Summaries and interviews capture ideas, plans for action from three stakeholder dialogues
November 15, 2011 - Summaries of deliberations at three recent stakeholder dialogues convened by the McMaster Health Forum are now available to the public through the Forum’s website.
The recently posted products include issue briefs that informed the discussions and presented options for addressing challenges, as well as summaries of the dialogues and video interviews with participants.
Two of the dialogues held in the summer concerned advanced practice nursing, specifically how the ability of these professionals to contribute to the breadth and quality of healthcare is net being adequately utilized. One dialogue examined the need to better integrate the role of nurse practitioners in the provision of primary healthcare, and the other looked at the role of both nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists in acute care settings.
A stakeholder dialogue held in October brought together top-level representatives from Hamilton’s anchor institutions in health, education and social services to examine the impact of poverty on health, and the need to develop collaborative, action-oriented approaches to address poverty concentration in Hamilton.
While stakeholder dialogues are off-the-record discussions, the documents that inform the dialogue as well as the products summarizing the event are made available on the Forum’s website, to encourage broader, informed dialogue and debate about a specific health issue, and generate action by those who will be inspired by reviewing the dialogue outputs.