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Interviewee for CARD 3250- Cardiology Technology Student Lab. In Person @ the BCIT Burnaby Campus

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Commitment: One-time

Connection method: In-person

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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The BCIT Cardiology Technology Diploma Program is introducing Cardiology Technology students to their future patients. Provide our future cardiology technologists an opportunity to develop their communication and interview skills. Help students better understand your health experience and perspectives as a cardiac patient from diagnosis to treatment and onto recovery and follow-up. This in person experience on the BCIT Burnaby campus.

Informal meet & greet will be part of the selection process.

Number of vacancies: 2-4
Onboarding: March 1st, 2024
Date of engagement: May 1st, 2024

Leading up to the engagement we provide…
… the learning outcomes and goals for the learning engagement
…an outline of points we’d like the patient partner to share regarding diagnosis, treatment & outcomes.
-We review the learning outcomes with the patient partner to ensure we have the same understanding
-We will ask the patient partner for input on the learning outcomes and make revisions if necessary
-We provide students with a feedback survey (e.g. what did you learn from the patient engagement?)
-We provide the patient partner with anonymous student feedback on the session.

This is an in person engagement, therefore the patient partners selected must be able to travel to the BCIT campus. Travel expenses are not covered. Parking passes are provided.

Date & Time: May 1, 2024 (10am to 12pm)
Time Frame of Engagement: 2-hour interview

No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact [insert health care partner name] to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation

Parking passes + $25/hour honorarium provided.

In addition to student surveys, we could have a face-to-face debrief with the patient partner to evaluate the experience. Review whether the learning outcomes were met. Discover how the patient partner felt about the experience and make adjustments to future engagements based on the feedback.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Willing & comfortable to share health care experiences in a group setting
  • Specific health care experiences [details below]
  • Cardiac patient who has experienced a stress test, Holter monitor, and at least one of the following interventions: angioplasty, CABG (bypass surgery), ablationPlease describe:What interests you about this engagement opportunity?Do you have lived experience of [please provide details]Are you comfortable sharing your experience in front of a group of students?
Patient Partners ARE required to be PVN members to participate in this engagement opportunity.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Leanna Wong Program Assistant, Interprofessional Education| BCIT (604) 431-4925

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Christine Wallsworth

Patient Partner, Vancouver

Christine Wallsworth

Patient and family partners should not be a check box on research proposals! They need to be involved right from the start. I know patient and family partners are doing their part by providing their knowledge to researchers from their lived experience.  It’s a win-win for us to work together through PVN to make sure our input drives improvements.