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CAT 2014-CP

Feasibility of a volunteer/health care provider navigation partnership to support frail rural-dwelling older adults

Potential impacts of this project include enhanced quality of life for frail older adults and their families, reduced use of healthcare resources that arise from unnecessary transitions in care, enhanced roles for hospice volunteers, increased capacity for palliative care in rural communities and improvement of rural communities overall as they become desirable places to age in place.

Principal Investigators

Barbara Pesut, PhD, RN -- University of British Columbia

Wendy Duggleby, PhD, RN, AOCN -- University of Alberta


Duggleby, W., Robinson, C., Kaasalainen, S., Pesut, B., Nekolaichuk, C., MacLeod, R., Keating, N., Santos Salas, A., Hallstrom, L., Fraser, K.D., Williams, A., Swindle, J. & Struthers-Montford, K. (May 26, 2016). Developing Navigation Competencies to Care for Older Rural Adults with Advanced Illness. Canadian Journal on Aging.35 (2) 206-214. doi:10.1017/S0714980816000131.


Pesut, B., Duggleby, W. (September 2015). Feasibility of a volunteer/healthcare provider partnership to support frail rural-dwelling older adults. 3rd annual TVN Conference. Toronto, ON.


Piloting of volunteer and healthcare provider partnership to provide navigation for rural, frail older adults -- Barbara Pesut and Wendy Duggleby

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