Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Presentation: Going home alone: Managing chronic illness following short term hospitalization

Time sensitive
February 27, 2008
RSVP: RSVP by February 22nd, with an indication of how you plan to participate (location or WebEx).

The NEXUS Research Unit and the BC Rural and Remote Health Research Network are pleased to present - "Going home alone: Managing chronic illness following short term hospitalization" by Sandra Lauck (NEXUS Trainee).

This presentation will be video-conferenced to UBC-Okanagan. If there is sufficient interest it will also be video-conferenced to the BC Cancer Agency and BC Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH).

You can also participate from your own office via WebEx which allows you use your own computer and phone. Full details about how to participate are below.

Date: February 27, 2008 (Wednesday)

Time: 4:00 to 5:00 PM

UBC Vancouver (Live!): UBC Telestudios (Room# 0110) 2329 West Mall

BCCA: 4th floor Boardroom (Room 4218) at the Vancouver Centre, 600 W. 10th.

BCCEWH: 4500 Oak Street (Room K0-156)

UBC-Okanagan: Fine arts and health building - 3rd floor (Room 351B)

WebEx connection instructions:
1. Go to https://msfhr.webex.com/msfhr/j.php?ED=98625977&UID=0
2. Enter your name and email address.
3. Enter the meeting password: ruralhealth
4. Click "Join".
5. Follow the instructions that appear on your screen.

Teleconference Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 866-469-3239
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 650-429-3300

RSVP: nexus@nursing.ubc.ca by February 22nd

In spite of progress in prevention and treatment, heart disease remains a significant cause of debilitating illness and death of Canadian men and women. This chronic and terminal illness requires patients and their families to self-manage much of their care, including the modification of health behaviours to reduce their risk for further cardiac events, to work in partnership with their primary care provider, and to access acute medical services as needed in the trajectory of their disease. In BC, all patients who require an invasive cardiac intervention, such as balloon, angioplasty or cardiac surgery, must travel to a cardiac referral centre in the Vancouver or Victoria regions. Following discharge, patients return home to be cared for by their local care provider, with few resources available to transition from acute to community services. This study aimed at describing self-care behaviours of patients who had undergone a percutaneous coronary intervention for the management of coronary artery disease, following admission and discharge the day of the procedure. In addition, we studied factors associated with cardiac self-efficacy and self-care agency in the two to five days following hospital discharge to identify patients at higher risk for a difficult recovery upon return to their community.

If you plan to attend the seminar, please RSVP by February 22nd, with an indication of how you plan to participate (location or WebEx).

Ariadna Fernandez, MA
Research Manager, NEXUS
University of British Columbia
School of Nursing
302 - 6190 Agronomy Road
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3

E-mail: ariadna.fernandez@nursing.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-7933 Fax: 604-822-7869
W: http://nexus.ubc.ca/