Join us on Thursday, May 13 from 2:30-4:00 pm EST for the Creative Science Shop, Virtual Care: What do we want it to be? How do we want to engage with it?
Sandra Smele, Coordinator of Expertise in Inclusive Aging, Diversity, Health and Well-Being at the Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology talking about new trends in health care.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a shift towards the increasing provision of what is now being called “virtual care”. Generally understood as a direct outcome of the need to shift care provision online due to the COVID-19 pandemic (and in some cases even as an “upside” of the pandemic), it is important to recognize and carefully consider the changes that have occurred within the context of both health and social services, as well as in our own every day and community care practices.
Sandra Smele will introduce us to these trends in virtual care, as well as emerging evidence of how these changes may be positively and negatively impacting various forms of inequities experienced by older adults. Come join us in a discussion about what we want virtual care to be and how we want to engage with it.
Sandra Smele is the Coordinator of Expertise in Inclusive Aging, Diversity, Health and Well-Being at the Centre for Research and Expertise in Social Gerontology and a Research Associate of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Her research collaborations in social gerontology focus on promoting practices that support wellness in residential homes and supporting social inclusion and participation, including the digital citizenship of older adults.
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