Research for stronger health systems during and after crisis

What is ReBUILD doing today at HSR2016 - Tuesday 15th Nov?

Tuesday, 15 Nov 2016

What is ReBUILD doing today and where can you find us?

Using life histories to understand and support health systems and their resilience

Tuesday 15th November, 8am – 12pm

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver – Room 1420

Come and join us for an interactive, informative and fun session to learn more about using this exciting approach for qualitative health systems research

What is a life history? It’s a qualitative research method where people are asked to document their life or career over time. It is a personal account of their life, using their own words and personal lifelines.

Why is it useful? The approach can generate rich data, particularly suited to help understand complex and sensitive situations. Life histories place people at the heart of the research. Using the experiences and realities of community members or health workers can help the development of a resilient and responsive health system.

What will you get from the session?

  • Learn the skills to design, conduct, analyse and use life histories in health systems research.
  • Bring and share your own experiences, if you have used life histories
  • Discuss some challenges in using the approach

· Help develop a community of researchers and practitioners