Lynn McDonald, University of Toronto
Marie Beaulieu, Ph. D., University of Sherbrooke
Thomas Goergen, Ph. D., University of Muenster
Sander Hitzing, Ph. D., University of Toronto
Ariela Lowenstein, Ph. D., University of Haifa
Laura Tamblyn Watts, Ph. D., University of Toronto
Peter Whitehouse, Ph. D., Case Western Reserve University
CHAIR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT:
GRANTING AGENCY AND GRANT AMOUNT:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), $25,000
PROJECT COMPLETION DATES:
ROLE OF CHAIR IN THE PROJECT:
Marie Beaulieu participated in this meeting held on May 19, 2014. She identified practitioners who attended the meeting as delegates and she also shared her expertise regarding elder abuse. The Chair also participated in the drafting of the report and co-wrote a scientific article which was submitted for publication to the Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect.
Resident-to resident elder abuse (RREA) is an under-researched issue that negatively affects the health and well-being of residents in long-term care homes.
GOAL OF THE PROJECT OR RESEARCH QUESTION:
The purpose of this project is to organize an invitational thematic symposium (expert forum type) in order to develop knowledge on an emerging issue, resident-to resident elder abuse.
- Exchange knowledge about RREA.
- Identify research priorities in RREA.
- Identify appropriate methodologies for informing future grant application.
- Establish formal partnerships between academics, clinicians and community partners for moving the established RREA research agenda forward at the clinical, research, and policy level. These objectives will lead to a number of important outcomes, including:
- Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in the study of RREA at the Canadian and international level.
- Knowledge mobilization to improve the prevention, detection and management of RREA.
- Foster new interdisciplinary research and practice agendas in the area of RREA.
- Personal testimony of RREA.
- Introducing targeted literature review of RREA.
- Brainstorming session on RREA.
- The use of the Delphi approach to identify priorities regarding RREA.
- Group facilitators will breing information to the participants of the meeting in order to identify priority actions.
- Small group sessions to discuss a selected priority and plan out a methodology.
- Groups will reconvene to share their plans and obtain feedback from the larger group.
- Working on a planned grant application.
All the work has been completed. A group led by Lynn McDonald, to which the Chair has actively participated, has prepared a grant application which was filed in March 2015. The team is awaiting a response regarding the application.
McDonald L, Hitzig SL, Pillemer KA, Lachs MS,Beaulieu M, Brownell P, Burnes D, Caspi E, Du Mont J, Gadsby R, Goergen T, Gutman G, Hirst SP, Holmes C, Khattak S, Lowenstein A, McNeil S, Mirza RM, Moorhouse A, Podnieks E, Rideout R, Robitaille A, Rochon P, Rosenberg J, Sheppard C, Tamblyn Watts L, Thomas C. (April 24, 2015). Developing a research agenda on resident-to-resident aggression: Recommendations from a consensus conference. Presentation given at the symposium ‘resident to resident aggression in long term care for older people’ at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, European Region Congress, Dublin, Ireland.
Beaulieu, M. (November 27th, 2014). How do we prevent resident to resident violence? Round table at Long-Term Care: A Safe and Secure Environment. Toronto (Ontario).
McDonald, L., Hitzig, S. L., Pillemer, K. A., Lachs, M. S., Beaulieu, M., Brownell, P., & … Podnieks, E. (2015). Developing a Research Agenda on Resident-to-Resident Aggression: Recommendations From a Consensus Conference. Journal Of Elder Abuse And Neglect, 27(2), 146-167.
McDonald, L., Sheppard, C., L. Hitzing, S., Spalter, T., Mathur, A. and Singh MuKhi, J. (mars 2015) Resident-to-Resident abuse : a scoping review. Canadian Journal on Aging / La revue canadienne du vieillissement, 1-22.
McDonald L, Hitzig SL,Pillemer KA, Lachs MS, Beaulieu M, Brownell P, Burnes D, Caspi E, Du Mont J, Gadsby R, Goergen T, Gutman G, Hirst SP, Holmes C, Khattak S, Lowenstein A, McNeill S, Mirza RM, Moorhouse A, Podnieks E, Rideout R, Robitaille A, Rochon P, Rosenberg J, Sheppard C, Tamblyn Watts L, Thomas C. (Submitted, October 21th 2014, accepted November 2014). Developing a research agenda on resident-to-resident aggression: Recommendations from a consensus conference. Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect.