Seniors Care Network has formally adopted the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) approach to knowledge translation. Seniors Care Network staff are involved in a number of collaborative, applied research projects at regional, provincial, and national levels. [ ] Indicates Seniors Care Network staff who are involved in the research project.

Current Research:

Collaborative development of a core set of patient experience measurement items for specialized geriatric services in Ontario – a project to develop common set of core survey items for measuring the patient experience in SGS. [R. Schwartz]
Research Collaborators: RGP of Eastern Ontario, Northeast Regional Geriatric Centre
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Comparison of publicly funded dementia assessment and care services in the Central East LHIN. [S. Hawkins, K. Kay, R.Schwartz]
*This is an extension study to the study Assessing care models implemented in primary health care for persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders (H. Bergman & I. Vedel).
Research Collaborators: Research on Organization of Healthcare Services for Alzheimers (ROSA) Team (Multiple Organizations)
Ethics Approval: Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (HiREB)

Developing a Competency Framework for Dementia Care – a project to develop core behavioural statements to guide supportive relationships and care for people living with dementia. [K.Kay]
Research Collaborators: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Ontario Shores
Ethics Approval: 

Past Research:

Achieving Consensus on a Competency Framework for Interprofessional Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment – a project to develop core behavioural statements to guide the practice of interprofessional teams who participate in comprehensive geriatric assessment. [K. Kay and S. Hawkins]
Research Collaborators: Regional Geriatric Programs (RGP) of Ontario
Ethics Approval: University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Research Ethics Board (REB File #14234)

Defining how clinicians in specialized geriatric services conduct goal-based care – a project to better understand current approaches to goal based care planning to guide education. [S. Hawkins and K.Kay]
Research Collaborators: Trent University
Ethics Approval: Trent University, Research Ethics Board (REB File #24744)

Exploring the qualitative shadowing method through humanist, critical ethnography: The role of the geriatric emergency management nurse – a project to identify the role of the GEM nurse in hospital organizations. [S. Hawkins]
Research Collaborators: University of Waterloo, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Ethics Approval: University of Waterloo, Office of Research Ethics (ORE#22210)

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