Presenters Valerie Fiest, Audrey Laporte, and Christine Kelly
The Bruyère CLRI, and its partners, presented a panel discussion at the OANHSS Annual Conference (April 14, 2015). The presentation, “New Directions in Long-Term Care Health Human Resources Planning”, provided an opportunity for the audience to gain a better understanding of the importance of health human resources (HHR) planning through a discussion of three groundbreaking projects and their potential policy implications.
Overall, this panel recognized the many factors, variables, and stakeholders involved in human health resources planning and the need for broad collaboration to explore these issues.
TRACY LUCIANI – Knowledge Broker (Bruyère CLRI)
Tracy opened the presentation with an overview of the Ontario CLRI program goals.
AUDREY LAPORTE – Associate Professor (University of Toronto)
Audrey spoke about her project “Long-Term Care Health Human Resources Forecasting” which focuses on building and testing a forecasting model for the current and future use of Personal Support Workers (PSWs).
CHRISTINE KELLY – Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Ottawa)
Christine presented on “Common Educational Standards for PSWs: Exploring Implications for Policy, Individuals and Organizations”, a qualitative study of the PSW education in Ontario and the implications of a common standard.
VALERIE FISET – Professor (Algonquin College)
Valerie spoke on the “Bachelor of Science (BScN) in Nursing Fourth Year Student Placements in LTC Homes”, a pilot study in the Ottawa area.