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Registered Nurses’ Perceptions of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as a Place to Provide Palliative and End of Life CareDownload
In this qualitative study, methods adapted from the field of ecologic restoration were used to explore seven registered nurses’ perceptions of one Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) as a place to provide neonatal palliative and end of life care. The study was conducted in two phases. In phase...
Understanding implementation processes of clinical pathways and clinical practice guidelines in pediatric contexts: A study protocolDownload
Background: Canada is among the most prosperous nations in the world, yet the health and wellness outcomes of Canadian children are surprisingly poor. There is some evidence to suggest that these poor health outcomes are partly due to clinical practice variation, which can stem from failure to...
Food choices and practices during pregnancy of immigrant and Aboriginal women in Canada: a study protocolDownload
Background: Facilitating the provision of appropriate health care for immigrant and Aboriginal populations in Canada is critical for maximizing health potential and well-being. Numerous reports describe heightened risks of poor maternal and birth outcomes for immigrant and Aboriginal women. Many...
Steroids and bronchodilators for acute bronchiolitis in the first two years of life: systematic review and meta-analysis.Download
Objective To evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of bronchodilators and steroids, alone or combined, for the acute management of bronchiolitis in children aged less than 2 years. Design Systematic review and meta-analysis. Data sources Medline, Embase, Central, Scopus, PubMed, LILACS,...
The pre and post diagnostic phases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) care are inherently uncertain for patients and caregivers. The emotional character of ALS related communications requires that providers have a high degree of skill and tact. Understanding patient and caregiver preferences...
Background: Nursing work environments (NWEs) in Canada and other Western countries have increasingly received attention following years of restructuring and reported high workloads, high absenteeism, and shortages of nursing staff. Despite numerous efforts to improve NWEs, little is known about...
Background: Interventions that have a better than random chance of increasing nurses' use of research are important to the delivery of quality patient care. However, few reports exist of successful research utilization in nursing interventions. Systematic identification and evaluation of...
McCarthy, G., Crichton, N.J., Linck, T., Seers, K., Titchen, A., Kitson, A., Edwards, R.T., Wallin, L., Hawkes, C., Estabrooks, C.A., Mockford, C., Cox, K., Harvey, G., Eldh, A.C., McCormack, B., Rycroft-Malone, G.
Background: Research evidence underpins best practice, but is not always used in healthcare. The Promoting Action on Research Implementation in Health Services (PARIHS) framework suggests that the nature of evidence, the context in which it is used, and whether those trying to use evidence are...
Contributions and challenges of cross-national comparative research in migration, ethnicity and health: insights from a preliminary study of maternal health in Germany, Canada and the UKDownload
Background: Public health researchers are increasingly encouraged to establish international collaborations and to undertake cross-national comparative studies. To-date relatively few such studies have addressed migration, ethnicity and health, but their number is growing. While it is clear that...