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Continuity across transitions in care: What do older adults tell us?

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When:  Tuesday, November 28,  08:30 - 10:00
Where:  Cullen Family Lecture Theatre, St. Paul's Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC.
Type of Event:  The event is organized as part of a national collaboration (funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research) on “A Meta-Narrative Review of Patient- and Family-Reported Experience and Outcome Measures Across Transitions of Care for Frail Seniors Living at Home” led by Lena Cuthbertson, Kara Schick-Makaroff, and Rick Sawatzky.
Registration:  This event is free and available to the general public and health care providers alike.  Space is limited so please register HERE.

 Presenters:  

Richard Sawatzky - Professor, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Scientist and Program Head – Patient-Reported Outcomes, CHÉOS
Isobel MacKenzie - BC Seniors Advocate
Chris Graham - CEO, Picker Institute Europe

There can be large gaps in care for older adults and their family caregivers during transitions from hospital to home or primary care. Join us to hear from Isobel Mackenzie, BC's Seniors Advocate, and Chris Graham, the CEO of the Picker Institute Europe, about what they have learned from older adults. Rick Sawatzky, Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes, will introduce both speakers.

In this session you will learn about the art and science of obtaining and using information collected directly from patients and their family caregivers aimed at improving the continuity and quality of care for older adults during these transitions

Introducing electronic quality of life assessments in hospital palliative care: A micro-meso-macro framework

When:  Wednesday, November 22,  09:00 - 10:00

Where:  Online Webinar
Type of Event:  The event is organized as part of the Canadian Frailty Network Research Webinars. CFN believes that caring for the frail elderly is a complex, Canada-wide issue that requires multi-faceted, national strategies and solutions, and their monthly webinars are one way they bring together talented people to focus on this goal.  Click HERE to register

Presenters:  

Richard Sawatzky - Professor, School of Nursing, Trinity Western University, Scientist and Program Head – Patient-Reported Outcomes, CHÉOS
Marian Krawczyk - Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Fellow (School of Interdisciplinary Studies), University of Glasgow

Abstract:
Routine assessment of the perceived healthcare needs of older adults with advancing and life-limiting illnesses is necessary to ensure that patients' and family caregivers' concerns are visible to healthcare professionals, so that they can be effectively monitored and addressed. These types of assessments involve asking people to respond to questions about their symptoms, their physical, psychological, social and existential/spiritual well being and their experiences with health care. Handheld electronic systems are increasingly used and recommended to facilitate such QOL assessments. However, it is often unclear how to best implement these systems to facilitate uptake in practice. In addition, there is a need for information about the potential of such systems to improve patient- and family-centered outcomes. This project involved working with clinicians, patients and family caregivers and addressed the aforementioned issues through the integration into practice and evaluation of an innovative electronic QOL Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS) in palliative homecare nursing.

Advance Care Planning Sessions for General Public - Vancouver Island

Advance Care Planning  is an important part of ensuring better End of Life Care.  By becoming more knowledgeable about what to expect and what your options are as you near the end of life - you can help ensure that you receive the care you want from your health care providers. 

Type of Event:  Public Education Sessions for Advanced Care Planning
Registration:  These events are free and available to the general public and health care providers alike. 

To register for a session in Victoria or surrounding areas - view the Advanced Care Planning information in the Island Health website at http://viha.ca/advance_care_planning 

To register for a session in Comox - please follow this link to Comox Valley Advance Care Planning Events.

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