Broadening End-of-Life Comfort to Improve Palliative Care Practices in Long-Term Care
The goal of this study was to examine how palliative care principles (PCP) can best be integrated in LTC is a pressing issue by exploring the tensions associated with caring for the living and dying within one care
community and informing how PCP may be improved.
Family Care Conferences in Long-Term Care: Exploring Content and Processes in End-of-life Communication
The purpose of this sub-study is to examine FCC: a) content, and b) guiding processes such as documentation and multidisciplinary staff participation using mixed methods.
Whose role is it anyways? Using pamphlets to activate early conversations about end-of-life care in long-term care
This study explores the development and use of five condition specific pamphlets aimed at supporting LTC staffs’ capacity to (a) inform residents and families about the trajectory of their primary medical condition and (b) initiate conversations about EOL care.
Heart work: A thematic analysis of compassion in long-term care
This research brief explores perceptions about compassion when delivering palliative care from the perspective of residents, family members, and healthcare providers in LTC. It identifies potential facilitators and barriers associated with providing compassionate care to residences in Canadian LTC settings.
Mind the gap: Is the Canadian long—term care workforce ready for a palliative care mandate?
The aim of this paper is to explore the readiness of Canadian LTC homes for a palliative care mandate by exploring (1) efficacy for palliative care, (2) self-reported patient-centered behaviour relevant to palliative care, and (3) quality of work life at LTC homes in four Canadian provinces.
Meaningful connections in dementia end of life care in long term care homes
The purpose of this study is to examine and compare family and staff perspectives on end-of life (EOL) care for people with dementia, as well as their family caregivers, who live in long-term care (LTC) homes. This study explored how EOL care is currently being provided to those with dementia, what facilitates the provision of care, and what challenges are experienced by staff and family caregivers.
“Who would want to die like that?”: Perspectives on Dying Alone
This research seeks to understand various perspectives on dying alone and why it is construed as a ‘bad death,’ as well as to explore the EOL care and bereavement needs of family members of residents who recently died in a LTC home.
Exploring the End-of-Life Care and Bereavement Needs of Family Members in Long-Term Care Homes
This research brief explores the EOL care and bereavement needs of family members whose loved ones have recently died in a LTC home.
What are the differences among occupational groups related to their palliative care-specific educational needs and intensity of interprofessional collaboration in long-term care homes?
The aim of the study is to (a) compare differences across occupational groups related to their palliative care-specific educational needs and to (b) explore the intensity of Inter-Professional Collaborative Approach in LTC