The following is an excerpt from the website of Kelowna Radio AM1150. To read the full article, go to http://www.am1150.ca/News/Local/Penticton/Story.aspx?ID=2010320
“the goal in Princeton is to understand how to improve health care for residents living with life-limiting chronic diseases.
Professor Barb Pesut says Princeton’s rural location, an aging population with multiple chronic illness conditions and a physician shortage create numerous challenges that her UBC team hopes to find solutions for.
The Princeton Support Our Health Care Coalition recently received a $5,000 team building grant from the Rural Health Services Research Network of British Columbia. The coalition will work with UBC researchers while they try to answer questions surrounding available services for the chronically ill, which Pesut describes as an exchange of knowledge. By next June, Pesut is hoping they will have identified some priority research questions and received some targeted resources to begin to answer those questions and help deal with the health care issues of those living in Princeton.”