PE-8: Five Point Checklist When Planning for Patient Engagement

#PEmeans meaningful change. I am a researcher and a nurse.

Oftentimes, I’m asked by health researchers for a simple checklist they can review in the initial stages of planning for patient, informal caregiver and/or public engagement of their project. I’ve pulled together five key nuggets of advice, based on some of my… Continue Reading

PE-7: How Do I Find People to Involve in my Health Research?

Where are all the patient partners?

First, a recap: In one of our previous posts, we talked about the importance of identifying who you want to involve in your research project by asking the following questions: “Who is affected differently by this health issue?” – Think… Continue Reading

PE-6: What Influences Someone’s Motivation to Get Involved in Health Research?

#PEmeans doing the right thing for me & my health team. Power Patient!

First, a note: For brevity’s sake, any reference to “patients and the public” is meant to include people with lived experience of a health issue, communities, informal caregivers, families and friends. It makes sense that health researchers would have personal, economic… Continue Reading

Alternative Facts about Knowledge Translation

Alternative Facts About KT

Senior advisor to the President, Kellyanne Conway, introduced the press to ‘alternative facts‘ over the weekend. Twitter (and the media) had a field day. Inspired by the new meme, we felt compelled to gather #AlternativeFacts that we sometimes hear or read about in Knowledge… Continue Reading

PE-4: Are You Ready for Patient Engagement? Assessing Expectations

#PEmeans transparency (I'm a student)

Oftentimes I find health researchers have the best intentions when it comes to public and patient engagement. They see the value of having the experiential knowledge of patients, informal caregivers and communities inform their research, but aren’t quite sure where… Continue Reading