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Pain Medication Dosing and Genetics Research Study

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Open to Patient partners from Royal Columbian Hospital, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, New Westminster, BC

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Opportunity Purpose
Our study explores genetic variation in metabolism of pain medication following surgery. We would like to consult patient partners who have experience with surgery and post-operative pain medication. We seek input on patient contact from the point of consent through surgery and post-operative follow-up questionnaire.

What’s Involved
We would like to involve the patient partner in helping to plan to study flow, from initial patient contact, through their surgery, and the follow-up questionnaire. We would ask the partner to attend team Zoom meetings approximately once per month to help plan the study.

Health Categories
Genetic Testing

Age: 18 Years – 70 Years Old

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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.