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Participant, What Matters to You in Measuring Patient Experiences Focus Group

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners across the province

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Indigenous patients and family members are invited to attend a three-hour focus group session to provide patient feedback on how patient experiences are measured in BC. Help us better understand what matters to you, and how you see yourself involved in the patient measurement process! Cultural supports will be available as well as a meal to share.

Open to: Patient partners across the province

Lead Organization or Department

BC Office of Patient-Centred Measurement


To hear from Indigenous patients and family members to help define priorities in patient-centred measurement research in BC. Patients and family members will be asked to share feedback on where and how patients should be involved in the process, as well as what issues and priorities patients feel are most important to them. Participants will be involved in a three-hour focus group to share their experiences, perspectives, and concerns about patient-centred measurement. The focus group is named Patient-Centred Measurement Methods Cluster and will be conducted in partnership with The First Nation Health Authority and the BC SUPPORT Unit (Support for People and Patient Oriented Research and Trials).

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.


  • Self-identifies as First Nations, Inuit, Metis, and/or Indigenous/Aboriginal
  • Visited a health care facility in the past six months, or has been a primary caregiver for a patient who has visited a health facility in the past six months


Number of vacancies: 10 Location, Date, Time and Frequency: The focus group will take place in Vancouver on December 13 from 1300 - 1530 Initiative Format: Focus group. Cultural supports will be available as well as a meal to share. Commitment: One-time


We will be able to reimburse for pre-authorized expenses related to travel to and from the workshop (e.g. transportation, mileage, parking, accommodation, meals).


The Patient-Centred Measurement Methods Cluster aims to advance the science of patient-centred measurement in health care, and is one of seven Methods Clusters supported by the BC SUPPORT Unit. The BC SUPPORT Unit intends to accomplish two aims: improve the health outcomes of people who use healthcare services in Canada, and enhance patients’ health care experiences. Working with the First Nations Health Authority, the PCM Methods Cluster will be holding a focus group session for patients in Vancouver, BC to provide feedback about how to measure patient experiences and what are patient priorities for patient-centred measurement.

Health Care Partner Contact Information

Jacquelyne Foidart
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Thompson Cariboo Kootenays

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