New issue of “Spark” will look at health from the patient perspective

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Across the world, there is a growing movement that sees patients not simply as participants in treatment or study but as valued partners in quality improvement.

Hundreds of individuals in BC are stepping forward to volunteer their time and their personal stories to help health researchers, care providers, and decision-makers better understand patient needs. The process by which these perspectives are shared takes many names – and forms – but is generally known in Canada as “patient engagement”.

In the upcoming fourth issue of Spark, we attempt to demystify patient engagement by looking at some of the ways researchers, care providers, and even funding agencies are helping to put the patient voice to use for the benefit of all British Columbians.

The new issue will be sent to subscribers next week and posted to MSFHR's website. If you are not on our mailing list, subscribe to receive MSFHR publications including Spark and Connections.

Read previous issues of Spark