Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

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Editorial - Recently Published in Canadian Journal of Nursing Research

In an editorial in the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg discuss the great potential for person-centred nurse-led interventions. By evaluating some of these interventions, the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (ACHRU) hopes to improve health outcomes for community-living older adults and their caregivers.

Our researchers say nurse-led interventions promote optimal aging at home for older adults with two or more chronic conditions (MCC). However, the system is poorly equipped to address the complex care needs of these patients.

In ‘Nurse-Led Interventions to Promote Optimal Aging at Home for Older Adults With Multimorbidity and Their Caregivers, Moving the Nursing Research Agenda Forward’,  they point out most health-care systems (e.g., chronic disease management programs) are organized within a single-condition framework creating silos across settings and sectors where older adults receive care. The result is fragmented, incomplete, and inefficient care. Timely and meaningful communication among primary care and community care providers is a key area for improvement in community-based service delivery.

Can J Nurs Res March 2016 48: 4-6, doi:10.1177/0844562116665958

Click here to read the accepted version of the article

Published on: October 20, 2016

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