Learning with Families – The Value of Patient-Oriented Research

Historically, clinical researchers conducted their research “on subjects” rather than “with participants”. Beyond terminology, this difference reflects a philosophical shift and evolution in how clinical research is conceptualized, planned, and conducted.  Continue reading

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Clinical Research – Partnering WITH Patients and Families

Over the years, we’ve conducted a number of studies that were designed to learn about families’ experiences and perceptions. While we’ve learned a lot, and applied some of this learning to how we provide care to children and families enrolled in pediatric weight management, it’s fair to say we could have done more to engage families in our research.  Continue reading