Integrated Palliative Approach to Care in Residential Care (iPAC-RC)

The iPAC-RC is one arm of a CIHR Team Grant: Late Life Issues, Seniors Adding Life to Years (SALTY).

Study description

The research will look at evaluating innovative practices used in long term care at end of life. Building on previous research and collaboration, care competencies, practices and relationships will be evaluated in a larger quality improvement project being implemented in Island Health. We anticipate outcomes to include developing evidence-informed recommendations for integrating and scaling up a palliative approach into LTC facilities, creating practice support tools to facilitate transitions into the care journey, and developing an evaluation framework including outcome measures and benchmarks.

Research objective

To evaluate an Island Health implementation project aimed at improving the quality of care in residential care for people with life-limiting conditions.

Funding

Funding for this project has been provided by Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Co-principal investigators

Kelli Stajduhar (UVic), Denise Cloutier (UVic), and Leah MacDonald (Island Health)

Co-investigators

Co-Is: Rick Sawatzky (TWU) and Della Roberts (Island Health)