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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...
"Her world gets smaller and smaller with nothing to look forward to”: Dimensions of social inclusion and exclusion among rural dementia care networksDownload
The purpose of this research was to critique the nature of rural dementia care from the perspectives of persons with dementia, their family caregivers and home care providers through a social inclusion/exclusion lens. A critical gerontology approach within a human rights framework (Townsend,...
A Mixed Methods Study of Hope, Transitions, and Quality of Life in Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s DiseaseDownload
Background: Several research studies have reported the poor quality of life of family caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease (AD). However, factors that influence their quality of life have not been clearly defined. The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with the...
A Pan Canadian Practice Guideline for Screening, Assessment, and Management of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adults (Version 2)Download
Howell, Doris, Keshavarz, Homa, Broadfield, Larry, Hack, Tom, Hamel, Marc, Harth, Tamara, Jones, Jennifer, McLeod, Deborah, Olson, Karin, Phan, Stephanie, Sawka, Annie, Swinton, Nelda, Ali, Muhammad U.
Background Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a prevalent problem in cancer and has a side effect of treatment that often worsens during cancer treatment and can persist as a long-term problem for many patients including those in palliative care and cancer survivor populations. Reported prevalence...
Medicare is a popular program in Canada that offers universal access to medically-necessary healthcare services for all Canadians through a public insurance plan in each province. In spite of its popularity, healthcare privatization has been debated, often over concerns about wait times for...
A descriptive-comparative study of medications used by older people prior to and following admission to a continuing care facilityDownload
Medications are beneficial for curing or managing acute and chronic illnesses. Medications typically have positive outcomes, although older people are prone to drug-related problems. Community-dwelling seniors are at particularly high risk of polypharmacy, as they tend to receive many...
A meta-study of qualitative research examining determinants of children’s independent active free playDownload
Purpose To produce a meta-study by completing a systematic review of qualitative research examining determinants of independent active free play in children. Method Following systematic electronic and manual searches and application of inclusion/exclusion criteria, 46 studies were retained and...
A nurse-coordinated model of care versus usual care for stage 3/4 chronic kidney disease in the community: A randomized controlled trial.
A nurse-coordinated model of care versus usual care for stage 3/4 chronic kidney disease in the community: A randomized controlled trial.Download
Background and objectives: It is unclear how to optimally care for chronic kidney disease (CKD). This study compares a new co-ordinated model to usual care for CKD. Design, setting, participants and measurements: A randomized trial in nephrology clinics and the community included 474 patients...
A population-based study on advance directive completion and completion intention among citizens of the western Canadian province of AlbertaDownload
Determining what proportion of the public has completed an advance directive and which population subgroups complete or do not complete such a directive is crucially important for planning purposes. Our research objective was to examine and compare advance directive completion, intention to...