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

Member, Quality Of Life Measurement Working Group For Mandarin-Speaking People With Thyroid Disease

Are you a thyroid patient? Have you taken care of a loved one with a thyroid diagnosis? Do you have an interest in helping to improve the quality of life of patients with thyroid disease who speak Mandarin? We need you!

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley
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Deadline: January 10, 2020

Patient Partner, Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit Nutrition Study

Are you interested in improving how nutrition is provided to patients in Intensive Care Units, and would you like to be part of a research team exploring how many calories certain patients use? If yes, complete the RSVP form to collaborate with our team!

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health communities
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Deadline: January 24, 2020
Interior Region

No current opportunities

Northern Region

No current opportunities

Vancouver Island Region

No current opportunities