|Project title||Favoriser l'implication des proches dans les soins de fin de vie d'une personne âgée en CHSLD : développement, implantation et évaluation d'une intervention infirmière|
|Supervisor/co-supervisor||Anne Bourbonnais / Maryse Soulières|
In Quebec, 18% of older adults living in long-term care homes (LTCH) require end-of-life care yearly. To optimize this type of care, one of nurses’ role is providing support to relatives, including by exploring their needs for involvement at the end-of-life. The scope of this involvement is wide, relatives can obtain information, be present and participate in care. Considering the lack of interventions to promote this involvement and to put it forward, the aim of this study is to develop, implement and evaluate an intervention promoting the involvement of relatives in end-of-life care in LTCH.
Cecilia Leon Palomino
|Project title||Programme for prevention and crisis management in long-term care homes: A research-action approach for ensuring dignified and high-quality living environment for older people|
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the forefront the challenges that long-term care homes encounter when dealing with a crisis that undermines the quality of care, highlighting their lack of preparedness for such situations. It is imperative to develop tools that can prevent and proactively address these potential crises. Hence, the aim of this study is to develop and assess a crisis prevention and management program (CPMP) specifically tailored to long-term care homes, with a focus on upholding the residents' safety by effectively and promptly managing these crises.
|Project title||L’influence du système de la santé sur les transitions de personnes âgées hospitalisées qui doivent être hébergées en centre d’hébergement-une ethnographie institutionnelle|
|Supervisor/ co-supervisor||Anne Bourbonnais / Boris H. J. M. Brummans|
An older person with a loss of functional independence following hospitalization could be faced with relocation to a long-term care center (CHSLD). This transition is often unexpected and can have significant consequences for the person and the loved ones. Few studies have documented the influence of the health care system on these transitions, sometimes repeated, for these older people. This study will therefore use an institutional ethnography design which will aim to shed light on the sociologically structured and regulated processes of an institution and how they influence daily practices during these transitions.
|Project title||La pratique de l’administration dissimulée de médicaments dans les centres d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD)|
A common practice of nurses working in long-term care homes is to conceal medication in food and administer it to residents without their knowledge. In addition to potentially prejudicing residents, this practice raises questions for nurses who may feel caught between their duty to care and their duty to protect fundamental rights. The aim of this study will be to understand covert drug administration in these settings and the experiences of those involved, as well as to explore approaches to care that might reconcile the clinical, legal, and ethical concerns associated with this practice.
|Project title||Médecine traditionnelle chinoise pour les personnes âgées vivant avec un trouble neurocognitif majeur: Une revue de la portée.|
|Supervisor/ co-supervisor||Anne Bourbonnais / Roxane Borgès Da Silva|
Responsive behaviours (e.g., vocal, aggressive) exhibited by older people living with a major neurocognitive disorder are a challenge for formal caregivers, family members and the individuals themselves. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is an approach that could help alleviate these behaviours, but it is difficult to draw conclusions about its relevance. The aim of this scoping review is to map the state of knowledge on this topic. It will describe the TCM modalities that have been studied, their efficacy for the various people involved and their feasibility.
|Project title||Exploration des perceptions des infirmières nouvellement diplômées travaillant en centre d’hébergement concernant leur développement professionnel.|
The characteristics of work in long-term care homes (LTCH) raise challenges for newly graduated nurses. During their transition from their training environment to a LTCH, these nurses begin a long process of professional development that is defined by the acquisition of knowledge, skills and behaviours. Their professional development is essential to positively influence the quality of care and it must be adequately supported. However, little is known in the literature on the subject. The purpose of this study will be to describe the perceptions of newly graduated nurses working in LTCHs about their professional development.
Paoula Sagayarani Paul
|Project title||L’aide médicale à mourir et les rôles des infirmières: une revue intégrative des écrits|
Medical assistance in dying (MAID) is legal in Canada since 2016. Nurses, including those practising in long-term care homes (LTCHs), receive requests from people who wish to receive MAID. However, studies show that it is essential to define their roles and responsibilities to promote the integration of this practice in the health system, including in LTCHs. The goal of this project will be to conduct an integrative review of the literature on this issue, to provide recommendations on the roles of nurses in LTCHs when providing this care.
Xin Yi (Justine) Wu