Joint RNAO and uOttawa Partnership for the Nursing Best Practice Research Unit Approved as a New Research Centre at uOttawa 2012-2017
We are proud to announce that during September 2012 the Research Unit was awarded Centre status at the University of Ottawa and we are now known as the Nursing Best Practice Research Centre (NBPRC).
NBPRC Members Receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
Dr. Ian Graham recently returned from CIHR to appointments at the University of Ottawa School of Nursing and the Ottawa Health Research Institute. In recognition of his accomplishments at CIHR in knowledge translation, Ian was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Video Series Celebrating 20 years of The Cochrane Collaboration
The Cochrane Collaboration is planning a year of celebratory activities in 2013 in honor of their 20th anniversary, looking back at their successes and forward to challenges and opportunities. Over the course of the year, they will be releasing a video every two weeks about the history of the Collaboration, how they work and individuals in the Collaboration.
The first video providing an overview of the last 20 years has been released, and can be accessed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ji-wsSfQH0.
University of Ottawa awards Dr. Dawn Stacey with the Five Year Chair Award
Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patient. NBPRC member Dawn Stacey will design innovative evidence-informed tools proven to engage patients in taking an active role in making decisions and evaluate how these tools can be adequately used in everyday visits with health professionals. For additional info about her research program and to access generic and specific decision aids, checkout this site http://www.ohri.ca/decisionaid/
Spreading Nursing Best Practice Guidelines in Community-Based Settings: Enhancing Evidence-Based Care of Older Adults
This research study aims to develop an understanding of how guidelines related to older adults are spread within and across community-based agencies, the factors that influence spread, and the outcomes associated with spread. What is the process by which best practice guidelines relevant to older adults are spread within or across community-based agencies? What are the factors that influence spread? What are the outcomes associated with spread at multiple levels?
Dr. Josephine Etowa Receives 2013 Black History Ottawa Community Builder Award -Community Leadership.
NBPRC member Dr. Josephine Etowa PhD, RN, Loyer-DaSilva Research Chair in Public Health Nursing recently received the Black History Ottawa Community Award for her tireless efforts in promoting women's health, reducing health inequities and advocating against racism, at municipal, provincial, national and international levels.
For more information visit: www.blackhistoryottawa.org
Celebrating International Activity 2012
Nurses and Health-care professionals, many who are NBPRC members, attended the first international nursing conference entitled: "Nursing: Caring to Know, Knowing to Care" in Jerusalem during June 2012. The conference was a joint effort of nursing program at the Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). This unique event provided an opportunity for nurses from all over the world to share leading nursing interventions and ideas on various topics of common interest.
Knowledge Translation (KT) at CIHR
Are you confused about integrated KT versus end- of-grant KT? Do you want to know about current CIHR funding opportunities? There are many helpful KT resources on the CIHR web site but only if you know where to look. If interested, check out these helpful slides from Dr. Ian Graham an NBPRC member now at uOttawa and a recent five-year Vice President of Knowledge Translation at CIHR.