O’Brien Institute for Public Health Special Seminar: Dr. Maria Santana

On January 20, 2017, our Associate Director, Dr. Maria Santana gave a presentation on Person-Centred Care.

The overall goal of this presentation was to describe person-centred care, and how we can measure it, in order to improve its practice. The presentation provided an overview of a research program on measuring, person-centred care, including evidence-based results of a scoping review of the literature and results of an environmental scan describing how person-centred care is measured in Canada. Furthermore, the presentation included results from a representative sample of Albertans – patient views on ‘what matters’ to them with respect to their care. Finally, the presentation discussed the importance and implications of person-centred care to health and healthcare.


1. Understanding the meaning and dimensions of person-centred care 2. Learning about the methods on how to measure person-centred care 3. Discussing the importance and implications

2. Learning about the methods on how to measure person-centred care 3. Discussing the importance and implications

3. Discussing the importance and implications for person-centred care in improving health and healthcare

To access her slides, click here.


The Methods Hub is recruiting 2017 summer students!

The Methods Hub is recruiting summer students for our 2017, May – August term! If you or someone you know are a Senior Undergraduate Student, and are interested in working with our team, please click here to access the document with details about the projects we are hiring for and the application process.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at themethodshub@ucalgary.ca.

Lunchbox starting up again!

Hello everyone!

We are delighted to announce the continuation of our LunchBox sessions, starting with a presentation by Dr. Richard Sawatzky, PhD, RN, Associate Professor at Trinity Western University School of Nursing, Langley, British Columbia and Research Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcome Sciences, Providence Health Care Research Institute, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Find details on our lunchbox page.


Listen Now: Episode 8 of the Methods Hub Tools for Better Health Podcast

Episode 8: Using PROMS and PREMS in health care: always start with the WHY question!Picture

Featured Author: Dr. Sandra Beurskens

In this episode, Dr. Beurskens discusses why we need to ask ourselves what the primary goal of measurement is and what the professional and patient want. Measuring has often become a goal in and of itself, instead of serving the interest of health care. Therefore, posing the WHY, HOW and WHAT questions is important.

Download and read more about the episode here.