IPFCC Conference

6th International Conference on Patient- and Family-Centered Care

The 6th International Conference on Patient and Family Centered Care was proudly hosted by Providence Health Care August 6-8th 2014.  The international conference offered an opportunity for families, patients and health care staff to find inspiration and support to make patient and family centred care a priority in health care organizations all over the world.  Over 700 people in health care including administrators, health care leaders, physicians, nurses and other staff attended the conference alongside patients and families excited to improve health care delivery.  

Topics covered by speakers, lectures, and posters included research methods and measures to evaluate patient and family centered care, advancing technology to improve communication to patients and families, integrating patient and family voices to health care structures, and changing the concept of families as visitors. The following 11 abstracts were presented by PHC staff, patients, residents and families:

Oral presentations:

Poster presentations:

  • The Family Council: The Effectiveness of a Family Involvement Program in Vancouver Long-Term Care Facilitie
    Project lead: Christopher Whyte
  • Exploring the Factors Associated with the Readmission of Medical Patients at St. Paul’s Hospital
    Project lead: Beena Parappilly
  • Capturing the Care Experience from the Perspective of Family Members and Supporters of Patients Receiving Mental Health or Substance Use Services in British Columbia
    Project lead: Jennifer May
  • Enhancing the Engagement of Resident/Family and Optimizing Communication of the Care Plan to the Resident/Family and the Interdisciplinary Team During Resident Care Conference
    Project lead: Anne Elizabeth Leclerc
  • Validation and Revision of a Canadian Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) to Understand and Improve Emotional Support for Outpatient Cancer Care: Art and/or Science?
    Project lead: Jennifer May
  • Patient Journey Map: An Older Person’s Pain Experience
    Project lead: Elizabeth Loewen
  • Patient Journey Mapping: A Tool to Reduce Unplanned Hospital Readmissions
    Project lead: Moe Baloo