Event Date: Jan 31, 2019
This arts-based presentation presents research findings through paintings and artistic works that healthcare professionals created when they were asked “What it is like to care for persons living with dementia who are receiving end-of-life care?” Through focus groups and creative expressions, we explored healthcare professionals’ experiences of caring for persons living with dementia at the end-of-life and the values, beliefs and assumptions that support and/or act as a barrier to providing quality care. This research is intended to provoke and contribute to local and national end-of-life conversations with the intention of enhancing end-of-life care for persons and families living with dementia.
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).
Christine Jonas-Simpson, Associate Professor York University; Director, Academics & Philosophy Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy.
Christine Jonas-Simpson is an Associate Professor of Nursing at York University and the Director of the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy for persons living with dementia. She conducts critical arts-based research through music, drama, paintings, and documentary film. Her program of research focuses on how human beings live, transform and grow with loss and grief in their lives. Her research contributes to shifting the discourse and culture of dementia care from tragedy and isolation to possibility and relationships through the use of relational arts-based methods.