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Lay Research Panel Member, E-Learning for Caregivers of Older Adults with Hip Fracture

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

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Caregivers need help too! Use your personal experience with using technology and/or caregiving as a member of a University of British Columbia research team working to test an online education (e-learning) program for care of older adults with hip fractures.

Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley

Lead Organization or Department

University of British Columbia, Centre for Hip Health & Mobility


We would like to test the feasibility and acceptability for an online education program for caregivers of older adults with hip fracture. This e-Learning course has been developed in partnership with patients, and has been critiqued by many researchers and clinicians. We are inviting patient partners to join an informal Lay Researchers Panel to contribute to our project adapting the e-Learning Course for different communities and languages. We are also in the process of applying for grant funding and would like feedback and guidance from caregivers.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of collaborate on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will work together with you to formulate solutions and incorporate your advice and recommendations into the decisions to the maximum extent possible.


If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.


Vacancies: 2 Partners will be invited to a training session, and then at least three one-hour meetings over 12-24 months. It is not expected that participants attend all sessions. Sessions will be held at a University of British Columbia location with dates/times to be determined. Some pre-reading might be required before meetings. Meetings will be in-person and/or online. We can also communicate via telephone, online (Adobe Connect) or in person, depending on a person’s preferences and resources.


Out-of-pocket expenses to attend meetings will be reimbursed according to the policies of the University of British Columbia.


Researchers at the UBC Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) have been working with an international group from Spain, Germany and Australia on the development of an online educational program for caregivers of people who have experienced hip fracture. Materials are available in seven languages have been developed and a “Fresh Start” toolkit is available on-line. The current project will examine how these materials can be adapted to be delivered successfully via e-learning in different languages and for different communities. The lead researcher here in BC is Dr. Maureen Ashe and you can learn more about her research interests here.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Larry Mroz
Research Navigator & Patient Engagement Coordinator

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