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Table 1 Discursive reflection

From: Moving towards a more inclusive patient and public involvement in health research paradigm: the incorporation of a trauma-informed intersectional analysis

Questions for research project team (both Researchers and Public Research Partners)
1. What are my own personal values, experiences, interests, beliefs and political commitments in the area of health we will be researching?
2. How do these personal experiences relate to social and structural locations (e.g. gender identity, race, ethnicity, Indigeneity, socioeconomic status, sexuality, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, immigrant status, religion) and processes of oppression (e.g. patriarchy, colonialism, capitalism, racism, heterosexism, ableism) in the area of health in which we will be researching?
3. What are my personal values, assumptions, perspectives and experiences with regard to people living with the health condition(s) or issue(s) in which we will be researching?
4. From your perspective, what current health inequities (i.e. avoidable and unjust inequalities in health between and within groups of people) exist with regard to the area of health in which we will be researching?
5. How do you think people with lived experience in this area of health would prefer to be involved in research and why? What types of challenges do you think would need to be addressed in order to make it easier for people living with this health condition or issue, as well as their families and communities to become involved in research?
6. Working together, how can we become more aware of and take advantage of opportunities where we can challenge each other’s ideas and renegotiate power within our project team? What does building resilience look like, feel like, and sound like to you?
7. How do you think the issue of trauma may impact the area of health in which we will be researching? (Remember to think about it both on the level of violence within relationships but also on the larger level of colonialism, racism, sexism, homophobia, capitalism, ableism, etc.)
8. What do you think are some of the ways in which we can make sure everyone feels safe when working together on this research project? What does physical safety mean to you? Look like to you? Feel like to you? What does emotional/psychological safety mean to you? Look like to you? Feel like to you? What are some of the best ways we can work together to address trauma? (This will be discussed as well in the practice section)