The obvious answer to “what are the benefits of patients, care partners and healthcare providers working together?” is that collaboration produces better care.
What is required for good collaboration between those who care and those who are being cared for ? I believe open minds, curiosity and humility are the cornerstones for creating a good care experience for all concerned.
More in the video below on my answer to the fifth question in the project aimed at developing educational materials for students enrolled in the healthcare faculty at a local university.
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 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?