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Improving Equity in Health Care Through Hospital Safety Monitoring Systems in Canada

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Deadline: Apply by

Commitment: Short-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to National Region, Provincial Region, Patient partners across BC

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The overarching goal of our research is to integrate equity in incident reporting and patient complaints systems in Canadian hospitals. Incident reporting and patient complaints systems are structured hospital processes for reporting, analyzing and addressing adverse events and patient concerns and contributing factors. However, these systems are not currently designed to attend to equity considerations such as the ways that ethnicity, language, and disability affect patient safety.

Role and responsibilities: As a Patient Advisory Committee member, you will be a collaborator on this project, alongside the research team and expert panel. You will ensure that patient/public voices are heard and embedded throughout the project stages of design, implementation, and dissemination. In particular, you will serve as a consultant to research activities that include a literature review, interviews with healthcare providers and patient/public members, a national survey and developing recommendations. We anticipate the Patient Advisory Committee having approximately 8 members.



Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of Collaborate on the IAP2 Spectrum of Public Participation.


  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Comfortable using technology to attend online/virtual meetings
  • An interest in improving health care services
  • The time to participate in the engagement opportunity
  • Individuals who have diverse lived experience of equity-related hospital harm in Canada and/or who have been involved with incident reporting and/or patient complaint about care in Canadian hospitals. Previous experience on a Research Patient Advisory Committee would be an asset but is not required.
Patient Partners ARE NOT required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Allison Kooijman Principal Investigator, Faculty of Health and Social Development | UBC (250) 307-9200


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