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.
Individuals with lived experience across a range of health issues are stepping forward to share their perspectives with those leading health care design, delivery, and research. This process takes many names and forms but is generally known in Canada as “patient engagement”.
In the 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 putting the patient voice to use for the benefit of all British Columbians.
We hope you enjoy this issue, and we welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.