Featured Projects

Workshop Facilitation

Invited to host this workshop at the Centre for Health System Policy Research’s annual conference for healthcare leaders, researchers, and policy makers to introduce a series of theoretical concepts and instructed short activities that encourage new ways of approaching collaboration in their practice.

Walsh, M. (2023). Minding the collaborative gap: Learning to approach collaboration differently. Centre for Health System Policy Research 2023 – 35th Annual Health Policy Conference. University of British Columbia.  

Strategic and Annual Planning

Worked with the Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice (CIRD)’s Board and then staff to update the organization’s vision, values, areas of focus, framework for their five-year Strategic Plan, and an annual plan to begin to operationalize their purpose.

Walsh, M. (2022). Central interior rural division board five-year strategic plan. Central Interior Rural Division. Little Shuswap, BC. (Strategic plan).

Walsh, M. (2022). Central interior rural division staff annual plan. Central Interior Rural Division. Kamloops, BC. (Annual plan and decision-making framework). 

 

Service Plan Development

Facilitated a series of workshops with the Collaborative Services Committee (CSC) to review service data, needs assessments, decision points, and vision for healthcare services in their region. Based on the outcome of these sessions I drafted the Primary Care Network service plan for the region and presented to the CSC for their ongoing revisions and stewardship. 

Walsh, M. (2022). Thompson collaborative services committee primary care network service plan. Month long series of working groups, engagement with stakeholders, and full day retreat cumulating to the region’s Primary Care Network service plan. Thompson Collaborative Services Committee. Kamloops, BC. (Primary care network service plan).

 

 

Facilitation

Co-facilitated a series of deliverable dialogue sessions with multiple healthcare providers, organizations, and community partners. Topics ranged across the continuum of care. Sessions were held over a four-month period to help increase engagement and inform integrated health service planning for the region.

Oelke, N., Walsh, M., Liessel, S., Todd, M., Eden, R., & Breen, S. (2019). Integrated health service planning deliberative dialogue series (2019). Series topics included: maternity, long-term care, older adults, cancer, trans care, palliative, urgent care/access, surgical, population health, public health. Thompson Collaborative Services Committee. Kamloops (Community planning and engagement framework).

 

Creative Writing

Wrote this book over a period of many years as a personal project to support my own journey through grief.

Walsh, M. (2016) Always with you. Losing her mother to breast cancer: one daughter’s transition from death to life, childhood to adulthood, daughter to mother. How she healed herself one rock at a time.

 

Co-creating with Community

Worked with multiple community partners, a cross-organizational project team, inputs from over 200 older adults, and ministry direction to develop a co-created vision for integrating services for older adults in the region over a 12-month period.

Walsh, M. & Waters, M. (2015). It takes a community. Repositioning care for older adults. Thompson Local Action Team. Kamloops, BC. Ministry of Health, Victoria, BC.

 

Selected Publications

Research

Walsh, M. (2023). Mind the collaborative gap: Learning through the construction of boundaries, boundary objects and assemblages. University of British Columbia.

 

Walsh, M. (2023). Creating workplace community through boundary construction: A reflective practice. 2023 Annual Conference – Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

 

Walsh, M. (2022). The co-production of collaboration: Learning through boundaries. 12th International Researching Work & Learning Conference Proceedings. University of Toronto.

 

Walsh, M. (2022). The co-production of collaboration: Tracing assemblages across primary care workplaces. 2022 Annual Conference – Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education Proceedings. Brock University.

 

Cuthbert, R., Walsh, M. Nelly, O., & Lissel, S. (2020). Building bridges: Deliberative dialogue and the foundation of primary care planning. Integrating the Medical Landscape: A Thompson Region Division of Family Practice White Paper Series. Kamloops, BC.

 

Cuthbert, R., Walsh, M., McGarvey, E., Jensen, N., Goropse, R., Styles, J. & Gibson, R. (2019). From towers to tributaries: The thompson medical alliance. Integrating the Medical Landscape: A Thompson Region Division of Family Practice White Paper Series. Kamloops, BC.

 

Parker, B., Walsh, M., Breen, S. Styles, J., Goropse, R. & Nahdi, S. (2018). Early findings on collaboration to foster family practice networks: A case study from thompson region division of family practice.  General Practice Services Committee, Vancouver, BC. (A provincial evaluation of Patient Medical Homes in BC).

 

McGarvey, E. & Walsh, M. (2018). Patient journey mapping for a women’s health clinic. Thompson Region Division of Family Practice and Royal Inland Hospital Physician Association. Kamloops, BC.

 

Walsh, M. (2017). Practice makes perfect. Global Flipchart. International Association of Facilitation.

 

Walsh, M. (2016). Applying facilitative leadership as a mindset: Three simple views. Global Flipchart. International Association of Facilitation.

 

Walsh, M. (2016). Partners in care: Endocrinology telehealth. Shared Care Steering Committee, Victoria, BC. (Final Report).

 

Walsh, M. & Becotte, L. (2016). GP for me – community Integrated health services information and access. General Practice Services Committee, Vancouver, BC. (Final Report).

 

Walsh, M. (2016). Physician information for Kamloops child and youth mental health crisis response: A collaborative approach between the ministry for children and family development, interior health, aboriginal child and youth mental health services, community partners and family physicians. Thompson Local Action Team. Kamloops, BC (Resource tool).

 

Davey, A. MacBeth, L. & Walsh, M. (2016). How to start an integrated case management session. Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Provincial Collaborative. Shared Care Steering Committee, Victoria, BC. (Resource Tool).

 

Walsh, M. (2015). Transitions in care: Polypharmacy risk-reduction. Shared Care Steering Committee, Victoria, BC. (Final Report).

 

Walsh, M. (2015). Transitions in care: Communication and information exchange for the frail elderly from acute to community. Shared Care Steering Committee, Victoria, BC. (Final Report).

 

Walsh, M. (2023). Creating workplace community through boundary construction: A reflective practice. 2023 Annual Conference – Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

 

Walsh, M. (2022). The co-production of collaboration: Learning through boundaries. 12th International Researching Work & Learning Conference. University of Toronto.

 

Walsh, M. (2022). Co-producing collaboration across primary care workplaces. Canadian Student Health Research Forum. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg.

 

Walsh, M. (2022). The co-production of collaboration: Tracing assemblages across primary care workplaces. 2022 Annual Conference – Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Brock University.

 

Walsh, M. (2022). Co-producing collaboration across primary care workplaces. University of British Columbia Okanagan 2022 – Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference. Kelowna, BC.

 

Walsh, M. & Watt, R. (2021). Fostering a high-quality health system. Quality Forum. BC Patients Safety & Quality Council. Vancouver, BC.

 

Walsh, M. (2021). The co-production of collaboration: Learning through boundary construction. University of British Columbia Okanagan 2021 – Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference. Kelowna, BC.

 

Walsh, M. (2021). The co-production of collaboration: Learning through boundary construction. Moving Forward: Navigating Education in the Time of Transition, Concordia University’s 2021 Graduate Symposium in the Department of Education, Montreal, QC.

 

Walsh, M. (2020). Informally learning collaboration in the workplace through a sociomaterial lens: A comparative case study of institutional factors within primary healthcare workplace. University of British Columbia Okanagan 2020 – Interdisciplinary Student Health Conference. Kelowna, BC.

 

Walsh, M. & Lissel, S. (2020). Approaching transformation through integration: Integrated health service planning. Quality Forum. BC Patients Safety & Quality Council. Vancouver, BC.

 

Walsh, M. & Thibault, C. (2017). Healthcare project management: A collaborative approach. Okanagan Project Management Speaker Series. Kamloops, BC.

 

Walsh, M. (2017). Kamloops youth health hub community dialogue.  Framework for community planning. Kamloops, BC.

 

Sigalet, P. & Walsh, M. (2015). Access and continuity of care for older adults Shared Care Steering Committee, Victoria BC.