Reaching over 1200 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.
Meeting of Experts Workshop
Talk is Cheap: Living and Communicating with Aphasia
Thursday, January 29th, 5:00-7:30pm Friedman building, UBC
The workshop is an opportunity for UBC students to learn what life is like with aphasia - a communication disorder that is the result of brain injury, most commonly stroke. Experts with aphasia will present information about their communication challenges and describe their experiences.
This workshop is eligible for 40 Exposure points in the IPE passport.
Patient's Voice 2015 Call for Abstracts!
The conference will look at the progress that has been made since the first 'Where's the Patient's Voice?' conference was held in Vancouver, Canada in 2005.
The conference is about practice, innovation and theory that embed the patient/client/service user voice in health professional education.
It is an opportunity to share examples of how health professional education can be enriched by patient involvement. Read more...
Abstract deadline: April 30, 2015.
Support the Health Mentors Program
The Health Mentors program needs your help to sustain this influential education initiative for Canada’s future health leaders.
Funding is needed to continue this unique educational experience for students from different health disciplines to learn from patients living with a chronic disease or disability.
“Being able to learn so much about someone—their family, the barriers in their environment, how certain words carry different meanings for them—is allowing us to learn on a deeper level.” – Occupational Therapy Student
"If you give of yourself you will receive." says Bill Gibson.
Bill began volunteering with UBC's Health Mentors program in 2012 because it seemed like a good idea - but what he got in return was unexpected.
Inspired by the successful, bright and focused students he mentored, Bill began taking on-line courses from renowned universities, including UBC. "I hadn't expected this. I envied my students' classes and learning. It's led to a better way of thinking about my health and the health of others." says Bill.
Bill also volunteers with Coast Mental Health and leads a weekly meditation group - a highlight of his week. "It is easy to give away time when you get so much for it." says Bill.
Jude Swanson, community educator and author, passed away in January. He was dedicated to ending the stigma of mental illness and will be remembered for his contributions to the UBC Patient & Community Voices workshop series and Allies in Health Fair.
Jude shared his story and life experience with hundreds of UBC health care students and reached many more through his work with the Recovery Narrative Project. He will be missed by many people and programs including the Recovery Narrative Project and UBC Patient & Community Voices program.