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PhD

Isabelle Auclair

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
Year 2020 —
Supervisor Anne Bourbonnais
Email isabelle.auclair.2@umontreal.ca
Scholarships
  • Bourse Monique-et-Guy-Sauvageau, Chaire de recherche en soins infirmiers à la personne âgée et à la famille, 2021-2022
  • Bourse du Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MÉES) 2021-2022
  • Bourse de rédaction en lien avec le Guide médical en soins de longue durée - CIUSSS du Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
  • Bourse Familles-Gagnon-Thibaudeau et Guy-Sauvageau-Sénior, Chaire de recherche en soins infirmiers à la personne âgée et à la famille, 2020-2021
  • Bourse du Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MÉES) 2020-2021
  • Bourse d'admission au doctorat, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal
  • Bourse Teresa-Dellar, Faculté des sciences infirmières, Université de Montréal
Project summary

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.

Bich Lien Nguyen

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
Year 2022 —
Supervisor Anne Bourbonnais
Email bich.lien.nguyen@umontreal.ca
Scholarships
  • Bourse d’admission au programme de doctorat en sciences infirmières à la Faculté des sciences infirmières de l’Université de Montréal, 2022-2023
  • Bourse d’inscription au doctorat Monique-et-Guy-Sauvageau de la Chaire de recherche en soins infirmiers à la personne âgée et à la famille, 2022-2023
  • Bourse de stage de recherche doctorale de la Chaire de recherche en soins infirmiers à la personne âgée et à la famille, 2022-2023
Project summary

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.

Vincent Thériault

Project title La pratique de l’administration dissimulée de médicaments dans les centres d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD) 
Year 2022 —
Supervisor Anne Bourbonnais
Email vincent.theriault.2@umontreal.ca
Scholarships
  • Bourse d’admission au programme de doctorat en sciences infirmières à la Faculté des sciences infirmières de l’Université de Montréal, 2022-2023
  • Bourse d’inscription au doctorat Léopold-Renaud de la Chaire de recherche en soins infirmiers à la personne âgée et à la famille, 2022-2023
  • Bourse de stage de recherche doctorale Marie-France-Thibaudeau de la Chaire de recherche en soins infirmiers à la personne âgée et à la famille, 2022-2023
Project summary

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.

Master

Dave Métras

Project title Exploration des perceptions des infirmières nouvellement diplômées travaillant en centre d’hébergement concernant leur développement professionnel.
Year 2021-
Supervisor Anne Bourbonnais
Email dave.metras@umontreal.ca
Scholarship
  • Bourse Découverte des études supérieures et postdoctorales (ESP) - recrutement maîtrise hiver 2022 avec financement intégré de la Faculté des sciences infirmières
Project summary

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

Year 2021 —
Supervisor Anne Bourbonnais
Email paoula.sagayarani.paul@umontreal.ca
Project summary

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.