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Compensation-Related Barriers and Facilitators to Patient Engagement in Canadian Academic Health Research

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Open to National Region

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Patient Partners who have been involved in academic health research as a patient research partner are invited to take part in a research study to find out what works and what doesn’t with regards to compensation.

The research team is from Horizon Health Network (HHN), Maritime SPOR Support Unit (MSSU), and the University of New Brunswick – Centre for Research and Integrated Care (CRIC).

Canadians (19+) who hold one or more of the following perspectives are encouraged to take part in a virtual focus group or interview:
– Gender diverse individual
– Indigenous (First Nation, Métis, Inuit),
– Person facing housing insecurity or homelessness,
– LGBTQIA+ community member,
– Newcomer to Canada within the past 5 years,
– Individual who identifies as Two-Spirit,
– Individual living in low income,
– Member of a racialized group
– Person with a disability
– Woman
– An additional equity-deserving group as defined by you.

Contact Sam to participate: or (506) 566-2728

Please let us know if you require any accommodations to participate.

Honorarium: $25 gift card


 This study has been reviewed by the research ethics boards at the University of New Brunswick (File# 2023-037) and Horizon Health Network (File# 2023-3217)

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Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.