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- 2Bottorff, J. L.
- 2Moore, Katherine N.
- 1Adams, Lisa Y.
- 1Adewale, Bisi
- 1Adzovie,Elom N
- 1Al Sayah, Fatima
- 18Nurse and patient
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Adult Children Perceptions of the Quality of Hospital Care Received by Their Advanced-Age Parents at the End of Life: A Sequential Mixed Methods ApproachDownload
Dying advanced-age adults (85+) are at risk of receiving suboptimal end-of-life (EOL) care in hospital, as they are often not recognized as dying. Their children may have important perspectives on quality advanced-age hospital-based EOL care. The aim of this study was to develop a theory of...
Homelessness is a complex socio-economic and political problem that impacts health status and continues to challenge researchers and policy makers in Canada. Individuals and families who lack safe, affordable shelter are heterogeneous and represent almost every facet of society. Although living...
Facilitators and Barriers to Breastfeeding Practices of Internally Displaced Mothers Residing in Disaster Relief Camps in Pakistan: A Critical EthnographyDownload
Background and Aim Disaster relief camps are one of the most vulnerable settings where women are at risk of discontinuing their breastfeeding practices. Although challenges associated with continued breastfeeding during disasters and displacements are prevalent globally, they are particularly...
In the now vast literature on healthcare workforce utilization, the discourse on nursing team memb ers’ role contribution has mainly centered on the use of healthcare institutional goals and quantitative outcomes measures such a s healthcare cost, patients’ morbidity and mortality...
Background: Current demographic trends indicate that the annual number of expected deaths in Canada will double between 2005 and 2036, thus demanding further knowledge development to ensure quality end of life care in the future for an increasing part of the population. End of life care has...
Home Care Case Managers' Integrated Care of Older Adults with Multiple Chronic Conditions: An Institutional EthnographyDownload
Background: Over 90% of Canadians age 65 and over live at home or in community assisted living settings. Of this, 33% have two or more chronic conditions, with one in six of this population receiving home care services. Multi-morbidity is a predictor of decreased quality of life, premature...
Frequency of Binge Drinking and the Perception of Peer Alcohol Use Among Post-Secondary Students: A Survey of University Students in a Western Canadian ProvinceDownload
Problematic alcohol use, including binge drinking, is a highly prevalent but widely unaddressed public health issue in North America. Binge drinking is especially problematic for young adults in college and university because their rates of binge drinking are considerably higher in comparison to...
A Novel Comparative Analysis Approach to Personalize Chemotherapy Dose Calculation in Early Breast CancerDownload
Background Worldwide, body surface area [BSA] is used to calculate chemotherapy dose. The BSA formula was originally developed in 1916, derived from height and weight, with no consideration of other patient characteristics. Most chemotherapy agents have a narrow therapeutic index and are...
Rise Above: Experiences of Spirituality among Family Caregivers of Palliative Care Patients in a Hospice Setting in PakistanDownload
Background: Family caregivers play a vital role during the time of illness of a family member. Family caregivers experience various physical, emotional, psychosocial, and spiritual concerns while caring for a family member with a life-threatening illness, especially in a hospice setting. ...
Barriers and Facilitators in the Provision of Quality Palliative Critical Care: Critical Care Nurse's PerspectivesDownload
Intensive care units (ICU) are providing increasing amounts of palliative care. However, a lack of consistency in palliative methods within critical care is reported to create negative end-of-life experiences for patients and their families. Subsequently, there is increasing interest to develop...