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Members of the Research Chair participate in the 6th International Conference of the Réseau d’Études International sur l’Âge, la Citoyenneté et l’Intégration Socio-économique (REIACTIS) (January 2020)

At this international conference, held in Metz, France, and whose central theme is An Inclusive Society and Aging, members of the Research Chair team will spotlight the progress of multiple research projects: some student-led, others supported by funding agencies or linked to scientific commitments.

Student Projects

  • Kevin St-Martin presents, through his poster entitled Virtual Reality as a Tool to Raise Awareness of The Mistreatment of Older Persons, the results of his review of the scientific literature and the structure of his master’s thesis.
  • Florence Bourges, presents the findings drawn from a review of French scientific literature completed within the framework of her doctoral thesis, through her scientific poster entitled Social Construct of Financial Mistreatment in France
  • Marie-Eve Bédard presents two (2) posters showing the results of her doctoral thesis, completed in 2018, on the management of situations of mistreatment by users’ and residents’ committees in the health and social services network.
  • Caroline Pelletier gives an oral presentation concerning certain results of her doctoral thesis entitled ‘The Meaning of Requesting Help by Women as Older Adults Who Have Experienced Mistreatment.’ These results derive from a phenomenological analysis of the research data.

Projects financed by funding agencies.

During a symposium on Mistreatment, Judicial Protection, and Support, Marie Beaulieu and Caroline Pelletier present the results of the DAMIA project during a conference to develop ways to Address the Challenges in Raising Awareness Concerning Mistreatment and Intimidation of Older Adults.

In a second symposium, Marie Beaulieu and Roxane Leboeuf share the results of a research project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.  In particular, they focus on The Organizational Factors that Contribute to Resident-to-resident Mistreatment, as well as ‘Living Well Together’, in Community Living.

Scientific Commitments

Using a poster entitled, ‘Terminology Used in Quebec Concerning the Mistreatment of Older Adults: A concerted effort, Marie Beaulieu presents the historical and temporal evolution of terminology used in inter-sectorial work concerning the mistreatment of older persons.

In addition, Marie Beaulieu organized a round-table to discuss Public Policies and Organization of Services in Countering Mistreatment: What orientations and how much room for older persons? Participants, hailing from diverse regions such as France, French-speaking Switzerland, Wallonia, and the United Kingdom, exchanged views on five (5) themes related to countering mistreatment:

  1. Recommended approaches in each respective region;
  2. Actual public policies and organization of services to counter mistreatment;
  3. The evaluation, if it exists, of these policies and practices;
  4. Influential stakeholders in the adoption of these public policies;
  5. Future steps to ensure the inclusion of older adults experiencing mistreatment in society and the mechanisms that allow them to participate in decisions that concern them.

Marie Beaulieu has two (2) other active roles in this meeting. She is a guest speaker during an exchange with other stakeholders in the field of aging. She is also the North American representative during a presentation of critical social gerontology given by Oxford University professor Sarah Harper.

In conclusion, two (2) posters are the results of projects where Marie Beaulieu was a co-researcher. They are Definition of Situations of Vulnerability of Older Adults and A Proposition for Bold Research to End Ageism.