Maureen Leahey, RN, PhD, has been appointed to the newly created Patient, Family, and Public Advisory Council for the Nova Scotia Health Authority in Canada. This provincial council advises senior leaders, healthcare providers, staff, and physicians on policies, practices, planning and delivery of patient and family centered care. The initial focus of this 12 member volunteer Council will be to offer input on health services planning.
This is an exciting step for the Nova Scotia Health Authority to ensure patients, families, and communities are meaningful partners of the organization and that their perspectives are heard and reflected in decision making. Dr. Leahey is the co-author of the Calgary Family Assessment and Intervention Models and her seasoned wisdom about how to be helpful to families will help make family nursing more visible at the provincial level of government in Canada. For more information contact IFNA member, Maureen Leahey.