Healthcare System Research ME/FM Society of BC – visuals
M.E in BC: How the Healthcare system for M.E Impacts Clinicians and Patients
Recently, Drawing Change illustrated the results of this preliminary project examining the unmet needs of British Columbians living with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME).
This patient led community inquiry project was conducted through a partnership between the ME/FM Society of BC, the Complex Chronic Diseases Program at BC Women’s Hospital + Health Centre, and the Women’s Health Research Institute. The project was funded by the Vancouver Foundation through the Convene competition.
This Convene project “will allow community, research, clinical, and health decision-maker stakeholders to inform a framework for a provincial ME needs assessment. While focused on ME patients in BC, this inquiry – as the first of its kind in a Canadian context – will create unique knowledge to inform strategies, policies, and pathways for improved care for ME patients.”
Yolanda Liman provided live graphic recording during a meeting, then Yolanda and Sam created these summary graphics to help communicate the research findings to community members afterwards. Visuals are key to making sure that patients understand research that affects them. We believe using visuals really helps with knowledge translation projects like this. And for all of our loved ones who live with this painful, chronic condition – we hope that these findings acknowledge how difficult M.E. is for you.