Living well with chronic conditions
We are pursuing
Improved health outcomes and service delivery for people living with chronic conditions
Key areas of focus
- Palliative care
- Mental health and addictions
- Seniors health, aging and dementia
- Cardiac health
Caring for children with chronic illness, managing cardiac conditions in mid to later life, providing support and services for aging seniors, treating addictions and mental health comorbidities - these are all complex and pressing social challenges.
Nursing researchers examine the experiences of individuals and families facing chronic health conditions, their involvement with the health system and the effectiveness of nursing interventions for chronic disease management.
Successful health system transformation in Canada will require provision of alternative supports outside traditional hospital care, including community-based systems and services that support effective management of chronic illnesses.
Living the plan
Developing and evaluating a selfcare intervention for chronic pain sufferers living with a dog
Dr. Eloise Carr leads the interdisciplinary HAPI (Human Animal Pain Interaction) study at UCalgary which examines the experience of dog owners who live with chronic pain.
Reducing health and social inequities among immigrants living with HIV in Canada
Dr. Añiela dela Cruz is looking at the impact of mandatory HIV screening during the Canadian immigration application process.
Designing and testing a wearable intervention to reduce lower back pain in registered nurses
Dr. Linda Duffett-Leger explores the use of wearable technologies to help nurses improve their back health.
Improving the lives of people living with dementia and their family caregivers
Dr. Gwen McGhan is working to improve outcomes for older adults and their caregivers in community and health system settings.