Calls for Abstracts
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS:
AbSPORU Virtual Institute on Patient Oriented Research
Most selected abstracts will be presented as either a digital poster display or a short video presentation of up to 3 minutes. A limited number of abstracts will be selected for highlighted video presentation of 7-10 minutes, with the opportunity for presenter(s) to participate in a live virtual Q&A session. More information about these presentation categories and formats is provided below.
Please read the following information carefully before accessing the abstract submission form on the next page.
We are interested in presentations that are related to patient-oriented research which provide insights for the following themes:
– Innovative methods in knowledge synthesis, knowledge translation and/or implementation science
– Innovative patient-oriented research techniques in clinical trials
– Leveraging Alberta’s provincial data resources for patient-oriented research
– Practical approaches to meaningfully engage patients in health research
– Innovative methods for conducting patient-oriented research
Grants & Awards
-support the use of evidence in decision-making and the application of best practices; and assist in developing future research agendas.
Applicants must address the following three objectives in their proposals:
-State of knowledge, strengths and gaps critically assess the state of knowledge of the future challenge theme under consideration from a variety of sources, as appropriate;
-identify knowledge strengths and gaps within the theme; and
-identify the most promising policies and practices related to the theme.
assess the quality, accuracy and rigour (i.e., methodological approaches) of current work in the field; and
identify strengths and gaps in the quantitative and qualitative data available.
Knowledge mobilization engage cross-sectoral stakeholders (academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors) and/or First Nations, Métis and Inuit rights-holders throughout the project to mobilize knowledge related to promising policies and practices; and use effective knowledge mobilization methods to facilitate the sharing of research findings with cross-sectoral stakeholders and Indigenous rights-holders.
COVID-19 and Long Term Care
Collection of articles on COVID and LTC is available here
COVID-19 and Resident Care
International Long Term Care Policy Network, 2020
About half of all COVID-19 deaths in Germany are of care home residents. This is similar to findings from other Western countries. Like in those countries, care homes are the most important hotspot for COVID-19 deaths. It is likely that the absolute number of deceased care home residents in Germany is lower than in other countries because COVID-19-related mortality is generally lower than in many other countries, not so much because there is better protection in care homes than elsewhere.
80 percent of all care homes do not have even one SARS-CoV-2 case among their residents. Of those that have cases, one third have eleven cases or more. Once the virus enters the facility, it seems to be difficult to prevent further spreading.
At the beginning of the pandemic, care homes suffered from severe shortages of personal protective equipment and surface disinfectants. Since then, the situation has improved considerably but some shortages still persist.
In order to protect their residents, care homes restricted all physical contact to persons outside the care home. Consequently, this restriction in itself has endangered the mental health of residents. These measures should be replaced by provisions that allow contact without significantly increasing the risk of infection.
When the survey was conducted, residents and employees were only tested if they showed symptoms. As the results only return a few days later, most of the infections had happened by then. In order to restrict the spreading of the virus, it is therefore important to introduce regular serial testing of all care home employees, all visitors and those residents that move in or return from hospital.
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Geriatr Gerontol Int 2020 Jul;20(7):734-735
J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Jul 14
J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Jul 15
J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci 2020 Jul 16
J Gen Intern Med 2020 Jul 14:1-3
Health Res Policy Syst 2020 Jul 14;18(1):80-020-00593-x
Eur Geriatr Med 2020 Jul 16:1-5
Health Care Administration and Organization
14 July 2020
Geriatr Nurs 2020 Jun 18
Prevalence and Spread
J Neurol Sci 2020 Jul 4;416:117013
JAMA Intern Med 2020 Jul 14
Clin Infect Dis 2020 Jul 20
JAMA Netw Open 2020 Jul 1;3(7):e2015957
Rev Med Virol 2020 Jul 15:e2144
Clin Infect Dis 2020 Jul 20
CMAJ 2020 Jul 22
J Am Geriatr Soc 2020 Jul 16
Health Informatics J 2019 Jun;25(2):429-445
Implement Sci 2020 Jul 20;15(1):56-020-01021-y
Health Care Administration and Organization
Health Policy 2019 Mar;123(3):312-316
BMJ Open 2020 Jul 21;10(7):e034919-2019-034919
Health Serv Insights 2020 Jun 29;13:1178632920934785
Z Gerontol Geriatr 2020 Jul 14
Gerontologist 2020 Jul 15
J Gerontol Nurs 2020 Jul 8:1-6
Int J Environ Res Public Health 2020 Jul 8;17(14):E4918. doi: 10.3390/ijerph17144918
Geriatr Nurs 2020 Jul 20
J Am Med Dir Assoc 2020 Jul 19
Health Care Innovation and Quality Assurance
Prim Health Care Res Dev 2020 Jun 23;21:e21
National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes Campaign: State and Facility Strategies, Impact, and Antipsychotic Reduction Outcomes.
Access if not affiliated with University of Alberta
Innov Aging 2020 Jun 2;4(3):igaa018
Health Policy 2019 Mar;123(3):275-280
BMC Health Serv Res 2020 Jul 15;20(1):657-020-05416-x
Res Involv Engagem 2020 Jul 11;6:41-020-00210-9. eCollection 2020
Organizational Culture and Change
BMJ Qual Saf 2020 Jul 16
Research Practice and Methodology
Int J Epidemiol 2019 Dec 1;48(6):1752-1753j
Account Res.Jun 30 2020;1-21. doi:10.1080/08989621.2020.1779591
J Am Med Dir Assoc 2020 Jul 18
Arch Gerontol Geriatr 2020 Jun 29;90:104166
BMJ Open 2020 Jul 13;10(7):e036401-2019-036401
Qual Life Res 2020 May;29(5):1229-1238
J Aging Health 2020 Jul 10:898264320939006
Euro Surveill 2019 Mar;24(11):1800102. doi: 10.2807/1560
Events & Training Opportunities
Harrington and Li will explain their recent findings and what they tell us about COVID-19, facilities and residents. There will be discussion on how these findings can be applied to consumer advocacy on the state and national level. The importance of additional consumer driven research will be highlighted.
During the seminar, there will be a series of short presentations tracing the history of IPONS and highlighting the importance of philosophy to the nursing profession, ultimately for the good of individuals and the societies served.
Looking to the future, we emphasize the critical importance of incorporating philosophy and philosophical inquiry if we are to continue to question received views and oppose negative influences on our ability to practice well and anticipate future needs for nursing.
The second half of the seminar will consist of a discussion with attendees to brainstorm ways to continue to incorporate philosophy and philosophical thinking into education and research for the purpose of informing practice.
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