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Open to Interior Region, Volunteers across the Interior region
Interior Health is developing a Patient Engagement in Research plan, and it’s seeking patients to provide suggestions, needs, ideas, or critiques.
Open to: Volunteers across the Interior region
Lead Organization or DepartmentBC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre Key Contact: Karin Maiwald, Interior Health
AimTo ensure patients’ suggestions, needs, ideas or critiques are reflected in the development of the Patient Engagement in Research plan in Interior Health.
Level of EngagementThis opportunity is at the level of involve on the spectrum of engagement (www.iap2.org). The promise to you is that the health care partner will work with you to ensure that your ideas and concerns are reflected in recommendations and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.
- We encourage patients from diverse ages, gender, region/community, health conditions, experiences with research and research-related activities, skills and expertise to consider participation.
- Preference for volunteers who worked with an academic, have been involved in strategic planning work, health care improvement work within Interior Health.
- Open to volunteers across the entire spectrum of health-problems and/or disabilities across the whole Interior region.
- Patients should have previously attended a PVN orientation session. If you have not attended an orientation but are interested, please contact the supporting Engagement Leader directly to see if accommodations may be possible.
- We are looking for approximately 10-12 PVN Volunteers. Additional volunteers may be included if there is much interest and time permits.
- This is a one-time event – the telephone/teleconference individual conversations are scheduled to take place in October and November 2016. Various meeting dates will be offered to the participants, allowing flexibility and preference.
- Conversations will be approximately 45 minutes long but can be shorter/longer (maximum one hour). Note: conversations will be recorded, if the participant agrees, to ensure we capture what is being said and can go back to key pieces in conversations. The participant can stop the conversation at any time.
ReimbursementWe do not expect any expenses to occur as a result of these conversations.
- Patient-oriented research is defined as research that engages patients as partners and focuses on patient-identified priorities with the goals of improving patient experiences, health outcomes and the health system.
- The BC SUPPORT Unit is a multi-partner organization created to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout BC. The Unit is one of several SUPPORT Units established across the country as part of Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) led by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Regional centres will be the first point of contact for stakeholders located outside of the Vancouver region.
- According to CIHR, “Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research (SPOR) is about ensuring that the right patient receives the right intervention at the right time” (CIHR 2015). The objective of SPOR is to foster person-centred evidence-informed health care by bringing innovative diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the point of care, so as to ensure greater quality, accountability, and accessibility of care.
- BC SUPPORT Unit regional centres, corresponding with regional health authorities and their affiliated universities, will provide a key integration function, ensuring that patient-oriented research is conducted and research evidence is used to improve patient experience and outcomes – and that patients are engaged in these efforts.
- The BC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre is one of the regional centres.
Health Care Partner Contact Information
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Kootenays & Boundary