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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
Smartphones are fast becoming an important tool in being healthy. A team at the UBC Faculty of Medicine are seeking two patient partners to share their health care experience as they develop an app that provides individualized health recommendations based on a patient’s health background.
Open to: Patient partners in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley
Lead Organization or DepartmentUniversity of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine
AimTo develop a health companion app that will provide personalized health recommendations by mapping an individual’s unique health background onto existing guidelines for prevention options. Patient partners would provide input, from design to development, through 1 on 1 interviews, focus groups, workshops and ad hoc in person/telephone meetings.
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 Lower Mainland & Fraser Valley area
- Commitment: Seven months to a year, 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? This knowledge translation initiative is pioneered as part of a UBC Faculty of Medicine residency scholarship project. Who else will be involved? Our team comprises a diverse pool of resident physicians, clinical researchers, and multi-media/app developers. Any background materials relevant to the initiative (e.g. Terms of Reference) This figure illustrates how we imagine the development process and patient engagement will take place.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
If you have additional questions about this volunteer opportunity, please contact:
Rableen Nagra, MA
Patient Engagement Specialist, Fraser Centre – BC Support Unit