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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...
Ethnography is one of the oldest qualitative methods, yet increasingly, researchers from various disciplines are using and adapting ethnography beyond its original intents. In particular, a form of ethnography known as \"focused ethnography\" has emerged. However, focused ethnography remains...
"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...
Background Diabetes in pregnancy is thought to be an important driver of the current epidemic of type 2 diabetes in First Nations populations. Purpose The purpose of this doctoral research was 1) to generate an epidemiological profile of First Nations diabetes in pregnancy in Alberta; and 2) to...
Alone in Eden: Care aides' perceptions of consistent assignments.
The Eden AlternativeÒ is a philosophy of care and transformational model aimed at increasing quality of life for nursing home residents by enhancing institutional environments and restructuring delivery of care. Three fundamental components of restructured care are resident care provided...
Care Aides’ Perceptions and Experiences of their Roles and Relationships with Residents in Long-term Care SettingsDownload
The purpose of this study was to explore care aides’ perceptions and experiences of their roles and relationships with residents in long-term care institutions, and how the context, including the organizational philosophy, influenced those perceptions and experiences. The method of exploration...
Immigrant women have many emotional, psychological, and/or cultural stressors that may influence their health. For some women, these stressors may only be present during the acculturation process, but for others they may continue throughout the remainder of their lives. Focused ethnography, as...
Refocusing the focus on adherence to antiretroviral therapy using a community-based participatory research approachDownload
Adherence to antiretroviral therapy is critical to treatment success. Using an epidemiological and community-based participatory research approach, my thesis reports on two papers related to antiretroviral therapy success (and subsequent failure). My thesis also includes a third paper which...