These health case studies are open educational resources that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. The image for the textbook cover shows Molecular Borromean rings. This illustration was chosen to depict the interconnectedness of all members of the healthcare team, the patient, and the contexts surrounding the patient on their journey through the healthcare system.
Open educational resources (OER) are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others.” (Hewlett Foundation).
Funding for this project was provided through an OER Grant from the B.C. Open Textbook Project. The B.C. Open Textbook Project began in 2012 with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing student cost through the use of openly licensed textbooks and other OER. The B.C. Open Textbook Project is administered by BCcampus and funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training and the Hewlett Foundation.