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Trauma Survivors Day Planning – October 17

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Commitment: Short-term

Open to Vancouver Island Region

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Trauma System across Canada, the United States, and others globally have been celebrating World Trauma Survivors Day in October for many years. In BC, we celebrated our first Trauma Survivors Day by proclamation on October 17, 2020. The BC Government release from 2020 noted that, Trauma Survivors Day is an opportunity to build public awareness of the impact of traumatic injury, to educate on prevention strategies and to recognize individual and their families who have survived a traumatic injury and may be living with the physical and mental impacts.

On October 17 we are planning to host a celebration lunch for trauma survivors, their immediate families and the care team members who helped them survive and recover from their injuries.

We are looking for a patient partner who has experienced trauma themselves or whose family member has to provide insight and to inform our planning work, as well as attend the event.

These monthly planning meetings will be held virtually with the event being held in person on October 17 at a venue near Victoria General Hospital.

Level of Engagement

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

Eligibility

  • 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
  • We are looking for a patient partner who has experienced trauma themselves or whose family member has to provide insight and to inform our planning work.

Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Amelia Smit
Injury and Violence Prevention Consultant, Trauma Services | Island Health
(250) 415-7343
amelia.smit@islandhealth.ca

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