"It was an opportunity to practice using our hearts and minds and to experience Aboriginal culture firsthand." says 1st year medical student Grace Chan who attended the Natural Changes for girls.
After four days of learning traditional teachings and practices, students took part in a blanketing ceremony in the Charlie Longhouse at Sts’ailes (Chehalis). Read more...
Funding awarded to study the history of patients-as-educators in Canada
UBC researcher Dr. Angela Towle has been awarded a grant from the Associated Medical Services (AMS) to study the history of patients-as-educators in Canadian medical education.
Using document analysis and key informant interviews, the study will provide an historical account of patients-as-educators in Canada since the 1960s.
A summary of lessons to be learned from the historical development of patients-as-educators in Canada and also implications for future policy and practice will be distributed to educational leaders in each medical school.
Home Health volunteers needed
The VCH Home Health Outreach program is looking for volunteers to provide in-home social and emotional support to adult and senior clients who are socially isolated.
Volunteers who interested in a career in community healthcare and want experience working with adults and older adults are an asset. Build on your interpersonal skills, gain valuable experience and make a difference in someone’s life today! Read more...