Seminar Series – March 14, 2019

Claire Ludwig

Engaging frail and seriously ill patients in research

Biography:

Claire Ludwig, RN PhD(c) is a PhD candidate at the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa.  Her doctoral work is focused on patient engagement in research, specifically engaging frail and/or seriously ill patients as knowledge users.  Her other research interests examine how patients and nurses negotiate the process of triage and self-management in cancer symptom management.  Claire is a senior health care leader involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of large-scale programs aimed at improving patient and caregiver outcomes.  Claire is also a patient with cancer currently receiving immunotherapy treatment.  She has served as a knowledge user on research projects as a health care administrator and as a patient advisor in the acute treatment phase of her illness.  

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the importance of engaging frail and/or seriously ill patients in research
  2. Describe the practical and ethical considerations of engaging frail and/or seriously ill patients in research
  3. Appreciate the significance of patient engagement in research from a patient's perspective.

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