NBPRC Knowledge Nuggets

March 2015

March 2015

Welcome New Members

 
Welcome new members, we are pleased to have your expertise in the NBPRC!
 
Nancy Doughty -Innomar StrategiesUniversity of Toronto- Graduate Student 
May Tao-Toronto Public Health -Associate Decision-maker 
Sandra Mierdel -Ontario Telemedicine Network-Associate Decision-maker 
 
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Dr. Wendy Sword Appointed Director and Associate Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

 
The University of Ottawa is delighted to welcome Dr. Wendy Sword in the role of Director and Associate Dean of the School of Nursing. Dr Sword has extensive experience with CIHR-funded qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. Her current work focuses on factors in consideration of delivery method for pregnant women who have had a cesarean section, and the considerations of maternity care providers in advising women on method of delivery. She is also the recipient of the 5-year Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care Career Scientist Award. Dr.
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The NBPRC New to Publishing Groups: Works in Progress

 
The NBPRC has officially launched two New to Publishing Groups, co-facilitated by May Tao (Toronto Public Health, BPSO Designate) and Dan Nagel (University of Ottawa). These seven month long programs are designed to guide and support novice writers through the process of drafting, writing, and submitting scholarly manuscripts.
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Congratulations to Dr. Janet Squires on her Highly Accessed Publication and Successful Grant Application

 
Congratulations to Dr. Janet Squires on having a highly accessed paper, that was also one of the top 5 most downloaded papers from Implementation Science Journal in 2014. Dr Squires' article is entitled Are multifaceted interventions more effective than single-component interventions in changing health-care professionals’ behaviours? An overview of systematic reviews.
 
The electronic version of this article can be found online here 
 
 
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The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is Hosting their Annual General Meeting April 16-18, 2015

 
The RNAO's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held April 16th to 18th at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto. This will be an educational and dynamic networking opportunity for members and student associates, with all RNAO members being welcome to attend. Those in attendance will be given an overview of the year's achievements and will be involved in influencing the priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. RNAO members can vote on candidates for election and items of governance for the two weeks prior to AGM. The results will be announced at the AGM.
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Congratulations to Denise Harrison: Winner of the Canadian Cochrane Centre’s Story Competition

 
The Canadian Cochrane Centre held a competition in winter 2014 called "What’s Your Story”. They asked Canadians for their personal narratives of how Cochrane reviews have impacted their lives through clinical and personal decision-making. Out of over the 80 submissions, the Centre awarded Denise Harrison an Apple iPad Air 2, for her first place winning account of the role of Cochrane evidence in guiding the use of pain management procedures in infants.
 
 
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Congratulations to Ghadah Abdullah on her Systematic Review Publication

 
Ghadah Abdullah conducted a systematic review entitled Measuring the Effectiveness of Mentoring as a Knowledge Translation Intervention for Implementing Empirical Evidence: A Systematic Review. This review examines the effectiveness of mentoring as an intervention to increase the use of evidence in clinical practice by healthcare professionals. The team scanned 10,669 articles, and selected 10 studies. Mentoring showed to have a positive influence on certain outcomes, such as healthcare professionals’ knowledge and beliefs.
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