Kara L. Schick-Makaroff

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Strategies to achieve self-sufficiency in kidney transplantation in Canada

2015/16-2018/19 • $1,156,585 • PI,Other
One in ten Canadians has chronic kidney disease. For those who survive to end stage disease, treatment with either dialysis or transplantation is required. Dialysis treated patients have a prognosis that is worse than most cancers. Compared to dialysis, transplantation increases survival,...

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...

Electronic Patient-Reported Outcomes in Clinical Kidney Practice (ePRO Kidney)

2016/17-2018/19 • $388,940 • PI,CO
People living with end-stage kidney disease need dialysis or transplantation in order to stay alive. This illness and treatment significantly impact peoples' health, emotions, work and relationships. To promote person-centred care, healthcare professionals should be asking patients about what...

Health Workforce Education and Training Resources to Recognize and Support Family Caregivers of Seniors in Care

2018/19 • $18,000 • PI,CO,Other
The Canadian population is aging. Over 6.2 million Canadians are now 65 years of age or older. Although many seniors are active, healthy, and live independently, others are in need of health services and help with activities of daily living. More than 8 million Canadians provide care to a family...

Living-and-Dying with Fatal Chronic Conditions: Understanding Narratives of Liminality

2013/14-2016/17 • $349,558 • PI,CO
In Canada, the leading causes of death include fatal chronic conditions such as chronic kidney disease, heart failure, chronic obstructive lung disease, and advanced cancer. Improved symptom management has created a new phase where people with these fatal chronic conditions are living longer in...

A meta-narrative review of patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures across transitions of care for frail seniors living at home.

2015/16 • $100,000 • PI,Other
As we confront the unprecedented aging of our Canadian population, there is pressing need for strategic, cross-sector care of the frail elderly whose healthcare costs are 4.5 times greater than adults 20-64 years old.1-2 While being in a state of increased vulnerability and risk, frail seniors...

Supporting Successful Implementation of Public Health Interventions: A Realist Synthesis

2014/15 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
This proposal is a re-submission of a knowledge synthesis grant from the Fall 2013 competition, which funded 11 projects; our proposal was ranked 12. We have addressed reviewers’ main concerns including: adding team members from beyond BC, focusing the scope of the project to make it more...

Health-Related Quality of Life Assessment in Clinical Nephrology Nursing Practice

2011/12-2014/15 • $66,875 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
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