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Patient Advisory Council Member with Preterm Birth Experience Needed



Open to Provincial Region, online


Opportunity Purpose
We are currently seeking two members for our patient advisory council (PAC). We are looking to involve patients who have had personal experiences of late-preterm deliveries (34-36 weeks gestation) as birthers or co-parents to help bring personal perspective to the development of the tool. We hope the PAC will help us to refine our research tools and language to meet the needs of the patient-provider decision making dynamic.

The Patient Advisory Council will be involved in 3-4 (2h) meetings and 6h of interviewer training to help the team ensure the tools are relevant and clearly understandable. The PAC will also work to train the interviewers to be sensitive to navigating survey questions with a diversity of patients who have had late preterm deliveries.

Age: 18 Years – 50 Years Old

From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.