Member, BC Renal Peritoneal Dialysis Committee

Overview

The BC Renal Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Committee works to enhance and foster excellence in the delivery of peritoneal dialysis throughout BC. It involves developing and implementing strategies to optimize a common, person-centred and cost-effective approach to PD care across the province. Committee membership includes patient partners, clinical, and administrative leaders from provincial and regional health authorities and BC Renal. Members work together by sharing their perspectives to enhance strategic planning and ensure quality PD care. Patient partners are integral committee members for working together with kidney health professionals to better quality of life in patients receiving PD treatment and their family caregivers.

Level of engagement: Collaborate: BC Renal will work together with all members in decision making, developing alternatives and solutions, and include your recommendations into each decision as much as possible.

Commitment: 

  • Three meetings a year: Two meetings are 1.5 hours each via tele- or web-conference from 3:30 – 5:00 pm. One meeting is usually in-person (full day) during typical work day hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Term membership will be for three years with possibility of extension.

Compensation: Expenses for travel and accommodation, if needed, will be reimbursed.

RSVP questions:

Please respond to the following questions by email (patientengagement@bcrenal.ca) or phone (604-875-7340):

  1. Why are you interested in being on this committee?
  2. What skills and expertise would you bring to this committee?
  3. Which renal program are/ were you or your family member in (i.e., Fraser Health, Interior Health, Island Health, Northern Health, Providence Health Care, or Vancouver Coastal Health)?

Eligibility

  • Person (patients or family caregivers) who are currently receiving PD treatment in BC
  • Experience working and sharing perspectives with diverse groups of people
  • A strong interest in partnering and working together with health professionals to improve the quality of life of people living with chronic kidney disease
  • We are hoping to recruit diverse voices and welcome patient partners of various ages, genders, kidney disease experiences, and cultural backgrounds from across the province.

Type of Participation

Patient Partnership

Diagnosis

Chronic Kidney Disease

Treatment

Peritoneal Dialysis

Topic

Quality of Life

Location

British Columbia

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