Monday, June 11, 2007

Employment Opportunities for Researchers in Arts Informed Research, Importance of the Body for Self Expression, Dementia Care

We recently received news about two excellent research opportunities in arts informed research and dementia care.

Research Associate Level I

Research Associate Level II

Dementia Care: Exploring an Arts-Informed Educational Program

Embodied Selfhood and Person-Centred Dementia Care: Exploring an Arts-Informed Educational Program

START DATE: July 3, 2007

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We have received funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to conduct a research study to implement and evaluate an arts-informed educational program in two different long-term care facilities. The program is for dementia care practitioners and uses drama and other arts-informed approaches to enhance understanding of the importance of the body for self-expression by persons with severe dementia.

Our primary research objectives are:

1) to explore the effectiveness of the arts-informed educational intervention in teaching the person-centred care approach to health practitioners and in changing their practice, and the factors influencing its success or failure

2) explore impact of the educational intervention on health practitioner and resident outcomes.

For detailed information about these two positions:
Dr. Pia Kontos
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute,
11035 - 550 University Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario M5G 2A2
Fax: (416) 597-7105