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Patient Partner Interviews to Address Equity and Access in Perinatal Research (During Pregnancy and After Childbirth)

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Opportunity Purpose
Perinatal patient partners from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups may face barriers preventing research participation. Our recruitment and engagement strategy hopes to identify and address such barriers to improve diversity and inclusivity in maternal health research. Feedback from patient partners about their lived experiences will help guide our engagement strategy and how we conduct equitable patient oriented research.

Participation in this research opportunity would involve either an interview (in person or over zoom) or participation in a focus group. The interviews/focus groups would be semi-structured with some set questions but with time and opportunity to speak about your own lived experience and suggestions on how to improve diversity.

Age: 10 Years – 60 Years Old

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.