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Research Partner, E-Learning for Caregivers of Older Adults with Hip Fracture

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Open to Provincial Region, Patient partners in Vancouver area

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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 develop an education (e-learning) program for caregivers of older adults.

Open to: Patient partners in Vancouver area

Lead Organization or Department

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM), University of British Columbia


We aim to test the feasibility and acceptability of an e-learning program for caregivers of older adults with hip fracture. Course materials have already been developed and tested in an in-person learning environment. We wish to see if these materials can be successfully adapted for on-demand delivery using technology. A project plan has been developed; however, as a member of the research team, you will work alongside the researchers to continuously evaluate and ensure that what was planned is working and to shape the direction of the research as it unfolds.

Level of Engagement

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


  • Experience as someone who has taken or developed an e-learning course
  • Interest in technology
  • Experience with being a caregiver, preferred but not necessary
  • Access to the internet with sufficient bandwidth for video conferencing
  • Ability to exchange information using email and word processing software
  • Candidates should have previously attended a PVN orientation and completed the Volunteer Agreement.


  • Number of vacancies: 2-3
  • Regular video- or teleconference meetings lasting 1 hour will be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, approximately every 4-6 weeks. It is not expected that all members attend all meetings. Some pre-reading before meetings may be necessary.
  • There will be one short (1 hour) in-person meeting to meet the research team.
  • Commitment: 6-8 months starting in September 2018


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 international partners from Spain, Germany and Australia on the development of an educational program for caregivers of people who have experienced hip fracture. Materials that are available in 7 languages have been developed and a toolkit called Fresh Start is available on-line. The current project will examine whether these materials can be delivered successfully via e-learning. 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

Primary Contact:

Larry Mroz

Patient Engagement Coordinator, BC SUPPORT Unit


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