"Today, You are Going to be Flying a Big Jet!" is an abridged version of "We AdVANCE - A Documentary Film on Patient Safety"
Reviews of "We AdVANCE - A Documentary Film on Patient Safety"
Donna is such a brave lady to talk of her experience with such honesty and emotion. She is a true inspiration! To hear her and Vance's story is heart-breaking, but can only help influence clinicians views in the future. So much good will hopefully come from her disclosure. As she says "His death was in vein if no learning comes from it!"
My big concern and regret is that Donna's story is not isolated. There are far too many people with such similar stories to tell. And while we keep hearing comments like 'Doctors know best' there will be ever more stories in the future. There needs to be an entire culture change. We all need to embrace change, change for the better, not just for the sake of it, and not to pay lip-service to it.
I am totally on board with the 'On board' concept! I welcome such a fundamental change in patient's treatment. I am also encouraged to see some influential people prepared to commit to it.
We all want the same thing, patients well-being and improved health. We must all play our part in making this a reality. Good luck with 'On board'! Here's to everyone playing their part in the journey!
Good luck and best wishes!
Andy Henderson BSc(Hons)
Dear Dr. Tavares
My professional and personal experience with patient safety allows me to see clearly what it really takes to transform our patient safety culture into a culture of which we can be proud.
Context is everything - while the capacity to change exists in every individual and every organization it must align with the organizational history, sense of urgency, readiness for change, culture, and degrees of leadership commitment.
Denial is our greatest threat – there is a gap between the patient safety outcomes we see on paper and what patients and providers experience. Silence, unawareness, indifference, and complacency are the greatest enemies of improvement.
It is all about relationships – honest and open relationships between all involved in care, providers, patients and families, together with a culture that supports healthy interactions and is rooted in true values are the sources to achieve excellence.
I commend you and your team in developing We AdVANCE. To me this DVD demonstrates all three mentioned above. This is a legacy not only to Vance and his family, it is also a legacy to all of our members of Patients for Patient Safety Canada.
Yours in patient safety,
Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Patient Safety Institute
Dr. Alexandre Tavares has created a powerful video document entitled We AdVANCE that is a prescription for saving lives. His patient-as-trained-pilot metaphor conveys Dr. Tavares' belief in the power of patient- and parent-centered care. His desire to improve outcomes is grounded in research and fueled by his passion for excellence. Donna's story is a powerful, well-stated emotional appeal for change. Dr. Tavares’ On-Board model presented in We AdVANCE will create a seismic shift in the way professionals and patients think about patient self-advocacy that should have a significant positive impact on patient care. It's hard to imagine a health care professional not engaging in self-reflection after viewing this compelling video.
Jerome Schultz, Ph.D.
Lecturer on Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Author: "Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School, And What We Can Do About It"
1) Today You are Going to be Flying a Big Jet
2) We AdVANCE - A Documentary Film on Patient Safety
The story of We AdVANCE:
3) We AdVANCE - Film Script
4) Essay On Board with Your Treatment
5) Additional videos on Patient Safety:
Dr. Tavares created the On Board Model inspired on what he learned in the books and training from Dale Carnegie / Dale Carnegie Programs, books from Harvard Negotiation Project, books on motivational interviewing and from books and training on cognitive behavioral therapy.