This best practice guideline is focused on preventing and addressing abuse and neglect of older adults throughout various health-care institutions and community settings in Canada. It outlines recommendations for nurses and other health-care providers, educators, health-care organizations, advocacy groups, nursing regulatory bodies and governments. Implementation resources in development include an e-learning course, a health education fact sheet, and a personal digital assistant (PDA) version of the guideline.
This guideline is part of an initiative funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program and builds on a collaborative project between the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and RNAO, titled Promoting the Awareness of Elder Abuse in Long-Term Care.
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Panel co-lead: Elizabeth Podnieks, RN, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Ryerson University’s School of Nursing
Panel co-lead: Samir Sinha, MD, DPhil, FRCPC, expert lead of Ontario's Seniors Care Strategy, Director of Geriatrics at Mount Sinai and the University Health Network Hospitals in Toronto
Veronique Boscart, RN, MScN, MEd, PhD, Chair, Conestoga College
Susan Crichton, BHEcol, MSc, Elder Abuse Consultant, Government of Manitoba
Sholom Glouberman, PhD, President, Patients’ Association of Canada
Sandra Hirst, RN, PhD, CNG(C), Associate Professor, University of Calgary and Director, Brenda Strafford Centre for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing
Barbara Hood, Executive Director, NWT Seniors' Society
Gail MacFarlane, RN, Consultant, New Brunswick Nursing Home Association
Lynn McDonald, PhD, Director, Institute for Life Course and Aging, Professor, University of Toronto
Jarred Rosenberg, MD, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (in progress), University of Toronto
Charmaine Spencer, LLB. (Psych.), J.D., LL.M., Lawyer, Simon Fraser University, Gerontology Research Centre
Marney Vermette, RN, Engagement Liaison, Wabauskang First Nation
RNAO Program Team:
Susan Storey McNeill, BScN, MPH, Program Manager
Verity White, BSc, Project Coordinator