Event Date: Apr 09, 2019

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The 2016 brainXchange webinar “End of Life in LTC Homes” introduced the Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project, a pan-Canadian research program in four provinces (NS, ON, AB and BC) examining clinical, social, critical and policy perspectives on quality of life for residents in long term care. Now in its fourth and final year, our researchers will share some of the project’s findings about clinical and social approaches that can support an enhanced quality of life in long term care. Project activities have focused around four themes: evaluating innovative practice, monitoring care practice, mapping care relationships and examining policy context, and researchers will share findings from the first two themes. 

The project’s Scientific Co-Lead Carole Estabrooks, will provide a brief overview of the project; Lead investigator Kelli Stajduhar will present findings from the evaluation of the implementation of a palliative approach to care in long term care on Vancouver Island and discuss the relevancy of the findings for other jurisdictions; and Lead investigator Matthias Hoben will share his team’s work in developing an evidence-informed measure to effectively monitor quality of care near end of life in long term care. The webinar will include opportunity for Q & A.

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)



Carole Estabrooks, Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Knowledge Translation, University of Alberta

Carole’s research focuses on knowledge translation and improvement science, as well as,  the sustainability, spread and scale-up of innovations (such as effective KT or QI interventions). Her research is conducted primarily in residential long term care settings. She is the Co-Scientific Lead of the Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project.  Carole is also the Principal Investigator of Translating research in Elder Care (TREC) at the University of Alberta. She is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of health Sciences and the American Academy of Nursing and a Member of the Order of Canada.

Matthias Hoben, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta.

Matthias’ research is best described as improvement science with a focus on the care of frail older adults. Improvement science determines which strategies work best to improve quality of care, quality of life, quality of work life and quality of healthcare systems. He is a Lead Investigator for the Monitoring Care Practice theme of the Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project and is a researcher with Translating Research in Elder Care (TREC) at the University of Alberta.

Kelli Stajduhar, Professor Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and School of Nursing, University of Victoria.

Kelli has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for over 25 years as a practicing nurse, educator, and researcher. Her clinical work and research has focused on health service needs for those at the end-of-life and their families and on the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. She is a lead investigator for the Evaluating Innovative Practice theme of the Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project and the academic lead investigator on the iPANEL research project in British Columbia, which brings together nursing researchers, practitioners and administrators to integrate a palliative approach into the health care system. She also currently leads an international research collaborative on family caregiving and a Victoria-based study on access to end-of-life care for structurally vulnerable populations.