Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU Research Project on unnecessarily long hospital stays)

Organization Name: Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Opportunity Title: MSSU Research Project on unnecessarily long hospital stays
Category: Health / Medical
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year
Start Date: October 18, 2018
End Date: October 18, 2019

Email: brian.condran@nshealth.ca
Website: http://www.spor-maritime-srap.ca/
Details:
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit (MSSU) supports research to improve health across the Maritime Provinces. The MSSU focuses on research priorities of provincial governments and health authorities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Research teams also draw on MSSU as a resource to support studies that improve health care and inform health policy.   MSSU’s Nova Scotia office is leading a study to understand why some patients stay in the hospital for longer than needed, that is, after hospital-level care is no longer required. The purpose of this is to study learn what prevents people from returning home after being in the hospital. An example of this is a patient who has recovered after receiving acute care, but is unable to return home because they don’t have the support needed to recover safely at home.   We want to include people on our research team who have experienced this issue. This could include someone who has cared for a friend or family member while they waited in the hospital, or someone who has themselves waited to return home. As a Patient Advisor on our team you would help us identify what information should be gathered to address this issue. Patient advisors do not need to have experience working in health care or health research.   More information can be found on the MSSU website: http://www.spor-maritime-srap.ca/patients-and-public   You can also get more information by contacting the MSSU Patient Engagement Coordinator at brian.condran@nshealth.ca or (902) 473-4546.  

Apply For Volunteer Opportunity




Get Directions

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Other Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities in Patient-Oriented Research

Organization: Maritime SPOR SUPPORT Unit
Category: Research
Description: Do you have experience with a health issue? Have you interacted with the health care system personally or as a caregiver? If so, our …Read More

Other Health / Medical Volunteer Opportunities

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia Office Volunteer

Organization: Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
Description: Volunteers help staff the office during normal business hours (10am-3pm) by answering the phone and handling general office duties such as …Read More

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia Live Pink Volunteer

Organization: Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia
Description: Volunteers are needed who are comfortable speaking in public. BCANS holds public breast health presentations with companies and …Read More

QEII Health Sciences Centre – Volunteers Needed

Organization: QEII Health Science Centre – Volunteer Services
Description: Spend a few hours a week, or several days a month at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Our volunteers say they get much more out of their …Read More

Canadian Red Cross- Health Equipment Cleaning and Maintenance Volunteer

Organization: Canadian Red Cross (CRC)
Description: Application deadline: December 31, 2019 The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping …Read More

Volunteer Medical Responder

Organization: St. John Ambulance NS/PEI
Description: St. John Ambulance Volunteer Medical Responders are a group of uniformed individuals, trained to a minimum of Standard First Aid, who …Read More