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Link to: June 2022: iRespite app preliminary results poster: CORTO 2022
Link to: June 2021: iRespite Trainee Gabrielle Lalonde-LeBlond – Preliminary results poster: CORTO 2022
Link to: May 2022: Three McGill University Ingram School of Nursing Students Presented their Research at the 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care
Link to: May 2022: ARCC Virtual Presentation – iRespite Preliminary Results
Link to: December 2021: Palliative Care McGill Newsletter
Link to: November 2021: Research methodology published in JMIR Research Protocols
Link to: April 2021: Notification that our project won a Rossy Cancer Network Cancer Care, Quality and Innovation program (2020) grant
June 2022: iRespite app preliminary results poster: CORTO 2022
June 2021: iRespite Trainee Gabrielle Lalonde-LeBlond – Preliminary results poster: CORTO 2022
McGill University Oncology Research Trainees day (Montreal, QC):
May 2022: Three McGill University Ingram School of Nursing Students Presented their Research at the 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care
In May, three Ingram School of Nursing students gave virtual oral presentations on their digital health and palliative oncology research projects at the 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care in Denmark. Direct-entry Master’s in Nursing student Gabrielle Lalonde-LeBlond shared her environmental scan work to map respite care services for palliative oncology families across Quebec. Fourth-year Bachelor’s in Nursing student Joche Londoño Velez presented his findings of a systematic search of the Apple store to assess the quality of existing respite care apps. Their projects are informing PhD candidate Aimee Castro’s iRespite Services iRépit doctoral research to develop an app for coordinating respite care services for families coping with palliative-stage cancer; Aimee presented her preliminary results for this iRespite app design. Their team is supervised by Professor Argerie Tsimicalis, alongside Co-Supervisor Professor Antonia Arnaert. Their work has received generous funding in part through the Rossy Cancer Network Cancer Care Quality & Innovation Program (2020). Study-site PI’s supporting this research include Dr. Vasiliki Bitzas at the Jewish General Hospital, and Nurse Manager Audrey-Jane Hall at the Société de Soins palliatifs à domicile du grand Montréal community study site. Congratulations to these nursing students for disseminating their transdisciplinary research internationally!
May 2022: ARCC Virtual Presentation – iRespite Preliminary Results
December 2021: Palliative Care McGill Newsletter
Imagine that you are an only child whose mother lives alone several hours away. She is receiving palliative care services for her terminal cancer diagnosis, and she’s determined to die at home. You long to be with her during this time. Since you’re permitted to work remotely, you move in with her. However, you never knew how exhausting 24/7 care is when caring for a dying loved one.
You didn’t realize how much work hygiene care takes, for someone who can barely move. You didn’t realize that you’ll become snippy with each other, at the end of long days when you’re both tired, sad, and in pain. You didn’t realize that your mother would experience respiratory distress, and you wouldn’t know what to do – yet. You’re learning, but there is no one else learning with you, and you know you can’t keep your promise for your mother to die at home much longer without help.
One night, after the millionth scare of the week where you wonder, “Is this it?” You break down crying. You need a break. You need help, right now. But who can you call? Who can you and your mother trust to provide this intensive, last-minute care?
Read the rest of the McGill Council on Palliative Care newsletter article showcasing how our research will address situations like this, here.
November 2021: Research methodology published in JMIR Research Protocols
Open-access (free) link to article: https://www.researchprotocols.org/2021/12/e34652