Two papers headed by researchers of the Faculty of Health Sciences about engaging patients in research are featured in a special supplement of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) issued today.
The special section highlights the benefits, challenges, experiences of patient-oriented research, particularly the experience of the 17 IMPACT projects funded by the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit (OSSU).
One paper, led by Rebecca Ganann, assistant professor of the School of Nursing, is about involving patients in research which aims to improve the hospital to home transitions for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and depressive symptoms.
The second paper is about patient engagement in research related to surgical care and treatment for hip fracture. First author of the paper is Michael McGillion, associate professor of the School of Nursing, who was also a co-author of the section's introduction.