NBPRC Knowledge Nuggets

October 2014

October 2014

Welcome New Members!

 
We are delighted to welcome new members who have joined the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre during recent months:
 
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Dr. Barbara Davies appointed Vice-Dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

 
For the past seven years, Dr. Heidi Sveistrup has skillfully performed the task of optimizing faculty-wide participation in research across Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation, Human Kinetics and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. As of July 1, 2014, Dr. Barbara Davies was appointed to this position.
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Congratulations to Dr. Irmajean Bajnok and a team from the University of Ottawa on their recent publication: Practice outcomes and measuring success with interprofessional practice.

 
Dr. Irmajean Bajnok, Co-Director of the NBPRC, along with a team from University of Ottawa including Dr. Doug Archibald, Educational Research Scientist, Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Dr. Colla Jean MacDonald, Professor, Faculty of Education and Dr.
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Announcing the NBPRC "New to Publishing Group" (NPG)

 
In response to feedback and a very positive evaluation of the pilot project "It’s Time to Publish" group earlier this year, NBPRC is currently planning a "New to Publishing Group" (NPG) to support novice or newer writers prepare manuscripts for publication.
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Become a Best Practice Spotlight Organization

 
With two exciting opportunities available, there’s never been a better time to adopt RNAO’s acclaimed best practice guidelines (BPGs) within your organization. RNAO is inviting proposals from interested and eligible Ontario health-care organizations to join our roster of Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO).   
 
 
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NBPRC Members awarded CIHR Grants

 
Dr. France Légaré and Dawn Stacey, NBPRC Member (Co-principal Investigator) were awarded a four year CIHR grant titled “Implementing Shared Decision Making in Interprofessional Home Care Teams: A Stepped Wedge Cluster RCT”.
 
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Congratulations to ACPF recipient Sarah Burns-Gibson!

 
Sarah Burns-Gibson RN, BHScN, MSc, CCHN(C), representative of Care Partners  a BPSO Designate and NBPRC Organizational Member, was awarded an Advanced Clinical Practice Fellowship in 2014.  Her fellowship focused on the intricacies of monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the Best Practice Guideline (BPG), End of Life During the Last Days and Hours. 
 
 
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The Carnegie Corporation of New York grants funding to Josephine Etowa

 
The Carnegie Corporation of New York grants  provided funding to Josephine Etowa, NBPRC Member for an African Diaspora Fellowship (ADF).  The ultimate goal of this initiative is to foster the use of an evidence-based educational curriculum at the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria.
 
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Top Poster Presented to Dr. Wendy Gifford

 
Dr. Wendy Gifford, NBPRC Member was awarded the Top Poster Presentation at the Knowledge Utilization (KU14) Colloquium in Sweden in June 2014. The poster is entitled: Arts based knowledge translation: Understanding First Nation, Inuit and Métis women’s experiences with cancer.
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Now Available: Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches

 
RNAO’s newest best practice guideline (BPG), Preventing and Addressing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Person-Centred, Collaborative, System-Wide Approaches is now available. This guideline is truly interdisciplinary.
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Congratulations to Patricia O’Connor on her 2014 Nursing Leadership award recognition

 
The 2014 Nursing Leadership Award of The Canadian College of Health Leaders was presented to Patricia O’Conner from the McGill University Health Centre (BPSO Designate and NBPRC Organizational Member).

 
 
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2014-2015 HCTP Doctoral Fellowships

 
Dan Nagel, NBPRC Member has been awarded a one‐year CIHR Strategic Research Training Doctoral Fellowship in Health Care, Technology, & Place.
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