This study will be carried out in four provinces in Canada including British Columbia (BC), Alberta (AB), Ontario (ON), and Quebec (QC). The goal of the research is to study provincial and regional policy documents that support integration in health services through teams,where two or more providers work together in the community to care for the health and wellbeing of patients living with two or more chronic health conditions. These teams are called primary health care teams. We will also study if and how patients and caregivers are involved in building and applying policies related to these teams. The results will provide us with important data on primary health care teams to improve integrated health services.
We would like to invite you to take part in an interview to obtain the views of patients and caregivers. We would like to understand how you are involved or not in policy building and applying policies for primary health care teams, if you wish to be involved and how you wish to be involved. We are looking for 10 interview participants with varied locations of where they live, age, chronic conditions, and ethnicity. You can participate, if you:
- Are a patient living in BC, AB, ON or QC
- Are 19 years and over
- Have two or more chronic health conditions
- See two or more health care providers in the community that work together in a team
- Are a caregiver (significant other, family member, friend) that lives in BC, AB, ON, or QC and provides care for a patient as described above living in these provinces
Note: You must be fluent in English or French; that is, you must be able to understand and communicate (speak and/or write) in English or French. If you do not understand or speak English or French, you can have a caregiver translate for you at the interview.
The interview will take about 45-60 minutes to complete. A copy of the consent form is attached with more information about the interview.
If you are interested in participating or receiving more information on the study, please contact:
Research Assistant, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia, Okanagan