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Congratulations to Anna Garnett on receiving the CGNA Beckingham scholarship

Sue Bookey-Bassett, ACHRU Scientific Director Dr. Jenny Ploeg and Lisa Garland Baird at the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) 2017 conference

Anna Garnett, a PhD student in the School of Nursing at McMaster, won the prestigious scholarship on the weekend at the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) 2017 conference.

Garnett works with the ACHRU's Scientific Director Dr. Jenny Ploeg on research focusing on caregivers of community dwelling stroke survivors and on older adults with comorbidities who are also residing in a community setting.

The Ann C. Beckingham Scholarship is provided to support outstanding Registered Nurses undertaking further education in a graduate degree program relevant to career development, preferably in the field of gerontological nursing – this includes Nurse Practitioner programs that focus on the care of older adults.

Three ACHRU researchers also presented at the 19th Biennial Conference of the CGNA, May 4-6, in Ottawa, Ontario.

  • Scientific Director Dr. Jenny Ploeg shared ‘Evaluating an On-line Transition Toolkit for Family Caregivers of Older Adults with Dementia and Multiple Chronic Conditions’
  • ACHRU PhD student Sue Bookey-Bassett presented ‘Interprofessional Education to Support a Team Approach to Stroke Rehabilitation for Older Stroke Survivors and their Family Caregivers’
  • ACHRU PhD student Lisa Garland Baird presented ‘Home Care Case Managers' Integrated Care of Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: An Institutional Ethnography’

 CGNA 2017 is the 19th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, an organization that represents gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing practice across national and international boundaries. 

 

Published on: May 8, 2017

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