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The rejection of reliability and validity in qualitative inquiry in the 1980s has resulted in an interesting shift for “ensuring rigor” from the investigator’s actions during the course of the research, to the reader or consumer of qualitative inquiry. The emphasis on strategies that are...
Understanding the Provision of Palliative Care in the Context of Primary Health Care: Qualitative research findings from a pilot study in a community setting in Chile.Download
This pilot study looked at the provision of palliative care in the context of primary health care in a developing setting in Chile. RESEARCH OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to delineate the experience of palliative care from the perspective of patients and health care professionals; to examine...
Knowledge exchange throughout the dementia care journey by Canadian rural community-based health care practitioners, persons with dementia, and their care partners: An interpretive descriptive study.Download
INTRODUCTION: Accessing, assessing, exchanging, and applying dementia care information can be challenging in rural communities for healthcare practitioners (HCPs), persons with dementia (PWD), and their care partners. The overall purpose of this research was to enable HCPs, care partners, and PWD...
This research is a visual and empirical ethnography examining the design of clinical / semi-clinical locations of death, in relation to institutionalized dying in contemporary society. Through field observations at two palliative care sites in Alberta and interviews with end-of-life healthcare...
Protocol for a qualitative study on promoting dietary change and positive food choices for poor people with low income who experience cardiovascular disease in Pakistan.Download
Introduction There is a misconception that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the burden of wealthy nations, but, in fact, it is the leading cause of death and disability-adjusted life worldwide. Healthy diets are an essential factor in the prevention of CVD. However, promoting healthy diet is...
Youth bullying is a global epidemic that has garnered recent interest among researchers (Dukes, Stein, & Zane, 2009; Espelage & Swearer, 2003; Murray-Harvey, Slee & Taki, 2010). Research (e.g., Carlyle & Steinman, 2007; Lemstra, Rogers, Redgate, Garner, & Moraros, 2011) suggests that Aboriginal...
Exploring the Experiences of Women who are Wheelchair Bound in Attaining Contraceptives: A focused ethnographic studyDownload
Contraceptive and gynecological care is an important part of woman’s health, whether able bodied or wheelchair bound. After a thorough literature search, the gap in knowledge with respect to contraceptive use in women who are wheelchair bound was evident. Lack of adequate information and options,...
The Shoemaker’s Son: A Substantive Theory of Social Media Use for Knowledge Sharing in Academic LibrariesDownload
In the last decade social media have become integrated in the knowledge sharing practices of libraries. While an entire genre of literature is devoted to the use of social media for promotion (i.e., ‘Library 2.0’), little research has been done on the use of social media for organizational...
Mobile Phones and Health Communication for Young Adults: An Exploratory Case Study about Incorporating Text messaging in Pregnancy Care Support in EdmontonDownload
Research shows that reproductive health initiatives for youth, using SMS (texting), are successful worldwide. The purpose of this qualitative case study was to explore and describe how introducing SMS in an agency supporting people facing unplanned pregnancies in Edmonton could enhance...
Most informal caregivers in Canada are women (Cranwick, 1997; Fast, Eales & Keating, 2001; Kaden & MacDonald, 1990; MacLean, Cairn, & Sellick, 1998). Women caring for dying persons at the end-of-life have been identified in the literature as those most likely to experience negative physical and...