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2013 Catalyst Grants

CFN launched its first Catalyst Grant Program in October of 2013. The specific objective of this funding program is to catalyze creativity, novelty, and innovation in research to benefit Canada’s seriously ill, frail elderly. The 2013 Catalyst Program funded projects of up to one (1) year in length and for a maximum of $100,000 each, with…

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Theme Lead: John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC — McMaster University Projects in progress Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians — John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC Improving Supportive End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care: Exploring the Changing Role of Family Physicians in Care Teams — Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, BSc, MD, FRCPC “C5-75”: A primary care program to identify…

Community and Residential Care

Projects in progress Support, Education, Networking & Sustained Engagement (SENSE): Knowledge-to-Action with Families of the Frail Elderly Living in Residential Long-term Care — Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD, MSN, BSN A Collaborative Intervention for Streamlining Medication Appropriateness and Deprescribing within Integrated Health-Care Teams — Melissa Andrew, BSc, MSc, MD Team Approach to Polypharmacy Reduction in Long-Term…

Webinars

CFN believes that caring for older adults living with frailty is a complex, Canada-wide issue that requires multi-faceted, national strategies and solutions, and our monthly webinars are one way we bring together talented people to focus on this goal. Register for upcoming webinars Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 12 noon EST: The Carer Support Needs…

Recently published papers

McCaskell DS, Molloy AJ, Childerhose L, Costigan FA, Reid JC, McCaughan M, Clarke F, Cook DJ, Rudkowski JC, Farley C, Karachi T, Rochwerg B, Newman A, Fox-Robichaud A, Herridge MS, Lo V, Feltracco D, Burns K, Porteous R, Seely AJE, Ball I, Seczek A, Kho ME.  Project management lessons learned from the multicentre CYCLE pilot…

Our researchers

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T U V X Y Z  A Jonathan Afilalo, Jewish General Hospital Melissa Andrew, Dalhousie University Patrick Michel Archambault, Université Laval Rakesh Arora, University of Manitoba Mylène Aubertin-Leheudre, Université du Québec à Montréal B Sean Bagshaw, University of Alberta Nick Bansback, University of British Columbia Susan Baptiste, McMaster University Doris Barwich, University of British Columbia Jennifer Baumbusch, University of British Columbia Michel Bédard, Lakehead University Veronique Boscart, Conestoga College Institute of…

Richard Sawatzky

Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN Trinity Western University Principal Investigator: 2018 Catalyst Grant Program — Supporting quality of life assessments of frail older adults and their family caregivers (CAT 2018-17) 2015 Catalyst Grant Program — Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC) (CAT 2015-32) 2014 Catalyst Grant Program — Integrating a quality of life assessment and…

Neil Hilliard

  Neil Hilliard, MD Fraser Health Authority Principal Investigator: 2015 Catalyst Grant Program — Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC) (CAT 2015-32) Dr. Neil Hilliard is the program medical director for the Palliative Care Program at Fraser Health Authority. In addition, he is a palliative care consultant physician in Abbotsford, as well as a clinical…

Patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures for elderly acute care patients: A knowledge synthesis

This project reviewed evidence about the use of self-report assessment questionnaires with patients and their families in acute care settings to assess, monitor and address their quality of life concerns and health care experiences. Research Results Findings: A total of 186 PREM and PROM instruments were found. Only three instruments that met the inclusion criteria were identified: Quality…