Media Advisory - CPSI to host launch of Canadian Disclosure Guidelines

    CALGARY, March 12 /CNW/ - The Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
and the Disclosure Working Group invite members of the media and public to the
launch of the Canadian Disclosure Guidelines:

    WHEN:     Tuesday, March 18, 2007
              11:00-11:30 a.m. - announcement & general q and a's for media
              11:30-11:50 a.m. - individual media interviews

    WHERE:    Ballroom B, InterContinental Toronto Centre
              225 Front Street West, Toronto, ON

    WHAT:     Release of national guidelines to assist and support healthcare
              providers in the disclosure of adverse events to patients and
              their families.

     -  Philip Hassen, Chief Executive Officer, CPSI
     -  Brent Windwick, QC, Chair, Disclosure Working Group
     -  Katharina Kovacs Burns, PhD, Member, Patients for Patient Safety
     -  Carolyn Hoffman, RN MN, Patient Care Director, Critical Care, Royal
        Alexandria Hospital, Edmonton
     -  Ward Flemons, MD FRCPC FACP, Vice President, QSHI/Calgary Health
        Region, Patient Concerns Officer

    About the Guidelines:
    Created through nearly two years of extensive effort and collaboration by
a number of experts from key national organizations representing physicians,
nurses, pharmacists, healthcare providers, patients and others, the Canadian
Disclosure Guidelines are intended to assist and support healthcare providers,
inter-professional teams, organizations and regulators in developing and
implementing disclosure policies, practices and training methods. They
represent a commitment to the patient's right to be informed if they are
involved in an adverse event, by promoting a clear and consistent approach to
disclosure, emphasizing inter-professional teamwork and supporting learning
from adverse events.

For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Jim Durham, Director
Communications, Cell (780) 862-8127, Toll-Free 1-866-421-6933; Kelly Bowman,
Communications Officer, Cell (780) 288-3847, Toll-Free 1-866-421-6933; For
further information on CPSI, visit

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