Patient Engagement

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Lead: Erin Michalak

Patient Engagement can be understood as meaningful and active collaboration in governance, priority setting, conducting research, and in summarizing, sharing, and putting the knowledge gained into action (i.e., knowledge translation).

It is important to note the term ‘patient,’ as applied here, is overarching and inclusive, referring to people with lived or personal experience of health conditions or issues, the people who support them, such as family members, friends and informal caregivers, and the communities from which they belong.

In this video, Stirling Bryan and Erin Michalak discuss the Methods Clusters, and how this Cluster identified its key priorities.

 

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Consulting with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners, this Cluster:

  • identified 4 priorities to focus on
    • the key priority “advancing and embracing diversity” is shared by all projects
  • funded 4 projects to address them

Consulting with researchers, policy makers, and practitioners, this Cluster:

Browse the priorities and projects below, or use the interactive diagram to the right.

Browse the priorities and projects below.

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Erin Michalak

Lead
Erin Michalak

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Erin Michalak

Lead
Erin Michalak

Latest Updates

Call for Health Researchers!

The Tapestry-Tool based project, “Methods for Supporting Diverse Patient Engagement in a Diverse World,” is now open to participation!

We are currently looking for health researchers currently living in British Columbia. Trainees from master levels on, and health professional students are also welcome to participate.

Methods Section Blog

One of our projects, focusing on Diversity in Patient Engagement and led by Erin Michalak, has published two blog posts featuring their work.

In the first blog, learn more about this project in an interactive video format:

In the second blog, consider: how do you know you’re truly ready to engage with diverse populations, like LGBTQ2S+ people?