Event Date: Mar 31, 2016
The long-term care sector is a complex adaptive system receiving input from multiple stakeholders and levels, making implementation of new practices challenging. Culture change is most effective when change is targeted at all system levels (i.e., individual, organisational, socio-political) in an integrated way. Drawing on culture change work conducted by the Partnerships in Dementia Care (PiDC) Alliance, this presentation identifies specific strategies and recommendations for targeting change at multiple levels.
This integrated KTE webinar event is brought to you by brainXchange in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).
Presenter(s):Dr. Sherry Dupuis is the former director of the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program and a Professor in Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. She is committed to participatory research and arts-based approaches as a means of promoting personal transformation and social change in dementia and long-term care.
Dr. Carrie McAiney is an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University and Director of Research and Evaluation in the Seniors Mental Health Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Carrie’s research aims to enhance quality of life and quality of care for individuals living with dementia, their family care partners, and the providers who care for and support them.