Barbara E. Mcleod

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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...

A Mixed Methods Knowledge Synthesis of a Palliative Approach

2011/12 • $100,000 • PI,CO,Other
As the Canadian population ages, serious chronic and life-limiting illness will become more of a concern. Many people in such circumstances will be in need of compassionate care at the end of life (EOL). Studies show that patients and families are not completely satisfied with the quality of EOL...

A Symposium on Translating Knowledge for a Palliative Approach in Nursing

2011/12 • $24,876 • PI,CO,Other
A Canadian population aging with multiple chronic illnesses has important implications for nursing practice. Traditional ideas of palliative care as care that is delivered at end of life within specialized contexts is no longer sufficient to meet the needs of Canadians. An emerging trend has...

The interpretation and practice of family empowerment in home care nursing: palliative and chronic illness contexts

2010/11 • $164,130 • PI,CO
"Family empowerment" is the process of involving family members in the care of the patient, for instance in personal care tasks and decision-making, thereby enhancing their sense of control. The particular ways this happens in practice, however, is unclear. In this 2 year study, we are examining...