Continuing on from an earlier post, below are some additional advisor-related topics that have been suggested for this year’s Quality Summit 2017.
- Diversity and Healthcare – This could include such things as gender, sexual orientation, culture, ethnicity, age, disability etc. Diversity is a topic that applies to all populations, regardless of whether one is a patient, member of the community, healthcare provider, advisor, or healthcare professional.
- Disparity and Healthcare – Socioeconomic status, poverty, accessibility and health/well-being.
- Volunteer Burnout – What is volunteer burnout? What causes volunteer burnout? How can it be prevented?
- What is the ideal healthcare system as seen from leadership, management, frontline staff, patient/family advisors. What are the frustrations and barriers associated with realizing this ideal?
- What is an effective partnership for patient/family advisors and AHS staff?
- Why does storytelling matter and how could it help in connecting with the person before the patient? Empathy vs. apathy.
- Drawing from patient/family advisors across Canada, what are their frustrations, hopes, dreams and lessons learned with respect to their advisor role?
- What are some advisory opportunities and innovative ideas and programs from Alberta and beyond?
- What does meaningful involvement mean to patient/family advisors?
“[T]he meaningful involvement of patient and family advisors with healthcare, (where meaningful means for everyone involved – the advisors, front-line providers, research, operations, senior mgmt, etc.)”
- “To what extent are patient and family advisors meaningfully involved with healthcare?” (where ‘meaningful = having a serious, important or useful quality or purpose’ … and reference to meaningful means for all stakeholders involved – the advisors themselves, front-line providers, research, operations, senior mgmt, etc.)”