Informed Health Human Resources Planning for Long-Term Care
Three Bruyère CLRI researchers present at OANHSS Annual Conference 2015 on projects focused on health human resource planning
The Bruyère CLRI and its partners presented a panel discussion on April 14, 2015 at the OANHSS Annual Conference. Titled, New Directions in LTC Health Human Resources Planning the presentation 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 implication.
Tracy Luciani, knowledge broker, Bruyère CLRI, opened the presentation with an overview of the Ontario CLRI program goals. Audrey Laporte, associate professor, University of Toronto, spoke about her project “Long-Term Care Health Human Resources Forecasting” that 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, 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. And, the final panelist, Valerie Fiset, professor, Algonquin College, spoke on the Bachelor of Science (BScN) in Nursing Fourth Year Student Placements in LTC Homes, a pilot study in the Ottawa area. 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.
Visit our website to learn more about the Bruyère CLRI’s research projects, or contact Tracy Luciani, Knowledge Broker (613-562-6262 x 2571).