Our Voices, Our Stories
In 2021, Lakehead University, in partnership with Wounds Canada, received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Council of Canada to host a national exchange focused on the patient experience and journey through wound care in Canada. This initiative is led by Dr. Ide Costa of Lakehead University’s School of Nursing, in collaboration with Dr. Michelle Spadoni (Lakehead University School of Nursing), Dr. Catherine Phillips (Lakehead University School of Social Work), Dr. Pilar Camargo Plazas (Queens University School of Nursing) and Mariam Botros (Wounds Canada). Our team is currently conducting video interviews with a wide range of patients living with or at risk of wounds and/or their caregivers. This page will feature patient story videos from this project and beyond. You can read more about our knowledge mobilization project in the fall 2021 issue of Wounds Canada.
At Wounds Canada, we believe in prioritizing the voices and stories of the patient. The more diverse stories we can compile, the better equipped we are to do what we do best—advocate and educate about wound prevention and management.
The focus of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant is to support patients and caregivers to share their experiences living with hard-to-heal wounds. This is not a research project. Careful planning has gone into this project to make sure all patients and caregivers have freely volunteered to participate and make decisions about how their stories, experiences, and information will be shared.