Sessional Instructor of Nursing
Office
Neufeld Science Centre, Langley/BC

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Department(s) or Program(s)

Biography

After a career in Public Health Nursing and involvement with a wide variety of research projects, Dorolen Wolfs joined the TWU School of Nursing faculty in 2014. Her responsibilities and experience include:

Courses:

  • Nursing Research (N332)
  • Nursing Theories and Issues (N437)

Clinical:

  • Community Mental Health (N351)
  • Community Public Health (N465)

Faculty Liaison

  • Preceptorship (N482)

Additional Involvement:

  • Curriculum development
  • Advising

Research & Scholarship

Wolfs, D. (2011). Self-Expressed Identity of British Columbian Nurses Who Commenced Their Careers in the WWII and Post-WWII Eras [1938-1953]: A Historical Inquiry. (Unpublished master’s thesis). Trinity Western University, British Columbia, Langley, BC. Canada.

CONFERENCES

Wolfs, D. The good, the bad, and the ugly: A reflection on selflessness in nursing. (Abstract accepted; October 31-November 2, 2016). Paper to be presented at the 2nd Critical Perspectives in Nursing and Health Care International Conference, University of Sydney, Australia.

Wolfs, D. Cultivating generosity: A reflection on selflessness in nursing. (November 6, 2015). Paper presented at the Faith & Nursing Symposium, Langley, Canada.

Wolfs, D., Chan, E., Wang, S., Harding, W., Shearer, K., & Sawatzky, R. (November 6, 2015) Collaborative knowledge synthesis: How multiple perspectives shaped a project along the way. Poster presented at the Faith & Nursing Symposium, Langley, Canada.

Wang, S., Sawatzky, R., Chan, E.C.K., Wolfs, D., Harding, W., on behalf of the PROMs and PREMs Knowledge Synthesis team, (September 27-29, 2015).  Patient Reported Outcome/Experience Measures for Elderly Patients in Acute Care.  Poster presented at the 3rd Annual TVN Conference, Toronto, ON.

Chan, E.K.H., Sawatzky, R., Gadermann, A. M., PREMs PROMs Knowledge Synthesis Team. (October, 2015). PROMs and PREMs for Elderly Patients in Acute Care and Their Families: An EMPRO Evaluation. Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, Vancouver, Canada.

Chan, E. K. H., Sawatzky, R., Dixon, D., Wolfs, D. M., Gadermann, A. M., & PROM-PREM Knowledge Synthesis Team. (October, 2014, accepted).  Bibliometric analysis of PROMs and PREMs for elderly patients in acute care.  Paper to be presented at the 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, Berlin, Germany.   

Wolfs, D., Chan, E., Wang, S., Harding, W., Shearer, K., & Sawatzky, R. (September 21-23, 2014). Collaborative knowledge synthesis: How multiple perspectives shaped a project along the way. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual Conference on Improving Care for the Frail Elderly, Toronto, Canada.

Sawatzky, R., Chan, E. K. H., Dixon, D., Wolfs, D. M., Gadermann, A. M., Cohen, S. R., & PROM-PREM Knowledge Synthesis Team. (submitted).  Patient- and family-reported outcome and experience measures for seriously ill elderly patients.  Abstract submitted to the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Cochrane, M., & Wolfs, D. (May, 2012). Across the threshold: Religious, spiritual, and cultural plurality in home health. Concurrent paper, Faith & Nursing Symposium, Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C.

Cochrane, M., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Edmond, A., Wolfs, D., Grypma, S., Pesut, B., & Sawatzky, R. (February, 2012). Across the threshold: Religious, spiritual, and cultural plurality in home health. Ethel Johns Research Forum, Vancouver, B.C.

Wolfs, D. (March 31, 2011). (Extra)ordinary Leaders: Nurses Who Have Carved Out an Influence. ‘Engendered Lives’ Graduate Student Symposium; Gender Studies Institute, Trinity Western University.

Cochrane, M., Wolfs, D., & Reimer-Kirkham, S. (October 2010). Ethical spaces: Considering methodological implications of conducting research in home health settings. International Qualitative Research Methodologies, Vancouver, B.C.

Education

  • Bachelor Science in Nursing, University College of the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, BC, Canada (2001)
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Trinity Western University, Langley, BC, Canada (2011)

Awards & Honors

2011    Master of Science Outstanding Graduate Award; TWU

2011    B.C. History of Nursing Scholarship Award

2011   National Writing Prize; Margaret Allemang Society for the History of Nursing

2010    MSN Achievement Award; TWU

Recent Publications

Wolfs, D. (2015). [Review of the book Mothering Mennonite, by R. E. Buller & K. Fast (Eds.)]. Roots and Branches: Periodical of the Mennonite Historical Society of BC, 4, 23-24.

Wolfs, D., & Grypma, S. (2013). In Retrospect: Selflessness and nursing. Journal of Christian Nursing, 30(3).

Grypma, S., Wolfs, D., & Reimer-Kirkham, S. (2012). Returning home: Historical influences in home healthcare in Canada. Home Healthcare Nurse, 30(8). 453-460. DOI:10.1097/NHH.0b013e3182650142

Wolfs, D. (2012). (Extra)ordinary leaders: Nurses who have carved out an influence (Part II). Margaret M. Allemang Society for the History of Nursing (summer newsletter), 1-6.

Wolfs, D. (2012). ). (Extra)ordinary leaders: Nurses who have carved out an influence (Part I). Margaret M. Allemang Society for the History of Nursing (spring newsletter), 1-9.