http://t.co/YoNrQL5Pfm | Researcher searches for global views of nurses' end-of-life care for patients | "We rely on the patients' VOICE"
iPANEL Thinking Outside the Box Meeting - hosted by VIHA on May 7, 2013
A big THANK YOU to all the nurses and other health care professionals who attended our meeting on May 7, 2013. Special thanks to iPANEL Affiliates: Lorna Ross, Dawn Dompierre, and Carolyn Wilkinson for all your help with planning this event. The discussion and feedback by the participants was outstanding. It is always a privilege as a research team to share our findings with nurses who are working on the front lines. Here are what some participants had to say:
"I enjoyed the group discussion and found support from colleagues about things I have experienced - there were some people around the table with wonderful ideas. "
"Workshops like this one really demonstrate how research can directly affect practice"
"Very comfortable and open atmosphere for meaningful discussions"
The purpose of these meetings is to engage front line nurses in discussions around iPANEL research findings and how these can be integrated into their nursing practice. These are interactive sessions with the engagement of iPANEL Co-investigators and Health Authority Affiliates.
Look for our next hosted Thinking outside the box meeting in Northern Health - Fall of 2013.
New British Columbia End-of-Life Action Plan Announced by the BC Ministry of Health
With their slogan "Families First" the BC Ministry of Health has just announced in March that there will be millions of dollars funnelled into BC's end-of-life care health services. While this naturally includes a large contribution to hospice funding - it was encouraging to see a boost in funds towards other end-of-life care as well.
A Provincial Centre for Excellence in End-of-Life Care is to be established in the lower mainland. iPANEL Co-Lead Investigator and Director of End-of-Life Care at Fraser Health Authority, Carolyn Tayler, is expected to take a key role in the development of this centre. The centre will focus on accelerating innovation and best practice in quality care for people with life-limiting illnesses. Using research, education, information management, policy and clinical care - the knowledge and tools generated will be shared with health-care professionals and anyone who is interested throughout British Columbia, Canada and worldwide.