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Reviewer, Clinical Practice Standards, Falls Prevention in Long Term Care Setting



Commitment: One-time

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Northern Region


Falls and falls related injuries can lead to a number of health complications. The good news is – falls are preventable. Join Northern Health as they update a falls prevention strategy for people living in Long Term Care. Patient Partners are needed to review the draft and offer suggestions for improvement based on their experiences as patients, clients and/or caregivers.

Northern Health’s falls prevention strategy needs to be kept up to date to reflect evidence informed practices as well as person and family centred care approach. The draft review meeting will include Patient Voices Network members, the Executive Lead of Rehabilitation Services, and members of the falls prevention clinical practice standard development team. Approximately 6 Northern Health staff and patient partners will be at the meetings.

Background materials will be shared with patient partners in advance of the orientation session and draft review meeting.

The outcome of this work will directly impact patient/client experience in Long Term Care settings.

We anticipate up to two sessions associated with this engagement.

1. Orientation session (1hr) – To review process of the development of policies and clinical practice standard, and also to provide background on the fall prevention strategy in Northern Health
2. Draft review meeting (1.5hr) – To share ideas for improvement to the draft clinical practice standard about Falls Prevention for residents of Long Term Care

It is anticipated that patient partners may spend up to 5 hours reviewing documents independently.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Consult on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Have access to technology and the internet to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • Seeking people with experience related to falls prevention in Long Term Care settings.

Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Tysen LeBlond
Executive Lead, Rehabilitation Services Program, Rehabilitation Services Program | Northern Health
(250) 565-2649

From Our Community

Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.