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Research Studies

Health and Care Experiences

Research on the Run- Project Summaries

  • Reflecting on Sustainable Relationship Building for Cancer Storywork in First Nations, Inuit & Metis Communities
  • Older People’s Experiences of Self-Care, Family/Friend Caregiving, and Formal Home Care
    Project summary -- available here.
  • Let’s get real about person-centred geriatric home care 
    Project summary -- available here.
  • Improving continuity of care for older adults by optimizing home and community care partnerships
  • Slip-resistant footwear for PSWs to use outdoors in winter
  • Shearkhani S, Mckinnon A, Maybee A, Marlett N, Shklarov S, Holyoke P. Uncovering the experiences of patients and caregivers as couples. 2016. 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.
  • Striking a balance between self-care, family caregiving, and formal home care
    Project summary -- available here.
  • The experiences of patients and caregivers as couples. 
    Project summary -- 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.
  • 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.

Publications

  • Sharkey S, Lefebre N. (2017) Bringing Nursing Back to the Future through People-Powered Care. Nursing Leadership, 30(1), 11-22. Available here
  • Pauley T, Gargaro J,Chenard G, Cavanagh H, McKay S. (2016) Home-based diabetes self-management coaching delivered by paraprofessionals: A randomized controlled trial. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 35(3-4), 137-154. 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.
  • Bender D, Majumder S, Holyoke P. Shifting organizational culture toward clients and families. Accreditation Canada’s Quality Matters. 2016;8(2):30-7. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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). Available here.
  • Lefebre N. Action at ACEN. Nursing Leadership. 2013;26(1):13-5.
  • Lejambe V. From Data to Action: Driving Quality of Palliative Care in the Home. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care National Newsletter. 2012;Spring(2012).

Presentations

Please contact research@sehc.com if you would like a copy of the conference presentations.

  • 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.
  • Epstein, V. An innovative approach to determining quality based outcomes in the Home Care Setting. Poster presentation at the GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day 2018; Toronto, ON; May 25, 2018.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Holyoke P, Barnes P. Examining the Role of Spiritual Care Professionals to Promote and Nurture Organizational-level Promising Practices Supporting Spiritual Care Delivery. Workshop held at the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) – Identity Narratives, Rediscovering our Professional Identity through Story; Vancouver, BC; April 13-16, 2016.
  • Bender D, Miller K. Making the Culture Shift to Person- and Family-Centred Care in Community Settings. Oral presentation at Alberta Continuing Care Association (ACCA) Person-Centred Care: Walk the Talk; Edmonton, AB; November 25-26, 2015.
  • Bender D. Making the Culture Shift to Person- and Family-Centred Care in Community Settings. Workshop presented at 2015 Canadian Home Care Summit; Ottawa, ON; November 8-10, 2015.
  • Giosa J. Theory or reality? Let’s get real about person and family-centred geriatric home care. Poster presented at 2015 Canadian Home Care Summit; Ottawa, ON; November 8-10, 2015.
  • Iyer S, Holyoke P. Home in the Hospital - Integrating Care across Settings . 2015 Canadian Home Care Summit; Ottawa, ON; November 8-10, 2015.
  • Giosa J. Let's get real about person- and family-centred geriatric home care: A realist synthesis of interdisciplinary approaches. Poster presentation at CAG2015 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future For All; Calgary, Alberta; October 23-25, 2015.
  • Giosa J. Caregiving shouldn't make you sick! Shifting from reactive treatment to proactive support for family caregivers across the healthcare system. CAG2015 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future For All; Calgary, Alberta; October 23-25, 2015.
  • Hurst R, Holyoke P. Integrating Unregulated Care Providers into Geriatric Home Care Teams - The OCAR Framework. CAG2015 44th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting: From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future For All; Calgary, Alberta; October 23-25, 2015.
  • Giosa J, Holyoke, P. Observe, Coach, Assist and Report: An emerging framework for integrating unregulated healthcare providers into interdisciplinary stroke home care teams. Oral presentation at Qualitative Health Research Conference 2015; Toronto, ON; October 19-21, 2015.
  • Holyoke, P. How does the patient and caregiver experience impact evidence-informed decisions? Discussant at the Home Care Ontario and CHCA; Mississauga, ON; June 11, 2015.
  • Giosa J.  Theory or reality? Let’s get real about person and family-centred geriatric home care. Oral presentation at the Home Care Ontario and CHCA; Mississauga, ON; June 11, 2015.

Reports

Barken R. Older People’s Experiences of Self-Care, Family/Friend Caregiving, and Formal Home Care. 2016. Available here.