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Carole Estabrooks featured in Reader's Digest Canada

13 Canadian Health Heroes You Need to Know: #6 Carole Estabrooks

By Sarah Liss

As a nurse working in intensive- and critical-care units, Carole Estabrooks spent a lot of time tending to the gravely ill and injured. Though the bulk of her cases involved a certain amount of heartbreak, she was particularly affected by elderly patients.

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Greta Cummings at Parliament Hill

TREC investigator Dr Greta Cummings represented TREC and OPTIC on October 24, 2016 at the Health Research Caucus on Frailty Among the Aged in Canada in Ottawa. The gathering was held in the Speaker's Lounge in the Centre Block on Parliament Hill, and was attended by more than 69 MPs, deputy ministers and senators. The event was co-hosted by Research Canada and the Canadian Frailty Network, and was a chance to foster relationships between Canada's elected officials, policy makers, and health-care researchers.

TREC Investigator Meeting

In November, the TREC investigators met to discuss and plan the research activities for the upcoming year and beyond. It's going to be a busy year for TREC with Wave 2 of data collection starting soon.
Dr Bill Ghali speaks at TREC Investigator Meeting 
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Jennifer Baumbusch Receives 2016 Nursing Award of Excellence

TREC investigator Dr Jennifer Baumbusch of the University of British Columbia was recently recognized by the Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia. She received the 2016 Nursing Awards of Excellence: Advancing Nursing Knowledge & Research. Congratulations Jennifer!

Welcome our new staff 

Adam Easterbrook started as a post-doc with INFORM in November 2016. He has a PhD in sociology and a master’s degree in family studies from the University of British Columbia, and brings a strong background in mixed methods research to the TREC team. Prior to joining TREC he worked as a research scientist on a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder knowledge mobilization and capacity development project at PolicyWise for Children and Families.

Janet Harvey joined the TREC team in November 2016 as Communications/ Knowledge Broker. She has a master’s degree in history from the University of Alberta, supplemented by public relations training from MacEwan University. Before joining TREC Janet held several senior positions in communications at the University of Alberta, Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) and its predecessor, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.

Kofi Adasi joined the TREC team in January 2017 as INFORM Coordinator. Kofi has a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Liverpool (UK) and is a certified project management professional. He has worked as a research associate/investigator on various research projects, including pragmatic trials.

New TREC Publications

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Interventions for the Treatment of Pain in Nursing Home Residents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Knopp-Sihota JA, Patel P, Estabrooks CA

Journal of the American Medical Directors Association

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Did you know?

The TREC Measurement System (TMS) is 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. The data below if from our first wave of TREC 2.0 data collection. We conducted interviews with over 5,000 long-term care home workers in British Columbia, Alberta, and Manitoba.

Sex Ratios by Province and Provider Group

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