Champlain Regional Stroke Network News


Identifying Families' Needs during Palliative Care Post-stroke: A Qualitative Study

*Study ongoing until July 2020. Recruitments currently being accepted  

Dr Dylan Blacquiere, a member of The Ottawa Hospital Neurology team, is currently involved in a study on palliative care in stroke with Dr Jill Cameron at the University of Toronto.  They are looking at transitions of care in stroke, and hope to connect with families who have gone through the experience of a having a loved one make the transition to end-of-life care. 

We do not know enough about the experience of family members as they care for someone who has had a stroke and passes away, or how family members do after their loved one's death.  This research project aims to examine family caregivers’ experiences and their health and well-being during palliative care, and bereavement post-stroke. By understanding these experiences better, the hope is that programs may be developed to assist future families as their loved one passes away after having a stroke.

What’s involved? 
Participation in this project involves a confidential, recorded telephone interview that will last approximately 1 hour. A small stipend will be given as a thank you for participation.  If you or one of your patient's family members is interested, please visit the following link for information on eligibility:


 *UPDATE AS OF June 5, 2019.  This study is ongoing until July 2020 and participation is still being encouraged.


The Champlain LHIN

The Champlain Local Health Integration Network is home to 1,176,600 people or 9.5% of the Ontario population. It encompasses a large geographical area that includes Renfrew County, the City of Ottawa, Prescott & Russell, Stormont Dundas & Glengarry, North Grenville, and four parts of North Lanark (Beckwith, Carleton Place, Mississippi Millls and Lanark Highlands). In the Champlain region, there are 21 hospitals, 7 community health centres plus satellites, 61 long-term care homes, and more than 100 community-based agencies.


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Champlain Regional Stroke Network The Ottawa Hospital - Civic Campus Civic Parkdale Clinic, Main North 1053 Carling Avenue Ottawa, ON K1Y 4E9

Phone: 613-798-5555 x 16153
SPC Phone: 613-798-5555 x 16156