Get Ready for Your #WMTY17 Conversation!

“What Matters to You?” Day is taking place Tuesday and we couldn’t be more excited about all the teams gearing up for action. We’re so glad to see how patients and health care partners in Canada and around the world are using WMTYD to put the patient voice at the centre of care.

If you haven’t joined us yet, there’s still time to share your story and download digital resources, such as the Getting Started Kit and Sharing Sheets. And if you’re preparing for a conversation about what matters in the care you provide or receive on June 6, you can also download and print this Patient Tip Sheet for some starting points to reflect on what matters to you.

Patient Tip Sheet

Bring the tip sheet to your appointment if you’re a patient or caregiver. If you're a health care provider, share it with patients to encourage and support them in sharing what matters. And on Tuesday, find out what's taking place for “What Matters to You?” Day in BC and around the world, and join the conversation, by using the hashtag #WMTY17.

"What Matters to You When You are the Patient?"

As part of our activities for “What Matters to You?” Day, we asked PVN members that very question!

How a Trip to the Emergency Department Helped a Patient Learn What Matters

How a Trip to the Emergency Department Helped One of Our Engagement Leaders Learn What Matters

"As a patient I suddenly realized what mattered to me. Even though the doctors thought they had communicated clearly, I did not understand what they meant. Loosen it was not enough information." Read more.

What Matters to You Day

See What Matters to Our Oversight & Advisory Committee Members

"Kindness during every health care encounter, regardless of who is involved and how brief or lasting the interaction is." Read more.

Fort St. John Proclaims June 6
"What Matters to You?" Day

The mayor of Fort St. John, Lori Ackerman, has proclaimed June 6, 2017 to be “What Matters to You?” Day. This is a wonderful recognition of the power of asking what matters.

On June 6, three different stations will be set up at the Fort St. John Hospital. Volunteers from the hospital foundation and a local life insurance company, a coach from the Northern Health Specialist Services Committee, and several PVN Patient Partners will all be on hand to share information and engage patients and family members in conversations about what matters to them. Information collected from patients and families will be themed by Northern Health and used to improve patient care for the people of Fort St. John.

The effort to have the day proclaimed in the city was spearheaded by our patient partner Edwina Nearhood. We’re really thankful for her work on making this day such a momentous occasion in Fort St. John, and look forward to hearing about the day's events.

Come Learn & Chat About Patient Engagement!

Continuing our series of networking coffee events, we invite you to join us on June 14 in Vancouver to meet with a very special guest: 

Carol will lead a conversation about the practice of patient engagement across Canada, specifically asking patient partners about their experiences, the challenges they've faced, and a discussion on how the Foundation can support leaders, providers, and patients to advance patient engagement for quality and system redesign.

The Networking Coffee will take place at the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council's office in Vancouver. Learn more about the event and RSVP.

Download the Engaging Patients in Patient Safety Guide

We’re proud to partner with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute and patients and experts from across Canada to develop and launch the new Engaging Patients in Patient Safety – A Canadian Guide!

The resource offers useful guidance and tools to engage for safer care, and was developed by patients and experts leading patient engagement. It can be used in all health care settings, bringing together the best evidence and leading practices on patient engagement.

Download the guide.

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