You will participate on teams, working groups, committees, task forces, and panels as an equal member, fully engaged throughout the process of developing, implementing and evaluating policies and programs where patient and family advice and perspectives are needed.
Your participation may be one-time or ad hoc participation, or ongoing participation.
- Casual consultation on developing a new - or changing the existing - policies and programs that may potentially affect patients and families (consultation can be in the form of meetings or phone conversations);
- Occasional participation in meetings where perspectives of patients and families are needed for decision making (e.g. senior leadership meetings, branch meetings, etc.);
- Participation in focus groups and surveys;
- Development and review of audiovisual or written materials (e.g. brochures and pamphlets developed to provide information to patients and families or public); and
- Sharing personal stories at meetings, conferences, and events.
These are some areas where you could be involved:
- Hospital care and emergency care;
- Cancer care;
- Nursing homes and personal care homes;
- Home care and community care;
- End-of-life care;
- Health promotion and prevention of illnesses;
- Primary health care (clinics);
- Mental health and addictions; and