For elderly people in long-term care, a large part of their world is their nurses. The quality of their relationships with care providers has a huge impact on their quality of life. Dr. Katherine McGilton, a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehab, is studying ways to make those relationships better.
Dr. McGilton is a Senior Scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institution - University Health Network. She holds cross appointments as a Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and the Graduate Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Toronto.
Her research program is focused on two primary interests:
1) the development and application of outcome measures in gerontological practice, and
2) development of intervention studies that focus on enhancing relationships between nursing staff and clients and between staff and their supervisors.
A former Career Scientist with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Dr. McGilton holds a PhD in Nursing from the University of Toronto.
Read more about Kathy here:
Lead of the International Consortium on Professional Nursing Practice in Long-Term Care Homes
Executive member of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) and Lead of the Quality of Life Theme