Using volunteer navigatorsto improve quality of life for older adults living at home with advanced chronic illness
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Using volunteer navigatorsto improve quality of life for older adults living at home with advanced chronic illness

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University of British Columbia Okanagan

1088 Discovery Avenue

Reichwald Health Sciences Centre, RHS 129

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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A RESEARCH TO PRACTICE SEMINAR
Co-sponsored by
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
UBC Okanagan
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

PRESENTER:
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'.

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1088 Discovery Avenue

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Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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