Reaching over 1400 people in the community and university, this newsletter promotes patient and community involvement in health professional education at UBC.
Call for Nominations!
Do you know a patient / community member who has made a difference to student learning at UBC?
Named after long-time community educator, R. Paul Kerston, this award was established in 2014 to honour outstanding patients and community educators who have expanded student learning beyond traditional professional boundaries. Read more...
Nomination deadline: March 31st
Award(s) announced: June
Editorial on 'Where's the Patient's Voice' published
Dr. Jill Thistlethwaite published an Editorial on the 'Where's the Patient's Voice' conference in the January issue International Journal of Practice-based Learning in Health and Social Care Vol. 3 No 2 201, pages ii-iv.
The article highlights the progress made since the first conference 10 years ago. Read more...
1) Call for Access Challenges:
Have you encountered a barrier or access issue or have ideas for an accessibly challenge for the competition? A wheelchair that can cross sand? A method to vote from home? We would love to hear your ideas! Select challenge(s) will be presented at the competition.
Email your challenge by Feb 12th to: email@example.com 2) Compete in the Challenge:
Register to take part in an interactive evening of innovation, design, and talks from leading experts. Competing groups will be given an access challenge and present their solutions
to a panel of experts.
The winning team will be awarded with the 2016 Rick Hansen Access Innovation Award and an opportunity to further develop their solution.
Need to enhance your interpersonal skills and expand your knowledge of community and public health issues for our aging population? Are you seeking hands on experience supporting the wellness goals of a person in need in the community for your career development?
What: Health Mentors Symposium 2016 When: April 26, 2016, 5:30-7:30pm Where: UBC Life Sciences Centre
Purpose: Health Mentors program participants will share what they have learned about chronic disease self-management and health care team work.
The Health Mentors Program is a innovative 16-month interprofessional learning initiative at UBC that began in 2011. It is designed to better prepare future health professionals to provide high quality care appropriate for an ageing population, with an emphasis on chronic disease, interprofessional teamwork, and working in partnership with patients and families.
Students from different health disciplines learn together from and with a mentor (patient/client), who has a chronic condition or disability, and is an expert in their life. About 200 students from 9 different disciplines take part each year.