narrative research

Introducing the 2019 PaCER Student Interns, Part 2: Kidney Health Team

Introducing the 2019 PaCER Student Interns, Part 2: Kidney Health Team

With the recent launch of our 2019 training program delivered online through the University of Calgary’s Continuing Education, we are excited to announce 2 new Internships with students from BC, Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario; IBD (Sponsor: IMAGINE) and Kidney Health (Sponsor: Alberta Health Services Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network).

In a 2-part series, we will be introducing each team by sharing their profiles, written in their own words. 

WE ARE PACER.

Series Part 2: Meet the PaCER Kidney Health team   

Uncovering the Experiences of Adolescents After Suffering Concussion

Uncovering the Experiences of Adolescents After Suffering Concussion

Concussions are a growing health epidemic among youth. Current concussion research has produced a great deal of knowledge about adolescent experiences of treatment and recovery; however, these studies have focused largely on clinical information and analysis provided by healthcare providers.

Finding a Theory of How Health Works and Why: the Story of Wellspring (WS)

Finding a Theory of How Health Works and Why: the Story of Wellspring (WS)

We were PaCER Interns from Wellspring, a cancer wellness centre built upon social support who wanted to understand how and why it worked. This is our story of how Salutogenesis changed our initial description of WS into a Salutogenic theory of community wellness.  

Making Engagement Happen: the Story of Hidden Pathways

Making Engagement Happen: the Story of Hidden Pathways

As PaCER Interns, we realized that we could do research to pry open the lid on a shared but hidden journey through chronic illness.  This is our story of how we were able to overcome the biggest barrier of all in patient engagement – seeing ourselves and being seen through our medical experience.

The Persistence of Narrative: Losing our Stories

The Persistence of Narrative: Losing our Stories

As new interns, we had a common experience of mental illness and were drawn into thinking about the beginning of our experience...