is a PhD student at the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation, and completed the Collaborative Program in Palliative and Supportive Care at the Institute of Lifecourse and Aging at the University of Toronto. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Health Studies with Honours from the University of Waterloo. She is also a Research Associate at the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation at Bridgepoint Health, and the Palliative Care Consult Team at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Ashlinder has extensive knowledge on palliative care, end-of-life care, and older complex patients. Project:
For her dissertation, Ashlinder is investigating emergency department use in home palliative care patients, and factors that increase acute care use at the end-of-life. As her HSPRN trainee project, she is conducting secondary coding of patient interview transcripts from Bridgepoint Health. The objective of the study is to describe the care experiences of complex chronic care (CCC) and rehabilitation patients, and determine the patient trajectories that lead to their admission to a CCC hospital. As a secondary objective, experiences will be compared by participant age and trajectory to assess any differences in care experiences.