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Understanding contributors to quality of care in long-term care and changes under conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic (Canada)

Project statusOngoing
Contact Sara Luck, BAScH Honours student, under the supervision of Dr. Katie Aubrecht, Canada Research Chair Health Equity & Social Justice
Host institution Spatializing Care: Intersectional Disability Studies Lab, St. Francis Xavier University
Team members Sara Luck, Katie Aubrecht
Funding information (if funded) Canada Research Chairs Program Research Stipend
Project Summary

This research study investigates the impact of COVID-19 on quality of care in residential long-term care (LTC) in New Brunswick, Canada using a qualitative description design to explore what contributes to quality of care for residents living in long-term care, and how this could change in times of crisis from the perspective of long-term care staff.  Interviews were conducted with a broad range of staff at one LTC home. A semi-structured interview guide and approach to thematic analysis was framed by a social ecological perspective, making it possible to include the individual and proximal social influences as well as community, organizations, and policy influencers. The learnings and insights gained will improve the understanding of quality of care, as well as potential barriers and facilitators to care during times of crisis within rural Atlantic Canada.

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When are March 2021

Project website https://www2.mystfx.ca/sociology/spatializing-care-lab

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Understanding contributors to quality of care in long-term care and changes under conditions related to the COVID-19 pandemic (Canada)