Focus groups are a technique used by researchers to gather the views of a small group of people (i.e. 6 to 8 people) on a designated topic - in this case, integrative health care. The TIME project is currently conducting a number of focus groups, each one representing a different occupational / stakeholder group, including general practice, practice nursing, naturopathy, physiotherapy, traditional herbalism, occupational therapy, homeopathy, dietetics, acupuncture, pharmacy, massage therapy, psychology, chiropractic/osteopathy, social work, podiatry and health consumers.
If you have been a consumer of a health care service in the past 12 months (i.e. have consulted a health professional, or have been in hospital), or are a senior health care provider or academic in one of the above disciplines, you may be eligible to participate in one of these focus groups.
The focus groups will be held at the University of South Australia, City East Campus (Frome Road, Adelaide) in mid-2015, and will run for 2 hours. The focus group will be facilitated by an experienced researcher, who will ask questions and enable a conversation about integrative health care. Focus group participants will receive an honorarium for their participation.
NOTE: We are no longer recruiting participants for this stage of the TIME Project.