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Copeman supports UBC's Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman supports UBC’s Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman Healthcare is proud to support the University of British Columbia’s “start an evolution campaign” which is raising funds for students, research and community engagement. In addition to primary care, Copeman Healthcare is engaged in, and supports, broader medical research. In recognition of the contribution Copeman Healthcare’s name will be included on “The Legacy Feature” […]

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner - Innovation & Collaboration

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner – Innovation & Collaboration

Research by: Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Amra Dizdarevic MSN FHNP, K. B., MSN FHNP, Trisha Stolle, MSN FHNP, Sanda Islik BScN, Beth Donaldson MD, Peter House MD Context Family Health Nurse Practitioners (FHNP) are trained in primary care delivery, including the diagnosis and management of common health conditions, in collaborative practice. However these capable practitioners are still under‐employed […]

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

 Research by:  Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Sanda Islik, BScN Context Case management (CM) is a collaborative process in which the Family Health Nurse (FHN) and Family Health Nurse Practitioner (FHNP) assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet the client’s health needs. This involves advocacy, communication, and resource management. The underlying premise is that everyone […]

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Research by: Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Wilma Watson MCE, Chris Nedelmann MBA Context In recent years, studies have modeled the relationship between measures of job satisfaction for primary care teams and objective measures of quality based on process indicators and clinical outcomes. Multilevel analyses indicated that aggregate job satisfaction ratings are associated with higher values on both […]

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Research By: Holly Kennedy-Symonds, RN, MHSc, Michelle Kaarto, CSEP, CEP, BScK, Boaz Y. Saffer, B.A., Michael Koehle, M.D., Ph.D., Peter House, M.D., CMO, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, MBA , Les Jickling, MBA Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background In Canada, quality has been framed in the context of patient outcomes and with less focus on the patient experience, […]

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Research by: Amra Dizdarevic, BSc, BSN, MN-NP, Karin Dixon, BNSc, MN-NP, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, MHSc Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context   Primary care providers have a tremendous potential to positively affect outcomes through regular contact with children and families, not only in the early years, but throughout childhood. However, there are no regularly scheduled well child visits […]

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Research By: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Shawnda Lanting, Shauna Thompson, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, & Don Copeman. Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background Family physicians are the first point of care for patients concerned about brain health and psychological health Prevention and early identification helps improve brain health and psychological health The family physician therefore has […]

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

The purpose of this study was to see if children with cognitive, psychiatric or neurological deficits are more prone to suicidal thinking and symptoms of depression.

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Copeman supports UBC's Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman supports UBC’s Start an Evolution Campaign

Copeman Healthcare is proud to support the University of British Columbia’s “start an evolution campaign” which is raising funds for students, research and community engagement. In addition to primary care, Copeman Healthcare is engaged in, and supports, broader medical research. In recognition of the contribution Copeman Healthcare’s name will be included on “The Legacy Feature” […]

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Breakthrough in cognitive testing at Copeman Healthcare

Last year, Dr. Shawnda Lanting completed her two year fellowship with Copeman Healthcare Centre. As part of her fellowship, she researched streamlined testing for mental illness and cognitive impairment. She determined that testing could be reduced from 2 days to 30 minutes or less with the results being equal to the longer tests; a significant […]

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner - Innovation & Collaboration

The Family Health Nurse Practitioner – Innovation & Collaboration

Research by: Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Amra Dizdarevic MSN FHNP, K. B., MSN FHNP, Trisha Stolle, MSN FHNP, Sanda Islik BScN, Beth Donaldson MD, Peter House MD Context Family Health Nurse Practitioners (FHNP) are trained in primary care delivery, including the diagnosis and management of common health conditions, in collaborative practice. However these capable practitioners are still under‐employed […]

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

Incorporating a Coaching Approach for Effective Case Management

 Research by:  Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Sanda Islik, BScN Context Case management (CM) is a collaborative process in which the Family Health Nurse (FHN) and Family Health Nurse Practitioner (FHNP) assesses, plans, implements, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates the options and services required to meet the client’s health needs. This involves advocacy, communication, and resource management. The underlying premise is that everyone […]

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Measuring Team Satisfaction in Primary Care

Research by: Holly Kennedy-­‐Symonds MHSc, Wilma Watson MCE, Chris Nedelmann MBA Context In recent years, studies have modeled the relationship between measures of job satisfaction for primary care teams and objective measures of quality based on process indicators and clinical outcomes. Multilevel analyses indicated that aggregate job satisfaction ratings are associated with higher values on both […]

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

Study: PROMIS Applied Cognition-Abilities scales demonstrates robust statistical properties in first Canadian analysis

This study and subsequent article, completed by Boaz Y. Saffer, Dr. Shawnda Lanting, Dr. Michael Koehle and Dr. Grant Iverson, will appear in the Journal of Psychiatry Research. Context Having brief, standardized, reliable, and valid questionnaires that assess cognitive impairment is important for both psychiatric and general medical practice. To date, few questionnaires have successfully met these […]

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Clinical Service Excellence Integration: Optimizing Quality & Client Experience

Research By: Holly Kennedy-Symonds, RN, MHSc, Michelle Kaarto, CSEP, CEP, BScK, Boaz Y. Saffer, B.A., Michael Koehle, M.D., Ph.D., Peter House, M.D., CMO, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, MBA , Les Jickling, MBA Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background In Canada, quality has been framed in the context of patient outcomes and with less focus on the patient experience, […]

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Enhanced Well Child Visits in a Primary Care Setting: Overview and Experiences

Research by: Amra Dizdarevic, BSc, BSN, MN-NP, Karin Dixon, BNSc, MN-NP, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, MHSc Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context   Primary care providers have a tremendous potential to positively affect outcomes through regular contact with children and families, not only in the early years, but throughout childhood. However, there are no regularly scheduled well child visits […]

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Brain Health and Psychological Health Awareness and Monitoring in a Primary Care Setting

Research By: Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, Shawnda Lanting, Shauna Thompson, Holly Kennedy-Symonds, Rick Tiedemann, Chris Nedelmann, & Don Copeman. Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Background Family physicians are the first point of care for patients concerned about brain health and psychological health Prevention and early identification helps improve brain health and psychological health The family physician therefore has […]

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

Rates of Reporting Suicidal Ideation and Symptoms of Depression on Children’s Depression Inventory in a Paediatric Neurology Sample

The purpose of this study was to see if children with cognitive, psychiatric or neurological deficits are more prone to suicidal thinking and symptoms of depression.