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Research Studies

Health and Care Experiences

  • Clients/Patients
    • Transition from Hospital to Home after cardiac surgery - a learning ecosystem.
      Report available here.
    • Better Emergency Department care for people living with dementia.
      Project summary available here.
    • Bender D, Holyoke P. Why some patients who do not need hospitalization cannot leave: A case study of reviews in 6 Canadian hospitals. In Healthcare management forum 2018;31(4):121-125. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.
      Article available here.
    • Holyoke P. Why some patients who don’t need hospitalization can’t leave: A case study of reviews in 6 Canadian hospitals. Paper presented at CAHSPR 2018 Conference; Montreal, QC; May 28-31, 2018.
    • Sharing Nuu-chah-nulth patient voices to increase culturally safe care. 
      Project summary available here.
    • Dialogue and Storywork in support of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis cancer patients throughout oncology and primary care transition experiences. 
      Project summary available here.
      Transition Support Resources available here
    • Improving continuity of care for older adults by optimizing home and community care partnerships. 
      Project summary available here.
    • Warner D, Holyoke P. Bridging the Gap: Dialogue and Storywork in Support of First Nations Cancer Patients throughout Oncology and Primary Care Transition Experiences. Workshop presented at Indigenous Health Practice and Research Conference: Building on our roots; Hamilton, ON; October 17-18, 2017.
    • Older People’s Experiences of Self-Care, Family/Friend Caregiving, and Formal Home Care.
      Project summary available here.
    • Barken R. Older People’s Experiences of Self-Care, Family/Friend Caregiving, and Formal Home Care. 2016.
      Report available here.
    • Let’s get real about person-centred geriatric home care. 
      Project summary available here.
    • Giosa J. Integrated geriatric care planning in home care: meaningful inclusion of older adults, family/friend caregivers and health care providers. Podium presentation at University of Waterloo – Network for Aging Research, Symposium on Aging Research (SoAR) 2018; Waterloo, ON; April 25, 2018.
    • Sharkey S, Lefebre N. Bringing Nursing Back to the Future through People-Powered Care. Nursing Leadership, 2017;30(1), 11-22.
      Article available here.
    • Bender D, Holyoke P. Bringing Person and Family-Centred Care Alive in Home, Community and Long-Term Care Organizations. Healthcare Quarterly. 2016;19(1):70-5.
      Abstract available here.
    • Toscan J, Manderson B, Santi SM, Stolee P. "Just another fish in the Pond": The transitional care experience of a hip fracture patient. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2013;13(26).
      Article available here.
    • Evaluation of the feasibility of using a ‘hand-held’ fluorescence digital imaging device for real-time advanced wound care monitoring in a community setting.
      Project summary available here.
    • Thomas R, Gifford W, Poudner J, Scott T, Brooks C, Hamilton R, et al. First Nations, Inuit, and Metis women's experiences of cancer survivorship: Protocol for the National Picture Project. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 2015;14(1):97-120.
      Article available here.
    • Pauley T, Gargaro J, Chenard G, Cavanagh H, McKay S. Home-based diabetes self-management coaching delivered by paraprofessionals: A randomized controlled trial. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 2016;35(3-4), 137-154.
      Article available here.
    • Virani T, Lefebre N. Putting H.O.P.E. in transitioning the very hard to serve clients. Paper presentation at NLN.ON Annual Health Care Leaders Conference – Better together: realizing our collective potential; Toronto, ON; March 22-23, 2018.
    • Lacroix H. How bundled care changes the patient journey: A seamless cardiac surgery care experience for patients and their families. Paper presentation at NLN.ON Annual Health Care Leaders Conference – Better together: realizing our collective potential; Toronto, ON; March 22-23, 2018.
    • Ackerman M. Better Together: Our Organization and Tess (Chatbot) Bring Support to Employee Caregivers. Paper presentation at NLN.ON Annual Health Care Leaders Conference – Better together: realizing our collective potential; Toronto, ON; March 22-23, 2018.
    • Doran D, Lefebre N, O’Brien-Pallas L, Estabrooks C, White P, Carryer J, et al. The relationship among evidence-based practice and client dyspnea, pain, falls and pressure ulcer outcomes in the community setting. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 2014;11(5):247-83.
      Publication available here.
  • Caregivers
    • Bagheri Z.S., Beltran J., Holyoke P., Sole G., Hutchinson K., Dutta T. Reducing the Risk of Falls by 78% with a New Generation of Slip Resistant Winter Footwear. In: Goossens R., Murata A. (eds) Advances in Social and Occupational Ergonomics. AHFE 2019. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol 970. Springer, Cham.
      Article available here.
    • Giosa J, & Holyoke P. Caregiving is not a disease: moving from reactive to proactive supports for family caregivers across the healthcare system. Healthcare quarterly Toronto, ON; 2014;17(3), 36-41.
      Article available here.
    • Brookman C, Holyoke P, Toscan J, Bender D, Tapping B. Promising practices and indicators for caregiver education and support programs. 2011.
      Report available here
      • One page summary of final report available here
      • Guide to the promising practices and indicators for caregiver education and support programs available here.
      • Technical appendix available here
    • Shearkhani S, Mckinnon A, Maybee A, Marlett N, Shklarov S, Holyoke P. Uncovering the experiences of patients and caregivers as couples. 2016.
      Report available here.
    • The experiences of patients and caregivers as couples. 
      Project summary available here
    • Striking a balance between self-care, family caregiving, and formal home care.
      Project summary available here.
    • Giosa J, Stolee P, Dupuis S, Mock. SE., Santi S. An Examination of Family Caregiver Experiences during Care Transitions of Older Adults. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2014;33(02):137-53.
      Abstract available here.
    • Holyoke P, Shearkhani S, Brien S, Fooks C, Obarski G. Caregiver Engagement. Panel Presentation at the CAHSPR Conference - A Learning Healthcare System: Let the Patient Revolution Begin; Toronto, ON; May 10-12, 2016.
  • Providers
    • Bagheri ZS, Patel N, Li Y, Rizzi K, Lui GKY, Holyoke P, et al. Selecting slip resistant winter footwear for personal support workers. Work. 2019;64(1):135-51.
      Abstract available here.
    • Almost J, Gifford WA, Doran D, et al. The Acceptability and Feasilility of Implementing an Online Educational Intervention with Nurses in a Provincial Prison Context. Journal of Forensic Nursing; 2019 April 11.
      Abstract available here.
    • Sharkey S, Lefebre N. Bringing Nursing Back to the Future through People-Powered Care. Nursing Leadership, 2017;30(1), 11-22.
      Article available here.
    • PSW safety in the home care.
      Project summary available here.
    • Slip-resistant footwear for PSWs to use outdoors in winter. 
      Project summary available here.
    • The potential for Personal Support Workers to bring stroke best practices to stroke survivors and their family caregivers in their homes: An exploratory study.
      Project summary available here.
    • Saari M. The impact of level of cognitive impairment on home and community based service use. Podium presentation at 2018 Canadian InterRAI Conference; Calgary, AB; May 14-17, 2018.
    • Saari M. Complex care activities by unregulated providers in the homecare: The right care in the right place? Podium presentation at 2018 Canadian InterRAI Conference; Calgary, AB; May 14-17, 2018.
    • Lui KY, Beckett L, Tudge, S, Holyoke, P. Using RAI-HC Data to Understand What Contributes Most to Caregiver Burden. Poster presentation at 2018 Canadian InterRAI Conference; Calgary, AB; May 14-17, 2018.
    • Kajaks T, King E, Ray K, Cameron J, Beaton D, Holyoke P, et al. Shining the light on the challenges associated with providing care in the home. Oral presentation on the WCH Women’s Xchange Conference on Challenging Poverty: Measuring, Experiencing and Moving Beyond; Toronto, ON; May 6, 2016.
    • Longfield A, Holyoke P, Semple M, Kajaks T, King E, Prout E, et al. PostureCoach: A wearable, posture coaching system for caregivers. Poster presentation at the GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day: Innovations Influencing Rehabilitative Care; Toronto, ON; May 2, 2016.
    • King E, Kajaks T, Voth J, Holyoke P, Hurst R, Del Sole J, Hutchinson K, Dutta T, & Jaglal S. A Week in the Life of a Home Care Personal Support Worker. Poster presented at Ministry of Labour Research Day; Toronto, ON; November 16, 2017.
    • King E. PSW Safety in the Community: A prospective cohort study. Poster presentation at the University of Waterloo’s 9th International Scientific Conference on the prevention of work related musculoskeletal disorders; Toronto, ON; June 22-23, 2016.
    • Gifford W, Lefebre N. Understanding audit and feedback to support falls prevention and pain management in home healthcare. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2015; August:79-85.
    • Lefebre N. Rekindling the spirit: Staff Engagement 2.1. Nursing Leadership. 2014;26(2):15-8.
    • Scott T, Menzies C, Chenard G, Spence M. Bridging the Gap: Innovative Approaches to Continuing Education in Rural, Remote and Isolated First Nation Communities. Seminars in Dialysis. 2013;26(2):164-8.
  • Research with clients/patients and caregivers
    • Reflecting on Sustainable Relationship Building for Cancer Storywork in First Nations, Inuit & Metis Communities.
    • Participatory Research to Action (PR2A) Framework. 
      Project summary available here.
    • Marlett N, Shklarov S, Holyoke P, Shearkhani, S. Early Days of Collaboration: Patient Engagement Research to Inform Healthcare Culture Change. Qualitative Health Research Conference 2015 Informing Practice, Policy and the Preferred Future of Healthcare; Toronto, ON; October 19-21, 2015.

       

  • Researchers
    • Sim S, Lai J, Aubrecht K, Cheng I, Embrett M, Ghandour E, et al. CIHR Health System Impact Fellows: Reflections on "Driving Change" Within the Health System. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2019;8(6):325-8.
      Article available here.
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