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Re-imagining Our Healthcare System: A Restorative Approach

Date & Time
October 5, 2022 8:00 pm-10:00 pm CST
Online, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Mary Irwin Theatre 421 Cawston Avenue Kelowna, BC V1Y 6Z1
Event Host
UBCO School of Nursing


Hosted by First Nations Health Authority, Interior Health, and UBC Okanagan’s School of Nursing.

An approach that is truly “restorative” pays attention to the importance of connection and relationship among people, groups, communities and systems. Professor Jennifer Llewellyn describes how a restorative approach to healthcare can transform systems and service delivery and create a shift in values and thinking, strengthening relationships between healthcare providers and the people and communities for whom they provide care.

Such a reimagining of our healthcare systems has implications for how we address and heal from harms, whether caused at the interpersonal level or at systemic and institutional levels. What’s more, a restorative approach may help prevent healthcare harms by building trusting relationships at all levels to ensure inclusive systems and services. It encourages being proactive to prevent harms and promote our well-being rather than being reactive after harms occur.

Join us as Professor Llewellyn shares her perspective and experience researching and using a restorative approach. Following the presentation, we will host a panel of subject matter experts and systems leaders who will engage in conversation to consider the possibility and potential of using a restorative approach in our healthcare system. Moderator, Mark Mathew, will invite Dr. Nel Wieman, Dr. Devin Harris and Allison Kooijman to join Professor Llewellyn onstage for this conversation. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions online.