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Developing leadership for SCOPE teams

Update from the SCOPE Leadership Stream

TREC's quality improvement intervention SCOPE project, a first of its kind in the long term care sector, empowers care aides to lead quality improvement teams within their nursing homes. It is unique because the care aides decide what quality indicators need improvement in their facility or unit, and the strategies they will use to improve them.

A key element of the SCOPE study has been the development of what we call the "Leadership Stream" for Team Sponsors and Senior Sponsors. The Team Sponsor is usually someone who manages the care unit (e.g., resident care manager) where the care aide team is implementing its quality improvement initiative. The Senior Sponsor is typically someone who manages the facility overall (usually the Director of Care). They are not directly part of the improvement team but are there to support the care aide teams and help remove road blocks.

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TREC was at CAG conference in Montreal

Every year we are enthusiastic to share our latest research findings at the Canadian Association of Gerontology's annual conference. This year, a number of our researchers and graduate students attended the conference in Montreal. 
We delivered three podium presentations:
  1. Individual and organizational predictors of care aide burnout in nursing homes. Presented by Stephanie Chamberlain
  2. Interventions for treating pain in nursing home residents: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Presented by Jennifer Knopp-Sihota
  3. Predictors of care aide burnout: Modifiable features of the work environment in long term care. Presented by Stephanie Chamberlain

Dr Elizabeth Andersen's story

TREC investigator and assistant nursing professor at UBC Okanagan, Dr Elizabeth Anderson was recently featured in UBC's Our Stories.

Nursing professor Elizabeth Andersen explores the cultural evolution of the caregiving profession

The daughter of a British nurse midwife—the type straight out of Meet the Midwife TV series—Elizabeth Andersen inherited her passion for nursing. Her mother lived in a convent and traveled by bicycle to deliver the babies of low-income women...

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Welcome our new staff 

Robert Evans has recently joined TREC as our TMS Research Manager. Prior to joining TREC, he worked as a clinical trial project lead, medical writer and as a health policy advisor. Robert has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from Memorial University and Postdoctoral Fellowships in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta and Cancer Research from the Cross Cancer Institute. He also has a Professional Project Manager (PMP) certification and is currently working toward an Executive MBA from Athabasca University. Robert is married with 3 children and enjoys playing hockey and photography in his—ever diminishing—spare time.
Kyle Corbett joined TREC as the Administrative Assistant to the Managing Director. Kyle has a BA in Political Science and Psychology from Algoma University and a MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University. Prior to joining TREC, Kyle worked as a Policy and Quality Analyst for the Huron Shores Family Health Team.  Kyle is originally from Northern Ontario and just moved to Edmonton with his girlfriend in late August. He enjoys hockey, curling and reading.

New TREC Publications

Our new publications changing the stories in long term care in Canada.
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Oral/dental items in the resident assessment instrument - minimum Data Set 2.0 lack validity

Hoben M, Poss JW, Norton, PG, Estabrooks CA 
Population Health Metrics

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Individual and organizational predictors of health care aide job satisfaction

Chamberlain S, Hoben M, Squires J, Estabrooks CA 
BMC Health Services Research

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Did you know?

Our TMS project is gathering and curating one of the richest datasets on long term care homes in western Canada. We gather our data by directly interviewing those who work in nursing homes and care for the residents. Last year we conducted interviews with over 5000 long term care home workers in BC, Alberta, and Manitoba. This was our first wave of data collection.

Wave 1 Interviews

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