Co-creating a knowledge translation intervention with families in long-term care homes: insights and challenges

June 23, 2023

Speaker

Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, Professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science, University of British Columbia

In recent years, co-creation (or co-production) with people with lived experience and care partners has become a prominent aspect of the research landscape and a growing expectation of research funders. There is a lot of variation in the degree to which research teams collaborate with people with lived experience and care partners.

In this session, Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch will share experiences from a co-creation project conducted in long-term care homes. As part of a knowledge-to-action project, family caregivers were integral team members who helped to develop and deliver a workshop series for family members of residents. Jennifer will talk about the successes and lessons learnt in this experience. She will also share strategies for successful co-creation based on this project.

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  • Describe key characteristics of co-creation/co-production in a research study.
  • Reflect upon aspects of co-creation that can contribute to discomfort, why these exist, and how to address them within research teams.
  • Identify helpful strategies to fully integrate people with lived experience and care partners into the research process from start to finish.

Speaker

Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN is a professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science at the University of British Columbia’s School of Nursing. Jennifer’s research and scholarship focuses on enhancing person- and family-centered care for older adults and people with lifelong disabilities. Her current research focuses on the impact of the pandemic on people living with dementia and their care partners, as well as children with medical complexity and their families. Jennifer is on the editorial boards of the Gerontologist and the Journal of Family Nursing, and is the associate editor of the International Journal of Older People Nursing. More information on Jennifer’s program of research is available at https://caregivingresearch.nursing.ubc.ca.

Upcoming webinar

Dr. Femke Hoekstra

Date

June 28, 2024

Transforming spinal cord injury counselling with open science and integrated knowledge translation

In 2024, KT Connects is focusing on open science — the practice of making scientific inputs, outputs, and processes freely available to all with minimal restrictions. Learn more

Webinar summary

Friday, June 28 

12 – 1 p.m. PST 

Open science practices provide the foundation for transparent and accessible research. Integrated knowledge translation (IKT) ensures that research is meaningful and useful in real-world settings. By combining these approaches, researchers can maximize the impact and relevance of their findings.  

In this presentation, Dr. Hoekstra will share example strategies and practical tips for using open science principles and IKT. She will use a practical example from co-developing and evaluating an e-learning course on spinal cord injury (SCI) physical activity counselling. The free, self-guided e-learning course is created for health and fitness professionals providing guidance or counselling to adults with SCI. 

Learning objectives

After this webinar, the audience will be able to:

  1. Explain how the principles of open science and IKT can complement each other
  2. Learn strategies on how to apply IKT principles to co-develop and evaluate an educational course for health and fitness professionals
  3. Provide examples of how to apply open science practices

Speaker bio

Dr. Femke Hoekstra is an assistant professor in UBC’s Department of Medicine, Division of Social Medicine and an investigator with the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management in implementation science. Dr. Hoekstra holds a doctor of philosophy from the University of Groningen in implementation science, rehabilitation and physical activity promotion. Her research program focuses on improving health services and care for equity-deserving groups in rural, remote and isolated communities. She studies implementation processes of health innovations in real-world settings.