Event History – 2020

EVENTS HISTORY

The following is a list of events that the IHLCDP have sponsored or presented. Many of our presentations and workshops are available to view as a video or audio recording via adobe connect. So if you missed the event you can still benefit from the information.  For events that have a recorded presentation just click on the button link.

Event History from 2020

A Life Well Lived is a Life Well Planned

Presenters

  • Laurel Gillespie, MBA Director, Advance Care Planning Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (CHPCA)
  • Ryley Garagan, BPR (Hon) Communications Officer, Advance Care Planning Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association

Abstract The presentation focuses on the Advance Care Planning Capacity Building project underway to help people prepare for their future needs.  A review of the development of the Pan-Canadian Framework and new resources for lawyers and the general public is made and Advance Care Planning public awareness campaigns and special projects are also shared.

A Research to Practice Webinar co-sponsored by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

 

 

Assessing the quality of community-based palliative care: Perspectives from families, decision makers and researchers

Presenter

  • Dawn Guthrie, PhD
    Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education;
    Department of Health Sciences, Wilfred Laurier University

Abstract  To address the need for a standardized method to assess quality of palliative care in Canada, a three-year project was launched to develop and test a set of quality indicators for community-based palliative care. Preliminary results are discussed in this presentation.

A Research to Practice Webinar co-hosted by the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention and the North Okanagan Hospice Society

 

 

Pathways to transformation in Long-term care

Presenter

  • Carole Estabrooks,CM, PhD, RN, FCAHS, FAAN
    Professor & Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Knowledge Translation
    Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta

Abstract  Learning Health systems, research partnerships, and strategies for scaling innovations are among topics that are explored in a review of the Translating Research in Elder Care research program

A Visiting Scholar Webinar

Healthy adult aging and balance: Where do we stand?

Presenter

  • Brian Dalton, PhD
    Assistant Professor, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan

Abstract  Approximately one out of every four older people encounter a fall per year, which can lead to serious injury. Balance is an important aspect for activities of independent, daily living. This talk explores an overview of the underlying causes of age-related falls risks and discuss potential factors that may enhance standing balance control.

 

A Partnership in Research Webinar

Muscle fatigue: Does age impact performance?

Presenter

  • Alex Yacyshyn, PhD candidate
    School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan

Abstract  Fatigue that develops within muscles during physical activity can impact quality of daily living, particularly in older adults. This presentation covers an overview of age-related changes to the nervous and muscular systems and the effects on muscle fatigue. Data from a recent UBCO study investigating the differences in muscle fatigue for males and females across the human lifespan is also be presented.

 

A Partnership in Research Seminar

February 25

New frontiers at end-of-life: Evidence on Canadian nurses’ experience with Medical Assistance in Dying

Presenter

  • Barb Pesut, PhD, RN
    Canada Research Chair, Health, Ethics and Diversity;
    Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan

Abstract  A team of Canadian nursing research and policy leaders, supported by an international  group of co-investigators, undertook a three-year study (2017 – 2020) of Canadian nurses’ experience with MAiD. The findings from nurses who were interviewed about their thoughts and experiences of this new end-of-life option are presented.

 

A Partnership in Research Seminar

January 28

Mental health service use experiences among youth at Foundry Kelowna

Presenters

  • Shelly Ben-David, PhD, Assistant Professor
    School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan
  • Chantal Vien, MSW student
    School of Social Work, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan

Abstract  A qualitative study conducted at Foundry Kelowna looking to understand first-person perspectives on engagement with mental health services among youth with mental health problems.

 

A Partnership in Research Seminar

January 23

Getting Home: Stories of navigating rural access to healthcare in the interior of British Columbia

Presenters

  • Katrina Plamondon, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor,
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan
  • Kim Peake, PID
    Research Navigation and Community Facilitation Lead
    Interior Health Research Department and BC SUPPORT Unit Interior Centre

Abstract  People living in rural communities shared their experiences related to navigating complex transitions to access routine or urgent healthcare services. Their stories are presented with insights the stories provide into equity issues and opportunities for strengthening networks to meet diverse needs.

 

A Partnership in Research Seminar

January 21

Tobacco industry tactics for drawing in youth to vaping

Presenter

  • Laura Struik, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor,
    School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development,  UBC Okanagan

Abstract
What marketing tactics are used to get young people vaping? This presentation explores the results of a study that took a deeper look at e-cigarette advertisements.

 

A Partnership in Research Seminar