The Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) project is a province-wide, regionally implemented, evidence-informed change strategy that utilizes quality improvement principles and knowledge translation best practices as critical enablers. This paper describes the project and key lessons learned in the implementation of this initiative that can be applied to other jurisdictions wishing to enable large-scale system redesign and sustainable system change.

The authors describe the history and goals of this network which will work collaboratively to develop and implement multisite research protocols to advance knowledge on falls and falls prevention among people with MS.

This master’s projects paper describes a project undertaken on a medical-surgical oncology unit in an inpatient hospital which involved the use of Toileting, Environment, Activity and Medication (TEAM) bundle of fall prevention interventions as well as the utilization of Kotter’s Eight-Step Process for Leading Change.  

Friday, September 16, 2016

The common end point for all liver diseases is cirrhosis, a condition in which the scarred liver is no longer responsive to treatment and continues to deteriorate potentially causing death if there is no intervention. Liver transplantation is a life-saving option. However, many people cannot receive a liver transplant due to critical organ donor shortages across the country. Under the supervision of Dr. Puneeta Tandon, Emma Hjartarson will survey patients with cirrhosis and note their readiness for advanced care planning (ACP), their understanding, and expectations.

 
 
This Position Paper provides the background to this collaborative group as well as a brief description of why Advance Care Planning and Health Care Consent education for health care professionals is needed and beneficial in South East Ontario.  5 pages.

This web page outlines the national plan for eye and vision research pertaining to low vision and blindness rehabilitation at the National Eye Institute. it provides background information on low vision and blindness rehabilition, program goals, highlights of revent progress, and their program objectives.

The present study aims to identify whether there is a gap between evidence-based recommendations for the detection of sensory loss and the current practices in Quebec Occupational Therapy educational and employment settings.

Monday, January 11, 2016

South East Ontario has the highest proportion of older adults in the province1. Falls among this population are a significant issue and can often lead to hospitalization, long-term care, and even death2. As this population continues to grow, a strategy with an emphasis on prevention would improve the livelihood of older adults. Numerous partners in our region have been consulted and have identified gaps and fragmentation in our current health care system. Better integration of services could improve the quality of care provided to older adults. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Age-friendly communities promote healthy and active aging. People in age-friendly communities are supported in maintaining their independence and have access to the community supports and services they require.

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