Resources for Patient Partners

These resources can help build your skills as a PVN Patient Partner and prepare you to participate in engagement opportunities:

Glossary of Terms
Unfortunately health care features a lot of jargon, acronyms and unfamiliar terms. Unsure of what something means? Maybe it’s in our glossary.

IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation
Learn more about the five different levels of engagement in engagement opportunities according to IAP2, the preeminent international organization advancing the practice of public participation.

Volunteer Agreement Form
Signing the Volunteer Agreement will ensure that you are aware of your rights and responsibilities as a Patient Partner, in respect to volunteer conduct and confidentiality. It is important that all patient partners review and sign the Volunteer Agreement prior to engagement in engagement opportunities.

The RSVP Process: How to “Sell” Your Experience Skills in an Efficient Manner
The RSVP process is a chance for you to showcase yourself to the health care partners, as your responses are the primary tool they use to decide which patient partner will be the best fit for their engagement. Check out some principles to think about as you gear your responses to be short and informative when filling up RSVP forms.

Frequently Asked Questions – PVN Evaluation Process
All the answers to the most common questions about the evaluation surveys we send during and after engagements.

How to Introduce Yourself
Public speaking can be a challenge to many people. If that’s your case, we’ve put together a few guidelines to help you when introducing yourself in an engagement opportunity.

Teleconference Etiquette
The idea of participating in a teleconference for the first time may be a little overwhelming. That’s why we’ve gathered a few tips that you can review before a teleconference.

How to Join WebEx Calls
This guide features helpful info for participating in meetings via your phone or computer.

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