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Advocating for Yourself and Others

The Declaration package consists of 4 documents:

Declaration of Patient and Family Engagement in Patient Safety

Learn to be Safe – Patient Safety Videos

These are five short videos with important patient safety messages. Click on each title below to view or order a DVD with all the videos.

It’s Safe to Ask encourages patients and families to request the information they need in order to become active participants in their care. It includes easy-to-read materials for patients, as well as information kits for healthcare providers and organizations. Materials are available in 15 languages.

Health literacy is the ability to access, understand, evaluate, and communicate information needed to make healthcare decisions. Approximately 60% of adult Manitobans have low levels of health literacy. It’s Safe to Ask is intended to help improve people's health literacy.

It's Safe to Ask

The healthcare system is complex. It can be scary to some people. Everyone has a role to play in the safety of patients. The S.A.F.E. Toolkit has information, tips and resources that can help people learn to be more involved in their healthcare. It consists of key patient safety topics in summary and full version formats, and a Leader’s Guide for health care providers and community leaders.

S.A.F.E. Toolkit DVD Series is a series of animated videos based on topics in the S.A.F.E. Toolkit. These videos supplement the written material.

S.A.F.E. (Self Advocacy For Everyone) Toolkit

My Patient Advocate Agreement

The agreement is for people who wish to appoint a person(s) to speak up and act on their behalf.

Fillable form:  > English    > French

My Patient Advocate Agreement promotional poster

The Guide:

• defines “critical incident” and provides examples

• explains what healthcare organizations will do if a critical incident happens

• explains what patients and families can expect to happen if a critical incident happens

A Guide to a Critical Incident and Disclosure:

Information for Patients and Families