Alliance Submits Recommendations to the Canadian Nurses Association Expert Commission
On December 15th 2011, Pat Sevean, Associate Professor in the School of Nursing - Lakehead University, and a Co-Investigator of the Quality Palliative Care in Long Term Care Alliance (QPC-LTC), presented recommendations on behalf of the Alliance to the Canadian Nursing Association’s Expert Commission. The brief outlines recommendations within each of the following categories: human resources, education and professional development, funding, and regulations. Pat Sevean states "Nurses recognize that an adequate staff mix, palliative care education and a strong interprofessional team are essential to providing quality EOL care to older adults and their families in long term care homes." Click HERE to view the recommendations.
Front Line Staff Experiences of Grief and Loss in a LTC Home: An OTN presentation
Front Line Staff Experiences of Grief and Loss in a LTC Home, is a sub-study of the QPC-LTC Alliance. The goal of this sub-study is to describe the experiences of grief and loss of nine front line workers in LTC and to report on recommendations of how the organization can offer support to staff after a resident dies. Please click HERE to view the presentation or click HERE to view a Powperpoint presentation of the findings.
Ontario Long Term Care Association's (OLTCA) Expert Panel Brief
Dr. Mary Lou Kelley has been invited to present recommendations to the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s expert panel on the Future of Long Term Care in Ontario. On October 24, 2011 Mary Lou will present recommendations on the need to incorporate high quality palliative care in long term care homes. Please click HERE to view the brief.
Quality Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Homes: OTN Event
The Alliance hosted an OTN Event on June 28th, 2011. To view the archived video footage, please click here.
Project Overview, Dr. Elaine Wiersma, Lakehead University, Department of Health Sciences, Co-Investigator
New LTC homes Act: Implications for Palliative Care for LTC Homes, Judith A. Wahl, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly, Barrister and Solicitor Executive Director
Palliative Care in LTC: Perspectives of Staff Residents and Families, Alesha Gaudet, MSW, Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health (CERAH), Project Manager
Interventions to Enhance Palliative Care in LTC, Diane Crashaw, McMaster University, Project Coordinator