All BC family physicians are invited to participate in a research project assessing the current awareness, resource availability and needs of BC family physicians in caring for patients with inherited heart rhythm disorders (IHRD). This research is building off a previous project, which looked at the needs and support service preferences of patient’s and family members in British Columbia. This project found inherited heart rhythm disorder patients and their family members have an increased need for information, access to healthcare providers and psychological services. Patients reported a desire for increased communication between specialists and family physicians in order to minimize gaps in care, and better address their questions. Results of this current research project will be used to will help direct the development of an educational toolkit that will address the gaps in care for IHR patients and their families, in addition to increasing awareness of the BC Inherited Arrhythmia Program and IHR disorders within the BC family physician community.
For more information, or to participate in the study, contact Brianna Davies at BDavies@providencehealth.bc.ca.