CCSMH – Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health – Assessment & Treatment of Delirium

The CCSMH Guideline on the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium in Older Adults at the End of Life (adapted from the CCSMH National Gidelines for Seniors’ Mental Health: the Assessment and Treatment of Delirium) Development Group included the following members:

Pierre Allard, MD, PhD, FRCP(C)
Full Professor, Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa
Clinical Scientist, Élisabeth-Bruyère Research Institute, affiliated with the University of Ottawa
Principal Investigator (NET) “Optimizing End of Life Care for Seniors” (April 1, 2003 – March 31, 2010); Ottawa, Ontario

Susan Brajtman, RN, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Research Scientist, Elisabeth Bruyère Research Institute
Co-Investigator (NET) “Optimizing End of Life Care for Seniors”; Ottawa, Ontario (April 1, 2003 – March 31, 2010)

Venera Bruto, PhD, C.Psych.
Neuropsychologist & Professional Practice Leader, Psychology Professional Practice, Research & Education, North York General Hospital
Assistant Professor (Associate Faculty), Dept. of Human Development & Applied Psychology, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario

Deborah Burne, RN, BA (Psych), CPMHN(C)
Faculty, Sheridan College and Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning; Toronto, Ontario

Laura Gage, MD, FRCPC
Director, Special Services, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences; Whitby, Ontario
Assistant Professor (Associate Faculty), Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario

Pierre R. Gagnon, MD, FRCPC
Psychiatrist specialized in psycho-oncology
Associate Professor, Université Laval
NCIC Research Scientist, Director, CIHR Research Team in Palliative Care, Hôtel-Dieu de Québec and Maison Michel-Sarrazin
Principal Investigator (NET) “Developing, Evaluating and Implementing New Interventions in Palliative Care” (July 1, 2004 – March 31, 2011); Québec City, Québec

David Hogan, MD, FACP, FRCPC
Professor and the Brenda Strafford Foundation Chair in Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary; Calgary, Alberta

Cheryl Sadowski, B.Sc.(Pharm), Pharm.D
Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta

Consultants & External Reviewers:

Peter Barnes, DMin
Assistant Professor, Human Sciences, St. Paul University: Ottawa, Ontario

Jonathan Breslin, PhD
Ethicist, North York General Hospital
Member Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario

Shirley H. Bush, MBBS, DRCOG, DCH, MRCGP, Dip Pall Med, FAChPM
Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care, University of Ottawa
Palliative Care Physician, The Ottawa Hospital / Bruyère Continuing Care; Ottawa, Ontario

Mary Egan, PhD
Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario

Eamonn Eeles, MBBS, MRCP, MSc
Consultant Geriatrician / Physician, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (Sept 2007-Sept 2009); Halifax, Nova Scotia
UK Consultant Geriatrician/ Physician, University Hospital Llandough, Cardiff

Rory Fisher, MB
Regional Geriatric Program, Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, Professor Emeritus, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario

Chris Frank, MD, FCFP
Clinical Leader, Specialized Geriatric Services, Providence Care
Past President, Canadian Geriatrics Society; Kingston, Ontario

Bruno Gagnon, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Clinical Scientist, Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Québec

David Globerman, BSc, MSW
Founder, The Running to Daylight Foundation, the Ben Globerman Memorial; Ottawa, Ontario

Pippa Hall, MD, CCFP, MEd, FCFPC
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Palliative Care Physician, Bruyère Continuing Care
Member, Division of Palliative Medicine, University of Ottawa
Program Director, Palliative Medicine Residency Program, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario

Mark Handelman, LLB, MHSc
Member of Tribunal, Ontario Human Rights Commission
former Vice-Chair, Ontario Consent & Capacity Board; Toronto, Ontario

Ellen Kampf
Social Worker, Baycrest; Toronto, Ontario

Dorothy Morris, RN, BSN, MA, CCN(C)
Clinical Nurse Educator, Cardiac/Vascular Surgery, Vancouver Island Health Authority, Royal Jubilee Hospital; Vancouver, British Columbia

Millie Paupst, MD, D.T.M.H., FRCPC
Oncology Psychiatrist, North York General Hospital; Toronto, Ontario

Daryl Roitman, MD, FRCPC
Medical Oncology/Hematology
Medical Director Cancer Care, North York General Hospital; Toronto, Ontario

Heidi N. Schmaltz, MDCM, FRCPC
Geriatrician, Seniors’ Health, Calgary Zone, Alberta Health Services
Clinical Assistant Professor, Geriatric Medicine, University of Calgary; Calgary, Alberta

David Wright, RN, PhD(c)
Doctoral Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario

Staff:

Sherri Helsdingen, BA
Project Manager, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Toronto, Ontario

Mary McDiarmid, MIST
Manager, Staff Library Services, Baycrest; Toronto, Ontario

Beckie Walbourne, BComm, PMP
Operations Manager, Élisabeth-Bruyère Research Institute; Ottawa, Ontario

Kimberley Wilson, MSW, BASc
Executive Director, Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health; Toronto, Ontario

David Wright, RN, PhD(c)
Doctoral Candidate, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa; Ottawa, Ontario

[updated March 29, 2010]