BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

February 18, 2016 | Print Event Twitter Facebook Email

Quality Café – The Patient Voice as Co-Leader

Patient and health care partner collaboration results in improved patient safety, better health outcomes, reduced health care costs, and better care experiences for patients and care providers. But how do you ensure that patients are equal partners?

Join us to learn from people involved with the Patient Voices Network, who will share the patient and health care partner perspectives. Jason, a patient partner, and Patty, a health care partner, will talk about effective collaboration, and discuss some lessons they have learned working together on the Patient and Family Advisory Committee of the Tertiary Eating Disorders Program. We’ll also hear from Judy and Rick, who collaborate on Interior Health’s Clinical Ethics Committee.

This Quality Cafe will help you develop a more in-depth understanding of what effective collaboration between patient partners and health care partners looks like, and give you the tools and know-how to work together towards improving care.


Jason MacLeod
Patient Partner

Rick Tomson
Patient Partner

Patty Yoon
Program Manager, Mental Health and Urban Health Department
Providence Health Care

Judy Nichol
Regional Practice Leader, Professional Practice Office
Interior Health

Karen Estrin
Engagement Leader, Patient & Public Engagement
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Shannon Sahota
Project Coordinator, Patient & Public Engagement
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Quality Café is a free one-hour lunch and learn series that takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 12:00 PST. Each Café features a new guest and topic related to improving quality of care.

Are you passionate about improving how health care is delivered? Come to Quality Café! We invite all health care professionals, patients, organizations, and educators to join our online conversation.

Click here for more information and recordings of past webinars.