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Dr. Sandra Hirst

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A career spent building capacity in the field of gerontological nursing and improving benchmarks in support of professional nursing practice

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Dr. Sandra Hirst RN, PhD, GNC(C) is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, and Director of the Brenda Strafford Centre for Excellence in Gerontological Nursing.She has held a number of leadership positions in gerontology including: president of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association; president of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, and president of the Alberta Association of Gerontology.She recently completed a three-year prime ministerial appointment on the National Seniors Council. Her areas of research and related scholarship focus on abuse and neglect of older adults and the experiences of older adults who reside in long-term care facilities.She has also received an Honourary Member award from the Alberta Gerontological Nurses Association and, in 2009, was given a Lifetime Achievement Award from the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta.

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Area of Expertise

Care Continuum

Geriatrics

Gerontological Nursing

Gerontology

Seniors and Healthcare

Industry

Health and Wellness

Elder Care

Public Policy

Health Care - Services

Health Care - Providers

Health Care - Facilities

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