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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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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.