October is Patient- and Family-Centred Care Month!

October is a very special time of the year, when health care organizations around the world celebrate patient- and family-centred care month! We’ll be posting a series of blog articles and special content about strengthening connections, building relationships and making health care more person-centred.

To kick off the celebration, our engagement leader Jami Brown wrote a blog post about how patients, caregivers, families and health care providers can work together to create a healthy environment of patient- and family-centred care.

Read the blog post

Learn More about Patient- and Family-Centred Care

In addition to regularly posting articles and information on patient- and family-centred care on Twitter and Facebook, we also have plenty of related resources on our website. You may especially like Understanding Patient- and Family-Centred Care, which features a framework created by the BC Ministry of Health and checklists of questions that health care professionals can use to explore their attitudes about patient and family involvement.

Read the guide or check out all our resources.

PVN Remembers Gerry Johnson

It is with the utmost respect and admiration that we salute the legacy and life of our patient partner Gerry Johnson. Gerry passed away in July and will be missed immensely by his family, friends and everyone whose spirit has been touched by his kindness and helpfulness.

Learn about Gerry’s work with PVN.

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