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Integrating automated medication dispensers,compassion fatigue andcompassion satisfaction: A pilot pre-post mixed methods study

Tejal Patel

Award: 2023 Compassion and Artificial Intelligence Grant

  • Caregiver Burnout
  • Medication Management
  • Older Adults

Clinical Associate Professor and Co-Director, Master of Advanced Pharmacy Practice Program at the University of Waterloo

Informal caregivers, such as spouses and children, are the primary sources of support for medication management among older adults. However, caregivers are not adequately supported for the time-consuming nature and complexity of medication management. This can lead to caregiver burnout and compassion fatigue. Home-based automated medication dispensers can replace many of the medication management tasks. Tejal will explore how the integration of automated dispensers in the home impacts caregiver burnout, compassion fatigue and satisfaction.