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January 2020

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Winter - Spring 2020 Programming

The CREGÉS Conference programming is now available! It includes: 8 free conferences presenting the work of CREGÉS members.

Click on the poster for more information and to register.  

Fall Programming 2019

More than 220 people attended the CREGÉS Conferences this fall! Thank you to all the participants and our partners: CvP Continuum aînés, engAGE and Projection Week.

Click here to watch or re-watch all the conferences.  

Gerontological Social Work in Action :
Anti-Oppressive Practice with Older Adults,
their Families, and Communities

This book, co-authored by Shari Brotman, CREGÉS researcher, introduces the notion of "anti-oppression gerontology" (AOG), a critical approach to social work with older adults, their families, and communities. 

*20% Discount Available - (code FLR40 at checkout)




Are you a homecare practitioner (social worker, nurse, occupational therapist, social service worker)? Maude Benoit, CREGÉS researcher, is conducting a study on the Transformations of Home Care Policies Implementation.

You can contribute to the study by answering this online survey (deadline: January 29, 2020) 


A national forum on the evolution of the Act respecting end-of-life care will take place on January 27, 2020 in Montreal. The purpose of this Forum is to explore the different perspectives on the issue of eligibility for medical assistance in dying in the context of incapacity.

Patrick Durivage, coordinator, Area of Expertise in Palliative Care at CREGÉS, will be one of the invited actors contributing to the exchanges and reflections to make the Act respecting end-of-life care evolve.


49th Annual Scientific & Educational Meeting
Closing the Research-Practice Gap:
Knowledge Mobilization & Implementation Science
The Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) is pleased to announce a Call for Abstracts (Posters, Symposia, Papers, Workshops, kiosks, etc.) for CAG2020 that will be held October 22-24, 2020 in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Informations (deadline: April 15 2020)


Fighting social isolation of seniors
Shannon Hebblethwaite, CREGÉS Associate Scientific Director, speaks at CTV News about the engAGE Creative Living Lab during its grand opening at Quartier Cavendish on January 16th. 

Watch the interview

The impact of Winter on older adults
In French

Winter increases the chances of falls and injuries for older adults. Julien Simard, CREGÉS student member, explores the subject in Le Devoir.
Read the article

To be 100 years old in Quebec
In French
Quebec could count 45 000 centenarians in 2066. Patrik Marier, CREGÉS Scientific Director, discusses the issue on QUB Radio's Dutrizac sur Mesure
Listen to the interview

Conversation about death 
Tamara Sussman, CREGÉS researcher, speaks about the importance to speak about death before the end of life in the Vancouver Sun.
Read the article

The sexuality of older adults
In French

Isabelle Wallach, CREGÉS researcher, speaks about the myths and prejudices surrounding the sexuality of older adults on ICI Première's Moteur de Recherche.
Listen to the interview
Memoir: Towards a National Caregiver Policy
In French

This document, published by the Réseau FADOQ, puts forward 23 recommendations designed to meet the real needs of caregivers. Réseau FADOQ demands that an official definition of caregiver be at the heart of the policy presented to the government. 
Read +

A fun tool to help caregivers of older adults recognize themselves
In French
This online quiz, developed as part of a project coordinated by AQPAMM and financed by l'APPUI Montréal, addresses seven key themes associated with the realities of caregivers of older adults in order to identify the type of pillar a person embodies for the older adults of his or her community. 

Relieving the Burden of Navigating Health and Social Services for Older Adults and their Caregivers
This study by the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) argues that access to care should not be an obstacle course for older adults and their loved ones, but a public responsibility. The author proposes a three-pronged approach: improving health services information, strengthening their integration and creating real patient support programs. 
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Caregiving: an ethical perspective
In French
This discussion document from the Conseil national d'éthique sur le vieillissement (CNEV), a consulting comitee, presents its ethical reflections on caregiving, on the values associated with it, and government action in the area.
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Support Guide for Caregivers: Palliative and End of Life Care accompaniment 
This guide, created by CIUSSS de l’Estrie, aims to support people who accompany a loved one in palliative and end-of-life care at home. It also helps to better equip caregivers at all stages of the caregiver's journey. Responding to a very real need, the guide was designed with family caregivers and community partners.

Medical assistance in dying for people living with an incapacity: the right balance between the right to self-determination, compassion and prudence. 
In French
This report written by a group of experts created and mandated by the Ministère de la santé et des services sociaux (MSSS), provides an analysis of the ethical, clinical and legal issues related to unfitness and medical assistance in dying.

To improve the quality of community living in private residences: establish the needs to counter resident-to-resident mistreatment and promote the concept of ‘living well together
This report, published by the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults, presents the results of a project aimed at documenting mistreatment between residents, as well as the "living well together", from the point of view of three groups of key players: the residents, the employees and the managers.

Signing a Lease With a Private Residence
The Régie du logement recently published these two practical guides: "Signing a Lease With a Private Residence" and "Being a lessee in a private senior's residence", to inform the tenants of their rights and obligations.



**This selection represents a sample of scientific publications by CREGÉS members. 

Brotman, S., Ferrer, I. & Koehn, S. (2019). Situating the life story narratives of aging immigrants within a structural context: The intersectional life course perspective as research praxis. Qualitative Research. Prépublication.
Couture, M., Ducharme, F., Sasseville, M.,  Bradette, C. & Gaudet, K. (2019).
A qualitative systematic review of factors affecting caregivers’ decision-making for care setting placements for individuals with dementia. Geriatric Nursing. Prépublication.
Grenier, A., Hatzifilalithis, S., Laliberte-Rudman, D., Kobayashi, K., Marier, P. & Phillipson, C. (2019).
Precarity and aging: A scoping review. The Gerontologist. Prépublication.
Wiebe, I.Séguin, A-M. (2019).
La mobilité d’aînés d’un arrondissement montréalais : frictions et ancrages. Gérontologie et société, 41(160), 17-31.
Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., McCleary, l., Thompson, G., Hunter, P. V., Wickson-Griffiths, A., ... Parker, D. (2019). 
Palliative care models in long-term care: A scoping review. Nursing Leadership 32(3), 8-26. (open access)
Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., McCleary, l., Thompson, G., Hunter, P. V., Wickson-Griffiths, A., ... Parker, D. (2019).
A stakeholder analysis of the strengthening a palliative approach in long-term care model. Nursing Leadership, 32(3), 27-39. (open access)
Sussman, T., Barken, R. & Grenier, A. (2020).
Supporting older homeless persons’ positive relocations to long-term care: Service provider views. The Gerontologist. Prépublication.



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