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Because your voice matters.

Predicting Problems after Bowel Surgery



Open to Provincial Region


Opportunity Purpose
We would like to involve patients to create a tool to predict when medical problems may happen after bowel surgery (colectomy), to help guide patient education and self-monitoring.

What’s Involved
We would like to hear about how the tool would be most helpful to patients: what information would patients want, how to present the information?

Health Categories
Heart Attack
Other Blood, Heart, Circulation
Colorectal Cancer
Crohn’s Disease
Ulcerative Colitis

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From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.