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Table 4 Deciding on the engagement strategy

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

Questions for the research team (i.e. Researchers and Public Research Partners)
1. What role(s) do you think people with lived experience, their families and communities could play and would like to play in conducting this research?
2. How do you think we can make sure that everyone’s perspectives are included, and that we address inequities (i.e. avoidable and unjust inequalities between and within groups of people) as well as issues of social justice (i.e. justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities and privileges within society)?
3. How can we make sure when we come together that we do not reinforce existing stereotypes or biases or produce further inequities (i.e. avoidable and unjust inequalities) for some people and populations?
4. What do you think would be the best way for people with lived experience, their families and communities to be involved in making sure that the outcomes or results of the research lead to a reduction in inequities (i.e. avoidable inequalities between and within groups of people)?
5. In what ways do you think we can work together to make sure everyone on the research team as well as any people involved in the research project feels safe?
6. How do we make sure that the physical setting for engagement activities is considered safe by ALL members of the research team (as well as any participants of the research study)? What makes you feel physically safe? What types of things should we think about when we are meeting to ensure our environment and physical space is considered safe by everyone?
7. How do we make sure that interpersonal interactions promote a sense of safety for ALL members of the research team (as well as any participants in the research study)? What makes me feel psychologically safe? What types of interactions do not make me feel safe and should be avoided?