Research Study on Supportive Healthcare Decision Making for Diverse Populations

The following is a letter from Providence Health Care: Researchers at the University of British Columbia are interested in talking to patients and/or their family members from diverse economic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds about their views on making important and/or difficult healthcare decisions. You may be eligible to take part in the study if you are an adult who has engaged in complex decision-making about your own healthcare, or has been a surrogate decision maker on behalf of a loved one. The study will involve one 45-60 minute (longer if interpreters are used) in-person interview at a time and location that is convenient for you. We are also able to accommodate telephone interviews or interviews on line via Skype. You will receive a $15 gift card in appreciation of your time and participation. This research study is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR), and has received approval from UBC’s Behavioural Research Ethics Board. If you would like more information about this research study and/or to arrange to participate in the research, please contact the project research assistant, Kim Taylor:  You may also contact the Principal Investigator, Dr Anita Ho:

Anita Ho, PhD

Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Ethics, UBC

Director, Ethics Services, Providence Health Care

604-822-4049 (Office)