Foundations for a Restorative Approach: Health Care Harm and Wellbeing
About this Course
This course addresses the impact of harm on health and well-being. In British Columbia, health care organizations recognize the need to explore a restorative and relational approach, essential for ongoing transformation.
The course delves into this principle-based method, grounded in relational principles, fostering healing and well-being. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding, analyzing systemic patterns affecting harm and well-being. Through active engagement, participants will apply the restorative approach to identify opportunities, analyze issues, and design principle-based strategies tailored to their context.
This course is vital for health care professionals seeking transformative solutions, aligning with evolving priorities and contributing to the reimagining and enhancement of health care systems. With a dynamic curriculum and practical application, this course is a strategic investment in the professional development of health care leaders committed to positive change.
Intentionally crafted to foster robust collaboration and cross-pollination, this transformative course addresses some of the challenges experienced in current healthcare systems.
Tailored for health care providers, administrators, managers, patients, diversity and inclusion practitioners, and policy makers, it ensures an immersive and enriching experience grounded in relational principles.
By integrating diverse actors across the health care ecosystem, participants are empowered to cultivate meaningful connections and contribute to the reimagining and enhancement of health care systems.
Course Structure and Delivery
The course employs a blended approach, incorporating both asynchronous and synchronous elements to cater to diverse learning preferences.
- Self-Paced Modules: Participants engage with instructional content at their own pace for the week.
- Readings: Relevant materials for in-depth understanding.
- Reflective Exercises: Opportunities for individual and group reflections.
- Interactive Webinars: Real-time sessions for discussions, clarifications, and engagement.
- Case Discussions: Collaborative exploration of practical applications.
- Collaborative Projects: Group activities to promote real-time interaction.
Participants will be assessed through a multifaceted approach, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the course content.
- Assignments: Reflections, mapping exercises, and mapping for a restorative response.
- Group Work: Collaborative projects, such as building restorative organizing templates.
- Final Assignment: Participants will showcase their understanding by developing an illustrative plan that demonstrates the application of the restorative approach within a specific context.
- Discussion Boards: Active participation and sharing insights on course topics.
- March 20: Access to the online learning platform opens, with an asynchronous module (5-6 hours) to be completed before April 3.
- April 3: First online, synchronous class is hosted on Zoom.
- May 29: Last online, synchronous class is hosted on Zoom.
- June 19: Final assignment is due.
|DATE & TIME
March 20, 2024
|Health Care as Relational
March 27, 2024
April 3, 2024
|Why Health Care? Why now?
April 10, 2024
|The Principles of a Restorative Approach
April 17, 2024
|Responding Restoratively to Harm
April 24, 2024
|Harm in Health Care
May 1, 2024
|Human-Centered vs. System-Centered
May 8, 2024
|Charting the Structure
May 15, 2024
|Building Restorative Organizations
May 22, 2024
|Developing Restorative Processes and Policies at and across the System Level
May 29, 2024
|What Does Success Look Like?
Learners who successfully complete Foundations for a Restorative Approach: Health Care Harm and Wellbeing course will receive:
- a UBC Okanagan Non-credit Letter of Proficiency
Two $500 scholarships are available and will be applied to the participants’ tuition. Eligibility criteria include:
- Individuals from or working with priority populations
- Patient advocates
- Not receiving financial support from their organization
- Not receiving other financial support
To apply for the funding, applicants must apply by writing a paragraph outlining their interest and eligibility in the application.
Please note that the deadline for applicants interested in applying for a scholarship is February 28. Ensure your submission is completed by this date to be considered for the funding opportunity.
A short admission process will be used. We will ask applicants to answer the following two questions:
- What inspired your interest in a restorative approach in health care?
- How do you envision integrating this knowledge into your role or practice?
Strategic group composition will be considered, prioritizing individuals who can collaboratively work towards promoting positive change. While there are no strict admission criteria, successful applicants are expected to possess:
Knowledge of the Health Care System:
- A foundational understanding of the health care system from various perspectives is highly desirable.
- Familiarity with the dynamics, challenges, and intricacies of health care operations will be beneficial.
Collaborative and Strategic Orientation:
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in groups and a strategic mindset for enacting change.
- Willingness to engage in collaborative efforts aimed at transforming the health care system positively.
Desire to Understand a Restorative Worldview:
- An expressed interest in comprehending and embracing a restorative worldview.
- Willingness to explore and apply restorative principles to impact transformation within the health care system.
Commitment to Change:
- Individuals who are committed to driving change and improvement within the health care sector.
- A proactive mindset towards addressing systemic challenges and fostering a positive impact.
This course aims to bring together individuals with diverse perspectives and experiences, fostering a dynamic, relational and collaborative learning environment.
All materials required for this course will be provided within UBCO’s Canvas Catalog.
- Access to a computer with a recent operating system and web browser
- High-speed internet connection
- Document Creation and Editing Tools (e.g., Microsoft Office, Google Workspace) for assignments, presentations, and collaborative projects.
- Headset and webcam (recommended)
Allison Kooijman is a PhD student at UBC Okanagan and a Graduate Fellow of the Restorative Lab, Dalhousie University. She intricately weaves her nursing background into an exploration of the profound impact of relationships in healthcare—both healing and challenging, drawing from her lived experience as a patient harmed in the healthcare system. Ali’s research unveils the transformative potential of a restorative approach, delving into the complex connections within human and systemic relationships. Guided by a commitment to positive change, Ali, navigates the relational fabric of health care, placing ‘people’—with their stories, experiences, and well-being—at the heart of the journey.
Last updated: 2024-02-08 01:20