News for February, 2015

Newsletter 3 – Leadership and KT Practices in Fall Prevention

Published on: February 18, 2015

Collaborative leadership and knowledge translation practices used by Public Health to engage community service providers in fall prevention.

The Process of Spreading Best Practice Guidelines in Home Care Organizations – Research Brief

Published on: February 2, 2015

Little is known about how best practices are spread within home care organizations. Spread can result in healthcare improvements through efficient use of scarce resources. Spread can be defined as “the process through which new working methods developed in one setting are adopted, perhaps with appropriate modifications, in other organizational contexts”.

Collaborative Education and Practice in Home and Community Care of Older Adults and their Families – Research Brief

Published on: February 2, 2015

Care of older adults can take place in many settings; their homes, doctors' offices, and community-based clinics, with members of the healthcare team often spread across large geographic areas and across different healthcare sectors. In contrast, acute care providers and recipients tend to reside in one location facilitating seamless care and interprofessional education and collaboration (IPE and IPC). Furthermore, many older adults are also managing multiple chronic conditions (MCC), which accounts for 40% of healthcare use among older adults in Canada. The complexity of their care needs and potentially complicating geographic factors makes the integration and coordination of care more difficult but increasingly important for this population.

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