Your insights and suggestions are being sought as a means of improving Alberta’s Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) website. By perusing the website and completing a short survey, you will be helping to ensure that the information provided is applicable, accessible and easy to understand. Please see below for additional details.
The provincial Palliative and End-of-Life Care (PEOLC) website has been available to all Albertans since May 2015. This provincial online resource allows Albertans and health care providers convenient access to trusted, evidence-based palliative and end-of-life care information that supports and enhances quality of life and quality of care. Creation of this website was one of the recommendations that came out of the PEOLC Alberta Provincial Framework (2014) and was supported by the Provincial Palliative and End-of-Life Care Innovations Steering Committee (PPAL/ EOL ISC). Implementing an evaluation plan for this website is a deliverable on the provincial PEOLC timelines and planning document for the 2017/18 fiscal year. We have developed an online feedback survey as part of the provincial PEOLC website evaluation plan.
We want to hear, for example, did you find information you were looking for, is the website easy to navigate, did you notice any gaps in the content? Actions requested:
The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and its key partners, Choosing Wisely Canada and the Canadian Cancer Action Network, are dedicated to supporting family doctors in providing the best possible care to their patients and communities. Their goal is to help patients feel comfortable asking questions and having conversations with their family doctor, making the clinical office environment a ‘safe zone’.
Related to this, are questions such as:
1. What does a ‘safe zone’ mean to you?
2. What is important to you in your interactions with your family doctor?
To assist in the creation of a “safe zone” for all, you are invited to participate in the College of Family Physicians of Canada survey. Please note that the survey closes on Monday, August 21st, 2017.
A small group of patient/famiy advisors and Alberta Health Services staff have been working to create an app that could easily capture data regarding the patient/family experience at the end of a clinic/hospital visit. This app would allow programs/areas to obtain information about the patient’s/family’s experience immediately after the care was received. All feedback, including Ideas and suggestions of how the program/area could be more patient and family centred, would be provided anonymously. Having this information readily available would allow managers and healthcare teams to make improvements in the care provided by their program/area.
A prototype of this app has been developed, which will be tested in two clinics. However, before doing so, your assistance is being sought via the completion of a short survey relating to the prototype. If you could take a few minutes to complete this survey, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help! Please note that the survey is NOT limited to family/patient advisors.
What are you doing on Wednesday, July 26th,2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.? Will you be in or near Calgary? If so, the Emergency Strategic Clinical Network is looking for individuals to provide input, feedback and suggestions on a document they are creating about Iron Deficiency Anemia. You need not be an advisor nor a person who suffers from this ailment to participate in this focus-group discussion. Click here to see attachment below for further information.
Do you live in Alberta? Would you like to see improvement in Alberta’s healthcare system?
If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health is looking for you. In particular, IMAGINE is seeking 25 Albertans to participate in a province-wide conversation that will focus on improving Alberta’s primary health care system. Deadline for applications is June 19th. Click here to find out more.
Today, Tuesday, June 6th, is the day for you to ask and answer the following question. “What Matters to You?”
Join in the discussion on Twitter, using the hashtag #wmty17 and on the public blog found at https://t.co/sLz6U3P5nL
Recently, Sandra Jansen, MLA from Calgary North West, proposed a private member’s bill. This bill, if passed, would see the creation of an Advocate for Persons with Disabilities. The Advocate would report to and advise the Minister of Community and Social Services and be mandated to:
identify and study issues of concern to persons with disabilities;
review programs and policies affecting persons with disabilities;
participate in processes in which decisions are made about persons with disabilities;
promote the rights, interests and well-being of person with disabilities through public education;
provide information and advice to the Government with respect to any matter relating to the rights, interests and well-being of person with disabilities; and
assist individuals who are having difficulty accessing services for persons with disabilities and related programs, including directing them to an appropriate resource, person or organization that may be able to assist them.”
Click here to read more about the proposed bill and provide your response.
***Thanks to Sandi, a member of the Pts4Chg community, for bringing this to our attention.***
If you answered “Yes” to the above questions, the Diabetes Obesity Nutrition Strategic Clinical Network would like to hear about your experience. To find out more, visit their website or contact them at DiabetesObesityNutrition.SCN@ahs.ca.