Current Projects

Quality person-centred care depends on respectful and collaborative relationships among RCAs; however, peer incivility and bullying can significantly disrupt such relationships. This study seeks to better understand residential care aides’ (RCAs) work relationships in long-term care, including peer workplace incivility and bullying, and how they influence care provision.

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Inviting Dialogue on Experiences of Active Involvement in Long-term Residential Care.

This 4-year study examines how care is negotiated in long-term residential care facilities. The goal is to better understand how to foster supportive collaborative relationships among families, residents and staff and improve the health and well-being of these groups

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 The Effect of Visual Art in a Transitional Care Environment

This interdisciplinary study explores how visual art created for a health care environment can benefit older patients by providing them a sense of meaningful place, and understanding the transformative potential for students engaged in the creation of this art.

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Support, Education, networking & Sustained Engagement (SENSE): Knowledge-to-Action with Families of the Frail Elderly Living in Residential Long-term Care.

This pilot study is proposing to co-develop a workshop series with families to provide education, peer support and networking opportunities for families of residents living in residential long-term care facilities. The goal is to foster family members inclusion and improve their involvement in the care of residents.

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Promoting Social Citizenship for People with Dementia through Community-Based Programming.

The aim of this research is to better understand how community-based programming can help people with dementia remain as active and engaged citizens. To do this we are studying two existing programs using interviews and observation methods and also testing the usefulness of innovative methods.

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