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Dr. Katherine McGilton

Senior Scientist

Dr. McGilton's research focus is in care of persons with cognitive impairment


Katherine McGilton, PhD, RN, FAAN is Senior Scientist and Research Division Head with KITE, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute-University Health Network. Dr. McGilton is a Professor at the University of Toronto’s Lawrence S Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing and is currently the co-lead of the Quality of Life Theme for the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA). She has spearheaded the International Consortium of Professional Nurses in Long-Term Care Facilities (LTCF) founded in 2011 – focused on building capacity to contribute to interdisciplinary research, practice, education and policy in LTCF.Dr McGilton’s research interests in LTCH have focused on staffing, job satisfaction of personal support workers and regulated nurses, leadership, and implementation of evidence informed practices. Dr. McGilton’s research also focuses on care of persons with cognitive impairment, particularly in identifying interventions and models of care delivery that improve outcomes.


Close care provider–resident relationships in long‐term care environments
Journal of Clinical Nursing

2007The nature of care provider–resident relationships in long-term care is crucial to the quality of life of residents. Clinical observations and anecdotal evidence suggest that close relationships exist between residents and care providers. However, research ...

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Supervisory support, job stress, and job satisfaction among long-term care nursing staff
Journal of Nursing Administration

2007To investigate the effects of perceived supervisory support provided by registered nursing staff on job stress and job satisfaction among nurse aides (NAs) working in long-term care. Background: Job-related stress is a major problem for NAs working in long-term ...

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Communication enhancement: nurse and patient satisfaction outcomes in a complex continuing care facility
Journal of Advanced Nursing

2006This paper presents an evaluation of a communication enhancement intervention on staff and patients in a complex continuing care facility. Background. The importance of effective communication as a fundamental element of nursing has been emphasized and ...

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Measuring leadership practices of nurses using the leadership practices inventory
Nursing Research

2004Originally developed for educational use, the Leadership Practice Inventory (LPI) is used to measure leadership practices in nursing research. There is limited reporting of LPI psychometric properties when used to measure leadership practices of nurses. ...

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Effects of a relationship-enhancing program of care on outcomes
Journal of Nursing Scholarship

2003A quasi-experimental, repeated measures design, with intervention and comparison groups. Questionnaires were distributed to 50 residents, and observations were conducted of 40 residents and 34 nursing staff at baseline and 3 months after the intervention, on two Canadian ...

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Area of Expertise

Care of Persons with Cognitive Impairement

Dementia Care

Intervantions and Models of Care Delivery

Long Term Care



The Canadian Dementia Priority Setting Partnership : Principal Investigator

Development of a Clinically Effective Sensory Screening Tool for Residents with Alzheimer's Disease (AD) in Long Term Care (LTC) : Principal Investigator

Understanding Structures Processes and Outcomes Related to Effective Leaders in Long-Term Care Homes : Principal Investigator

Interventions to prevent and treat frailty in community-dwelling older adults: a scoping review of the literature and international policies : Co-Investigator

University of Toronto Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing : Associate Professor

Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care : Affiliate Scientist

Nursing Health Services Research Unit Faculty of Nursing University of Toronto : Co-Investigator




Health and Wellness

Health Care - Facilities

Health Care - Services


Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care : Measurement

University of Toronto : Nursing

University of Toronto : Nursing

University of Toronto : Nursing

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