Dr. Carole Estabrooks
Improving care for frail older adults with dementia near the end of life: Interventions and their lifecycles and the role of engagement with multiple stakeholders
Carole A. Estabrooks is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing, at the University of Alberta and a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Knowledge Translation. She is a Member of the Order of Canada and is an Inductee into Sigma Theta Tau's International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame. She is a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and in the American Academy of Nursing and the recipient of the prestigious 2018 J. gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research at the University of Alberta. She leads the Knowledge Utilization Studies Program (KUSP) at the University of Alberta and the pan Canadian and international "Translating Research in Elder Care" (or TREC) applied health research program. Dr. Estabrooks' applied health services research focuses on integrated knowledge translation in the health sciences. She focuses on the influence of organizations on the uptake of knowledge the effects of that uptake on quality of care, quality of life/quality of end of life and quality of work life outcomes. Her work has been situated in the residential long term care sector for 15 years and increasingly focuses on quality improvement and the sustainability, spread and scale-up of innovation in the service of improving worklife for front line staff and quality of care and quality of life for vulnerable older adults who live and die in nursing homes.
- The intervention lifecycles
- The role that researchers can and perhaps should play
- The critical importance of engagement on multiple levels including citizens