When I was invited to contribute to the development of educational materials for students enrolled in the healthcare faculty at a local university in 2019, I jumped at the opportunity.
As part of the project, I was interviewed about my views on including patients and care partners in the education of healthcare providers.
The answer to the first question “Why should we involve patients in healthcare education?” is self evident in my opinion. The short answer is to enable providers to deliver better care. Listen to the two-minute answer in this video:
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 the rest of my answers:
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?