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"But we can't go back": Unexpected consequences of raising expectations through organizational leadership development.Download
In 2004, a provincial cancer agency in Canada developed and implemented a provincewide Leadership Development Initiative (LDI) to enhance organizational leadership and relationships. Research using a quasi-experimental survey design determined whether LDI implementation influenced the emotional...
In a grounded theory study examining the process of precepting an unsafe student, it was found that preceptors assigned passing grades to students who in fact should not have passed. Although preceptors perceived their role as gatekeepers for the profession, by not assigning failing grades to...
"Her world gets smaller and smaller with nothing to look forward to”: Dimensions of social inclusion and exclusion among rural dementia care networksDownload
The purpose of this research was to critique the nature of rural dementia care from the perspectives of persons with dementia, their family caregivers and home care providers through a social inclusion/exclusion lens. A critical gerontology approach within a human rights framework (Townsend,...
"I have to do what I believe": Sudanese women's beliefs and resistance to hegemonic practices at home and during experiences of maternity care in Canada.Download
Background Evidence suggests that immigrant women having different ethnocultural backgrounds than those dominant in the host country have difficulty during their access to and reception of maternity care services, but little knowledge exists on how factors such as ethnic group and cultural...
"You have to rely on everyone and they on you": Interdependence and the team-based rural nursing preceptorshipDownload
Purpose: A photovoice study was conducted to construct a narrative of teaching and learning to nurse in rural settings as seen through the eyes of nursing students and their preceptors. This article explores the rural context of team-based preceptorship; that is, how interdependence characterizes...
2014. Slides for the April 28th presentation at the Collaborative Faculty Development Conference in Alberta. Overview included student & instructor responses to learning to write from Years 1 to 4 and implications for undergraduate nursing education. Discussion of faculty development included...
A Mixed Methods Study of Hope, Transitions, and Quality of Life in Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s DiseaseDownload
Background: Several research studies have reported the poor quality of life of family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, factors that influence their quality of life have not been clearly defined. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with the...
A Pan Canadian Practice Guideline for Screening, Assessment, and Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adults (Version 2)Download
Howell, Doris, Keshavarz, Homa, Broadfield, Larry, Hack, Tom, Hamel, Marc, Harth, Tamara, Jones, Jennifer, McLeod, Deborah, Olson, Karin, Phan, Stephanie, Sawka, Annie, Swinton, Nelda, Ali, Muhammad U.
Background Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a prevalent problem in cancer and has a side effect of treatment that often worsens during cancer treatment and can persist as a long-term problem for many patients including those in palliative care and cancer survivor populations. Reported prevalence...
A Proposal to Investigate the Transitioning Experiences of Internationally-Educated Nurses who Attended Academic Bridging Programs in Two Canadian ProvincesDownload
The proposed study aims to investigate how academic bridging programs are helping internationally-educated nurses (IENs) gain registration and transition within Canada’s health care system. The research question for this proposed study is: How do bridging programs affect the ability of IENs to...