Themes:

Home Care

The Theme Home Care refers to both home care clinical services delivered in the home as well as non-clinical community services such as meals, transportation and supportive living.

 

Reference: Donner, G. et al., 2015 Bringing home care: Report of the Expert Group on Home & Community Care

Research Funding

Caring for Seniors with Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Team Approach to e-Health Supported Transitional Care

The proposed study will focus on learning about how to best implement a new model of interprofessional, community-based stroke rehabilitation so that it becomes normalized in practice. It will also...

 Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2018

Co-Primary Investigator

TAPESTRY: Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality

Health TAPESTRY works to help people stay healthier for longer in the places where they live. The health goals of our clients are the basis for engaging people in meaningful ways. We are doing this...

 Active

 2013-2016

Co-Investigator

Scholarly Work

A Questionnaire for Assessing Community Health Nurses’ Learning Needs

This article reports on the development and psychometric testing of a learning needs assessment questionnaire related to the Canadian community health nursing Standards of practice.

 Completed

Articles

A Usability Study of Patients Setting up a Cardiac Event Loop Recorder and BlackBerry® Gateway for Remote Monitoring at Home

This article reports on a usability study of remote noninvasive cardiac testing in homes. We studied the Vitaphone 3100BT (Bluetooth®) event loop recorder (Vitaphone GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) and paired BlackBerry® Curve™ 8520 smartphone (Research In Motion, Ltd., Waterloo, ON, Canada).

 Completed

Articles

An E-Health Tool to Support Collaborative Practice for Community Reintegration of Stroke Survivors:[My Stroke Team = MyST] Ready for Real World Testing!

The research objective was to collaborate with frontline homecare workers (e.g. care coordinators, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and personal support workers) and key stakeholders (e.g. Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, Heart and Stroke Foundation) to inform, design and build an innovative mobile health application to support communication and collaboration. A Webinar was given for the Ontario Home Care Association, January 27, 2016.

 Completed

Projects

An Environmental Scan of Health and Social System Navigation Services in an Urban Canadian Community

Systems navigation services provided by a designated provider or team have the potential to address health and social disparities. We conducted an environmental scan of navigation activities in a large urban Canadian community to identify and describe: service providers who engage in systems navigation; the clients who require systems navigation support and the issues they face; activities involved; and barriers and facilitators in providing systems navigation support to clients.

 Completed

Articles

Community Health Nurses’ Learning Needs in Relation to the Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice: Results from a Canadian survey

Canadian Community health nurses (CHNs) work in diverse urban, rural, and remote settings such as: public health units/departments, home health, community health facilities, family practices, and other community-based settings.

 Completed

Articles

Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Mobile Health Technologies for Managing Chronic Conditions in Older Adults: A scoping review

The purpose of this study was to conduct a scoping review of current practices and recommendations for designing, implementing, and evaluating mHealth technologies to support the management of chronic conditions in community-dwelling older adults.

 Completed

Articles

Development and Implementation of an mHealth App to Support Community-Based Stroke Rehabilitation in Home Care: Lessons Learned from Ontario

This scoping review was conducted in advance of our design and build of a mobile health app to support an interprofessional nurse-led team approach in the delivery of community-based stroke rehabilitation in home care.

 Completed

Reports

Member of the expert advisory committee of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care’s “Optimization of the Nursing Workforce Working Group” for the Nursing Secretariat reporting to the Joint Provincial Nursing Council

Expert advisory committee member of Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care’s “Optimization of the Nursing Workforce Working Group” for the Nursing Secretariat reporting to the Joint Provincial Nursing Council (JPNC).

 Completed

Committees

Primary Health Care and Nursing Education in the 21st Century: A discussion paper

Report to the WHO. Primary health care (PHC) is a philosophy and an educational practice approach. Nursing is one of the key services for the delivery of PHC. The purpose of this background paper is to examine PHC education for nurses in the globalized world.

 Completed

Reports

Use of Home Telehealth in Palliative Cancer Care: A case study

We conducted a mixed-methods case study to explore the perceptions of family caregivers and palliative cancer patients of home telehealth, and their experience with it.

 Completed

Articles

Students

Picture Name Degree Ruta's Role Thesis Topic More Info
Rojin Karimi Rojin Karimi MS eHealth Supervisor Design of a eHealth Tool to link Primary Care Providers with Home Care to support Stroke Patients More Info.
Jane Sparkes Jane Sparkes MScN Supervisor A usability study of patients in their own homes as they set up a cardiac event loop record and Blackberry gateway for remote monitoring More Info.
Kristina Chang Kristina Chang MScN Supervisory Committee Member Home & Community Care with a focus on transitions between institutional and community care settings (Ontario) More Info.
Anita Stern Anita Stern PhD Supervisor The Complexity of Family Caregiving: Use and Perceptions of Home Telehealth in Palliative Cancer Care More Info.