A Patient Partner is a person who has had a recent experience being a patient (or a family member, friend, or caregiver of a patient) who helps improve services based on patient and family identified needs. Patient Partners partner with staff and research teams to make improvements to help shape health care and health research. Patient Partners become partners in the committee or research project and can be actively engaged in governance, priority setting, developing research questions, and even performing certain parts of the research itself. This type of participation helps to ensure that our work and research being conducted is relevant and valuable to the patients that it affects. Patient partners can also collaborate to summarize or share the results with target audiences (especially other patients) and with policy makers or other decision makers who may apply the results in a health or community setting. (Adapted from CIHR – Patient Engagement.)
The opportunities listed below are seeking Patient Partners to be committee or research team members. Each opportunity outlines the time commitment, supports that will be provided and other key information. Please click to review each opportunity and express your interest if you feel you are a match!
Cardiac ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) in Saskatchewan: An Implementation Effectiveness Study 
Position: Patient Partner
Location: Saskatoon or Virtual via Zoom.
Contact: Anne-Marie Friesen
Close Date: December 31, 2023
A patient participant is a person who has had a recent experience being a patient (or family member of a patient) who takes part in a research study. This could include completing surveys or interviews, taking part in focus groups, or provides data for research projects.
The opportunities posted in this section are for patients and community members to be participants in research projects.
Institutional Non-Participation in Medical Assistance in Dying: Why Non-Participation Policies Persist within Saskatchewan Hospitals and their Impact on Patients and Providers
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Contact name: Jade Anderson
Close Date: September 30, 2023
Towards Integrating Patients as Co-Designers, Implementers & Evaluators of Patient-Oriented Health Care Training Curricula in Saskatchewan
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Contact name: Jade Delisle
Close Date: May 10, 2023
Study on Ovarian Function
Position: Patient Participant
Location: West Winds Primary Care Center (Saskatoon)
Contact name: Nike Bello
Close Date: May 1, 2024
The following external opportunities have been brought to our attention through the patient-oriented research community. Clicking on the links may take you to an external website.
Patients’ Perceptions on Quality of Care and the Socioeconomic Impact of Using Virtual
Care for Office Physician Consultations in Saskatchewan
Position: Patient Participant
Location: Online
Contact name: Paul Acheampong
Close Date: Ongoing
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