• Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC).
    K. Stajduhar (project leader & principal investigator). N. Hilliard & R. Sawatzky (principal investigators). G. Doane, D. Roberts, S. Reimer-Kirkham, L. Matheson, & C. Meyerman (co-investigators). P. Roy & N. Wikjord (HQPs). Funder: Canadian Frailty Network, Catalyst Grant; $100,000. (2016-2017).
  • Comparison of the Implementation and Outcomes of the Collective Impact Framework Initiatives in Saanich and the Cowichan Valley for Seniors with Complex Chronic Diseases and Frailty.
    M. De Champlain (principal applicant); R. Sawatzky (co-applicant); C. Asche, E. Gallagher, & D. Sheets, (co-investigators). Funder: Vancouver Island Health Authority, Catalyst Competition 2015; $25,000. (2016-2017).
  • A Meta-Narrative Review of Patient- and Family-Reported Experience and Outcome Measures Across Transitions of Care for Frail Seniors Living at Home.
    R. Sawatzky & K. Schick-Makaroff (principal investigators). L. Cuthbertson (principal knowledge user). Bryan, D. Dixon, A. Gadermann, L.B. Russell, K. Stajduhar, & G. Wong (co-investigators). N. Hilliard, K. Leeb, M. Mancuso, M. McGregor, & C. Tayler (knowledge users). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Synthesis Grant; $100,000. (2015-2017).
  • Integrating a Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System in Palliative Homecare.
    R. Sawatzky & R. Cohen (principal investigators); K. Stajduhar (co-principal investigator); C. Taylor (knowledge user/ co-principal investigator); Bottorff, S. Bryan, P. Dodek, A. Gadermann, P.A. Ratner, S. Reimer Kirkham, K. Schick-Makaroff, H. Tsang, & M. Santana (co-investigators); G. Ewing, G. Grande, J. Öhlén, & T. Edwards (international collaborators); S. Baxter, C. Beveridge, S. Cory, M. Johnson, H. Lee, B McLeod, & J. Warneboldt. (knowledge users); E. Laforest, & S. Wang (TVN trainees). Funder: Technology Evaluation for the Elderly, Catalyst Program. This research is in partnership with: J. Voth & Intogrey Research and Development; The Canadian Virtual Hospice (www.virtualhospice.ca); Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (www.chpca.net). $99,983. (2015-2016).
  • Improving the Quality of Life of Family Caregivers at the End of Life: The Caregiver Support Needs Assessment Intervention.
    K. Stajduhar (nominated principal investigator); R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); R. Cohen, L. Funk, K. Votova, G. Grande, G. Ewing, S. Aoun, C. Toye, C. Wilkinson. & B. MacLean (co-investigators). Funders: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI); $99,907 per annum ($299, 722 total) and Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network, Core Research Program; $200,000 per annum ($600,000 total). (2014-2017).
  • Improving the Quality of Life of Family Caregivers of Cancer Patients at the End of Life: The Caregiver Support Needs Assessment Intervention.
    K. Stajduhar (nominated principal investigator); R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); R. Cohen, L. Funk, K. Votova, G. Grande, G. Ewing, S. Aoun, C. Toye, & C. Wilkinson (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI); $99,907 per annum ($299, 722 total). (2014-2017).
  • Development of a Framework for International Partnership on Palliative Care Research and a Graduate Course.
    J. Öhlén (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky, K. Årestedt, & S. Reimer-Kirkham (co-investigators). Funder:  The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, $2,236,000 (Swedish Krona). (2014-2015).
  • Integrating Quality of Life Assessments into Acute Care for Older Adults with Chronic Life-limiting Illness.
    R. Sawatzky & R. Cohen (principal investigators); K. Stajduhar, (co-principal investigator); K. Schick-Markaroff, A. Gadermann, K. Arestedt, J. Bottorff, S. Bryan, P. Dodek, D. Heyland, N. Kogan, S. Lauck, J. Ohlen, S. Reimer Kirkham, & H. Tsang (co-investigators); G. King, E. LaForest, J. Lett, C. Neufeld, K. Schick Makaroff, & J. Voth (TVN Trainees). Funder: Technology Evaluation for the Elderly, Catalyst Program; $99,856 (TWU: $90,916; Jewish General Hospital: $8,940). (2014-2015).
  • Patient- and Family-Reported Experience and Outcome Measures for Elderly Acute Care Patients: A Knowledge Synthesis.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator), A. Gadermann, D. Dixon, K.S. Makaroff, K. Stajduhar, R. Cohen, & S. Bryan (co-Investigators); C. Tayler (principal knowledge user); D. Roberts, J. Lett, L. Cuthbertson, M. McGregor, & N. Hilliard (co-knowledge users). Funder: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network; $49,972. (2013-2014). Summary
  • Developing and Implementing a Patient Reported Outcome Evaluation Platform in Canada: Potential Benefits and Challenges.
    S. Ahmed & S. Bartlett (principal investigators); P.A. Ratner & R. Sawatzky (co-applicants). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Planning Grant. $23,620; (2013-2014).
  • The Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Statistical Methods for Response Shift (PROM-RS).
    L. Lix (principal investigator), R. Sawatzky (co-investigator); N. Mayo, & R. T. Sajobi (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Saskatchewan Regional Partnership Program; $69,716 per annum ($139,432 total). (2012-2014).
  • Palliative Care Without Borders: Rural Integrated Palliative Approach Team.
    B. Pesut (principal investigator), B. Hooper, C. Robinson, J. Bottorff, R. Sawatzky, W. Clarke, S. Lehbauer, T. Nutinii, B. Nielsen, & M. Jacobsen (co-investigators). Funder: Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Peter Wall Solutions Initiative; $110,000 per annum ($220,000 total). (2012-2014).
  • A Mixed Methods Knowledge Synthesis About Nursing Care Delivery and Practice Supports for a Palliative Approach.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); P. Porterfield (principal knowledge user); B. Pesut, C. Tayler, D. Roberts, J. Baumbusch, K. Stajduhar, S. Thorne, S. Reimer-Kirkham, & T. Schalkwy (co-investigators). Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, British Columbia Nursing Research Initiative; $124,745.50 per annum ($249,491 total). (2012-2014).
  • Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in the Context of Primary Health Care Reform: A Systematic Review and Expedited Knowledge Synthesis.
    S. Bryan (principal investigator); J. Davis, S. Lewis, K. McGrail, M. McGregor, R. Sawatzky, & M. Dawes (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Evidence on Tap: Expedited Knowledge Synthesis; $100,000. (2012-2013).
  • Person Centred Communication and Information for Colorectal Cancer Patients From Diagnosis to the Recovery Following Surgery: Development of a Clinical Team Oriented Intervention Model.
    J. Öhlén (principal investigator); F. Friberg, E. Carlsson, G. Carlsson, H. Rystedt, L. Hydén, S. Määttä, M. Forsberg, R. Sawatzky, R. Kokkinakis, & K. Kodeda (co-investigators).  Funder:  University of Gothenburg, Centre for Person-Centred Care; $208,635 per annum ($625,905 total; 1,500,000 Swedish krona/kronor). (2010-2017).
  • Why are So Many Patients Dissatisfied with Knee Replacement Surgery? Exploring Variations of the Patient Experience.
    R. Mehin, & S. Bryan (co-principal investigator); J. Davis, L. J. Goldsmith, R. Sawatzky, & M. Wasdell (co-investigators).  Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Partnership for Health System Improvement; $113,200 per annum ($339,600 total). (2011-2014).
  • Impacts of a Palliative Approach for Nursing (IPAN).
    K. I. Stadjuhar, & C. Tayler (co-principal investigators); R. Sawatzky, A. Syme, B. McLeod, B. Pesut, D. Roberts, G. Doane, M. Funk, … (co-investigators).  Funder:  Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BCNRI Investigative Team; $940,307. (2010-2017). See: http://www.ipanel.ca
  • A Mixed Methods Knowledge Synthesis of a Palliative Approach.
    K. Stajduhar, & R. Sawatzky (principal investigators); C. Taylor, P. James, B. McLeod, P. Porterfield, D. Roberts, A. Bruce, B. Pesut, & A. Syme (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant, $100,000. (2011-2013).
  • Faith and Nursing Symposium: Religion and Ethics in Pluralistic Healthcare Contexts.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky … (co-investigators). Funder: The Priscilla and Stanford Reid Trust, $7,000. (2011-2012)
  • Developing Seamless Cardiac Care for Rural Populations.
    B. Pesut, & C. Laberge (co-principal investigators); R. Sawatzky, T. MacDonald, M. Hawkins, & R. Townley (co-investigators). Funder: University of British Columbia, Institute for Healthy Living and Chronic Disease Prevention; $10,000. (2011-2012).
  • The Analysis of Longitudinal Health-Related Quality of Life Data: Statistical Methods for Response Shift.
    L. Lix (principal investigator); N. Mayo, R. T. Sajobi, J. Liu, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigators). Funder: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant; $100,000 per annum ($200,000 total). (2010-2012).
  • Patient-Reported Health Outcomes. Addressing Biases in Computerized Adaptive Assessment Systems.
    R. Sawatzky (principal investigator); P. A. Ratner, J. A. Kopec, B. D. Zumbo, & A. Wu (co-investigators). Funder:  Trinity Western University, Internal Grant; $1,000 per annum ($2,000 total). (2009-2011).
  • Considering Place: Religious, Spiritual and Cultural Plurality in Home Health Care.
    S. Grypma, B. Pesut, R. Sawatzky, & S. Sharma (co-investigators). Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Operating Grant; $37,747 per annum ($113,240 total). (2009-2012).
  • Ongoing Research: Validating a Computerized Adaptive Test to Evaluate the Impact of Joint Problems on Quality of Life.
    R. Sawatzky, J.A. Kopec, P.A. Ratner, and B.D. Zumbo (University of British Columbia). Post-doctoral funding for this research was provided by: Canadian Arthritis Network (09/2008-09/2009, $25,000); Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (09/2008-09/2009, $17,000 + $4,000); Arthritis Research Centre of Canada (09/2008-09/2009, $21,655).
    This research contributes to the development of a computerized system to obtain information from patients about the impact of arthritis on health outcomes (including daily activities, walking ability, handling objects, pain or discomfort, and emotional well-being) that are relevant to their quality of life. Further information about this project is available a
    • http://net.arthritisresearch.ca/oapublic/about/pro...
    • http://www.msfhr.org/who_we_fund/archive/2008/RichardSawatzky
  • A Christian Theoretical Framing for Religion, Culture & Spirituality in Healthcare. B. Pesut (principal investigator); M. Fowler, S. Reimer-Kirkham, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigators) (as of January 2007). Funder: Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities; $15,000. (2006-2009)
  • Ongoing research: An Analysis of the Media Discourse Related to Cannabis Use.
    J. Johnson (principal investigator); M. L. Young, P. A. Ratner, R. Sawatzky, R. Haines, L. Greaves, J. A. Shoveler, & A. Ostry (co-investigators).  Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Operating Grant; $50,000 per annum ($100,000 total). (2007-2009).
  • The Negotiation of Religious and Spiritual Plurality in Health Care.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); H. Meyerhoff, B. Pesut, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigators). Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Operating Grant; $21,113.67 ($63,341 total). (2006-2009).
    The purpose of this study is to analyze the negotiation of religious plurality in health care settings, and the social, cultural, historical, economic, and political contexts that shape these social dynamics.
  • Use of Innovative Clinical Placements in Undergraduate Nursing Education: A National Survey.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); C. Hoe Harwood (co-principal investigator); L. Terblanche, L. Van Hofwegen, & R. Sawatzky (co-investigator).  Funder: Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing; $1,250 per annum ($2,500 total). (2005-2007). Click here for further information about this project. 
  • Religion, Culture, and Ethics: Moral Dilemmas of Nurses in the Provision of Intercultural Spiritual Care.
    S. Reimer-Kirkham (principal investigator); R. Sawatzky … (co-investigators). Funder: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Internal Grant, Aid to Small Universities; $1,937.50 per annum ($3,875 total). (2001-2003)
  • A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship Between Spirituality and Quality of Life
    Sawatzky, R. (2002). A Meta-Analysis of the Relationship between Spirituality and Quality of life. (Unpublished master's thesis). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Examining the Relationship Between Quality of Life and Perceived Health Status in Adolescents.
    Sawatzky, R. (2008). The Measurement of quality of life and its relationship with perceived health status in adolescents. (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
    This research was completed in partial fulfillment of the degree of doctor of science in philosophy at the school of nursing of the University of British Columbia and was funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

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