Cathryn Espadero


Cathryn Espadero is a Research Assistant II at the Bruyère Research Institute who supports the improvement of palliative care in long-term care homes. As an MSc Health Systems student at the University of Ottawa, her thesis aims to develop a monitoring evaluation framework for Learning Health Systems.

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by Heeba Abdullah Cathryn Espadero

The essential role of spiritual care in long-term care

In 2020, Ontario's LTC lockdown policies led to the elimination of religious, recreational, therapeutic and social activities for residents, resulting in a spiritual health crisis in LTC homes. As a front-line occupational therapist, I witnessed first-hand the devastating consequences of the removal of spiritual care.

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