The goal of all research is to improve our ability to treat OSIs and restore quality of life to clients and their families.
Clinical Practice

The BC OSI Clinic is working with British Columbia universities and the Veterans Affairs Canada OSI clinic network in the area of applied clinical research. The goal of all research is to improve our ability to treat OSIs and restore quality of life to clients and their families.

We operate research in a variety ways.

The network of OSI Clinics, coordinated through the National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries, establishes the research priorities of the network and works to optimize the shared resources of the combined clinics.

Veterans Affairs Canada has worked hard to make resources and other supports available in executing the research component of its Mental Health Strategy.

Research is also supported through ongoing studies hosted at the Clinic, by supporting external researchers and graduate students in their work, through specialty clinics with in-house research activity, and through our partnership with a national network of researchers, administrators and academics that support veterans’ current and emerging health care needs through research collaboration.  

The results from various research projects are shared at VAC Annual Conferences; other researchers at national and international professional conferences and the scientific community through health and scientific publications.

It is through all these avenues that the broader community studying and treating OSIs can benefit and share learnings. This will ultimately lead to better assessment and treatment of OSIs.

All research with clients is voluntary. There is no requirement for patients and families to participate in studies. The decision to participate or not will not affect the services that we offer to veterans, military members, and their families.

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