UBC School of Nursing
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PhD(c) (Nursing Administration), University of Toronto
MN (Nursing), University of Toronto
BN (Nursing), University of Toronto
The professional Practice & Integration (PPI) portfolio focuses on strengthening and sustaining a “quality professional practice environment” for the 26 professions within FH. Accordingly, PPI contributes to the FH vision of “better health, best in health care” through our complementary vision of establishing FH as the “best place to practice and the best place to receive care”. To achieve our vision, PPI focuses on 3 key areas: Professional Scope and Standards of Practice; Quality Professional Practice Environment and Professional Development. PPI manages all programs funded by the BC Ministry of Health through the Provincial Nursing Directorate and the programs funded directly by FH to support the achievement of the HA vision and strategic plan. Key programs include the Undergraduate Nurse Employment Program and New Graduate Nurse program (now consolidated into the “Practice Start Program”); Nurse Practitioner implementation and evaluation; Specialty Education; Mentorship; Clinical Teaching Unit; Allied Health Initiatives; Health Professions Act implementation, and research initiatives. Supporting and evolving the professional practice council network for the Health Authority and its professions is also a key strategic focus for PPI. In April 2007, received funding through the Health Innovation Fund, Ministry of Finance, British Columbia to pilot test the collection of nursing sensitive outcomes in acute care, home care and long-term care. Arising from previous volunteer service to national and provincial community health nursing associations, an advisory role is maintained, for example provided information for the upcoming 20th anniversary celebration for the Community Health Nurses Association of Canada (May/07).
Rodney, P., McRae, C., & Mildon, B. Engaging team members in designing and implementing enhancements to the MSA and RCH operating room suites’ clinical prqctice environment. Nursing Directorate, BC Minstry of Health.
Advisory Committee member for: Shamian, J., Porter, F., & Schroeder, B. The Health Workplaces Related to Home and Community Nursing and the Impact on Recruitment and Retention Project. Health Canada and the Office of Nursing Policy.
O’Brien-Pallas, L., Mildon, B., (Co-Principal Investigators) & Tomblin-Murphy, G. An Impact Evaluation of the MOHLTC Late Career Nurse Strategy. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
O’Brien-Pallas, L., Mildon, B., (Co-Principal Investigators) & Tomblin-Murphy, G. An Evaluation of the Best Practice Guidelines for Long Term Care Initiative. Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Long, C., & Mildon, B. (2006). Community health nursing. In S. Goldsworthy & M. Barry (Eds.), Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and management of clinical problems (First Canadian edition, Chapter 6). Toronto: Elsevier Canada.
Haugh, E.B. & Mildon, B. (2006). Practice settings and roles of nurses in the community (Chapter 4). In L. Leesburg-Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds.),Canadian Community Health Nursing. Don Mills: Pearson.
Alameddine, M., Laporte, A., Baumann, A., O’Brien-Pallas, L., Croxford, R., Mildon, B., et al. (2006). Where are nurses working? Employment patterns by sub-sector in Ontario, Canada. Healthcare Policy, 1(3), 65-85.
Alameddine, M., Laporte, A., Baumann, A., O’Brien-Pallas, L., Mildon, B., & Deber, R. (2006). Stickiness and inflow as proxy measures of the attractiveness of various sub-sectors of nursing employment. Social Science and Medicine, 63(9), 2310-2319.
Haugh, E.B, & Mildon, B. (2004). Practice settings and roles of nurses in the community. (Chapter 4). In L. Leesburg-Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds.),Canadian Community Health Nursing. Don Mills: Pearson.
Mildon, B. (2003). The Canadian home care system: Structure and issues (An update to the 2000 insert for the purpose of Canadian context). In Stanhope & Lancaster (Eds.), Community & Public Health Nursing (6th edition). St. Louis: Mosby.
Sharkey, S., Larsen, L., & Mildon, B. (2003). An overview of home care in Canada: Its past, present and potential. Home Health Care Management and Practice, 15(2), 382-390.
Mildon, B. (2000). The Canadian home care system: Structure and issues (An update to the 2000 insert for the purpose of Canadian content). In Stanhope & Lancaster (Eds.), Community and Public Health Nursing (6th edition). St. Louis: Mosby.
Haugh, L., & Mildon, B. (in press). Role and functios of CHNs in practice settings. In L. Stamler & L. Yiu (Eds.), Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (2nd edition). Toronto: Pearson.
Current professional responsibility is through the role of Chief Nurse Executive and VP Professional Practice and Integration (PPI) at the Fraser Health Authority. The CNE and VP, PPI is a member of the FH executive team and reports to the CEO. As a member of the Chief Nursing Officer Council of BC, the incumbent works closely with the other CNOs in the province and with the Provincial Chief Nursing Officer and Nursing Directorate to strengthen and advance nursing practice and outcomes through a healthy and supported nursing workforce. Outside of the Health Authority, educational responsibilities to date have taken the form of guest lectures on an invitational basis, most recently at the University College of the Fraser Valley.