Stakeholder Meeting: Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach to Address the Caregiver Support Gap

Jayna M. Holroyd-Leduc, Jacqueline McMillan, Nathalie Jette, Suzette C. Brémault-Phillips, Wendy Duggleby, Heather M. Hanson, Jasneet Parmar

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Family caregivers are an integral and increasingly overburdened part of the health care system. There is a gap between what research evidence shows is beneficial to caregivers and what is actually provided. Using an integrated knowledge translation approach, a stakeholder meeting was held among researchers, family caregivers, caregiver associations, clinicians, health care administrators, and policy makers. The objectives of the meeting were to review current research evidence and conduct multi-stakeholder dialogue on the potential gaps, facilitators, and barriers to the provision of caregiver supports. A two-day meeting was attended by 123 individuals. Three target populations of family caregivers were identified for discussion: caregivers of seniors with dementia, caregivers in end-of-life care, and caregivers of frail seniors with complex health needs. The results of this meeting can and are being used to inform the development of implementation research endeavours and policies targeted at providing evidence-informed caregiver supports.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-119
Number of pages12
JournalCanadian Journal on Aging
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Aging
  • caregivers
  • dementia
  • end of life
  • frailty
  • knowledge translation


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