Term: 3 years
Reporting to the principal investigator and research coordinator, we are seeking a Research Assistant (RA) that will support data collection activities in long-term care homes across Ontario. The RA will collect data, and ensure that this collection is complete and of high quality. Better outcomes for frail Elderly patients (BABEL): Advance Care Planning in Long Term Care is a national research study led by Dr. George Heckman (Schlegel Research Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Waterloo) and Dr. Allan Garland (University of Manitoba) in collaboration with a team of Canadian researchers. This research study is looking to improve advance care planning in Canadian LTC homes. A knowledge translation intervention will be tested in the cluster-randomized study, which involves 24 long term care (LTC) homes across three provinces (Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta). The goal of this study is to evaluate if a standardized approach to implementation can reduce or eliminate the presence of discordance between residents’ ACP wishes and the care they actually receive when they become acutely ill.
This role is contingent on funding.
Data Cleaning and Analysis
Reporting and Administrative