What Researchers/Trainees Need to Know

For Researchers and Research Trainees

Researchers have an important leadership role in the conduct and use of Patient-Oriented Research (POR). Knowledge users, such as policymakers and managers, expect that the research evidence put in front of them will come from research that uses patient engagement as part of its integrated knowledge translation approach.

The following materials and resources will help you:

  • Finding POR evidence;
  • Using POR evidence in making decisions; and,
  • Creating/commissioning POR to find answers

The art of listening

This document provides practical guidance on how to listen to and engage with patients in health research.

What else do researchers need to know?

This presentation discusses what researchers need to know about POR, what outlook researchers need to bring to the table to be successful at POR, and what similarities and differences in the knowledge and outlook different groups bring to the conduct and use of POR.

How to approach the conduct of POR?

This presentation outlines the components of POR, including patient issues and patient engagement in interdisciplinary teams, and the importance of considering patient needs in planning health system delivery.

What to ask / health economics / OSSU

This presentation covers three topics:

  1. contextual factors associated with health research;
  2. the importance of using economic ways of thinking; and,
  3. the resources available in Ontario to support POR (i.e. OSSU Member Centres).

How to conduct Patient-Oriented Research

This presentation provides principles and practical strategies for engaging patients in health research.

  • Video 1 What patients and doctors are saying,… and thinking.
  • Video 2 A patient’s perspective on patient engagement in research.

How to support the use of Patient-Oriented Research: setting research priorities

This presentation introduces strategies for engaging patients in health research priority setting.