Engaging patients is critical to our understanding of the issues that are most important for those living day-to-day with a specific condition. We are seeking appropriate volunteers to serve as Patient Partners in Research, to work alongside our Researchers and staff. You may be an ideal Patient Partner candidate and we encourage you to apply if you have experience living with a cardiac condition.

Engaging patients is critical to our understanding of the issues that are most important for those living day-to-day with a specific condition. We are seeking appropriate volunteers to serve as Patient Partners in Research, to work alongside our Researchers and staff.

You may be an ideal Patient Partner candidate and we encourage you to apply if you have experience living with a cardiac condition and have the following characteristics:

  • An interest in positive change
  • Time to contribute
  • Good listening skills
  • Respect for others’ views, even when they don’t match your own beliefs
  • Able to provide feedback in a constructive manner
  • Work well with others

What might you be asked to do?

Your interests and expertise will be a priority when considering task assignments. You will not be expected to participate in any activities that make you feel uncomfortable.

Examples of potential activities or tasks:

  • Answer questions or complete surveys about your condition or experiences as a patient
  • Review research related documentation
  • Contribute to the determination of health related outcomes that are important to patients
  • Serve as a committee member
  • Participate or lead a focus group or education session
  • Assist with study participant recruitment
  • Mentor for patients new to research
  • Share results of research studies
  • Administrative tasks

For more information on how you can become a Patient Partner in Research, visit ottawaheart.ca/patient-partner.