Evaluating Patient Engagement – A Conversation with Julia Abelson

How can we evaluate patient engagement when often the goals for engagement are not clearly defined or articulated? How do we come to agreement on what good engagement looks like? Join us for this illuminating conversation with researcher Julia Abelson on challenges and opportunities for improvement in this relatively new field of Evaluation of Patient Engagement. 

Julia reflects on her own experiences as a researcher of patient engagement who also partners with patients… it’s a minefield of quandaries but Julia navigates the work with reflexivity, empathy, and a commitment to helping both researchers and patient partners do the best they can. 

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Abelson J, Tripp L, Kandasamy S, Burrows K, on behalf of the PPEET Implementation Study Team. (2019). Supporting the evaluation of public and patient engagement in health system organizations: Results from an implementation research studyHealth Expectations22(5): 1132-1143.

Abelson J, Humphrey A, Syrowatka A, Bidonde J, Judd M. (2018). Evaluating patient, family and public engagement in health services improvement and system designHealthcare Quarterly, 21:61-67.