What is the Advice Seeking Networks in Long Term Care study?

The Advice Seeking Networks in Long Term Care project aims to identify the informal advice networks among leaders in Canadian long term care, and to use these networks to more effectively disseminate innovations throughout the sector.

Why is it important?

What are the benefits of examining advice seeking behaviours?

Timeline of study


Year 3 of the study has now concluded, and we thank all of the funders, study participants, and knowledge users in the long term care sector who have supported this work. We continue to work on reporting research results in a series of journal articles.

First research Paper published on study results

We are pleased to announce the publication of our first research paper on the results of the Advice Seeking Networks Study. The paper, accepted for publication in the journal Implementation Science in January 2017, provides an overview of the quantitative results of the survey distributed to senior leaders in 958 long term care (LTC) facilities across Western, Atlantic, and Northern Canada.

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Presentations to community stakeholders

In addition to the knowledge translation webinars and summits held in 2015 and 2016, the Advice Seeking Networks team continues to present study results to various groups of community stakeholders. On December 8, 2016, we shared insights from the study as part of the brainXchange national webinar series, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada and the Canadian Consortium of Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).

Advice Seeking in Long Term Care: Harnessing Your Professional Networks for Care Improvement from BrainXchange on Vimeo.

Other recent and upcoming presentations include those for the British Columbia Patient Safety and Quality Council in Vancouver, BC, Alberta Health Services Seniors Health Strategic Clinical Network, in Edmonton, AB, and the Drug Evaluation Alliance of Nova Scotia (DEANS), part of the Nova Scotia Department of Health and Wellness, in Halifax, NS.




Advice Seeking Networks


Charlotte Berendonk