Hello fellow BCSRT members,
Keep a look out for an email invitation to participate in a brief online survey I am conducting as part of a requirement for a Masters of Leadership, Health Focus degree at Royal Roads University. The survey is the first phase of a research project titled:Fostering Improvement in Thompson Rivers University Respiratory Therapy Graduate’s Readiness for Community Settings.
The argument that healthcare in Canada needs to move more services outside of hospital walls is growing, and is a future the RT profession should consider and prepare for. Factors such as increasing health care costs, an aging population, and increases in the amount and severity of chronic diseases may force more patients to receive care at home and away from the hospital. This in turn may mean a greater need for community based RTs.
In partnership with the TRU RT program, this project will appreciatively examine how TRU is currently preparing its graduates to work in community settings, and ask what is working well, where may there be improvement opportunities, and what challenges may exist going forward. Your participation will help ensure any recommendations that come from this research accurately reflect the currently practices and realities of working in BC.
The survey is voluntary and completely anonymous. If you wish to know more details about the survey please click here. I will also be organizing a follow up focus group on the same topic later this year; and if you’re interested in participating or have any questions about the research please contact me at CaelField1@gmail.com.
Thank you for reading,