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Presentation at the Dunbar Community Centre, November 3, 2016:

In this lecture, we considered the current landscape of long-term care facilities in British Columbia and discussed how family members and residents can navigate their roles and rights in this setting. Dr. Baumbusch presented some key areas of interest, such as communication with staff and administrators, the role of care conferences, and advance care planning.


Presentation to the IDEAL study participants: September 2, 2015

Data collection for the IDEAL Study started at Site 1 in April 2014 and is ongoing until September 2015. Findings from Site 1 were shared with residents, family and staff through an Interim Report and a presentation given by research staff at a themed dinner night at the facility. Two more facilities will be included before the study ends in 2017.

Denise and Resident September Bistro 2015

Denise Speech September 2015 Bistro Night


Nursing Rounds: September 2015
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch

The aging population is not “new” news. Yet we continue to see media reports, policy papers, and research studies that point to the inadequacy of healthcare services to meet the needs of older adults. In this presentation, Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch presents findings from her program of research that consider ways to improve access and quality of care for this population and the pivotal role that nursing needs to take in leading the way forward.