Learning From Others - Claire


Oh my gosh, yeah, absolutely, you need to engage patients. Like, they bring expertise, they bring, you know, living with illness, living with treatment, you just – you cannot get that out of a textbook. So, it’s seeing somebody, you know, seeing somebody going through that experience of – somebody that’s going to question you, as well, as a researcher to say, “Well, how would patients feel about this?” 

Learning From Others - Claire 2

Just the, you know, I think we have a lot of assumptions as researchers, and certainly, my experience as a patient has challenged some of those assumptions, like, you know, thinking that perhaps, “This is the way we’re going to do it,” and being respectful of, “Well, actually, that may not work from a patient perspective.” And, “Well, is that actually an important question that the patient has?

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