Recent Submissions

  • The Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Pain Protocol in Long Term Care 

    Kaasalainen, Sharon, Kevin Brazil, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, Esther Coker, et al. 2012. "The Evaluation of an Interdisciplinary Pain Protocol in Long Term Care." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association 13(7): 6641-8.
    Abstract: Objectives: To evaluate the effectiveness of (1) dissemination strategies to improve clinical practice behaviors (eg, frequency and documentation of pain assessments, use of pain medication) among health care ...
  • An action-based approach to improving pain management in long-term care 

    Kaasalainen, Sharon, Kevin Brazil, Esther Coker, Jenny Ploeg, et al. 2010. "An action-based approach to improving pain management in long-term care." Canadian Journal on Aging 29(4): 503-517.
    No abstract available.
  • Resident and family perceptions of the nurse practitioner role in long term care settings: a qualitative descriptive study 

    Ploeg, Jenny, Sharon Kaasalainen, Carrie McAiney, Ruth Martin-Misener, et al. 2013. "Resident and family perceptions of the nurse practitioner role in long term care settings: a qualitative descriptive study." BMC Nursing 12(1): 24-34.
    No abstract available.
  • A case study of nurse practitioner role implementation in primary care: what happens when new roles are introduced? 

    Sangster-Gormley, Esther, Ruth Martin-Misener, and Fred Burge. 2013. "A case study of nurse practitioner role implementation in primary care: what happens when new roles are introduced?." BMC Nursing 12(1): 1-12.
    Background: At the time of this study (2009) the role of the nurse practitioner was new to the province of British Columbia. The provincial government gave the responsibility for implementing the role to health authorities. ...
  • Collaborative practice in health systems change: the Nova Scotia experience with the Strengthening Primary Care Initiative 

    Martin-Misener, R., J. McNab, I. S. Sketris, and L. Edwards. 2004. "Collaborative practice in health systems change: the Nova Scotia experience with the Strengthening Primary Care Initiative." Canadian journal of nursing leadership 17(2): 33-45.
    Recently attention has been focussed on the significance of primary care to the Canadian healthcare system. Nova Scotia. Like other provinces, is seeking ways to improve the healthcare that it provides within a financially ...
  • Factors affecting nurse practitioner role implementation in Canadian practice settings: an integrative review 

    Sangster-Gormley, Esther, Ruth Martin-Misener, Barbara Downe-Wamboldt, and Alba DiCenso. 2011. "Factors affecting nurse practitioner role implementation in Canadian practice settings: an integrative review." Journal of advanced nursing 67(6): 1178-1190.
    Aim. To review the literature about the Canadian experience with nurse practitioner role implementation and identify influencing factors. Background. Although nurse practitioners have been in existence for more than 40 ...
  • Administrative claims data analysis of nurse practitioner prescribing for older adults 

    Murphy, A. L., R. Martin-Misener, C. Cooke, and I. Sketris. 2009. "Administrative claims data analysis of nurse practitioner prescribing for older adults." Journal of advanced nursing 65(10): 2077-2087.
    Aim. This paper is a report of a study to identify the patterns of prescribing by primary health care nurse practitioners for a cohort of older adults. Background. The older adult population is known to receive complex ...
  • Continuing education for primary health care nurse practitioners in Ontario, Canada 

    Baxter, Pamela, Alba DiCenso, Faith Donald, Ruth Martin-Misener, et al. 2013. "Continuing education for primary health care nurse practitioners in Ontario, Canada." Nurse education today 33(4): 353-357.
    Summary: The Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing offers a nine-university, consortium-based primary health care nurse practitioner education program and on-line continuing education courses for primary health ...
  • Grand rounds. Creating a supportive environment for living with stroke in rural areas: two low-cost community-based interventions 

    Newell, J. M., R. Lyons, R. Martin-Misener, and C. L. Shearer. 2009. "Grand rounds. Creating a supportive environment for living with stroke in rural areas: two low-cost community-based interventions." Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation 16(2): 147-156.
    With the growing burden of chronic illness affecting aging populations, rural health systems are faced with unique challenges to support and promote health in their communities. The Yarmouth Stroke Project was a 5-year ...
  • Primary health care nurse practitioners in Canada 

    DiCenso, A., L. Auffrey, D. Bryant-Lukosius, F. Donald, et al. 2007. "Primary health care nurse practitioners in Canada." Contemporary Nurse: A Journal for the Australian Nursing Profession 26(1): 104-115.
    Canada, like many countries, is in the midst of primary health care reform.A key priority is to improve access to primary health care, especially in remote communities and areas with physician shortages. As a result, there ...
  • Defining the role of primary health care nurse practitioners in rural Nova Scotia 

    Martin-Misener, R., S. M. Reilly, and A. R. Vollman. 2010. "Defining the role of primary health care nurse practitioners in rural Nova Scotia." Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 42(2): 30-47.
    This article reports on a mixed methods study to define the role of nurse practitioners (NPs) in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, by collecting the perceptions of rural health board chairpersons and health-care providers. ...
  • Will nurse practitioners achieve full integration into the Canadian health-care system? 

    Martin-Misener, R.. 2010. "Will nurse practitioners achieve full integration into the Canadian health-care system?." Canadian Journal of Nursing Research 42(2): 9-16.
    No abstract available.
  • The nurse practitioner role in pain management in long-term care 

    Kaasalainen, S., R. Martin-Misener, N. Carter, A. DiCenso, et al. 2010. "The nurse practitioner role in pain management in long-term care." Journal of advanced nursing 66(3): 542-551.
    Aim. This paper is a report of a study exploring the perceptions of long-term care team members and nurse managers about barriers and facilitators to optimal use of nurse practitioners to manage residents' pain in long-term ...
  • Parents' intentions to use paediatric nurse practitioner services in an emergency department 

    Forgeron, P., and R. Martin-Misener. 2005. "Parents' intentions to use paediatric nurse practitioner services in an emergency department." Journal of advanced nursing 52(3): 231-238.
    AIM: This paper reports on a study investigating the factors which influence parental intent to use the services of a paediatric nurse practitioner in an emergency department. BACKGROUND: Research has shown that nurse ...
  • A BScN program for Nunavut 

    Ellerton, M., R. Martin-Misener, C. Thibeault, and H. Fudge. 1999. "A BScN program for Nunavut." Canadian Nurse 95(10): 31-34.
    No abstract available.
  • A systematic review of the effectiveness of advanced practice nurses in long-term care 

    Donald, Faith, Ruth Martin-Misener, Nancy Carter, Erin, E. Donald, et al. 2013. "A systematic review of the effectiveness of advanced practice nurses in long-term care." Journal of advanced nursing 69(10): 2148-2161.
    Aim To report quantitative evidence of the effectiveness of advanced practice nursing roles, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners, in meeting the healthcare needs of older adults living in long-term care ...
  • A Questionnaire for Assessing Community Health Nurses’ Learning Needs 

    Akhtar-Danesh, N., R. K. Valaitis, R. Schofield, J. Underwood, et al. 2010. "A Questionnaire for Assessing Community Health Nurses’ Learning Needs." Western journal of nursing research 32(8): 1055-1072.
    No abstract available.
  • Development of a scale to measure health professions students' self-efficacy beliefs in interprofessional learning 

    Mann, Karen, Judith McFetridge-Durdle, Lynn Breau, Joanne Clovis, et al. 2012. "Development of a scale to measure health professions students' self-efficacy beliefs in interprofessional learning." Journal of Interprofessional Care 26(2): 92-99.
    A need exists for measures to evaluate the impact of interprofessional education (IPE) interventions. We undertook development and evaluation of a scale to measure self-efficacy perceptions of pre-licensure students in ...
  • Role of the nurse practitioner in providing palliative care in long-term care homes 

    Kaasalainen, Sharon, Jenny Ploeg, Carrie McAiney, Lori Schindel Martin, et al. 2013. "Role of the nurse practitioner in providing palliative care in long-term care homes." International journal of palliative nursing 19(10): 477-485.
    Aim: The purpose of this study, which was part of a large national case study of nurse practitioner (NP) integration in long-term care (LTC), was to explore the NP role in providing palliative care in LTC. Methods: Using ...
  • Interprofessional education for students of the health professions: the "Seamless Care" model 

    Mann, K. V., J. McFetridge-Durdle, R. Martin-Misener, J. Clovis, et al. 2009. "Interprofessional education for students of the health professions: the "Seamless Care" model." Journal of Interprofessional Care 23(3): 224-233.
    "Seamless Care" was one of 21 grants awarded by Health Canada to inform policymakers of the effectiveness of interprofessional education in promoting collaborative patient-centred practice among health professionals. The ...

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