A 2013-2014 research grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, in which the Chairholder is a co-researcher, has allowed 30 Canadian researchers, with international colleagues, to hold the first Canadian symposium on a subject hardly documented: resident-to resident elder abuse in nursing homes.

Read more: The Symposium of the research project "Developing a research agenda on resident-to resident elder... →

The 10th International Francophone Gerontology and Geriatrics Conference (CIFGG) was held in Liege (Belgium) from May 14 to 16. The theme was Challenges of Longevity: Creativity and Innovations. The Chairholder, Marie Beaulieu, has organized, with Robert Moulias, a symposium entitled: The Use of Detection and Monitoring Tools to Counter Mistreatment: a Critical and Reflective Review. At this symposium, Marie Beaulieu presented a lecture: Case Detection of Mistreatment against Older Adults - Critical Reflection on the Validity of Available Tools.

Read more: The Chair attended the 10e Congrès International Francophone de Gérontologie et Gériatrie (the... →

The book "Safeguarding older people from abuse: critical contexts to policy and practice" is now available.

Marie Beaulieu wrote on the back of the book: "This book on safeguarding of older people presents a critical and balanced overview of practice, policies and research. With Angie Ash's ethical quest for "right action", inertia can no longer be accepted. It is essential reading and will become a classic training resource".

Read more: The Chair recommends reading a book by Angie Ash, published in 2014 →

In May 2012, the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions had its very first regional action plan to counter mistreatment of older adults 2012-2015. This plan is the regional base around which actions such as prevention, detection, intervention and cooperation are built. The Health and Social Services Agency of the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec and its partners invited us, on March 27, to the very first regional symposium La maltraitance envers les aînés : vers une action concertée en Mauricie et au Centre-du-Québec (Mistreatment of older adults: towards a concerted action in the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec regions).

Read more: On March 27, the Chair participated in the Regional Symposium to Counter Mistreatment of Older... →

Caroline Pelletier, a doctoral student in gerontology at the University of Sherbrooke, recently earned an honourable mention from the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for the 2013-2014 academic year. Her application was successful as a result of a rigorous selection that took into account her academic achievements as well as her excellent research work.

Read more: Caroline Pelletier, student at the Chair, received an honourable mention from the University of... →

The new section entitled Research in Quebec: abstracts of scientific articles can be found under in the scientific watch tab. This new section was designed to highlight the value of scientific research on mistreatment of older adults conducted by researchers from Quebec.

Read more: A new section in the Chair's website! →

In Montreal, on January 31, a symposium on the protection of vulnerable persons was organized by the Quebec Bar Association. During this event, the Chair holder, Marie Beaulieu, and professor emerita Suzanne Philips-Nootens presented a conference entitled La détermination de l'inaptitude de la personne âgée au carrefour des disciplines : le défi du respect de l'autonomie. (The determination of the inability of the older adult at the crossroads of disciplines: the challenge of respecting the autonomy).

Read more: Marie Beaulieu and Suzanne Philips-Nootens published a chapter in the Collective Work la... →

The research project is entitled: Developing a research agenda on mistreatment between residents.

This research project under the leadership of Lynn McDonald of the University of Toronto is funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). It is aimed at organizing an invitational thematic symposium (expert forum type) in order to develop knowledge on an emerging issue, mistreatment committed in nursing homes between residents.

Read more: The Chair, as co-researcher, gets a new research grant to explore the unknown topic of violence... →

As part of its continuing training policy, the Quebec's College of Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists organizes, each year, two days of training, the JAFC (annual continuing training days), that will be held in June. Nearly 500 members meet in order to learn new skills.

The research chair in partnership with three trainers has been selected to provide a two-day training on mistreatment of older adults as part of the JAFC.

Read more: The Chair, with partners, will provide training on mistreatment of older adults as part of the... →

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If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
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Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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