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Caregiver preparedness for death in dementia: an evaluation of existing tools.

Durepos P, Ploeg J, Akhtar-Danesh N, Sussman T, Orr E, Kaasalainen S.

Aging Ment Health. 2019 May 30:1-10. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2019.1622074. [Epub ahead of print]


Perspectives and experiences of compassion in long-term care facilities within Canada: a qualitative study of patients, family members and health care providers.

Smith-MacDonald L, Venturato L, Hunter P, Kaasalainen S, Sussman T, McCleary L, Thompson G, Wickson-Griffiths A, Sinclair S.

BMC Geriatr. 2019 May 6;19(1):128. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1135-x.


Portable hyperspectral lidar utilizing 5 GHz multichannel full waveform digitization.

Malkamäki T, Kaasalainen S, Ilinca J.

Opt Express. 2019 Apr 15;27(8):A468-A480. doi: 10.1364/OE.27.00A468.


Comparing the attitudes of four groups of stakeholders from Quebec, Canada, toward extending medical aid in dying to incompetent patients with dementia.

Bravo G, Trottier L, Rodrigue C, Arcand M, Downie J, Dubois MF, Kaasalainen S, Hertogh CM, Pautex S, Van den Block L.

Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Jul;34(7):1078-1086. doi: 10.1002/gps.5111. Epub 2019 Apr 29.


Experiences of community-dwelling older adults living with multiple chronic conditions: a qualitative study.

Ploeg J, Canesi M, D Fraser K, McAiney C, Kaasalainen S, Markle-Reid M, Dufour S, Garland Baird L, Chambers T.

BMJ Open. 2019 Mar 20;9(3):e023345. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023345.


Healthcare professionals' perceptions of P.I.E.C.E.S. education in supporting care delivery for older adults with responsive behaviours of dementia in acute care.

Yous ML, Ploeg J, Kaasalainen S, Martin LS.

Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Feb 1:1-20. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2019.1572011. [Epub ahead of print]


An Analysis of Documents Guiding Palliative Care in Five Canadian Provinces.

Hill C, Duggleby W, Venturato L, Durepos P, Kulasegaram P, Hunter P, McCleary L, Sussman T, Thompson G, Surtees D, Wickson-Griffiths A, Kaasalainen S.

Can J Aging. 2019 Sep;38(3):281-295. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000594. Epub 2019 Jan 24.


Transitioning to practice in long-term care: New graduate nurses' experience of an accelerated transition to nurse leader.

Whitmore C, Kaasalainen S, Ploeg J, Baxter P.

J Adv Nurs. 2019 Jun;75(6):1272-1283. doi: 10.1111/jan.13945. Epub 2019 Feb 17.


Condition-Specific Pamphlets to Improve End-of-life Communication in Long-term Care: Staff Perceptions on Usability and Use.

Sussman T, Kaasalainen S, Lee E, Akhtar-Danesh N, Strachan PH, Brazil K, Bonifas R, Bourgeois-Guérin V, Durivage P, Papaioannou A, Young L.

J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Mar;20(3):262-267. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.11.009. Epub 2018 Dec 21.


Ethical issues in nursing home palliative care: a cross-national survey.

Muldrew DHL, Kaasalainen S, McLaughlin D, Brazil K.

BMJ Support Palliat Care. 2018 Dec 18. pii: bmjspcare-2018-001643. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2018-001643. [Epub ahead of print]


What Does Death Preparedness Mean for Family Caregivers of Persons With Dementia?

Durepos P, Sussman T, Ploeg J, Akhtar-Danesh N, Punia H, Kaasalainen S.

Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2019 May;36(5):436-446. doi: 10.1177/1049909118814240. Epub 2018 Dec 5. Review.


Mixed-methods single-arm repeated measures study evaluating the feasibility of a web-based intervention to support family carers of persons with dementia in long-term care facilities.

Duggleby W, Jovel Ruiz K, Ploeg J, McAiney C, Peacock S, Nekolaichuk C, Holroyd-Leduc J, Ghosh S, Brazil K, Swindle J, Forbes D, Woodhead Lyons S, Parmar J, Kaasalainen S, Cottrell L, Paragg J.

Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2018 Oct 31;4:165. doi: 10.1186/s40814-018-0356-7. eCollection 2018.


Muscled by the System: Informal Caregivers' Experiences of Transitioning an Older Adult into Long-term Care.

Konietzny C, Kaasalainen S, Dal-Bello Haas V, Merla C, Te A, Di Sante E, Kalfleish L, Hadjistavropoulos T.

Can J Aging. 2018 Dec;37(4):464-473. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000429.


Improving End-of-Life Care and Advance Care Planning for Frail Older Adults in Canad.

Downar J, Moorhouse P, Goldman R, Grossman D, Sinha S, Sussman T, Kaasalainen S, MacDonald S, Moser A, You JJ.

J Frailty Aging. 2018;7(4):240-246. doi: 10.14283/jfa.2018.33.


Meaningful connections in dementia end of life care in long term care homes.

McCleary L, Thompson GN, Venturato L, Wickson-Griffiths A, Hunter P, Sussman T, Kaasalainen S.

BMC Psychiatry. 2018 Sep 24;18(1):307. doi: 10.1186/s12888-018-1882-9.


"Who would want to die like that?" Perspectives on dying alone in a long-term care setting.

Thompson G, Shindruk C, Wickson-Griffiths A, Sussman T, Hunter P, McClement S, Chochinov H, McCleary L, Kaasalainen S, Venturato L.

Death Stud. 2019;43(8):509-520. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1491484. Epub 2018 Sep 12.


Quebec physicians' perspectives on medical aid in dying for incompetent patients with dementia.

Bravo G, Rodrigue C, Arcand M, Downie J, Dubois MF, Kaasalainen S, Hertogh CM, Pautex S, Van den Block L, Trottier L.

Can J Public Health. 2018 Dec;109(5-6):729-739. doi: 10.17269/s41997-018-0115-9. Epub 2018 Aug 27.


The value of measurement for development of nursing knowledge: Underlying philosophy, contributions and critiques.

Durepos P, Orr E, Ploeg J, Kaasalainen S.

J Adv Nurs. 2018 Oct;74(10):2290-2300. doi: 10.1111/jan.13778. Epub 2018 Jul 17.


Perspective of Family Members of Transitions to Alternative Levels of Care in Anglo-Saxon Countries.

Merla C, Wickson-Griffiths A, Kaasalainen S, Dal Bello-Haas V, Banfield L, Hadjistavropoulos T, Di Sante E.

Curr Gerontol Geriatr Res. 2018 Feb 21;2018:4892438. doi: 10.1155/2018/4892438. eCollection 2018. Review.


Uncertainty in multispectral lidar signals caused by incidence angle effects.

Kaasalainen S, Åkerblom M, Nevalainen O, Hakala T, Kaasalainen M.

Interface Focus. 2018 Apr 6;8(2):20170033. doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2017.0033. Epub 2018 Feb 16.


"Now I Don't Have to Guess": Using Pamphlets to Encourage Residents and Families/Friends to Engage in Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care.

Sussman T, Kaasalainen S, Bui M, Akhtar-Danesh N, Mintzberg S, Strachan P.

Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2017 Dec 20;3:2333721417747323. doi: 10.1177/2333721417747323. eCollection 2017 Jan-Dec.


Family care conferences in long-term care: Exploring content and processes in end-of-life communication.

Durepos P, Kaasalainen S, Sussman T, Parker D, Brazil K, Mintzberg S, Te A.

Palliat Support Care. 2018 Oct;16(5):590-601. doi: 10.1017/S1478951517000773. Epub 2017 Dec 29.


Are Informal Caregivers of Persons With Dementia Open to Extending Medical Aid in Dying to Incompetent Patients? Findings From a Survey Conducted in Quebec, Canada.

Bravo G, Rodrigue C, Arcand M, Downie J, Dubois MF, Kaasalainen S, Hertogh CM, Pautex S, Van den Block L.

Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2018 Jul-Sep;32(3):247-254. doi: 10.1097/WAD.0000000000000238.


What Are Staff Perceptions About Their Current Use of Emergency Departments for Long-Term Care Residents at End of Life?

Kaasalainen S, Sussman T, Durepos P, McCleary L, Ploeg J, Thompson G; SPA-LTC Team.

Clin Nurs Res. 2019 Jul;28(6):692-707. doi: 10.1177/1054773817749125. Epub 2017 Dec 22.


Should Medical Assistance in Dying Be Extended to Incompetent Patients With Dementia? Research Protocol of a Survey Among Four Groups of Stakeholders From Quebec, Canada.

Bravo G, Rodrigue C, Thériault V, Arcand M, Downie J, Dubois MF, Kaasalainen S, Hertogh CM, Pautex S, Van den Block L.

JMIR Res Protoc. 2017 Nov 13;6(11):e208. doi: 10.2196/resprot.8118.


Perceptions of a psychoeducation program for caregivers of persons with dementia at end of life: a qualitative study.

Durepos P, Kaasalainen S, Carroll S, Papaioannou A.

Aging Ment Health. 2019 Feb;23(2):263-271. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2017.1399347. Epub 2017 Nov 8.


How has Advanced Practice Nursing Influenced the Nursing Profession in Canada?

Kaasalainen S.

Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2017;30(2):64-70.


Using the ecological framework to identify barriers and enablers to implementing Namaste Care in Canada's long-term care system.

Hunter PV, Kaasalainen S, Froggatt KA, Ploeg J, Dolovich L, Simard J, Salsali M.

Ann Palliat Med. 2017 Oct;6(4):340-353. doi: 10.21037/apm.2017.06.14.


Broadening End-of-Life Comfort to Improve Palliative Care Practices in Long Term Care.

Sussman T, Kaasalainen S, Mintzberg S, Sinclair S, Young L, Ploeg J, Bourgeois-Guérin V, Thompson G, Venturato L, Earl M, Strachan P, You JJ, Bonifas R, McKee M.

Can J Aging. 2017 Sep;36(3):306-317. doi: 10.1017/S0714980817000253. Epub 2017 Jul 27.


Quasi-experimental evaluation of a multifaceted intervention to improve quality of end-of-life care and quality of dying for patients with advanced dementia in long-term care institutions.

Verreault R, Arcand M, Misson L, Durand PJ, Kroger E, Aubin M, Savoie M, Hadjistavropoulos T, Kaasalainen S, Bédard A, Grégoire A, Carmichael PH.

Palliat Med. 2018 Mar;32(3):613-621. doi: 10.1177/0269216317719588. Epub 2017 Jul 21.


What are the differences among occupational groups related to their palliative care-specific educational needs and intensity of interprofessional collaboration in long-term care homes?

Kaasalainen S, Sussman T, Bui M, Akhtar-Danesh N, Laporte RD, McCleary L, Wickson Griffiths A, Brazil K, Parker D, Dal Bello-Haas V, Papaioannou A, O'Leary J; SPA-LTC Team.

BMC Palliat Care. 2017 May 18;16(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s12904-017-0207-y.


The ACHRU-CPP versus usual care for older adults with type-2 diabetes and multiple chronic conditions and their family caregivers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

Markle-Reid M, Ploeg J, Fraser KD, Fisher KA, Akhtar-Danesh N, Bartholomew A, Gafni A, Gruneir A, Hirst SP, Kaasalainen S, Stradiotto CK, Miklavcic J, Rojas-Fernandez C, Sadowski CA, Thabane L, Triscott JA, Upshur R.

Trials. 2017 Feb 6;18(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-1795-9.


Managing multiple chronic conditions in the community: a Canadian qualitative study of the experiences of older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers.

Ploeg J, Matthew-Maich N, Fraser K, Dufour S, McAiney C, Kaasalainen S, Markle-Reid M, Upshur R, Cleghorn L, Emili A.

BMC Geriatr. 2017 Jan 31;17(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0431-6.


Assessing Palliative Care Content in Dementia Care Guidelines: A Systematic Review.

Durepos P, Wickson-Griffiths A, Hazzan AA, Kaasalainen S, Vastis V, Battistella L, Papaioannou A.

J Pain Symptom Manage. 2017 Apr;53(4):804-813. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.10.368. Epub 2017 Jan 4. Review.


Perspectives of Nurse Practitioner-Physician Collaboration among Nurse Practitioners in Canadian Long-Term Care Homes: A National Survey.

McAiney CA, Ploeg J, Wickson-Griffiths A, Kaasalainen S, Martin-Misener R, Akhtar-Danesh N, Donald F, Carter N, Sangster-Gormley E, Brazil K, Taniguchi A, Martin LS.

Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2017;30(4):10-25. doi: 10.12927/cjnl.2017.25452.


The Aging, Community and Health Research Unit-Community Partnership Program for older adults with type 2 diabetes and multiple chronic conditions: a feasibility study.

Markle-Reid M, Ploeg J, Fisher K, Reimer H, Kaasalainen S, Gafni A, Gruneir A, Kirkconnell R, Marzouk S, Akhtar-Danesh N, Thabane L, Rojas-Fernandez C, Upshur R.

Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2016 May 9;2:24. eCollection 2016.


Managing Heart Failure in Long-Term Care: Recommendations from an Interprofessional Stakeholder Consultation.

Heckman GA, Boscart VM, D'Elia T, Kelley ML, Kaasalainen S, McAiney CA, van der Horst ML, McKelvie RS.

Can J Aging. 2016 Dec;35(4):447-464.


Interdisciplinary Approaches to Managing Pain in Older Adults.

Wickson-Griffiths A, Kaasalainen S, Herr K.

Clin Geriatr Med. 2016 Nov;32(4):693-704. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2016.06.013. Epub 2016 Aug 30. Review.


Caregiver Contribution to Heart Failure Self-Care (CACHS).

Harkness K, Buck HG, Arthur H, Carroll S, Cosman T, McGillion M, Kaasalainen S, Kryworuchko J, O'Keefe-McCarthy S, Sherifali D, Strachan PH.

Nurs Open. 2015 Oct 13;3(1):51-60. eCollection 2016 Jan.


An Assessment of How Nurse Practitioners Create Access to Primary Care in Canadian Residential Long-Term Care Settings.

Carter N, Sangster-Gormley E, Ploeg J, Martin-Misener R, Donald F, Wickson-Griffiths A, Kaasalainen S, McAiney C, Brazil K, Taniguchi A, Martin LS.

Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2016;29(2):45-63.


Observations of oral hygiene care interventions provided by nurses to hospitalized older people.

Coker E, Ploeg J, Kaasalainen S, Carter N.

Geriatr Nurs. 2017 Jan - Feb;38(1):17-21. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.06.018. Epub 2016 Aug 1.


The effectiveness of a nurse practitioner-led pain management team in long-term care: A mixed methods study.

Kaasalainen S, Wickson-Griffiths A, Akhtar-Danesh N, Brazil K, Donald F, Martin-Misener R, DiCenso A, Hadjistavropoulos T, Dolovich L.

Int J Nurs Stud. 2016 Oct;62:156-67. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.07.022. Epub 2016 Jul 26.


Technology-Enabled Remote Monitoring and Self-Management - Vision for Patient Empowerment Following Cardiac and Vascular Surgery: User Testing and Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol.

McGillion M, Yost J, Turner A, Bender D, Scott T, Carroll S, Ritvo P, Peter E, Lamy A, Furze G, Krull K, Dunlop V, Good A, Dvirnik N, Bedini D, Naus F, Pettit S, Henry S, Probst C, Mills J, Gossage E, Travale I, Duquette J, Taberner C, Bhavnani S, Khan JS, Cowan D, Romeril E, Lee J, Colella T, Choinière M, Busse J, Katz J, Victor JC, Hoch J, Isaranuwatchai W, Kaasalainen S, Ladak S, O'Keefe-McCarthy S, Parry M, Sessler DI, Stacey M, Stevens B, Stremler R, Thabane L, Watt-Watson J, Whitlock R, MacDermid JC, Leegaard M, McKelvie R, Hillmer M, Cooper L, Arthur G, Sider K, Oliver S, Boyajian K, Farrow M, Lawton C, Gamble D, Walsh J, Field M, LeFort S, Clyne W, Ricupero M, Poole L, Russell-Wood K, Weber M, McNeil J, Alpert R, Sharpe S, Bhella S, Mohajer D, Ponnambalam S, Lakhani N, Khan R, Liu P, Devereaux PJ.

JMIR Res Protoc. 2016 Aug 1;5(3):e149. doi: 10.2196/resprot.5763.


Increasing the Frequency and Timeliness of Pain Assessment and Management in Long-Term Care: Knowledge Transfer and Sustained Implementation.

Hadjistavropoulos T, Williams J, Kaasalainen S, Hunter PV, Savoie ML, Wickson-Griffiths A.

Pain Res Manag. 2016;2016:6493463. doi: 10.1155/2016/6493463. Epub 2016 Mar 3.


Nurses' oral hygiene care practices with hospitalised older adults in postacute settings.

Coker E, Ploeg J, Kaasalainen S, Carter N.

Int J Older People Nurs. 2017 Mar;12(1). doi: 10.1111/opn.12124. Epub 2016 Jun 29.


The role of unregulated care providers in managing heart failure patients in long-term care facilities.

Heckman GA, Boscart VM, D'Elia T, Kaasalainen S, McAiney C, Kelley ML, Stolee P, Strachan P, McKelvie RS.

J Clin Nurs. 2017 Mar;26(5-6):849-861. doi: 10.1111/jocn.13413.


Developing Navigation Competencies to Care for Older Rural Adults with Advanced Illness.

Duggleby W, Robinson CA, Kaasalainen S, Pesut B, Nekolaichuk C, MacLeod R, Keating NC, Santos Salas A, Hallstrom LK, Fraser KD, Williams A, Struthers-Montford K, Swindle J.

Can J Aging. 2016 Jun;35(2):206-14. doi: 10.1017/S0714980816000131. Epub 2016 Apr 19.


A Systematic Review of the Cost-Effectiveness of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Nurse Practitioners in Inpatient Roles.

Kilpatrick K, Reid K, Carter N, Donald F, Bryant-Lukosius D, Martin-Misener R, Kaasalainen S, Harbman P, Marshall D, Charbonneau-Smith R, DiCenso A.

Nurs Leadersh (Tor Ont). 2015 Sep;28(3):56-76. Review.


Recommendations for preventing fracture in long-term care.

Papaioannou A, Santesso N, Morin SN, Feldman S, Adachi JD, Crilly R, Giangregorio LM, Jaglal S, Josse RG, Kaasalainen S, Katz P, Moser A, Pickard L, Weiler H, Whiting S, Skidmore CJ, Cheung AM; Scientific Advisory Council of Osteoporosis Canada.

CMAJ. 2015 Oct 20;187(15):1135-1144. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.141331. Epub 2015 Sep 14. English, French. No abstract available.


The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical nurse specialist-led hospital to home transitional care: a systematic review.

Bryant-Lukosius D, Carter N, Reid K, Donald F, Martin-Misener R, Kilpatrick K, Harbman P, Kaasalainen S, Marshall D, Charbonneau-Smith R, DiCenso A.

J Eval Clin Pract. 2015 Oct;21(5):763-81. doi: 10.1111/jep.12401. Epub 2015 Jul 1. Review.


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