The Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Checklist

The POR Checklist will be a user-friendly resource that is evidence-based and grounded in the literature, with the function of supporting researchers wanting to learn more about how to enact a patient-oriented approach to their research. 

This 2019 summer student project involves:

  1. Performing a brief literature review of the published and grey lit
  2. Meeting with the BC SUPPORT Unit’s patient engagement coordinators and lead, and other key informants, to collect their ideas and feedback
  3. Reviewing the BC SUPPORT Unit’s POR Pathways document
  4. Drafting a concise draft document with an appended reference list
  5. Discussing the draft with the provincial Patient Council
  6. Finalizing the document

The Tool will then be promoted via our website, newsletter, social media and regional centres for uptake by interested health researchers.

The project will be completed by BC SUPPORT Unit summer student Alex Kent. Alex is a PhD student at Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Faculty of Health Sciences and currently holds a CIHR Doctoral Award. Alex completed her BA in Health and Community Services and Master of Public Health at the University of Victoria (UVic). Alex’s passion for patient-oriented research primarily stems from her work in the area of decolonizing/ anti-colonial health research. She has received advanced research training in Indigenous-led community-driven research through the Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement (CIRCLE), including mentorship from esteemed Indigenous scholars Dr. Charlotte Loppie and Dr. Jeff Reading. Her training is complemented by hands-on experience conducting research in partnership with Indigenous communities, health authorities and public health stakeholders.

Alex’s current research interests include health systems transformation, health governance, health equity, cultural safety, implementation research, decolonizing approaches and scholarship of teaching and learning. Her dissertation will employ implementation science theories and frameworks to explore the uptake and implementation of cultural safety training and anti-racism education in Master of Public Health curricula in BC.

It is anticipated that the POR Checklist will be available by the end of September 2019. Check back on this page for details as they develop!

Update Aug 9/19:

Alex Kent, has met with 2 key informants at Providence Health Care, and is now doing data extraction and themeing of the articles she's identified. She will have the full text review completed next week and a first draft available the first week in September to share with others for input and feedback.