PFCC - Newsletter
You can learn about Patient and Family Centred Care activities at Alberta Children's Hospital by reading our monthly e-newsletter - Together We're Better. This newsletter will give you insight into Family Centred Care Initiatives, profile our Family Centred Care champions, and keep you up to date on upcoming education opportunities. Archived copies are available on the FCRC website.
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Welcome to the July edition of Together We're Better.
NEW Thanks for Caring Website
Albertans can now say thanks to those people who cared for them or their family members through the Thanks for Caring website.
This new website, thanksforcaring.ca allows posts of gratitude for care or support received from any person working in any role, at any AHS site. Messages can be personalized with various expressions including emojis!
NEW Values: AHS Cares
Last month, Dr. Verna Yiu, AHS President and CEO, unveiled the new AHS values. These values will guide our actions and behaviours as we work to achieve our vision: Healthy Albertans. Healthy Communities. Together.
New Ethics Committee Member
The ACH Ethics Committee is presently recruiting a new volunteer for the role of Parent Representative.
- You have experience as a parent of an ACH patient (inpatient and/or outpatient),
- You have an interest in ethical issues in healthcare, and
- You would like to participate as a working committee member at ACH in:
- ethics consultations
- ethics awareness and education
- enhancing the ethical climate
Please contact Marcel Leffelaar, Chair - ACH Ethics Committee
Deadline is August 2
Family Advisory Council and CAYAC Recruitment Opportunities
The Family Advisory Council and the Child and Youth Advisory Council (CAYAC) are recruiting new members for the fall.
The Family Advisory Council is looking for parents or families of children currently accessing services at ACH. This group meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 7-9 pm to consult with ACH's staff on the work of the hospital.
CAYAC is focusing on recruiting 12-14 year olds who have personal healthcare experience or are a sibling of patient of ACH. This group meets six times a year on Saturdays.
In This IssueThanks for Caring Website
New AHS Values
Ethics Committee Member Wanted
FAC & CAYAC Recruitment Opportunities
Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care Presents…
Collaborating with Patients and Families in Quality Improvement
Learn the key steps necessary to prepare both advisors and staff and obtain practical tools that can be applied in any setting.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
11:00 AM - Noon
Hosted at ACH
Please RSVP your attendance to email@example.com
Teens with Rare Diseases: Helping Them Transition to Adulthood
This webinar starts with a discussion of the rationale and framework for Canada's Rare Disease Strategy presented by the president of the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders. It is paired with a report on the first two years of the pilot Transition Hemoglobinopathies Program presented by Sick Kids UHN Transition Navigator
Wednesday, August 10
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stanford Children's Health/Packard Hospital Presents Summer Webinars
July - Integrating the Patient Safety Agenda into the Work of Patient and Family Advisory Councils
This presentation will discuss strategies to integrate patient safety initiatives into both unit-based and hospital-wide PFAC agendas.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 11:00 AM
August - Enterprise-Wide FCC Hand-Hygiene Initiative
This presentation will describe human-centered design processes used to develop and launch this program.
Thursday, Aug 31, 2016 11:00 AM