NBPRC Knowledge Nuggets

Knowledge Nuggets July 2015

July 2015

Welcome to New NBPRC Members!

Welcome to new members!

Associate Members

Ancilla Barco - Associate Decision-maker, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Paula Forgeron - Associate Investigator, University of Ottawa

Laura Legere - Associate Decision-maker, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Vicki Lejambe - Associate Decision-maker, Saint Elizabeth Health Care

Jessica Lok - Associate Decision-maker, VHA Home Healthcare

Martha Mason-Ward - Associate Decision-maker, Champlain maternal newborn regional program

Tasha Penney - Associate Decision-maker, Registered Nurses' AssociatiRead more

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Squires on Receiving the University Research Chair (URC) in Health Evidence Implementation (2015-2020)

Congratulations to Dr. Janet Squires who was recently awarded the University Research Chair (URC) in Health Evidence Implementation (2015-2020). Dr. Squires is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, Associate Scientist in the Clinical Epidemiology Program of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, and a CIHR New Investigator (2014-2019). In addition she is an active member of the Operations Committee of the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre.

We proudly announce her award from the University of Ottawa.Read more

Upcoming Healthy Work Environments (HWE) Institute

RNAO is pleased to offer its semi-annual Healthy Work Environments Institute: Creating Healthy Work Environments, which will be held September 21- 25, 2015, in King City, Ontario.

The Institute is a week-long course designed for nurses, health-care leaders and human resource professionals, seeking to advance their careers by enhancing their skills in leadership, collaborative practice, and conflict management.Read more

RNAO Releases New Person and Family Centred Care Guideline

RNAO has released a new guideline, entitled Person and Family Centred Care, which is meant to replace the previous BPG Client Centred Care. This new guideline focuses on the person as an individual, someone defined by more than just their illness or disease.Read more

NBPRC Member Daniel Nagel Appointed Assistant Professor at St Francis Xavier University

Congratulations to NBPRC Member Daniel Nagel who has accepted a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor commencing this fall at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. St Francis Xavier School of Nursing, has a highly-regarded nursing program, and is also an academic Best Practice Spotlight Organization in partnership with the RNAO. Daniel has been an avid contributor to the NBPRC through his work on both the Membership and Operations Committees, and through co-leading the New to Publishing Groups with May Tao.Read more

Congratulations to Dr. Dawn Stacey Whose Outstanding Leadership Led to Winning the 2014 Cochrane Canada Review of the Year Award

We are pleased to announce that the following review led by Dr. Dawn Stacey has been awarded the 2014 Cochrane Canada Review of the Year Award:

Stacey D, Légaré F, Col NF, Bennett CL, Barry MJ, Eden KB, Holmes-Rovner M, Llewellyn-Thomas H, Lyddiatt A, Thomson R, Trevena L, Wu JHC. Decision aids for people facing health treatment or screening decisions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001431.Read more

NBPRC Member Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Human & Social Development at the University of Victoria

Congratulations to Dr. Patricia Marck on her appointment to serve as Dean of the Faculty of Human & Social Development at the University of Victoria. Dr. Marck has been a senior member of the NBPRC for over 8 years. For more information on her appointment, visit:

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Upcoming Chronic Disease Management Institute

The Chronic Disease Management Institute (October 25-30, 2015) is designed for nurses and allied health professionals working with patients living with chronic conditions to learn about effective best practices associated with health promotion and disease prevention and understand current trends associated with chronic disease management.

We will focus in-depth learning of evidence-based practices associated with chronic disease prevention and management.Read more

NBPRC Members Recieve CIHR Foundation Award for Health Service and Policy Research

Congratulations to Dr. Ian Graham and team, including NBPRC members Dr. Sandy Dunn, Dr. Wendy Gifford, Dr. Janet Squires, and Dr. Dawn Stacey who are the recipients of a seven year CIHR Foundation award for Health Service and Policy Research entitled Moving knowledge into action for more effective practice, programs and policy: A research program focusing on integrated knowledge translation.
For information on CIHR funding decisions:

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NBPRC New to Publishing Group Sessions Successfully Completed

The NBPRC has run two educational groups, known as the "New to Publishing Groups", which wrapped up in June 2015 after five/six sessions respectively. The purpose of these groups was to provide guidance, support, and inspiration for scholarly writing and publication endeavours. The sessions focused on all stages and processes of writing for publication. The NBPRC is discussing the potential of holding further sessions in the future, and after analyzing participant feedback will create a plan for the future of New to Publishing.Read more

Summer Research Student Working With NBPRC

NBPRC would like to acknowledge the excellent work that Janelle Arthurs has been doing as a full-time summer student. Her studentship ends August 17th. Until then Janelle can be reached at (613) 562-5800 ext. 2174. Her email address is jarthurs@uottawa.ca

Janelle’s main responsibility this summer has been working on the NBPRC Annual Report. She has provided important administrative support at the Annual General Meeting in May and for other events such as NBPRC Writes Grants.Read more

RNAO Partners with Two New BPSOs in China

The RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO) program is pleased to announce the addition of the first BPSOs in China: the School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine and the Dongzhimen Hospital. Dr. Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO, and Dr. Irmajean Bajnok, Director of the IABPG and Co-director of NBPRC, travelled to Beijing to celebrate the new partnership, meet faculty and staff, unveil the official BPSO plaques, and facilitate the BPSO Orientation Institute.Read more