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Dr. Katherine McGilton - International Federation on Ageing. Toronto, ON, CA

Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist | Toronto Rehabilitation Institute

Toronto, ON, Canada

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment

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Biography

Dr McGilton is a Senior Scientists at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Associate Professor at the Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Scientist at Kunin-Lunenfeld Applied and Evaluative Research Unit at Baycrest Geriatric Health Care System.

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment, particularly in identifying interventions and models of care delivery that lead to effective patient outcomes. She also has experience in outcome measure development and has published on various aspects of intervention and outcomes in dementia care, rehabilitation care and long-term care.

Dr. McGilton holds an Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Nursing Mid Career Scientist Award. She has research funding as the principal investigator from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Alzheimer Society of Canada, Nursing Research Fund, MOHLTC, and the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Industry Expertise (5)

Education/Learning Research Health and Wellness Health Care - Facilities Health Care - Services

Areas of Expertise (5)

Care of Persons with Cognitive Impairement Intervantions and Models of Care Delivery Re-enablement Long-Term Care Dementia Care

Accomplishments (5)

Nursing Mid Career Scientist Award (professional)

Awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Career Scientist Award (professional)

Awarded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care

American Academy of Nursing (professional)

Inducted Fellow

Distinguished Alumni Award (professional)

Awarded by the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto

Dorothy M. Pringle Award for Excellence in Nursing Research (professional)

Awarded by the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing - Lambda Pi-At-Large Chapter

Education (4)

Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care: Post-Doctoral Training, Measurement 2003

University of Toronto: Ph.D., Nursing 2001

University of Toronto: M.Sc., Nursing 1993

University of Toronto: B.Sc., Nursing 1987

Affiliations (7)

  • The Canadian Dementia Priority Setting Partnership : Principal Investigator
  • Development of a Clinically Effective Sensory Screening Tool for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in Long Term Care (LTC) : Principal Investigator
  • Understanding Structures Processes and Outcomes Related to Effective Leaders in Long-Term Care Homes : Principal Investigator
  • Interventions to prevent and treat frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review of the literature and international policies : Co-Investigator
  • University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing : Associate Professor
  • Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : Affiliate Scientist
  • Nursing Health Services Research Unit Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto : Co-Investigator

Event Appearances (5)

Symposium: Persons With Cognitive Impairment in Studies After Hip Fracture: What Do We Know and What Can We Do?

66 th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America  New Orleans, LA.

2013-11-23

Evaluation of the Supportive Care Coordinator (oral presentation)

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Seoul, Korea

2013-06-01

Patient-centered communication intervention (poster presentation)

International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics  Seoul, Korea

2013-06-01

Pre Fracture Mobility Level Evaluated by the New Mobility Score Predicts Long Term Rehabilitation Outcomes

65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America  San Diego, CA.

2012-11-01

Determinants of Retention for Regulated Staff in Low-Turnover Long Term Care Facilities

Gerontological Society of America, 65th Annual Scientific Meeting (GSA)  San Diego, CA.

2012-11-01

Featured Articles (5)

Close care provider–resident relationships in long‐term care environments Journal of Clinical Nursing

2007

The nature of care provider–resident relationships in long-term care is crucial to the quality of life of residents. Clinical observations and anecdotal evidence suggest that close relationships exist between residents and care providers. However, research ...

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Supervisory support, job stress, and job satisfaction among long-term care nursing staff Journal of Nursing Administration

2007

To investigate the effects of perceived supervisory support provided by registered nursing staff on job stress and job satisfaction among nurse aides (NAs) working in long-term care. Background: Job-related stress is a major problem for NAs working in long-term ...

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Communication enhancement: nurse and patient satisfaction outcomes in a complex continuing care facility Journal of Advanced Nursing

2006

This paper presents an evaluation of a communication enhancement intervention on staff and patients in a complex continuing care facility. Background. The importance of effective communication as a fundamental element of nursing has been emphasized and ...

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Measuring leadership practices of nurses using the leadership practices inventory Nursing Research

2004

Originally developed for educational use, the Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) is used to measure leadership practices in nursing research. There is limited reporting of LPI psychometric properties when used to measure leadership practices of nurses. ...

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Effects of a relationship-enhancing program of care on outcomes Journal of Nursing Scholarship

2003

A quasi-experimental, repeated measures design, with intervention and comparison groups. Questionnaires were distributed to 50 residents, and observations were conducted of 40 residents and 34 nursing staff at baseline and 3 months after the intervention, on two Canadian ...

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