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An App to Enhance Postpartum Health

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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Opportunity Purpose
Every month, there are approximately 3,600 births across British Columbia. There is currently no streamlined mechanism for patient education and monitoring during the postpartum period. Through interviews and focus groups, we plan to work with mothers and health professionals to co-develop a patient-centred mobile application to facilitate education and self-monitoring.

What’s Involved
We are looking for a patient partner who underwent Cesarean delivery within the past year to guide us throughout the research study to ensure that the project would be relevant to patients. We are looking for input particularly in terms of study design, App content, engagement and recruitment strategies, and knowledge dissemination.

Health Categories
Postpartum Care
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy and Childbirth

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From Our Community

Derek Koch

Spiritual Health Practitioner and Patient- and Family-Centred Care Lead — Kelowna General Hospital

Derek Koch

The bottom line is because we’re caring for patients. People who know best are those who are receiving the care so it makes logical sense that we would consult with them about their experiences. By connecting with PVN we have been able to educate our teams about the value of patient partners and how important their perspective is in our services.