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Jenny Ploeg


Dr. Jenny Ploeg is a retired faculty member and Professor emeritus. She joined the school of Nursing in 1988 as a Clinical Lecturer. She held the position of a tenured Professor with the School and Co-Scientific Director of the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit (

Jenny has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing from Western University, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Toronto.

Her primary research interests include promoting optimal aging of older adults with multiple chronic conditions and their caregivers, and evaluation of practice guideline implementation, sustainability and spread.

In 2018 she received the Canadian Association on Gerontology Recognition Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring in Honour of Evelyn Shapiro.

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  • Ploeg, J., Garnett, A., Fraser, K., Garland Baird, L., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Markle-Reid, M., Dufour, S. (2020). The complexity of caregiving for community-living older adults with multiple chronic conditions: A qualitative study. Journal of Comorbidity, 10:1-12. Doi: 10.1177/2235042x20981190
  • Ploeg, J., Matthew-Maich, N., Fraser, K., Dufour, S., McAiney, C., Kaasalainen, S., Markle-Reid, M., Upshur, R., Cleghorn, L., Emili, A. (2017). Managing multiple chronic conditions in the community: A Canadian qualitative study of the experiences of older adults, family caregivers and healthcare providers. BMC Geriatrics, 17, 40. doi: 10.1186/s12877-017-0431-6
  • Ploeg, J., Davies, B., Edwards, N., Gifford, W., & Elliott-Miller, P.  (2007). Factors influencing best-practice guideline implementation: Lessons learned from administrators, nursing staff and project leads.  Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 4(4), 210-219. doi:  10.1111/j.1741-6787.2007.00106.x

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