POR Competencies (for all stakeholders)

POR Competencies

(the "POR Pathways Project")

The Patient-Oriented Research (POR) Pathways project, which is nearing completion, has identified POR competencies (those are knowledge, skills, attitudes and attributes). These have been explored by stakeholder group (as defined by CIHR -- patients, researchers, health care providers and health system decision-makers) through a scoping review of the peer-reviewed literature and grey literature. These competencies were reviewed by a group of local and international expert advisors from all stakeholder groups. The findings manuscript has been submitted with finalized competencies and these are aligned with existing training and resources in self-assessment tools. These tools will allow an individual to assess which competencies they possess and to find links to training and resources to acquire competencies. These tools are being reviewed by our Group of Advisors. (Projected completion date: Summer 2019)

Resources related to this project

  1. Webinar Recording and Slide deck (Oct 2018)
  2. Cochrane Colloquium Presentation abstract, Edinburgh (Sep 2018)
  3. Scoping review protocol article (Jul 2018): 
    Mallidou, A. A., Frisch, N., Doyle-Waters, M. M., MacLeod, M. L. P., Ward, J., & Atherton, P. (2018). Patient-Oriented Research Competencies in Health (PORCH) for patients, healthcare providers, decision-makers and researchers: protocol of a scoping review. Systematic Reviews, 7, 101. doi: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13643-018-0762-1

Project team members:

  • Noreen Frisch, Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria*
  • Pat Atherton, BC SUPPORT Unit
  • Mimi Doyle-Waters, UBC Librarian, Centre for Clinical Epidemiology & Evaluation (C2E2)
  • Martha MacLeod, Professor and Northern Health-UNBC Knowledge Mobilization Research Chair, School of Nursing, University of Northern BC
  • Anastasia Mallidou, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, University of Victoria
  • Vanessa Sheane, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Victoria
  • John Ward, BC SUPPORT Unit
  • Jinelle Woodley, PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Victoria

*Project Lead