Kimberly D. Fraser

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Implementing shared decision making in interprofessional home care teams

2014/15-2018/19 • $680,555 • PI,CO,Other
This study will train health providers in home care teams across Quebec in shared decision making with older clients and their caregivers about the decision to stay at home or move to a care facility, and then assess its impact. This decision is one of the toughest for older Canadians. Decisions...

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

2015/16-2018/19 • $656,089 • 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...

Innovative Community-Based Approaches to Promote Optimal Aging for Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions and their Caregivers

2013/14-2016/17 • $2,500,000 • PI,CO,Other
Identifying effective interventions to improve quality of life for older adults is a public health priority. Older adults with multiple chronic conditions (MCC) are most likely to benefit from such interventions. The purpose of this research program is to evaluate innovative community-based...

Investigating relationships among RAI-MDS quality indicators for residents in long-term care

2011/12-2013/14 • $150,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
The care that older adults receive in nursing homes has been a serious concern for many reasons. One reason is that, until relatively recently, there was no standard for assessing nursing home residents and documenting the care that they receive. In many nursing homes, only minimal records were...

Home care case manager work: Understanding workload, caseloads and influencing factors and how these relate to quality of care in various home care contexts

2013/14 • $100,000 • PI,CO
Home care programs are growing exponentially across Canada both in terms of numbers and acuity of clients. Costs are also on the rise. Home care is a major strategy across Canadian provinces to help manage system pressures and client health care needs. Case management, the process of assessing...

Interprofessional Shared Decision Making in Home Care: Feasibility of Implementation Based on a Conceptual Framework

2010/11-2011/12 • $196,660 • PI,CO
Shared decision-making (SDM) is a process in which practitioners and patients work together to make healthcare choices. SDM is an important element in informed consent and essential for providing patient-centered care. To date, SDM frameworks are limited to the patient-physician dyad yet care is...

Safety in Homecare: A focus on medication management

2010/11-2011/12 • $110,240 • PI,CO,Other
Patient safety is a current national and international priority with medication safety earmarked as both a prevalent and high-risk area of concern. Medication safety requires the integrity of a complex series of interrelated steps, such that failure to adequately assess, prescribe, dispense, and...

Improving Primary Healthcare for Frail Older Persons and their Caregivers

2011/12 • $24,500 • PI,CO,Other
The number of frail older persons is increasing as the Canadian population ages. Frailty is associated with the presence of chronic disease, depressive symptoms and cognitive impairment. Frail older persons are vulnerable to loss of independence, institutionalization and death. There is great...

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