Patient-Oriented Research Opportunities

Patient-oriented research offers an opportunity to make health research more responsive to the priorities of patients and the health care system.

This page features engagement opportunities in patient-oriented research supported by PVN and the BC SUPPORT Unit. Just choose the ones that interest you and RSVP!

What is Patient-Oriented Research?

Traditionally, patients have mostly been the subjects of health research, or “study participants.” Patient-oriented research is different, as it:

  • Is done in partnership with patients (often as part of the research team!);
  • Answers research questions that matter to patients; and
  • Aims to improve health outcomes and to enhance patients’ experiences by using evidence to inform decisions at all levels in the health care system.

Learn more about patient-oriented research in our Frequently Asked Questions, and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.


Provincial Opportunities

No current opportunities

Fraser Valley & Lower Mainland Region

Patient Partner, Stroke Research Project Working Group

Every minute counts when you’re having a stroke. Understanding the lived experience of you or your loved one who has had a stroke helps improve stroke care, so Simon Fraser University and Fraser Health are inviting two patient partners to co-design their stroke research project.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: March 22, 2019
Interior Region

Member, Patient Engagement Project Advisory Council

Do you want to help co-create meaningful engagement support services? Do you have experience with patient and public engagement in quality improvement and research? Interior Health, together with BC SUPPORT Unit, needs patient partners to be involved in this patient engagement advisory council.

Open to: Patient partners in the Interior region
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Deadline: April 30, 2019
Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities