Increasingly, nursing care is delegated and provided by unregulated care providers such as Personal Support Workers (PSW). Little is known about the provision of nursing care activities by PSWs and the role of the nurse in assigning, delegating, teaching and supervising these activities in home care. This study will examine current structures of home care provision, the roles of RNs, RPNs and PSWs and the relationship between structures of nursing care and home care client outcomes.More
Final Report: Final report providing overall summary of study findings and outlining findings of each study research question.
Provision of complex care activities by unregulated care providers in home care: The right care in the right place? 2018 interRAI Canada Conference, Calgary, AB
Impact of Continuity of Care on Outcomes for Community-based Seniors with Dementia 2016 World interRAI Conference, Toronto, ON.
Understanding the Structures of Home-Based Care Delivery 2016 Invited webinar for Home Care Ontario
Understanding the Structures of Home-Based Care Delivery 2015 Invited presentation for the Ontario Renal Network
Understanding the Structures of Home-Based Care Delivery: Developing A Picture of the Home Care Team 2015 Canadian Home Care Association Home Care Summit, Ottawa, ON
Understanding the Evolving Role of the Personal Support Worker: Task Shifting in Home-Based Care 2015 Ontario Community Support Association Conference, Markham ON
Task-shifting: Unregulated Care Providers’ Expanded Role in the Care of Complex Patients in Home Care 2015 Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference, Calgary, AB
A portion of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care funding for this project has been allocated to address Applied Health Research Questions (AHRQs) identified by health system providers and policy makers. The aim of the AHRQ process is to build research evidence to inform policy and practice benefiting the broader Ontario health care system. Open Here
Health care is increasingly moving from hospitals to community settings. In Ontario, home care organizations continue to experience challenges recruiting and retaining nurses. However, factors influencing home care nurse retention are largely unexplored. This study aims to test and refine a model that identifies which factors are related to home care nurse intentions to remain employed for the next 5 years.More
Dr. Ann Tourangeau’s research is within the broad field of nursing health systems. Her research program focuses on nursing-related determinants of health care outcomes and explores causes and other influencing factors affecting patient safety, nurse, and nurse work environment outcomes.More