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Key Publications

Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging

Gerontological Nursing and Healthy Aging, 2nd Canadian Edition

St. Louis: Mosby Elsevier


Boscart, V.,
McCleary, L

Development and psychometric testing cover

Development and psychometric testing of the Humanistic Nurse-Patient Scale

Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(1), 1-13



Boscart, V.,
Pringle, D.,
Wynn, F.,
Peter, E.,
McGilton, K.


Using psychological theory to inform

Shared Learning Environments for PSW Education: The Living Classroom Implementation Guide for Colleges and Long-Term Care Homes


Garbutt, K.,
Boscart, V.,
d'Avernas, J.,
van der Horst, M.,
Raasok, M.

Changing Impact of Nursing Assistants Education

Changing the impact of nursing assistants’ education in seniors’ care: The living classroom in long-term care

Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 20(1), 1-7.


Boscart, V.,
d’Avernas, .J,
Brown, P.,
Raasok, M.

Integrating Gerontological Competencies

Integrating gerontological competencies in Canadian health and social service education: An overview of trends, enablers, and challenges.

Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 38(1), 17-46.


Boscart, V,
McCleary, L.,
Huson, K.,
Sheiban, L.,
Harvey, K. 


Implementation of an interprofessional communication intervention

Implementation of an interprofessional communication and collaboration intervention to improve care capacity for heart failure management in long-term care

Journal of Interprofessional Care, 31(5), 583-592.


Boscart, V.,
Heckman, G.,
Huson, K.,
Brohman, L.,
Harkness, K.,
Hirdes, J.,
McKelvie, R.,
Stolee, P.


Changing the winds cover

Dementia in Canada

Standing senate committee on Social affairs, Science and Technology

Ottawa, Ontario


Boscart, V.

Funded Projects
Project Title Investigators Agency Funding Period Funding Location & Amount
The Neighbourhood Team Development program: Promoting resident centeredness in long-term care V. Boscart (PI),
S. Sidani (Co-PI),
G. Heckman,
J. Ploeg,
S. Dupuis,
A. Costa,
J. d’Avernas
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR): Operating Grant April 2014- March 2017 Conestoga College
Implementing care processes to manage heart failure in long-term care: A feasibility study G. Heckman (PI),
V. Boscart (PI),
P. Stolee,
R. McKelvie,
J. Hirdes
Heart and Stroke Foundation: Bridge Award May 2014 -Apr 2015 University of Waterloo
Enhancing care of seniors in long-term care: Impact of a Living Classroom on the education of personal support workers V. Boscart (PI), L. McCleary, P. Stolee; Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOH & LTC): Nursing Research Fund February 2013-February 2014 Conestoga College
Strengthening personal support workers (PSWs) in home care V. Boscart (PI),
J. Humphreys,
L Sheiban,
R. Wakefield,
J. Lagrotteria,
S. Brandt, etc
Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Employment and Training Division, Sector Partnership Planning Grant Aug 2017-Nov 2017 Conestoga College
BPSO Spotlight Organization V. Boscart (PI),
L. Sheiban
Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario 2018 – 2021 Conestoga College
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