The Department of Family Practice’s Primary Care Innovation Support Unit (ISU) was launched in 2018, thanks to the Faculty of Medicine’s Strategic Investment Fund. The goal of the ISU is to collaborate with groups in B.C. who are creating primary care innovations. Much of the unit’s work in its first 10 months has been to […] Read More
Congratulations to Pippa Hawley on the publication of an important book written for patients, their family, friends and caregivers, including health professionals. This book can be read after “bad news” has been broken about a life-threatening illness, and the possibility of dying has been raised. “Lap of Honour: a no fear guide to living well […] Read More
The health of indigenous women recovering from the trauma of partner violence improves when the healing process integrates elder-led circles and other cultural elements, finds new research from the University of British Columbia and Western University. The study tested the efficacy of a unique program, called Reclaiming our Spirits, that focused on nurses working with […] Read More
After doing a routine check of the patient’s vitals, first-year UBC medical student Arielle Roberts sat down with a Canadian Armed Forces member to learn more about his medical history. It’s a conversation she’ll never forget. “We talked for an hour-and-a-half, discussing his experiences and health challenges,” she recalls. “It was unlike any patient interview […] Read More
Despite public perception that patients may be unnecessarily packing emergency department waiting rooms, a new study initiated by Providence’s Department of Family Medicine had some surprising findings. . Read More
Welcome to the Department of Family Practice
The Department of Family Practice educates students, physicians, and midwives to be
effective providers of patient-centered care in the context of family and community.