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Kelli Stajduhar

Kelli Stajduhar, PhD, MSN, BN, RN, CAHS University of Victoria Principal Investigator: 2015 Catalyst Grant Program — Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC) (CAT 2015-32) 2013 Core Research Program Grant — The Carer Support Needs Assessment (CSNAT) Intervention: Supporting Family Caregivers of Palliative Patients at Home (CORE 2013-01) Kelli Stajduhar is a professor in the School of…

Kelli Stajduhar named Academic of the Year

Kelli Stajduhar of the University of Victoria was named 2017 Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia. The CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards celebrate these ideas that contribute to the non-academic community and demonstrate the necessity and vitality of public university-based research and scholarly activity. Kelli’s awared was…

Network Investigator Kelli Stajduhar profiled

CFN Network Investigator and Citizen Engagement Committee Member Kelli Stajduhar was recently profiled in the University of Victoria Alumni magazine, The Torch. “Palliative care should be as essential for dying Canadians as prenatal and obstetric care are for newborns.” Click here to read the profile.  

COVID-19 shows support for home care overdue

CFN Investigator Kelli Stajduhar lends her voice to the call for supported and improved home care. “Could all of the deaths from COVID-19 in Canada’s long-term-care system have been prevented? Probably not. But if Canada had something more in place, perhaps most older Canadians would not require help within institutional settings in the first place.” Read…

Additional Resources: COVID-19 and Older Adults Living with Frailty

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Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC)

VIEW THE SLIDES (NO AUDIO) READ MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT Many older adults in Canada die from life-limiting illnesses such as heart, lung and kidney disease, cancer, dementia and frailty. Of these older adults, the large majority will die in acute care hospitals where the quality of care has been reported to be one where patients…

Congratulations to all CFN Investigators who received Fall 2018 CIHR Project Grants!

Multiple CFN Investigators have received 2018 Project Grants for their valuable work in improving care for older adults living with frailty and/or supporting their caregivers. Read more about all the recipients here. Susan Bronskill (Principal Investigator), Understanding the burden and health system impact of loneliness and social isolation in older adults in Canada–$325, 124 Sharon Straus (Principal Investigator), Economic…

Supporting quality of life assessments of frail older adults and their family caregivers

About the Project: Older adults living at home facing frailty and chronic illness, and their family caregivers, often experience challenges affecting their quality of life. Their priorities must be addressed by healthcare providers. Unfortunately, these are easily overlooked in the “hustle and bustle” of care. Tools for assessing quality of life make the priorities of…

Look at our completed projects

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care — Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN Pilot study of an automated one-year mortality prediction tool to trigger Advance Care Planning — James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC Talk to me: seriously ill patients’ views on physician behaviours that…