What is it?
About Patient Oriented Research
Patient-oriented research is research done in partnership with patients, answers research questions that matter to patients, and aims to improve health care (Saskatchewan Center for Patient-Oriented Research, 2019).
The level of engagement between researchers and patients can vary from research project to research project. A patient can be:
Informed: Patients are provided balanced and objective information to assist them in understanding the problem and potential solutions.
Consulted: Patients provide feedback on the research project and decisions.
Involved: Patients work with researchers directly throughout the process to ensure that their viewpoints are understood and considered.
Collaborated With: Patients are partners in each aspect of the research project.
Empowered: Final decision making is placed directly in the hands of the patients.