Dr. John Pawlovich, UBC Rural Health Chair and a leading advocate of creating innovative, tech-driven solutions to some of the most vexing health & wellness challenges facing rural, remote, and First Nations British Columbians, describes some breakthrough applications in this informative video.
This report features three rural hospice and palliative care model programs and successful rural projects in the U.S. that can serve as a source of ideas, and provide lessons others have learned for practitioners and rural community-based organizations in British Columbia, and elsewhere in rural Canada. Project ENABLE (Educate, Nurture, Advise, Before Life Ends) Continue reading
Palliative care is one of many areas of pressing rural need. In this PBS video, we’re introduced to a video conferencing approach being tested in rural northern California that holds significant promise for providing ongoing care for patients who choose to face serious medical and emotional issues as they approach end of life. Continue reading
The Auditor General’s report on BC’s Emergency Health Service indicates rural services need to be improved, as highlighted in this article by Betsy Kline originally published in the Castlegar News. B.C. Auditor General Carol Bellringer released a report this week on the BC Emergency Health Service, confirming what many people in rural B.C. already Continue reading
Rural healthcare — access to excellent medical care on a timely basis — is a challenging issue for many rural British Columbians. The BC Rural Centre invited Dr. David Snadden, Doctors of BC’s UBC Chair in Rural Health, to lead a conversation on issues and innovations on British Columbia’s rural healthcare front. From a BC Continue reading
From Telehealth to CODI Dr. John Pawlovich, a family physician living in Abbotsford, BC, has a thriving practice in Takla Landing, a rural and remote aboriginal community located approximately 400 km north of Prince George. Like many physicians providing rural and remote healthcare, he flies or drives by 4X4 into Takla Landing once a month Continue reading
CODI — which stands for Critical Outreach & Diagnostic Intervention — allows rural physicians to instantly reach out to specialists, who are able to provide support and guidance, instantly. This made-in-rural-BC iOS app is in the field across rural BC. If your local healthcare provider isn’t aware of CODI, be sure to share this video! Continue reading
Healthcare — access to adequate health services — is an ongoing problem across rural BC. The challenge for one community to recruit new physicians could have a drastic effect on the emergency room hours for residents. The village of New Denver in southeastern B.C., along the shore of Slocan Lake, was going to change its Continue reading