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BC Children’s Hospital has developed an innovative face-to-face patient/provider engagement tool called Patient’s View to help solicit feedback about quality and safety from the perspective of patients and families. Studies show that patients and families have a...Read More
The Mental Health programs at BC Children’s Hospital are committed to understanding and improving the patient and family experience. We developed in-house surveys to capture the nuances of the patient/family’s care experience in our inpatient and outpatient settings....Read More
Problem:In BC, rates of reportable sexually transmitted infections (STI) continue to rise but uptake of STI and HIV testing is below recommended levels. Barriers to testing include concerns about privacy and disclosing sexual behaviors and discomfort with health...Read More
Luther Court is a campus of care located in Victoria, BC. It has 60 complex care beds, 58 assisted and independent living apartments an adult day centre for those living in the community and a wellness centre. Faced with various staffing issues, changes staffing...Read More
This project uses a model of improvement developed by University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre’s Patient and Family Centred Care Program (www.pfcc.org). A key component of this program is called “Shadowing”. This is a process where health...Read More
This is an innovative training program of the Vancouver Health Authority to assist family physicians in caring for patients with mental health conditions. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and interpersonal skills training are evidence-based treatments for depression...Read More
Physicians, nurses, social workers, and other front-line health care providers are routinely called upon to assess patients’ risk for violent behaviour in hospital as well as in community-based settings. In this capacity, they are required to make decisions and...Read More
Hot weather has had significant impacts on mortality in British Columbia. Following an unprecedented 7-day episode of hot weather in 2009, with 120 deaths over the numbers expected in Metro Vancouver, the BC Centre for Disease Control began to track daily mortality as...Read More
“Reduced Dosing Schedules for Gardasil® Vaccination for Grade 6 girls” in British Columbia is a recent study led by researchers at the BC Centre for Disease Control, the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia, and the BC...Read More
Over the years, the strong and continually growing partnership between the University of Northern British Columbia and Northern Health has supported clinicians, researchers, educators, community members, and health services administrators in working together more...Read More
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Health Standards Organization (HSO) and its affiliate, Accreditation Canada, have been identifying and publishing Leading Practices in the Leading Practices Library for over 15 years. A Leading Practice is a practice carried out by a health and/or social service organization that has demonstrated a positive change, is people centred, safe and efficient. The Leading Practices Library is a knowledge sharing resource of innovative practices that have been identified through a rigorous evaluation process, and shared with the public, policy makers and organizations who are seeking ways to improve the quality of health services for all. Practices that are recognized as Leading Practices are published in the Leading Practices Library and also be advertised through HSO outreach events such as seminars, conferences, education materials; accrediting bodies affiliated with HSO etc.
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