Master of Social Work Gerontology Field (2015), University of Sherbrooke.
Bachelor of Psychoeducation (2009), University of Sherbrooke.
CURRENT STUDIES :
Ph.D. in Gerontology (2018 to present), University of Sherbrooke.
SUBJECT OF STUDY PROJECT :
Provisional title: Resident-to-resident Mistreatment in Private Retirement Residences: Understanding and Taking Action
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AMOUNTS RECEIVED :
- 2019–2022: Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral (CGS D) Joseph-Armand-Bombardier from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (3 years) – $35,000/year
- 2018: Institutional doctoral scholarship from the University of Sherbrooke (FLSH) – $3,000
- 2018: Communication support scholarship from the University of Sherbrooke (FLSH) – $750
- 2018: Institutional doctoral scholarship from the Research Center on Aging- $3,000
- 2018: Scholarship from the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adultsfor doctoral studies and the coordination of a research-action project (1 year) – $ 20,500
COMPLETION DATE :
Doctoral studies began in January 2018
RESERCH PROBLEM :
The quality of life of older adults living in private retirement residences (PRR) is influenced by numerous factors, such as the presence of aggressive or negative relations between residents (Trompetter, Scholte, & Westerhof, 2011). A study of residents and nursing staff in six (6) different private residences in the Netherlands reveals that 19% of residents spoke of experiencing mistreatment from other residents; the nursing staff stated that they observed such mistreatment towards 41% of residents (Trompetter & al., 2011). Although this is an issue of growing interest, there is little documentation of the situation in private residences (Leboeuf, Beaulieu, Lefeuvre, 2017).
GOAL OR RESEARCH QUESTION :
To understand the way in which situations of resident-to-resident mistreatment develop in private retirement residences and the actions put in place to prevent and counter them.
The objectives of this research are:
- To document resident-to-resident mistreatment in PRR
- To record actions taken to prevent and counter situations of resident-to-resident mistreatment.
- To present a model illustrating how situations of resident-to-resident mistreatment develop and the actions taken to prevent and counter them.
- From an applied perspective, set forth possible solutions to prevent and counter situations of resident-to-resident mistreatment.
Under consideration for now
WORK PROGRESS :
In sScholarship for now
Coordination of the project entitled: To Improve Community Living in Private Retirement Residences: Establish the Needs to Counter Resident-to-resident Mistreatment and Promote ‘Living Well Together’ from September 2018 to August 2019.