Both healthcare providers and patients must participate in the care process to make the system work well. Achieving participation and collaboration from both “sides” requires an adjustment in the mindsets of all involved.
This is the essence of my answer to the third question I was asked when I was interviewed with respect to the development of educational materials for students enrolled in the healthcare faculty at a local university.
When the interviewer asked “What do you think healthcare providers think about including patients in healthcare education?” I answered frankly that everybody needs to take a different tack if we are to achieve success:
How would you have answered?
In a nutshell, I think it’s critical that patients and care partners participate in all aspects of healthcare in Canada – from education to delivery. Click on the questions below to get to the videos with my answers to the other questions:
4) Have you been involved in the education of healthcare providers either formally or informally formally in the classroom or in the community and if so, how are you involved and what we’re your experiences?