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Vice-Dean's Update - July 2020

Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020: Message from Dr. Sandra Carroll This year will be remembered as the year of COVID-19. However, despite being faced with this incredible, ongoing ... Read More

Featuring: Sandra L. Carroll

Highlights from our latest research: Apr 2020 report

Tuesday, May 12, 2020: Read about the latest work from our faculty members and students. Read More

New article about home care nurses proves popular

Wednesday, May 06, 2020: The article is among the top 10% most downloaded papers for work published between January 2018 and December 2019 in the journal Health & Social Care in the Community . Read More

Featuring: Rebecca Ganann, Ruta Valaitis and Jenny Ploeg

New publication for graduate student Emily Belita

Monday, Apr 20, 2020: The literature review examines stakeholder engagement in nursing curriculum development and renewal initiatives. Read More

Featuring: Denise A. Bryant-Lukosius, Nancy Carter and Maureen Dobbins

National Advance Care Planning Day

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020: Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen is an expert in this field. She has evaluated a Conversation Starter Kit tool study for residents to discuss Advanced Care Planning with their families. Read More

Featuring: Sharon Kaasalainen

New article explores preparing for patient partnership

Tuesday, Apr 07, 2020: Marissa Bird, a PhD student in the nursing program, is the lead author on a new review about patient engagement. Read More

Featuring: Michael McGillion and Sandra L. Carroll

New guidance for recognizing and responding to family violence

Tuesday, Mar 03, 2020: Dr. Susan Jack was the co-chair of the Curriculum Leader Table, as well as the chair of the Children’s Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence Evidence Review Group. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack and Diana Sherifali

Highlights from our latest research: Jan 2020 report

Friday, Jan 31, 2020: This report covers work produced and reported to us by our faculty and students from Oct 1 to Dec 31, 2019. Faculty members and students were fir... Read More

Third issue of the Evidence-Informed Decision Making casebook is now available

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2020: The NCCMT is excited to include in this issue two international stories. Read More

Featuring: Maureen Dobbins

How to get published as a graduate student

Wednesday, Nov 06, 2019: Advice from Carley Ouellette and Carly Whitmore, two rising stars in the graduate program. Read More

Highlights from our latest research: Oct 2019 report

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2019: Cancer, mental health, diabetes, healthy aging, and intimate partner violence are some of the topics that researchers in the School of Nursing covered in publications and presentations over the past four months. Read More

Study finds increased survival rate of lung cancer patients

Monday, Oct 07, 2019: ​ Dr. Noori Akhtar-Danesh, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, is the lead author on a new study with good news for lung cancer patie... Read More

Featuring: Noori Akhtar-Danesh

New article on homelessness and social inclusion

Monday, Sep 30, 2019: Dr. Naomi Thulien writes about a study to see whether an intervention focused on identity could improve the socioeconomic inclusion of young peopl... Read More

Featuring: Naomi Thulien

Publications and Presentations Mar to May 2019

Monday, Jun 03, 2019: Discover some of the latest articles and presentations by faculty members and graduate students in the School of Nursing. Read More

New book features chapters by Jenny Ploeg and Gina Browne

Wednesday, May 08, 2019: Drs. Jenny Ploeg and Gina Browne have each co-authored a chapter in the new book, Developing a Program of Research: An Essential Process for a Suc... Read More

Featuring: Jenny Ploeg and Gina Browne

McMaster nursing researchers in the Top 25 list

Friday, Mar 29, 2019: Maureen Dobbins and Denise Bryant-Lukosius are recognized for their research in three Top 25 lists published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing. Read More

Featuring: Maureen Dobbins and Denise A. Bryant-Lukosius

Publications and Presentations, Dec 2018 to Feb 2019

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019: What's NEW? Discover some of the recent scholarly articles and presentations by faculty members and graduate students in the School of Nursing. Read More

Support for caregivers of older adults with dementia

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2019: January is Alzheimer Awareness Month in Canada. Did you know caregivers of older adults with dementia and multiple chronic conditions can find support online? Read More

Featuring: Jenny Ploeg and Maureen Markle-Reid

New publication looks at cannabis use and depression

Friday, Dec 14, 2018: Study found that women who reported using cannabis reported higher levels of distress than their male counterparts. Read More

Featuring: Susan Jack

Publications and presentations, Sept-Nov 2018

Friday, Nov 30, 2018: Read about the recent work of School of Nursing faculty. Read More

Unique study examines deeper needs of formerly homeless youth

Thursday, Nov 29, 2018: Formerly homeless youth need more than income support if they are to stay housed. Young people also require more intangible supports that have to do with identity, says Dr. Naomi Thulien. Read More

Featuring: Naomi Thulien

New article examines online tools that may help ease caregivers’ strain

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2018:   Family members and friends who care for older adults living with chronic health conditions often suffer stress and even depression due to t... Read More

Featuring: Ruta Valaitis, Jenny Ploeg, Maureen Markle-Reid and Diana Sherifali

CMAJ supplement on patient engagement highlights work by School of Nursing faculty

Thursday, Nov 08, 2018: Does engaging patients in research projects improve health research? Read More

Featuring: Michael McGillion and Rebecca Ganann

We must do more for seniors coming home from hospital

Tuesday, Sep 04, 2018: Transitioning home from hospital is challenging for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. Homecare services are often not available or inadequate. Dr. Ruta Valaitis and Dr. Maureen Markle-Reid write about this in the Vancouver Sun. Read More

Featuring: Ruta Valaitis and Maureen Markle-Reid

New publication examines philosophies of nursing

Wednesday, Aug 08, 2018: PhD students Pamela Durepos and Elizabeth Orr are the first two cited authors for the piece. Read More

Featuring: Patricia Helen Strachan, Jenny Ploeg, Susan Jack and Sharon Kaasalainen

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