Carol McWilliam, Western University

Nursing Professor London, Ontario cmcwill@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-2111 ext. 82221

Bio/Research

Dr. McWilliam's research program has focused on health promotion, particularly aiming to refine health care practice and policy to achieve greater independence and resource for every day living amongst older people. Her earlier investigations identified the disempowering experiences that frail, c...

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Bio/Research

Dr. McWilliam's research program has focused on health promotion, particularly aiming to refine health care practice and policy to achieve greater independence and resource for every day living amongst older people. Her earlier investigations identified the disempowering experiences that frail, chronically ill older people confront in seeking and receiving health care. Other studies therefore have tested evidence-based practice, approaches and service delivery strategies to create a more equitable balance of knowledge, status and authority between seniors and the professionals, informal caregivers, and systems they encounter in seeking health care. At the macro level, Dr. McWilliam has led an interdisciplinary National Consensus Process to promote and test the transfer of knowledge from all credible research on issues related to seniors' economic, health, and social independence to the policy, programming, and interdisciplinary professional practice arenas. She has also served as a consultant to numerous local, provincial, and national groups, including the Seniors' Directorate of Health Canada, Veterans' Affairs Canada, the Ontario Ministry of Health, Health Canada and several home care programs across Canada.

Currently, Dr. McWilliam is evaluating the full-scale implementation of an empowering partnership model to in-home health services delivery, testing a transformative knowledge translation strategy to promote organization-wide uptake of the partnership model, and collaborating in the offering of a national research training program to develop Canada's research capacity in interdisciplinary primary health care, and in-depth qualitative investigation of relationships experienced in the context of home care.



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