Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


News for Spreading nursing best practice guidelines in community-based settings: Enhancing evidence-based care of older adults

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.

Research Brief: The Process of Spreading Best Practice Guidelines in Home Care Organizations

Published on: January 14, 2015

Little is known about how best practices are spread within home care organizations. Spread can result in healthcare improvements through efficient use of scarce resources. Spread can be defined as “the process through which new working methods developed in one setting are adopted, perhaps with appropriate modifications, in other organizational contexts”.

Spreading nursing best practices study publishes first paper on the spread of best practices related to older adults within home care organizations

Published on: November 11, 2014

Spreading and sustaining best practices for home care of older adults: a grounded theory study. Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid, Barbara Davies, Kathryn Higuchi, Wendy Gifford, Irmajean Bajnok, Heather McConnell, Jennifer Plenderleith, Sandra Foster and Sue Bookey-Bassett

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