patient engagement

UCalgary's PaCER Program Builds Research Capacity in Indigenous Communities

UCalgary's PaCER Program Builds Research Capacity in Indigenous Communities

The Indigenous-led PaCER study headed by Tawnya Crowshoe and Tamara Low Horn focused on screening and early cancer detection in Indigenous communities, and highlights the need for change. “When my project partner and I looked at the data of cancer on reserves and saw over and over again all of these late-stage diagnoses, we’re talking stage 4, it made us wonder why it isn’t being caught earlier,” Crowshoe says. “We wanted to understand the reasons behind it, and more importantly, identify solutions on why these gaps and barriers exist.”   

New PaCER Graduates Sowing the Seeds of Change

New PaCER Graduates Sowing the Seeds of Change

Indigenous PaCER graduate project reports include recommendations for improvement and opportunities to work in a co-designed manner on better approaches to screening, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up and support throughout the Cancer Journey.

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   

Understanding Patient Experience with Bladder Cancer in Alberta

Understanding Patient Experience with Bladder Cancer in Alberta

Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer in Canada. There is a lot of clinical research about bladder cancer but little has been published to date about what a patient really experiences when going through a journey with this disease.

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.