PHC's Practice-Based Research Challenge Launches Today -- Learn how to get involved!

Jan 8, 2020 | News

Picture this: a team of nurses and social workers is using an innovative approach to help patients with stimulant use disorder, a team of dietitians and PTs discovered benefits to renal transplant patients from Nordic walking exercise, and a group led by a nurse-practitioner in the Foundry Youth Clinic supported clients with a trauma-informed yoga program.  These are just a few examples of the 104 Research Challenge projects funded in the first nine years of the program.

Since 2010, the PHC Professional Practice Office and the PHC Research Institute (along with BCNU, HSABC, the Professorship in Cardiovascular Nursing, and the Transplant Research Foundation) have supported teams of point-of-care nurses, PTs, OTs, dietitians, pharmacists, speech-language pathologists, social workers and others who have contributed to practice change and improvements in patient care through small-scale research projects conducted in their own practice settings. The Research Challenge brings evidence-based practice to life and demonstrates how research at the bedside can improve patient outcomes.

The Research Challenge is designed to support point-of-care staff who don’t have research experience – but are keen to take on a project. The Practice-Based Research Challenge will help you learn about research and conduct your own clinical practice project; provide information, mentorship, and funding; and answer a question you have about your own clinical practice.

Research can be conducted on your area of interest, and Patient and Family-centred Care continues to be a focus, so all teams must include patient/family input in their projects.

For more information about the 2020 Research Challenge, read about the Q&A session below:

Q&A Session Details:

  • Date: Thursday, January 9th (TODAY) 
  • Time: noon to 1 pm,
  • Location: Dining Room 3, St Paul’s Hospital

If you'd like to join the Research Challenge, fill out a short application describing your research question. Click the link below.



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