Never underestimate the influence of sharing a patient’s experience with health care teams. Lelainia Lloyd didn’t know what to expect when she joined the Medical Imaging Advisory Council of BC as a patient partner.
“There were a lot of [doctors] and I don’t think they really knew what they wanted from a patient partner,” she said.
The council used Lelainia’s patient experience feedback with medical imaging to help drive conversations about what’s important for excellent, person- and family-centred care.
“Lelainia’s input has been invaluable to our council,” said Monty Martin, Chief of Diagnostic Radiology at BC Cancer and one of the council’s co-chairs. “Having a patient partner on our committee is not just symbolic but is a force for good.”
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