Matters of Engagement

Matters of Engagement

Matters of Engagement examines issues at the intersection of health, health care and society. Including: how people in Canada access and experience health care service delivery and distribution; how those experiences impact both individual and community health; and the multitude of environmental, systemic, and political factors that favour some and disadvantage many. Jennifer Johannesen and Emily Nicholas Angl produce each episode with the aim of illuminating difficult or confounding issues, to provoke much-needed critical dialogue among all stakeholders.

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July 25, 2022 49 min

In previous episodes we've talked a lot about high-level rationales for engagement, like democratic principles and moral or ethical obligations. But we haven't really got into some of the operational nuts and bolts, like the fact that there's a whole fee-for-service industry out there - agencies hired by healthcare organizations to support engagement strategy and activities.

Join us for this behind-the-scenes look at wh...

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In this episode, we continue our conversation with Alpha Abebe and Rhonda C. George!  (Haven't heard the first conversation yet? Listen here!) This time, we talk about Black communities' response to COVID, and public health response to Black communities.

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During a public health crisis is the exact wrong time to try and build relationships and trust with communities who have not historically been included in...

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In this episode, we continue our Health Policy series with guests Alpha Abebe and Rhonda C. George.

Alpha and Rhonda's research foregrounds Black community experiences and insights related to health policy engagement. We're featuring their work over two back-to-back episodes. This episode focuses on the engagement work of Black communities. Our guests want to "flip the script," shifting away from a deficit model of ...

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We're back! We're excited to get rolling on this new series on Health Policy!  We have a range of questions we want to explore, including: who is involved in making policy, and how are public needs identified? How is public engagement defined? And who is included or excluded?

We're kicking off the series with a conversation with Julia Abelson. Julia is a professor at McMaster University in the Department of Health Evide...

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Just a quick check in to say hello and share what's next! 

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For this final episode of Season 3, we want to acknowledge the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit for supporting us to get this project off the ground and establish a solid foundation for critical dialogue about patient engagement and partnership. So we're turning things over to members of OSSU's Patient Partner Working Group: Annette McKinnon, Bilqis Williams, and honourary member, Stuart Nicholls. We invited them to share their th...

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Our guest Mark Weir is a seasoned engagement professional working in healthcare. Typically, engagement-related communities of practice tend to focus on things like best practices and 'how to' - not so much on the emotional toll it can take to fully engage in the work. In a recent IAP2 Canada workshop, Mark explored the effects of "moral distress", which he defines as feeling stuck and wanting to do the right thing b...

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Most of our episodes have been about engagement in institutional healthcare spaces - places like hospitals or research institutes. But of course, there are a multitude of other places where patient or service user engagement takes place. 

Our guests are Jenn Broad and Paula Tookey. They work out of the South Riverdale Community Health Center in East Toronto. Jenn is the Program Manager of Harm Reduction and Hep C. And Paula is the ...

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We initially invited Lori Ross on the podcast to discuss the PEERS  (Peers Examining Experiences in Research) Study - a 2 yr federally funded research project looking at the experiences of peer researchers with lived experience in communities that face structural oppression in Canada, including mental health service users, people who use drugs, trans and non-binary communities, and racialized communities.  Not only was the project ...

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Hi there – Jennifer here! We know everyone’s busy this time of year, so just a quick announcement!  We’re looking for some short contributions for an upcoming episode.  The one we’re working on examines some of the challenges of conducting participatory research in an academic or institutional setting.   So… if you’ve been involved in a participatory research project as a patient partner, we’d love to hear from you! We’re intereste...

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Our guest, Biba Tinga, is President and Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of Canada.

We initially spoke with Biba to ask for her reflections on the Equity and Diversity episode with Nav Persaud. But once we started talking, we realized that Biba's experience as an advocate was almost a perfect case study of what we've been talking about - the importance of focusing on health equity, as opposed to com...

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There's increasing pressure on government and healthcare institutions to address barriers to health equity, which disproportionately impact people who experienced systemic racism, and other disadvantage or mistreatment. And these barriers have always existed. But awareness has been heightened lately in the public consciousness by news coverage of recent world events. And we're now hyper-aware of race related health disparit...

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On October 12 2021, Emily and Jennifer moderated an online presentation featuring Paula Rowland. Paula was a guest way back in Season One, discussing a paper she co-authored with Arno Kumagai, called Dilemmas of Representation. We wanted to post the session here because it revisits and also builds on the themes in the original paper.

This presentation was part of a series called Best Practice in Education Rounds, co-sponsored throu...

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In this first episode of Season 3, we go back to basics. What does "patient-oriented" (as in patient-oriented research) actually mean?  To answer this and other questions, we're joined by Vasanthi Srinivasan, Executive Director of the Ontario SPOR SUPPORT Unit, and Maureen Smith, Chair of OSSU's Patient Partner Working Group and member of OSSU's Board of Directors. (OSSU is a generous financial supporter of this...

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We're busy preparing for our next season. But in the meantime, we have a fun episode to share with you! It's the recording of the webinar we did in collaboration with our friends at PEP Talks and SPORcast, in January 2021. It was a live session called "Podcasts and Patient Engagement" and features Paul Fairie and Sandra Zelinsky of PEP Talks, Bev Pomeroy of SPORcast, and Jennifer Johannesen and Emily Nicholas Angl, ...

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The Ontario Center of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health is an organization that supports the child and youth mental health sector through a number of initiatives and services. Their approach to developing and delivering that support is done in active collaboration with young people and their families. In healthcare spaces, we often see engagement practice as something separate, maybe adjacent, to everyday operations. But...

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Back in December 2020, Jennifer moderated a panel for Child-Bright titled "Roles and Relationships: Ethical Considerations Related to Involving Children and Parents in Patient-Oriented Research". Child-Bright and the panelists generously agreed to let us use 'tape' from that session to explore some of the themes we thought our listeners would find especially interesting. (The panelists are: Elizabeth Stephenson, Fra...

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We have a special mini-series we’re releasing this week: Engaging in Storytelling:  A 3-part collaborative podcast series with SPOR Cast, Matters of Engagement and PEP Talks. We each cover a different angle on patient stories and storytelling – together they provide a rich picture of some of the challenges, concerns, and also opportunities when it comes to engaging in storytelling. We will be sharing all three episodes on our platf...

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We have a special mini-series we’re releasing this week: Engaging in Storytelling:  A 3-part collaborative podcast series with SPOR Cast, Matters of Engagement and PEP Talks. We each cover a different angle on patient stories and storytelling – together they provide a rich picture of some of the challenges, concerns, and also opportunities when it comes to engaging in storytelling. We will be sharing all three episodes on our platf...

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We have a special mini-series we’re releasing this week: Engaging in Storytelling:  A 3-part collaborative podcast series with SPOR Cast, Matters of Engagement and PEP Talks. We each cover a different angle on patient stories and storytelling - together they provide a rich picture of some of the challenges, concerns, and also opportunities when it comes to engaging in storytelling. We will be sharing all three episodes on our platf...

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