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We also have a Facebook group which serves as a safe space created for patients and health care partners to network, get to know and support each other, share experiences, and exchange ideas on how we can work together to improve BC’s health care system. If you aren’t already a PVN Friend or Patient Partner, sign up here.
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In order to ensure that all members in the group are respected and able to interact safely and enjoyably online, we’ve created some Community Guidelines. Please read the guidelines before you join the group. Do you have questions? Please contact us.
We’re constantly on the lookout for resources created by other organizations that may be helpful for our patient and health care partners. Do you have a resource that should be listed below? Send us a note.
Patient-focused sessions from Quality Forum 2016
- Empowering Patients to Be Active in Their Care (3 Rapid Fire Presentations)
- Nothing About Me Without Me (3 Rapid Fire Presentations)
- Patient Perspectives on Engaging Patients
Patient-Driven Change for an Improved Health and Care System
Presentation from the NHS Transformathon, January 28 2016.
In the past, improvement efforts were typically led by health care leaders and professionals, who were familiar with the service provided but were not “experts by experience”. As health and care systems strive for person-centred care, it’s important for not only a change in care delivery, but also a change in how change and transformation is achieved. In order to create person-centred care, service users and families need to be regarded as true partners in care and in redesign.
This session introduced members of the Patient Voices Network in British Columbia, Canada where patients are being engaged to co-design innovative approaches. Patient partners from the network discussed the vital role of the patient in leading transformation in the system, and shared stories to illustrate the significant changes that are possible.