2009 Grant Awards

The posters and papers listed below each grant arise from work facilitated through the grant funding.

System Level Evaluation of the ACPAC Program Graduates : Determining Collaborative Practice Behaviour Following the Introduction of an APP in Arthritis Care Across Diverse Clinical Settings in Ontario

Principal Investigator: Lundon, K (PDF)
Co-investigators: Shupak, R; Schneider, R; Kennedy-Yee, C; Lineker, S; Passalent, L; Sinclair, L

Project Summary

  • This study offered the opportunity to reflect on newly introduced roles for health professionals (ACPAC trained extended role practitioners) with expectations of collaboration that will challenge traditional healthcare delivery in the area of arthritis care.
  • Study findings suggested that elements of professional culture and behavior affect role recognition which in turn affects deployment ,integration and implementation of ERP roles at the organizational level.
  • A shift in traditional roles and professional boundaries by competent new healthcare providers such as ACPAC trained ERPS can narrow the gaps in arthritis care to allow patients to receive the most appropriate and timely care making continued effort at developing these roles well worth the effort to overcome the challenges.

Oral Presentation

American College of Rheumatology Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, November 7-9, 2011. K Lundon, C Kennedy, K Warmington, L Rozmovits, L Soever, L Passalent, S Lineker, R Shupak, R Schneider, L Sinclair. Evaluation of Interprofessional Patient-Centred Collaborative Practice Behaviour and Perceptions following an Intensive Continuing Education Development Initiative in Arthritis Care

Poster Presentations

Presented at the 2012 Canadian Rheumatology Association meeting.

Published Literature