Alzheimers Research

7 July 2020

2015 Riverview Heatlh Centre Research Meet and Greet

In April, at the annual Riverview Health Centre Research Meet and Greet more than 50 staff members, researchers and academics attended the announcement of funding for two projects submitted to the Riverview Health Centre Research Grants Competition.  The Principal Investigators of the teams were Dr. Tony Szturm, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Tele-rehabilitation in the Home with Gaming as a Method of Improving Upper Extremity Function after Stroke,  and Dr. Sandra Webber, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Life after Discharge: How Mobility Measured During and Immediately Post Geriatric Rehabilitation relates to Successful Outcomes.
Dr. Laura Funk, Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba, presented the results of her investigation “Emotional Labour in Residential and Palliative Care”, which had been funded in a previous RHC Research Competition and conducted at RHC.  Interviews were conducted with care providers in both the personal and palliative care units in various professions and roles.  The interviews were analyzed using qualitative methods, and a number of significant themes developed and presented, and the implications discussed.