PaCER Team Projects

PaCER has been involved in over 20 projects since its inception in 2012. 

Current Projects

Experiences of Albertans from rural, remote or isolated communities returning home after being hospitalized.

Sponsor: Alberta Health Services (AHS)


Understanding the barriers and supports to a return to health from long COVID.

Sponsors: Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit and AHS


Family Member and Caregiver Experiences: Waiting in Emergency Departments in Alberta Hospitals.

Sponsor: AHS


Understanding virtual healthcare experiences of adults living with diabetes and/or their caregivers in Alberta during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Sponsor: Alberta SPOR SUPPORT Unit


What are the experiences of newcomers accessing COVID-19 vaccine information and COVID-19 vaccines in Alberta during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Sponsors: Refugee Health YYC organization and Dr. Gabriel Fabreau.


Past Projects

2021

2020

  • Here to there: Exploring what resources Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) patients need after diagnosis; sponsored by IMAGINE Inflammation, Microbiome, & Alimentation: Gastro-Intestinal & Neuropsychiatric Effects
  • Unplugging while plugged in: A peer-to-peer exploration of the impacts of dialysis on the mental wellness of patients with chronic kidney disease; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Kidney Health Strategic Clinical Network

2018

  • The Search for Support: Young Adults and their Experiences finding their way with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD); sponsored by IMAGINE Inflammation, Microbiome & Alimentation Gastro-Intestinal & Neuropsychiatric Effects View Presentation
  • Storytelling in the health care System: Experiences of Indigenous patients, their family and friends looking for support when cancer is diagnosed; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • Your Body, Your Voice: Cancer Screening on the Piikani Reserve, What Works and What Doesn’t; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • Sharing Our Cancer Journey Right from the Start: The Experiences of Métis Settlement Families; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • When first finding out that a loved one has cancer: The Experiences of Indigenous families and friends; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Population, Public and Indigenous Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • Understanding Seniors’ Experiences Living with Malnutrition; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • Understanding the Experiences of Patients and their Companions with Managing a Cardiopulmonary Condition; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Cardiovascular Health and Stroke Strategic Clinical Network

2016

  • Experiences of people finding their way to manage from crisis to recovery; sponsored by the Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • Experiences of teens after concussion; sponsored by the Integrated Concussion Research Program
  • Understanding parents’ experiences with stillbirth; sponsored by the Alberta Health Services Maternal, Newborn, Child, and Youth Strategic Clinical Network

2015

  • What is it like for young women who go to Emergency Departments with Chest Pain - the different tracks they take; sponsored by the Libin Institute
  • Patient Experience with IBD and clinic services; sponsored by the Calgary Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic
  • Early stoke experience before the patient reaches the hospital door as part of project to reduce the time ‘from door to needle’; sponsored by the QuICR - an AIHS Collaborative Research and Innovations Opportunities (CRIO) Team grant
  • What is it like when you realize that you are just not thinking straight - the early experience with mental illness; sponsored by Alberta Health Services Addictions and Mental Health Strategic Clinical Network
  • Why do patients decide to become engaged in Health Systems as advisers and researchers; sponsored by the Calgary South Health Campus - a leader in patient engagement
  • The rocky road and the gifts when couples manage chronic health concerns at home; sponsored by St. Elizabeth Health Care, Toronto

2014

  • Transitioning from ICU - a patient and family perspective; sponsored by the Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Network
  • Experiences of Immigrant women (South American, Russian, and Middle Eastern) seeking diagnosis and support for cancer; sponsored by the Alberta Health Services Strategic Clinical Network

2013

  • The Hidden Pathways of Chronic Illness - the study of a cross section of chronic patients and their journey to wellness despite health concerns; sponsored by a CFHI grant
  • Cancer survivors and their families at Wellspring - a Calgary-based community wellness community of self-help, programs, and services; sponsored by a CFHI grant

2012

  • Hiding the pain - experiences of people with undiagnosed joint pain; sponsored by a CFHI grant
  • Gates people face while waiting for Arthritis knee surgery; sponsored by a CFHI grant
  • O Canada! Knee replacement - post-surgical experiences of older South Asian immigrants and their families; sponsored by a CFHI grant