Nursing Matters 2021-01-19

Research Funding Awarded

The Government of Canada recently announced that University of British Columbia’s Dr. Farinaz Havaei and Dr. Joanie Sims-Golds will lead an investigation to understand the impact and implementation of the “one high-risk site” staffing policies in long-term care homes (LTC). This was part of a larger announcement of $1.8M in funding for implementation science research to understand the impact of efforts to keep LTC residents, their families and caregivers, and staff safe from COVID-19.

BC Cancer announces Dr. Leah Lambert's appointment to new role

BC Cancer named UBC Nursing alumna Dr. Leah Lambert as the Executive Director and Senior Scientist of Nursing and Allied Health & Knowledge Translation following her CIHR Health System Impact Post-Doctoral Fellowship embedded at BC Cancer (see page 20) supervised by Dr. Sally Thorne.

Dr. Lambert also holds a cross-appointment as a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing.

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Graduate Student Award Highlights

Lara Nicole Gurney, Outstanding MSN Thesis Award (May 2020)

Congratulations to Lara Nicole Gurney on receiving the Outstanding Thesis Graduate Award for her MSN thesis, Patient Stories Project: A Solution-Based Approach To Decrease Burnout In Critical Care. Her supervisor was Dr. Maura MacPhee.

Raluca Radu, Outstanding MSN SPAR Project Award (May 2020)

Congratulations to Raluca Radu on receiving the Outstanding SPAR (Scholarly Practice Advancement Research) Project Award for her project, Understanding Climate Change in Nursing Practice: An Educational Tool For Nurses. Her co-supervisors were Dr. Maura MacPhee and Dr. Sally Thorne.

Veena Mudaliar, Outstanding MSN Thesis Award (Nov 2020)

Congratulations to Veena Mudaliar on receiving the Outstanding Thesis Graduate Award for her MSN thesis, Exploring the Southern Dakelh First Nations youth’s experiences of wellness. Her supervisor was Dr. Sabrina Wong.

Miranda Cavanagh, Outstanding MSN SPAR Project Award (Nov 2020)

Congratulations to Miranda Cavanagh on receiving the Outstanding SPAR (Scholarly Practice Advancement Research) Project Award for her project, Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Neonatal Sepsis in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: An Integrative Literature Review. Her supervisor was Dr. Manon Ranger.

Andrea Greene, MSN Golden Jubilee Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the top student in the final year in the MSN Nursing Program. Andrea Greene completed her SPAR project, Use of the Canadian C-Spine Rule by Emergency Department Nurses, with supervisors Dr. Maura MacPhee and Dr. Sandra Lauck.

Navdeep Kaur Dhillon, MN-NP Outstanding Culminating Project

This award is given to a graduate of the MN-NP program in recognition of Outstanding Culminating Project in terms of originality, scope and relevance. Navdeep Dhillon completed her project, Bridging Barriers to Cervical Cancer Screening in Transgender Men: A Scoping Review, with supervisor Dr. John Oliffe.

Priya Bains, Outstanding MN-NP Graduate Award

A scholarship awarded to the student with the highest academic achievement in the graduating class. Priya Bains completed her project, Screening Older Adult Men for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A Scoping Review, with supervisor Dr. John Oliffe.

Shelley Canning, Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award

This award is given to Dr. Shelley Canning in recognition of her doctoral dissertation, Understanding the Experience of Emotional and Social Engagement for People with Advanced Dementia Living in Long-Term Care, that are outstanding in terms of originality, scope and relevance. Her supervisor was Dr. Alison Phinney.

 

SSHRC features

Dr.Jennifer Baumbusch

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada highlighted

Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch's COVID-19 research on Instagram.

“To respond to families looking for advocacy help, our team of UBC researchers at the @UniversityofBC & partners at @BCEdAccess and @InclusionBC are co-leading a study on the impacts of the pandemic on inclusive education in British Columbia.”

Glennis Zilm - UBC Alumni Builder Award

Glennis Zilm, BSN Class of 1958, Honorary Professor of the UBC School of Nursing, and co-author (with Ethel Warbinek) of Legacy: History of Nursing Education at the University of British Columbia 1919-1994 has been named a recipient of UBC's 2020 Alumni Builder Award.

 

TouchPoints Magazine

The 2020 issue of the UBC School of Nursing's TouchPoints magazine was recently released.

It features profiles on nursing research, faculty and student achievements, program updates, and more.

 

CNF Student Scholarships

Congratulations to UBC Nurse Practitioner trainees who were awarded with Canadian Nurses Foundation scholarships:

 

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

* denotes UBC Nursing trainees

Involuntary stabilization care of youth who overdose: a call for evidence- and ethics-informed substance use policy

Canadian Journal of Public Health

Trevor Goodyear*, S. Robinson, Emily Jenkins, M. Gagnon, K. Mitchell & R. Knight

Health-related expectations of the chronically critically ill: a multi-perspective qualitative study

BMC Palliative Care

A. Fuchsia Howard, Sarah Crowe, L. Choroszewski, J. Kovatch, A. Jansen Haynes, J. Ford, S. Beck, G. Haljan

Community lives of adolescents across multiple special needs: Discrimination, community belonging, trusted people, leisure activities, and friends

Journal of Community Psychology

Jennifer Lloyd, Jennifer Baumbusch, Danjie Zou

The effect of COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of Canadian critical care nurses providing patient care during the early phase pandemic: A mixed method study

Intensive & Critical Care Nursing

Sarah Crowe, A. Fuchsia Howard, B. Vanderspank-Wright, P. Gillis, F. McLeod, C. Penner, G. Haljan

Coping during COVID-19: a mixed methods study of older cancer survivors

Supportive Care in Cancer

J. Galica, Z. Liu, D. Kain, S. Merchant, C. Booth, R. Koven, M. Brundage & Kristen Haase

Information and Communication Technologies in Commercial Sex Work: A Double-Edged Sword for Occupational Health and Safety

Social Sciences

Sunny Jiao*, Vicky Bungay, Emily Jenkins

Associations between periods of COVID-19 quarantine and mental health in Canada

Psychiatry Research

Zachary Daly*, Allie Slemon*, C. Richardson, T. Salway, Corey McAuliffe*, A. Gadermann, K. Thomson, Saima Hirani, Emily Jenkins

Examining the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on family mental health in Canada: findings from a national cross-sectional study

BMJ Open

A. Gadermann, K. Thomson, C. Richardson, M. Gagné, Corey McAuliffe*, Saima Hirani, Emily Jenkins

Involuntary stabilization care of youth who overdose: a call for evidence- and ethics-informed substance use policy

Canadian Journal Public Health

Trevor Goodyear*, Samantha Robinson, Emily Jenkins, M. Gagnon, Keren Mitchell, R. Knight

 

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

 

9 nursery ideas that set your baby up for sleep success

Dr. Wendy Hall, a sleep specialist and professor emerita in UBC’s School of Nursing, spoke about how using a night light and white noise can affect babies' sleep.

Today's ParentToday's Parent

UBC study highlights need for more effective staffing in care homes

Even the best-managed long-term care homes will need to step up to get through the second wave of the pandemic, suggests a new study led by UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei.

UBC News Release

What it will take to keep nursing home residents safe from COVID-19

UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei says staffing is probably one of the root causes of devastating outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care homes across Canada.

CBC

When feeling lonely and unhappy veers into depression: challenges of these pandemic holidays

UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Emily Jenkins spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and seeking out mental health support. The article also mentioned her survey that found more suicidal ideation by Canadians during the pandemic.

CBC

COVID-19: UBC study looks at what one long-term care home did right

UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei was interviewed about her study that evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that successfully kept COVID-19 at bay at the start of the pandemic.

Vancouver Sun, The Province,  Times Colonist, Powell River Peak

Long-term care study shows how Vancouver home proactively dealt with pandemic

A new study led by UBC Nursing assistant professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei, evaluated the management practices of a large B.C. long-term care facility that successfully kept COVID-19 at bay at the start of the pandemic.

News 1130, Glacier Media via Vancouver Courier,  North Shore News, Burnaby Now, Richmond News,  New West Record, Tri-City News, Delta Optimist,  Prince George Matters

 

Funding Deadlines

EXTENDED Jan. 22, 2021: BC NEIHR Indigenous Graduate & PostDoc Fellowships

Jan. 22, 2021: UBC Work/Learn student wage subsidy

Jan. 29, 2021: UBC Partnership Recognition Fund

Jan. 29, 2021: WorkSafeBC Research Training Awards

Jan. 31, 2021: UBC Sustainability Scholars Program

· Developing a Community Driven, Collaborative Continuum of Care for Mental Health and Substance Use Services

· Investigating culturally safe ways to gather data about violence against Indigenous peoples

Feb. 1, 2021: SSHRC Connection Grant

SSHRC Connection Grants — Joint Initiative for Digital Citizen Research (i.e. online disinformation)

Feb. 1, 2021: SSHRC Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

Feb. 2, 2021: SSHRC Insight Development Grants

Feb. 8, 2021: MSFHR Scholar Award-LOI (Internal deadline: March 15)

Feb. 8, 2021: MSFHR Research Trainee award-LOI (Internal deadline: March 21)

Feb. 10, 2021: SSHRC Partnership Grants - Stage 1

Feb. 12, 2021: MSFHR Research Trainee award (see internal deadline)

Feb. 12, 2021: WorkSafeBC Innovation at Work

Feb. 18, 2021: CIHR Health System Impact Fellowship (see internal deadline)

Feb. 28, 2021: COVID-19 Child, Youth & Family Mental Health Impact Grant

Mar. 4, 2021: CIHR Project Grant (see internal deadline)

April 12, 2021: UBC Nursing – Internal Research Grant

April 21, 2021 (Registration): CIHR Training Grant: Health Research Training Platform

May 1, 2021: SSHRC Research Data Management Capacity Building Initiative

June 22, 2021 (Registration): CIHR Team Grant: Indigenous Gender and Wellness Team Grant

 

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