International Patient and Family Centred Care Conference #6

Providence Health Care – Shared Care Partners for Patients Like every other health service Providence are looking at an ageing demographic that is threatening to overload their health care system and this has prompted health care funders to understand that there is a need to have activated, engaged patients. Supporting people to self-manage is certainly one way to deal with the…

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International and Patient Centred Care Conference #5

From Partners in Care to Partners in Research –Sue Sheridan, Director of Patient Engagement at PCORI I have been following the development of PCORI from afar. PCORI is the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. What intrigued me was that here was  a body focused on supporting consumer priorities for research and had a core criteria of involving consumers as partners in the development of the…

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International Patient and Family Centred Care Conference #3

Using an E-Council – St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN Three people were on the panel: Debbie Higgins parent Chair of Advisory Council, Audrey Davis Past Chair of Family Advisory Council and Alicia Huettel Family Centred Care Co-ordiantor Pioneering research for children with Cancer and other catastrophic diseases There are currently 2,500 active patients…

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Nurse Endoscopy

In June I attended the Victorian Health Care Quality Association showcase on award winning innovative practice. My previous report is on the HCCA blog. The innovation showcase was an event put on by the Victorian Healthcare Quality Association, the Centre of Research Excellence in Patient Safety, the Victorian Department of Health and the Australasian Association…

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Job Vacancy

Project Officer Health Infrastructure Program (SCHADS Community Worker Level 5) Do you care about the quality and safety of health services? Are you interested in planning and project management? Can you work independently and use your initiative? Are you resourceful and like a challenge? We are looking for someone to  join our staff team working…

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