Patient Observation of Existing Services


Patient Observation of Existing Services

This approach involves patient/public partners observing existing services in action, in order to provide their perspective on potential areas of improvement (that can in turn inform the research priority-setting and research question). Patient/public partners may interview current patients about their experiences, and use this to help inform decisions around the research priority and question.

Consider this method:

  • When a better understanding of the patient perspective of existing services can help inform decisions around research priorities and questions.
  • When trying to engage voices traditionally less heard in health research.

 

Note: Patient/public partners of varying abilities may choose to engage in ways they prefer or feel most comfortable for this method.