Invitation to Discuss iPANEL Knowledge Translation Project


You are invited to participate in a discussion about a recent iPANEL knowledge translation (KT) project!

Two iPANEL articles on KT in nursing practice were recently published in Advances in Nursing Science (ANS):

This work recognizes that complex social processes influence KT in nursing practice. iPANEL researchers developed a framework to account for these complexities, so that KT can be done more effectively while building on the strengths that exist in a diversity of practice settings. This reconceptualization guides a KT inquiry process where nurses identify their own practice concerns and are supported in creating responsive and appropriate solutions. The articles give examples from three clinical sites to illustrate the integration of a palliative approach using this framework.

To participate in the discussions, please visit the Advances in Nursing Science blog post.


Webinar: PREMs and PROMs for elderly, acute care patients


A webinar presented by Rick Sawatzky and Eric Chan is now available for viewing! Rick and Eric present on the results of a Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN)-funded project, called "Patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures [PREMs and PROMs] for elderly acute care patients: A knowledge synthesis."

A recording of the webinar is available for viewing on TVN's website.

Kelli Stajduhar Receives Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization


Kelli at Hospice 2015

Congratulations go out to iPANEL's own Kelli Stajduhar for being awarded a University of Victoria Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization. Kelli's work on compassionate palliative and end-of-life care for patients and families is local, national and international in scope. Her commitment to high-quality, evidence-based care is demonstrated in her many research collaborations with practicing nurses and health care administrators, as well as in her direct engagement with patients and family caregivers. Congratulations from the entire iPANEL team, Kelli! This is a very well-deserved award.

To read about all five award recipients, please see the article in The Ring.

iPANEL Presentation to Select Standing Committee on Health


BC legislature

On April 15, 2015, Kelli Stajduhar, iPANEL academic lead investigator, and Pat Coward, chair of the iPANEL advisory board, presented the Dying to Care (5MB PDF) report to the Select Standing Committee on Health in the BC legislature. This was an excellent opportunity to communicate with provincial MLAs about a palliative approach to care for people with chronic, advancing, life-limiting illness. Click HERE to download the full iPANEL submission (5MB PDF), and HERE (<1MB PDF) for the proceedings of the day's presentation.

Executive Summary

  • ISSUE: Our aging population means that living and dying with chronic disease is increasing. Innovative best practices must be implemented in order to meet these health care needs and maintain a sustainable health care system.
  • CURRENT KNOWLEDGE: There is good evidence that embedding a palliative approach within current systems, as well as improving community-based health care, can increase satisfaction with care and reduce health care costs.
    1. Implement an integrated palliative approach across the health service continuum
    2. Extend and expand chronic disease management and primary care strategies to include an integrated palliative approach to care
    3. Apply a population focus in community, acute care and residential care settings in order to support persons through transitions in care



Another successful iPANEL Symposium - Hosted in October 2014


“Capturing Practice Wisdom: Integrating a Palliative Approach” was the theme of this year’s symposium. The morning was full of inspiring presentations on integrating a palliative approach in three different settings: home and community care, residential care and acute care. In the afternoon, interactive discussion rounds generated ideas for how we can move forward in practice, education, research and policy.

There are so many thanks to go around for this event. It would not have been possible without the visions of the planning committee and the contributions of all the presenters. The ideas that all attendees offered are greatly appreciated – the iPANEL team will be incorporating them into a discussion document that will help guide future projects.

By popular demand, the presentations from the symposium are available to download!

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