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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities
Traumatic injury is something that we do not plan for. You never know when you will be faced with such an injury and a potential long road to recovery. Are you one of the thousands of patients and/or families that have received or had loved one receive care with Abbotsford Regional Hospital or Royal Columbian Hospital’s Trauma Services? If so, Fraser Health Trauma Network is seeking two patient partners to help determine priorities for research and injury prevention activities.
Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities
Lead Organization or DepartmentFraser Health (FH) Trauma Network
AimThe objective of this working group is to set priorities for future research projects and injury prevention activities within the Fraser Health Trauma Network. Patient partners will provide feedback, utilizing their lived patient or family member experience in the trauma program, to develop and decide on priorities for research and program activities.
Level of EngagementThis 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.
EligibilityIf 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
- Date/time: To be determined with patient partners
- Location: Via telephone and in-person, in the Surrey/ New Westminster area
- Commitment: One week to 6 months: 2-3 hours a month
ReimbursementOut of pocket expenses (mileage, transit fares, parking) will be reimbursed. In addition, compensation will be discussed with the patient partner on an individual basis.
BackgroundWhy has this opportunity come about? Getting involved in patient-oriented research is part of BC’s Provincial and FH’s institutional strategic priorities. We want to expand our research team to include patient partners so that we can set priorities for future research projects that will be meaningful to the population we serve.
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- How will patient partner input be used?
Engagement Leader Contact Information
Rableen Nagra, MA
Patient Engagement Specialist, Fraser Centre – BC Support Unit