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The Burden of Substance Use During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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Opportunity Purpose
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone in different ways. It has led to separation and isolation from those that are closest to us, including our support networks. The patient partner perspective will add to our understanding of how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted individuals struggling with substance use.

What’s Involved
During the initial stages, the patient partner will be involved in reviewing our grant application and providing feedback, as they are comfortable. If we are successful in our grant application, the patient partner will be involved in helping us understand how the data we collect relates to the lived experience. This will involve providing insight on what data to collect and what the significance of the results are.

Peace Arch Hospital, White Rock, BC

Health Categories
Bipolar Disorder
Mood Disorders
Other Mental Health
Other COVID-19
Prescription Drug Use
Other Substance Use

Age: 18 Years – 70 Years Old
Experience with substance use

From Our Community

Laura Klein

Clinical Practice Consultant in Fraser Health

Laura Klein

Seeking the patient perspective doesn’t have to be complicated; it simply entails a commitment to ask and listen. Patient advisors not only bring a valuable perspective but also share original ideas and unique skills. Including the patient and family perspective changes the conversation and aligns the team’s focus towards common goals.