Patient Stories: A True Health Care Partnership

The part of the discussion he initiated was probably the most important one –he asked me ‘what I needed from him to help me.’ The question both amazed and delighted me.

Our patient partner Linda Perkins, from Surrey, has been fighting blindness for the last 20 years. In our latest guest blog post, she tells us her story and the meaningful difference a true partnership in care has made in her health and her life.

Read the full blog post.

New Guide for Patient Partners Attending Events

The Patient Empowerment Network developed a great guide for patients who want to report live from events, with tips on what to do before, during and after the event to expand their reach and enhance their learning experience.

Read the guide.

Patients in the Spotlight at Provincial Symposium

Pain BC is holding its second BC Provincial Paediatric Pain Management Symposium in September, and patients will play a key role. In addition to reduced rates for patients, there will be a free public talk as well as an exhibit where patients will be able to express their experiences of pain through art.

Find out more about the Symposium.

2018 Quality Awards: The Final Tally is In!

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council received a grand total of 61 nominations for their 2018 Quality Awards.

There were more nominations in the “Leadership in Advancing the Patient Voice” category than any other. Thank you to those of you who participated – we’re so glad for this chance to recognize the amazing work patient partners do!

Apply Today for the Quinn Fowlie Scholarship

The Association of Registered Nurses of BC, in partnership with its Patient Advisory Committee, will award the Quinn Fowlie Scholarship to a young patient who has benefited from the support and expert care provided by nurses throughout life.

Learn more about the scholarship.

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