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Think Tank on Moral Distress in Long-Term Care

About the Think Tank | Agenda and Presentation Slides | Graphic Recording | Think Tank Report


About the Think Tank

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) hosted a Think Tank on Moral Distress in Long-Term Care, in Waterloo, Ontario, on September 29, 2023. Participants included researchers, policy makers, care providers, and knowledge mobilization practitioners.

The goals of the Think Tank were to:

  • share and learn about current Canadian perspectives on moral distress and moral injury,
  • understand how this knowledge can be applied to the long-term care sector, and
  • explore opportunities for future research, clinical practice, and collaborative knowledge mobilization.
Group photo of Think Tank participants in front of the Research Institute for Aging

Think Tank on Moral Distress in LTC participants (photo: Jasmin Gow)


Learning Inter-Professionally Healthcare Accelerator (LIPHA) Microcredential

Boost your resume with our LIPHA Microcredential simulation game!

We are offering a shorter version of the Learning Inter-Professionally Healthcare Accelerator (LIPHA) to students going into long-term care and long-term care team members!

Using an evidence-based simulation game, learners will explore real world care scenarios, gain access to evidence-informed multimedia resources, and practice communication and care planning skills with virtual long-term care residents. Within 8 hours and at no cost, learners will earn a Microcredential certificate to add to their CV.

Interprofessional Internship in Innovation & Aging in Long-Term Care

Celebrating 10 years of student partnerships and geriatric learning excellence!

Join us in our newly redesigned virtual hybrid Interprofessional Internship! Engage with your peers in facilitated sessions, project work and an online game! All Ontario healthcare professions students are welcome to apply for this paid internship.

Interns have the opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to the long-term care sector;
  • Enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes in aging and leading clinical gerontological practice;
  • Apply clinical knowledge and skills in simulated care scenarios;
  • Rehearse interprofessional geriatric practice competencies;
  • Analyze current practice challenges;
  • Develop and apply design-thinking skills in the creation of a sustainable, practice innovation;
  • Exercise professionalism and goal orientation.

 

These objectives are supported through facilitated discussions with Baycrest leaders and experiential partners; collaborative, capstone innovation project; reflective learning exercises; hybrid-simulation care scenarios; and game-based learning.

Open to students and recent graduates of post-secondary healthcare profession programs, including: nursing, practical nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, food and nutrition, therapeutic recreation, optometry, dentistry, speech language pathology, audiology, health sciences, and health studies. This exciting opportunity enables interns to explore a future in older adult health care, network with future and current healthcare providers, and shape their current practice.

“This internship is an amazing opportunity for students to gain professional skills and knowledge that is applicable to any setting in health care. I hope to use these skills to be a health advocate for the geriatric population in my future career!” – 2022 Internship alumnus

 

Hear graduates from our 2022 virtual program share their experiences and most valuable takeaways from the Internship in the video above.