PCHI Chronic Pain Research

We are currently conducting a number of chronic pain research studies.

Coordination of chronic care between health systems and the community

The Chronic Care Model describes the need to establish links between heath care systems and the community as a component of patient-centered care. Additionally, local health networks have identified that connecting with community resources could help overcome chronic pain care fragmentations. However, determining how, when and which community components to integrate requires ongoing and deliberate involvement of a diverse group of stakeholders.

Our lab is currently conducting research on the integration of community resources, structures and policies into chronic pain management in Quebec. This work is part of a larger research project aiming to guide the development of a person-centered learning health community. It will inform the design of an integrated community program, with an evaluation guided by the Quadruple Aim framework.

In this context, there are two related ongoing projects, led by doctoral student Nicole George:

  • Scoping Review Project that aims to map evidence on linkages between communities and health systems for the continuity of care in chronic disease management
  • Integrated Knowledge Translation Project that aims to tailor the knowledge to the local context, and co-create care pathways for chronic pain management that integrate community resources and organizations

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sara Ahmed, Associate Professor, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University

Doctoral Student: Nicole George, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University

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