Results & Dissemination

Materials, reports, presentations, manuscripts and student works with results from the SALTY project are listed below. The list will be updated regularly as we continue to present and publish SALTY findings. The project will have a large amount of data available for research purposes. Students and researchers who are interested in using project data in their own research are encouraged to contact SALTY@msvu.ca for more information.

 

 

Manuscripts

Cloutier, D., Stajduhar, K.I., Roberts, D. et al. ‘Bare-bones’ to ‘silver linings’: lessons on integrating a palliative approach to care in long-term care in Western Canada. BMC Health Serv Res 21, 610 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-021-06606-x

Giesbrecht, M., Stajduhar, K., Cloutier, D., Dujela, C. (forthcoming). “We are to be like machines.fill the bed before it gets cold”: Exploring the emotional geographies of healthcare providers caring for dying residents in long-term care facilities. Social Science & Medicine. Volume 272, March 2021, 113749 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2021.113749

Hande, M., Taylor, D., & Keefe, J. (2021). The Role of Volunteers in Enhancing Resident Quality of Life in Long-Term Care: Analyzing Policies that May Enable or Limit this Role. Canadian Journal on Aging, 1-12. doi:10.1017/S0714980821000106

Hande, MJ., Keefe, J., & Taylor, D., (2021, online). Long-term residential care policy guidance for staff to support resident quality of life. The Gerontologist, gnaa176, https://doi.org/10.1093/geront/gnaa176

Keefe, J., Hande, MJ., Aubrecht, K., Daly, T., Cloutier, D., Taylor, D., Hoben, M., Stajduhar, K., Cook, H., Bourgeault, I., MacDonald, L., & Estabrooks, C. (2020). Team-based integrated knowledge translation for enhancing quality of life in long term care settings: A multi-method, multi-sectoral research design. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 9(4), 138-142. doi: 10.15171/ijhpm.2019.123

Webinars & Invited Presentations

Keefe, J., Taylor, D. & Cook, H. (2020, June). Quality of Life in Long Term Care: What’s policy got to do with it? Canadian Foundation for Health Care Improvement (CFHI) (host). https://youtu.be/7I9Pyto7yZk.

Estabrooks, C., Hoben, M. & Stajduhar, K. (2019, April). Advancing knowledge to improve quality of life and quality of care near end of life in LTC [webinar presentation]. BrainXchange (host). In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

MacDonald, L. & Roberts, D. (2019, October). Shifting to palliative approach in LTC: What does it take?. Presentation to Palliative Care: Better Together, Interdisciplinary Collaboration in the Advancement of Palliative Care. Course for health care providers by UBC Division of Palliative Care & Victoria Hospice Society, October 7, 2019, Vancouver, British Columbia

Keefe, J. & Hoben, M. (2016, September). Improving End of Life Care in Long Term Care. BrainXchange (host). In partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada (ASC) and the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). https://vimeo.com/184578816

Conference Presentations

2021
Hande, M. (2021). Canadian long-term care policy guidance for staff to support resident quality of life. Presentation to Canadian Association of Health Services Policy Research Annual Conference, May 19-21, 2021, virtual.

2020
Cloutier, D., Stajduhar, K., Dujela, C., Roland, K. & Roberts, D. (submitted). Competencies and Confidences in Integrating Palliative Approaches in Long-term Care in British Columbia, Canada [Conference session]. GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Gruneir, A., Hoben, M., Jensen, C., Buencamino, M., Easterbrook, A., Tompalski, J., Marshall, S., Murphy, R., Keefe, J., & C Estabrooks (submitted). Priorities for End of Life Reporting in Nursing Homes: Results from a Mixed Methods Study [Conference session]. GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Jensen, C., Gruneir, A., Hoben, M., Tompalski, J., Easterbrook, A., Buencamino, M., Keefe, J., Murphy, R., Estabrooks, C., & Marshall, S. (submitted). The Action Project Method Applied in Nursing Home Settings [Conference session]. GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Stajduhar, K., Cloutier, D., Roland, K., Roberts, D., Dujela, C., & MacDonald, L. (submitted). Shifting Practice in Long-term Care: Tools to Embed a Palliative Approach [Conference session]. GSA 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Aubrecht, K., Daly, T., & Bourgeault, I. (2020, June). Intersectionality as a Method for Understanding Critical Relations for Quality in Long-Term Care Research. In C. Kelly (Organizer), Intersectionality as a Methodology and Practice [Panel session]. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, London, ON. (Conference cancelled)

2019
Aubrecht, K., Daly, T., Braedley, S., & Bourgeault, I. (2019, October). A room with a view: Unpacking decision-maker perceptions and assumptions about the meaning of quality long-term care [Conference session]. CAG 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Moncton, NB.

Cloutier, D., Stajduhar, K., Roland, K., Dujela, C., & Roberts, D. (2019, October). Spending time: Challenges with implementing palliative approaches in long-term care [Conference session]. CAG 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Moncton, NB.

Cloutier, D., Stajduhar, K., Roland, K., Dujela, C., & Roberts, D. (2019, October). Sometimes talking is enough: An evaluation of a palliative approach to care project in long-term care [Conference session] CAG 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Moncton, NB.

Hande, MJ., Hubley, E., Taylor, D. & Keefe, K. (2019, October). The Role of Volunteers in Enhancing Resident Quality of Life in Long Term Care: Analyzing Policies that May Enable or Limit this Role [Poster session]. CAG 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Moncton, NB.

Taylor, D., Cook, H., Bauld, S. Fifield, H., Schalm, C., Lynam, C., Kirby, J., & Forbes, F. (2019, October). Rewards and pitfalls of the authentic inclusion of stakeholders in the analysis of nursing home policies [Conference workshop]. CAG 48th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Moncton, NB.

Roberts, D., & Stajduhar, K. (2019, September). One size doesn’t fit all: Integrating a palliative approach in long term care homes [Conference session]. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Roberts, D., McDonald, L., Roland, K. P., Cloutier, D. S., & Stajduhar, K. (2019, September). Development and integration of a palliative approach to care (PAC) strategy in four long term care sites in British Columbia, Canada [Poster session]. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Keefe, J., Hoben, M., Cloutier, D., & Daly, T. (2019, September) Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY): Pan Canadian research informing quality of life for older adults living in residential long term care [Panel session]. Biennial Global Aging Conference, Toronto, ON.

Keefe, J., Aubrecht, K., Cloutier, D., & Hoben, M. (2019, June). Seniors Adding Life to Years Project – Emerging evidence to support quality of life in long term care [Panel session]. Northwood Research Symposium, Halifax, NS.

Aubrecht, K., Bourgeault, I., Daly, T., & Braedley, S. (2019, May). Criteria for selecting quality long-term care (LTC) homes with promising social approaches: Decision-maker perceptions and preferences [Poster session]. CAHSPR Scientific Conference, Halifax, NS.

Taylor, D., & Keefe, J. (2019, May). Interaction of resident quality of life with policies that govern staff: A four-province comparison of long-term care policy using a staff perspective [Poster session]. CAHSPR Scientific Conference, Halifax, NS.

Aubrecht, K. (2019, May). “The aporia of dignified risk: Theorizing dementia as ethico-political subject.” In T. Daly (Organizer) “Risk, racialization, gender and sex: Embodying qualities of (everyday) lives in long-term care” [Panel session]. Second Joint Conference of NANAS and ENAS, Peterborough, ON.

Daly, T., & Braedley, S. (2019, May). Going “public” with sex and sexuality in long-term care. In T. Daly (Organizer) “Risk, racialization, gender and sex: Embodying qualities of (everyday) lives in long-term care” [Panel session]. Second Joint Conference of NANAS and ENAS, Peterborough, ON.

Hande, MJ., Aubrecht, K., Cloutier, D., Estabrooks, C., Owusu, P., & Keefe, J. (2019, May). Who are the “underrepresented voices” in long term care research? Conceptualizing and addressing “underrepresented voices” in a multidisciplinary research project on long term care in Canada [Conference session]. Second Joint Conference of NANAs and ENAS, Peterborough, ON.

Owusu, P. (2019, May). Racialized bodies in white spaces: Exploring racialization in long-term care facilities. In T. Daly (Organizer) “Risk, racialization, gender and sex: Embodying qualities of (everyday) lives in long-term care” [Panel session]. Second Joint Conference of NANAS and ENAS, Peterborough, ON.

Shanmuganathan, V. (2019, May). Gender politics and beauty culture in Canadian long-term care. In T. Daly (Organizer) “Risk, racialization, gender and sex: Embodying qualities of (everyday) lives in long-term care” [Panel session]. Second Joint Conference of NANAS and ENAS, Peterborough, ON.

Aubrecht, K., Daly, T., Bourgeault, I., & Braedley, S. (2019, May). “She’s seen more death than anyone can imagine”: Insider/Outsider dilemmas in late life long-term care ethnographic research. [Conference session]. Qualitatives Conference, Fredericton, NB.

2018
Keefe, J., Taylor, D., Parker, B., Tay, L. Fancey, P., & Cook, H. (2018, November). Including family caregivers in Canadian long term care: Ambiguity between policy and practice [Conference presentation]. GSA 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.

Owusu, P., & Shanmuganathan, V. (2018, November). Decolonizing aging and health research in Canada [Conference workshop]. Decolonizing Conference, Toronto, ON.

Hoben, M., Gruneir, A., Estabrooks, C., & Keefe, J. (2018, October). Web-based Delphi panels – An innovative method to integrate key stakeholders in research on end of life in nursing homes [Poster session]. CAG 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, BC.

Taylor, D., & Keefe, J. (2018, October). Is quality of life for residents supported at a legislative level? A four province comparison of long term care policy using a resident perspective [Conference session]. CAG 47th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Vancouver, BC.

Keefe, J., Estabrooks, C., Bourgeault, I., & Cloutier, D. (2018, May). Adding life to years for long term care residents [Panel session]. CAHSPR Scientific Conference, Montreal, QC.

2017
Taylor, D., Keefe, J., Tay, L., Parker, B., Delaney, K., & Cook, H., (2017, July). Finding rabbit holes without falling in: Navigating palliative care policy in Canadian long-term care [Poster session]. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco, CA.

Aubrecht, K., Keefe, J., Estabrooks, C., Cook, H., MacDonald, L., & Fifield, H. (2017, June). Seniors-Adding Life to Years: A Canadian project focusing on late life long term care [Poster session]. Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Toronto, ON.

Videos & Media Releases

SALTY Project Video

SALTY Media Release
View MSVU media release announcing funding of the SALTY project by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research in partnership with the Michael Smith Foundation of Health Research, the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation and the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

Media Release
View the York University media release announcing the start of the project.

Trainee Projects

Katie Aubrecht. Postdoctoral research – CIHR Health Systems Impact Fellowship: What Does A Person- And Family-Centred Approach To Challenging Behaviours In Dementia Look Like In Practice, At The Service Delivery Level? A Partnership to Support Research Informed Continuing Care Policy for People with Dementia in Nova Scotia.

Prince Owusu. Doctoral research (in progress). “Racialized bodies in white spaces: exploring racialization in long-term care facilities”.

Marco Redden. Master’s research (in progress). “Meaningful engagement among long-term care residents with dementia and family members: A critical ecological analysis”.

Andreina Marquez. Scotia Scholar Award undergraduate research (in progress). Topic focus: frontline caregivers.

Emily Hubley. Masters research (in progress). “Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care in Long-Term Care: A Comparative Case Study of Three Provinces.”

Podcast

“Let’s Talk Care: Fresh Perspectives on Long-Term Care” [Podcast Series] (2020). Mary Jean Hande, Emily Hubley & Marco Redden (Hosts). Available at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1428865.