Episode 7: Introducing Patient-Centred Care & How to Measure It

In this episode, Dr. Maria Santana,  Assistant Research Professor at the University of Calgary, will provide an introduction to the concept of patient-centred care, why it’s important, and how to measure it.

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Release Date: April 28, 2016
Duration : 15:28

maria_santanaMaria J. Santana

Dr. Maria Santana is the Associate Director for the SPOR Methods Support & Development Platform, as well as the Methods Hub.  She is an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Calgary, in the Department of Community Health Sciences, and is also a member of the W21C Research and Innovation Centre and the O’Brien Institute of Public Health.

Dr. Santana completed a degree in Pharmacy and a Master’s in Pharmaceutical Technology at University of La Laguna in Spain. After completing her Master’s degree, she pursued  a  Clinical Pharmacy Degree at the School of Pharmacy at the University of London, UK and received her PhD in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Alberta.

Dr. Santana is a patient-reported outcome measures methodologist. The adoption of patient-reported outcome measures as standard practice at the University of Alberta Hospital lung transplant clinics is an outcome of her doctoral research. Current research interests include patient-centered care, patient engagement, transitions of care, the practice of Iyengar yoga for chronically ill individuals, and quality of care.


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