Using volunteer navigatorsto improve quality of life for older adults livin...
A RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SEMINAR
the Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention
and the North Okanagan Hospice Society
Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 10:00 - 11:00 am PST
1088 Discovery Avenue
Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, room RHS 129
USING VOLUNTEER NAVIGATORS TO IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OLDER ADULTS LIVING AT HOME WITH ADVANCED CHRONIC ILLNESS
Barb Pesut, PhD, RN, Canada Research Chair (Tier 2), Health, Ethics and Diversity;
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
ABSTRACT: This presentation will share the findings from a one year pilot project where trained volunteer navigators provided support services in the home for older adults living with advanced chronic illness. Evaluation indicated that having a volunteer navigator improved older adult quality of life by making their chronic illness experience more 'livable'.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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