Sharon Baxter

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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...

Improving Quality of Living and Dying for People with Advanced Dementia and Their Caregivers

2016/17-2019/20 • $258,787 • PI,CO,Other
People who are living with dementia are one of society's most frail and socially excluded populations of older adults, especially those with advanced dementia (i.e., moderate and late-stage). As dementia progresses, the likelihood of placement in residential care (e.g., long term care,...

Developing and testing quality indicators for palliative care using existing data

2018/19-2019/20 • $224,400 • PI,CO
Dying is something that will happen to everyone and good quality of care at the end of life is a basic human right. As people get older, and with more seniors living with some illnesses for a long time (like heart disease), we will need more health care for people who are dying, or palliative...