop an ethical framework to assist clinical leaders in making ethical decisions at the point of use or point of allocation of supplies in stances when demand for medical products may be higher than the supply.  Patient partner, as a key stakeholder involved in ensuring reasonableness, have an interest in how these finite and valuable products  are used and distributed.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate (at a local community or program level) on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org).  The promise to you is that the health care partner will look to you for advice in decision making, developing alternatives, and solutions and include your recommendations into the decision as much as possible.

Eligibility

An interest in ethical practice and collaborative working group experience would be an asset.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • First meeting: March, 2017
  • Format: Teleconference
  • Frequency : This is a term specific working group which is expected to hold 5 meetings in 2017 (2.5 hours in length). Depending on developed framework and feedback from Ministry of Health, this group may reconvene if further work is determined to be completed.  Possibly one face to face meeting in Lower Mainland, if required.

Reimbursement

Pre-approved travel expenses will be reimbursed in the event travel is required.

Background

The published toolkit by Dr. Bashir Jiwani,  Good Decisions-A map to the best system-level decision, all things considered (2011) , is a good reference material relevant to this initiative.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo
250.879.1077
jfoidart@bcpsqc.ca

 

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