The ED Patient Stories Project, led by St. Paul’s Hospital, highlights the diverse and unique life journeys of people who use substances who have visited emergency departments in BC. Through interviews, patients talked about their upbringing, strengths and weaknesses, goals, and motivations. They also describe positive and negative experiences in emergency departments with the intention of helping us better understand what we are doing well and how we can do better.
Take a look at some of the stories they shared below:
These posters are also available as a downloadable PDF.
This project was completed in partnership with the Peer Navigation service and Indigenous Wellness Liaison team at St. Paul’s Hospital. Thank you to all the participants who graciously shared their stories, and to Glyn Townson, Sandra Chow (VCH PQI program), Dr. Kira Rich, Dr. Andrew Kestler, and Dr. Jessica Jacob for interviewing participants and creating these posters.
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