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Chart review of current end-of-life care needs and care practices in acute care hospitals: final report of an investigationDownload
A total of 1,018 charts of people who died from August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009 were reviewed to describe and examine current end-of-life care needs and care practices provided in two acute care hospitals. The mean age of those who died was 72.5, the majority of decedents were elderly...
Does the FamCHAT Tool Enhance the Ethno-Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Assessment at the Royal Alexandra Hospital (RAH)?Download
The RAH is located in one of Edmonton’s most ethnoculturally diverse neighbourhoods. Their interpretive service responds to >800 requests annually for > 30 languages. RAH staff requested identification and evaluation of a culturally-sensitive assessment tool suitable for enhancing nursing...
Medication safety is a key contribution to patient safety in health care settings. Health care researchers and scholars frequently report and discuss nurses’ medication administration practices or medication errors associated with patients’ safety in hospitals. Yet there are gaps in published...
The late first-century BCE caravan route from Antioch on the Mediterranean to Kandahar in modern Afghanistan provided opportunities for the exchange of medical knowledge between north India and the Parthian and Mediterranean worlds. Sanskrit literature provides evidence for the existence of...
Incidence and prevalence of dementia in linked administrative health data in Saskatchewan, Canada: A retrospective cohort studyDownload
Kosteniuk, Julie G., Crossley, Margaret, Teare, Gary F., Stewart, Norma J., Quail, Jacqueline M., Kirk, Andrew, Bello-Haas, Vanina Dal, O’Connell, Megan E., Forbes, Dorothy A., Morgan, Debra G., Innes, Anthea
Background Determining the epidemiology of dementia among the population as a whole in specific jurisdictions – including the long-term care population–is essential to providing appropriate care. The objectives of this study were to use linked administrative databases in the province of...
OSS0234 - Presentation, Hospitalization of Inuit, Indian, and non-native children born 1973/74 vd 1978/79 in NWT during first year of lifeDownload
Hospitalization of Inuit, Indian, and non-native children born 1973/74 vd 1978/79 in NWT during first year of life
Background: The increased incidence of health challenges with aging means that nurses are increasingly caring for older adults, often in hospital settings. Research about the complexity of nursing practice with this population remains limited. Objective: To seek an explanation of nursing...
Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005–2013: A population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, Canada
Simultaneous temporal trends in dementia incidence and prevalence, 2005–2013: A population-based retrospective cohort study in Saskatchewan, CanadaDownload
Background: Original studies published over the last decade regarding time trends in dementia report mixed results. The aims of the present study were to use linked administrative health data for the province of Saskatchewan for the period 2005/2006 to 2012/2013 to: (1) examine simultaneous...
The influence of organizational context on the use of research by nurses in Canadian pediatric hospitals.Download
Background Organizational context is recognized as an important influence on the successful implementation of research by healthcare professionals. However, there is relatively little empirical evidence to support this widely held view. Methods The objective of this study was to identify...