Panel Discussion: Understanding & Integrating a Restorative Approach
- Carolyn Canfield – Citizen-Patient & Adjunct Professor | University of BC
- Devin Harris – Council Chair | Health Quality BC
- Heidi Oetter – Registrar | College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC
Regrets were sent by Addie Pryce, Vice President of Aboriginal Partnerships with Interior Health. The BC Restorative Circle and panel members acknowledge the gap created by the lack of Indigenous representation on the panel.
The panel brought together the patient, physician, and executive leadership perspectives to the topic of integrating a Restorative Approach into healthcare. The panel shared their personal and professional experiences of how the health system responds to when harms have occurred, emphasizing the need to bring humanity back into processes that are both dehumanized and dehumanizing.