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The University of Alberta Faculty of Nursing is a diverse faculty with a rich history and solid reputation. Situated in a research intensive university, it is one of the largest nursing faculties in Canada and one of only six in Canada to offer a full range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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  1. Interrogating the Impact of Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on Temporary Foreign Workers in Alberta [Download]

    Title: Interrogating the Impact of Recent Changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on Temporary Foreign Workers in Alberta
    Creator: Bukola Salami
    Description: Following a peak in the number of migrants admitted to Canada via its Temporary Foreign Worker Program, the program underwent significant changes in 2014 and 2015 that will undoubtedly affect the lives of temporary foreign workers in Canada. These changes include a limitation on the length of time temporary foreign workers are allowed to remain in the country, a greater distinction between high- and low-wage workers, and more restricted rights for low-wage workers. So far, the impacts of these recent policy changes on temporary foreign workers in Canada have not been the subject of much research. Thus, we sought to examine the impact of recent policy changes of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program on these migrants specifically in Alberta. Using a critical qualitative research methodology, we conducted three focus groups with thirty-five temporary foreign workers in Alberta. Interviews were transcribed verbatim and thematically analyzed with the aid of an NVivo qualitative data analysis software. Findings from the focus groups reveal that the recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker Program policy have created a burden for temporary foreign workers as well as their employers, intensified the exploitation of migrant workers, and contributed to a high level of anxiety and poor mental health status among these workers. This study has two major policy recommendations: (1) grant open work permits to temporary foreign workers, and (2) create pathways to citizenship for low-skilled temporary foreign workers in Alberta. The study also recognizes a need for future action research.
    Subjects: Temporary Foreign Workers, Migrant Workers, Foreign Workers, Migration
    Date Created: 2016/03/22
  2. Immobilisation and functional treatment for acute lateral ankle ligament injuries in adults [Download]

    Title: Immobilisation and functional treatment for acute lateral ankle ligament injuries in adults
    Creator: Kerkhoffs GMMJ
    Subjects: Immobilization, Sprains and Strains, Physical Therapy Modalities, Lateral Ligament, Ankle, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
  3. Health Equity

    Title: Health Equity
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: The Health Equity Area of Excellence (AoE) provides leadership in the creation of a community of scholars within the Faculty of Nursing that foster discourse and inquiry to examine issues related to social determinants of health as conditions for social advantage/ disadvantage and systematic disparities in health.
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  4. Chronicity

    Title: Chronicity
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: The mission of the Chronicity Areas of Excellence (AoE) is to advance and disseminate knowledge and to influence public policy related to living well with chronic health concerns.
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  5. Living with Hope [Download]

    Title: Living with Hope
    Creator: Duggleby, W.
    Description: The information in this video reflects the findings of a University of Saskatchewan research study on the hope experience of terminally ill patients and their families. This video was funded by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and produced by Media Access and Production (eMAP) at the University of Saskatchewan. (17 minutes)
    Subjects: Hope
  6. Development of a “Changes Toolkit” for Rural Older Palliative Patients and Their Family Caregivers [Download]

    Title: Development of a “Changes Toolkit” for Rural Older Palliative Patients and Their Family Caregivers
    Creator: Duggleby, W.
    Description: A “Changes Toolkit” was developed to help rural older palliative care patients and their caregivers deal with multiple concurrent transitions that cause disruption in their lives. The purpose of this article is to describe the development of the “Changes Toolkit” to support rural palliative patients and their families with transitions using the Medical Research Council (UK) guidelines for complex intervention development The first step was to develop a theoretical understanding of the likely process of change, by drawing on existing evidence and theory, supplemented by new primary research. The intervention was then developed based on this first step by multidisciplinary experts (step 2), followed by conceptual mapping of the critical inputs of the intervention with the theoretical understanding (step 3). Then an assessment of the feasibility of the intervention was completed (step 4). The preliminary findings of a feasibility pilot study of this toolkit were positive with the majority of participants describing it as acceptable, easy to use, and having potential to help deal with transitions.
    Subjects: Changes Toolkit, conceptual mapping, Delphi process, MRC guidelines
    Date Created: 2012
  7. Conservative management for postprostatectomy urinary incontinence [Download]

    Title: Conservative management for postprostatectomy urinary incontinence
    Creator: Campbell SE
    Subjects: Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Erectile Dysfunction, Magnetic Field Therapy, Exercise Therapy, Biofeedback, Psychology, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Prostatectomy, Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Floor
    Date Created: 2012
  8. Health Systems

    Title: Health Systems
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: The Health Systems Area of Excellence (AoE) develops knowledge about health system learning and innovation to guide evidence-based practice and evidence-informed decision- and policy making across health care sectors and acute, continuing, ambulatory and community settings.
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  9. Nursing Education

    Title: Nursing Education
    Creator: ERA Administrator
    Description: The Nursing Philosophy, Pedagogy, and History group (NPPH) is an integral component of the Areas of Excellence (AoE) initiative. This group is dedicated to fostering philosophical, pedagogical and historical scholarship within the Faculty of Nursing and the nursing community.
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  10. Hope in Action [Download]

    Title: Hope in Action
    Creator: Duggleby, W.
    Description: This video features family caregivers of persons with dementia. It was funded by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. (18 minutes)
    Subjects: Hope