Scholars working within this hub will examine Nursing Professional Practice which includes:  the study of nursing and health ethics, professional practice models, models of clinical practice and nursing care delivery, nursing leadership and management, patterns of patient and staff quality and safety, nursing sensitive outcomes, integration of nursing roles (e.g., Clinical Nurse Specialists; Advanced Nursing Practice (ANP) - Gerontology), ethical practice, knowledge translation and evidence informed practice. 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Current scholarship includes a project on resiliency in health care managers (Theron); ethical inquiry on Medical Assistance in Dying; a study with Fraser Health nurses on the retention of specialty nurses in ER (Reimer-Kirkham with Fraser Health colleagues); and the development of the Knowledge-As-Action framework for knowledge translation (Reimer-Kirkham et al.). 

FOSTERING MORAL RESILIENCE IN HEALTHCARE MANAGERS     

Principal Investigator: Maggie Theron, DCur, RN, RPN, (TWU)

Co- Investigator:  Lynn Musto, PhD (Candidate), RN (TWU)

Graduate Research Assistant: Ryan Schutt, MA in Psychology Student

Collaborators: Sheryl Reimer-Kirkham, PhD, RN (TWU); Barbara Astle, PhD, RN (TWU); Jani McKay, MBA, SPHR, CHRP, School of Business (TWU); Karmjit Sandhu, MSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Educator, Fraser Health Authority; Coralie Still, BScN, MA, RN; Julie Carlson, MSW, RSW, Clinical Social Worker, Pain Management Clinic, Fraser Health Authority.

Ongoing Research: The purpose of this research is to explore ways to foster moral resiliency for HCMs as a means of improving patient outcomes in an organizational milieu that presents a plethora of ethical challenges.

UNDERSTANDING THE FACTORS WHICH PROMOTE LONG TERM RETENTION OF REGISTERED NURSES IN CRITICAL CARE AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS. 

Principal Investigators: K.Scarborough and M.Van Osch;

Co-Investigators: S.Reimer-Kirkham, A. Wolff and 5 co-investigators 

Date of Project:  2014 - 2017

Funding: Fraser Health Authority Seed Grant 

Ongoing Research:  The purpose of this research is to explore the influential factors and strategies that promote an experienced nurse’s intent to stay in their emergency or critical care areas. 

INTEGRATED KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION:  EXAMINING THE EFFICIENCY OF A COLLABORATIVE KNOWLEDGE TRANSLATION APPROACH

Principal Investigators:  Reimer-Kirkham, S., Elisabeth Antifeau, Gweneth Doane

Co-Investigators: Barb Pesut, Pat Porterfield, Della Roberts, Kelli Stajduhar.

Date of Project:  2012 – 2014

Funding:  Michael Smith Health Research Foundation Knowledge Translation.

Publications:

Hartrick Doane, G., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Antifeau, E., & Stajduhar, K. (2015). (Re)theorizing integrated knowledge translation: A heuristic for Knowledge-As-Action. Advances in Nursing Science. 38(3), 175-186.

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Hartrick Doane, G., Antifeau, E., Pesut, B., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Stajduhar, K., Wikjord, N. (2015).  Translational scholarship and a palliative approach:  Enlisting the Knowledge-As-Action Framework.  Advances in Nursing Science. 38(3), 187-202.