Shelly Cory

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Recent Research Projects

Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in homecare services for older adults with life-limiting illness and their families

2015/16-2019/20 • $749,816 • PI,CO,Other
Older adults who have advancing life-limiting illnesses and who are receiving health care at home often have complex problems that affect both their ability to function and their overall quality of life (QOL). Progress has been made in the managing some aspects of chronic illness, including...

Development and Validation of a Patient-Reported Measure of Compassionate Care

2016/17-2019/20 • $598,459 • PI,CO
Background & Importance: What we know and what is needed Compassionate care is increasingly recognized as an essential ingredient of quality healthcare by patients, family members, healthcare providers, decision makers, and researchers. Despite mounting evidence that it positively impacts...

Identification and Management of Opioid Misuse, Abuse and Diversion in the Palliative Care Population: A Scoping Review

2017/18 • $55,425 • PI,CO,Other
The opioid-related death toll in Canada is rising annually with a parallel increase in prescription opioid use. Canada is the second highest consumer of prescription opioids in the world. Opioids are essential in palliative care to reduce suffering in patients with life-threatening illnesses....

Working Together to Support a Palliative Approach in Long-Term-Care: A Pan Canadian Initiative

2015/16 • $20,000 • PI,CO,Other
Residents living and dying in long term care (LTC) homes represent one of society's most frail and marginalized populations of older adults. In Canada, currently 27% of residents die in LTC and this rate will rise to 39% by the year 2020. Despite these growing rates, most LTC homes do not have a...