Open to Provincial Region
Lived experience of COPD in rural BC?
Asthma, COPD, Rural Health, Other Older Adults
Access to spirometry, a test used to diagnose COPD, is the key element in starting a patient on their journey to receiving quality integrated care, and supporting their health and quality of life. We want to work with patient partners who have lived experience of having COPD and of the health care system in BC, particularly in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, in our work to support communities to have better access to spirometry.
Patient partners will meet with the study team virtually. Patient partners will help to prepare a grant application for study funding. This will include helping to develop the study plan, including the study questions. Patient partners will help review study documents, with support from the study team. If the grant is awarded, patient partners will be invited to ongoing meetings to plan better care.
Age: 18 Years – 99 Years Old