Dr. Nicholas Fernandez from Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is visiting Capital Health and the IWK Health Centre to share his experience on the topic of patient engagement in health care research.
About Dr. Fernandez:
Dr. Nicolas Fernandez is Professor in the Faculty of Educational Sciences of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Associate Professor at the Center for Applied Pedagogy in the Health Sciences (CAPHS) of the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal.
He received a transplanted kidney in 2008 and has learned to manage his dialysis treatments, both peritoneal and hemodialysis, over a period of eight years. This life transforming experience combined with his academic career in educational research and teaching, allowed Dr. Fernandez to develop unique insights into self-management of chronic illness as well as into development of patient self-efficacy. His doctoral thesis was completed in large part during treatment sessions in the dialysis unit of his local hospital.
Dr. Fernandez has published in the field of higher education and cognitive science as well as in the field of group development and collaboration. Since 2010, he has been active in The Collaboration and Patient Partnership Directorate of the CAPHS and contributes regularly to initiatives aimed at integrating patient perspective into training of health professionals and organizational change in clinical settings.
Patient Engagement in Health Care Research: Different Perspectives. Equal Voices.
Friday February 6 from 9am - noon
Weather Watch Room, 5th floor Dickson Building, VG site
5820 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 2Y9
To register contact Elaine.Strohm@cdha.nshealth.ca