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News for Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Healthcare Providers

Informal Caregivers Need Better Support

Published on: April 6, 2018

Change is urgently needed to better support our caregivers, say Drs. Jenny Ploeg and Maureen Markle-Reid in The Conversation Canada.

The ACHRU's Recent Article on Multiple Chronic Conditions is in BMC Geriatrics

Published on: February 13, 2017

ACHRU researchers have found there is a large gap between the needs of older adults and caregivers and the ability of health and social care systems to meet those needs.

Celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by video on ACHRU key research principles

Published on: May 13, 2016

Did you know one of the key principles of ACHRU research is an inter-professional nurse-led team based approach to patient care? Drs. Maureen Markle-Reid and Jenny Ploeg and the ACHRU research team invite you to celebrate Nursing Week 2016 by watching our video on ACHRU key research principles.

New video release: ACHRU Key Principles

Published on: August 24, 2015

ACHRU research key principles include a focus on client-centred care, support for the caregivers in their caregiver role, among others.

ACHRU Study 1 Video - Managing MCC: Perceptions of older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers.

Published on: April 10, 2015

A new video about Study 1 “Managing multiple chronic conditions: A qualitative study of the perceptions of older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers” has been added to our YouTube channel.

Research Brief: Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions. A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Healthcare Providers

Published on: January 14, 2015

A more holistic approach to the management of multiple chronic conditions (MCC) in older adults is required with an emphasis on including older adults and their family caregivers in this process. Improvements in collaborative and interprofessional care are needed to address the complexity of MCC.

Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions study creates infographic that explains study findings

Published on: August 22, 2014

Managing Multiple Chronic Conditions: A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions of Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Healthcare Providers. Jenny Ploeg, Nancy Matthew-Maich, Kimberly Fraser, Sharon Kaasalainen, Maureen Markle-Reid, Carrie McAiney, Janice Keefe, Ross Upshur, Allison Williams.

ACHRU congratulates two of its trainees on their recent successful completion of their PhD comprehensive exams

Published on: August 19, 2014

Please join us in congratulating two ACHRU trainees, McMaster University PhD students, Sue Bookey-Bassett, RN, BScN, MEd and Anna Garnett, RN, BScN, MSc on their recent successful completion of the comprehensive exam process.

Nearly $6 million to fund new research program on aging at home

Published on: June 26, 2013

A team of researchers from the McMaster School of Nursing has received $5.8 million to fund the new Aging, Community and Health Research Unit.

McMaster nursing professors attract large grants for research into healthy aging

Published on: June 19, 2013

A team of McMaster University School of Nursing professors has become a magnet for funding totalling $5.8 million, as well as a prestigious Canada Research Chair position, for research into optimal aging.

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