UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Canada V6T 2B5
SRN , SCM, United Kingdom
BSN , University of British Columbia
MSN , University of British Columbia
Affiliations & Links
Diabetes Education Academy
Editorial Board Member, Canadian Journal of Diabetes Care
Member of Applied Research Grants Review Committee, Canadian Diabetes Association
Member of Vancouver Branch of Canadian Diabetes Association Education Committee
Peer Review Committee of the Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Diabetes Care
Member of Diabetes Educator Section, Canadian Diabetes Association
Member of Professional and Educator Section, American Diabetes Association
Member of Advanced Nursing Practice Group at B.C.’s Children’s and Women’s Hospital and Health Centre
Member of the Clinical Investigator’s Network with the Research Institute for Children’s and Women’s Health
Recipient of the Canadian Educator of the Year Award, 1995
Recipient of the Canadian Diabetes Association Practical Resource Award for the book "Diabetes and You", 1997
Recipient of the Nursing Award of Distinction from the University of British Columbia Alumni Association, 1999
A Longitudinal Study of Parents’ Perceptions of Caring for a Child with Diabetes from Infancy through Early Grade School; Canadian Diabetes Association Applied Research Grant
Study of the Benefits and Cost Effectiveness of an Outpatient Daycare Management and Education Program for Children newly diagnosed with Diabetes, and their Families; Medical Staff Award
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Yasui, D. & Hatton, D. (in press). Food and diabetes, diabetes and food. Biomedical Communications. University of British Columbia Press, Accepted for publication May/01.
Hatton, D. (in press). Longitudinal study of parents’ perceptions of adapting to caring for a child with diabetes from infancy through early grade school. Canadian Journal of Diabetes Care, Accepted for publication Jul/01.
Hatton, D. (1998). The challenge of child management. Diabetes Dialogue, 45(1), 14-16.
Hatton, D. (1998). Diabetes and You: A manual for children, parents and caregivers, 3rd Ed. Revised. Biomedical Communications. University of British Columbia Press.
Hatton, D. (1997). Unpredictability is predictable in young children with diabetes. Diabetes News, 1(3), 1.
Hatton, D. (1997). The incidence of diabetes in young children is growing at an alarming rate. Diabetes Living, Autumn, 3.
Hatton, D. L. (1996). Taryn’s story: The power of collaborative nursing and family interventions in relieving fear and anxiety for children who are intubated. The Canadian Nurse/ La Infirmiere Canadienne, 91(9), 51-52.
Connaughty, S., Hatton, D.L. & Stutzer, C. (1996). The role of the clinical nurse specialist in the rapidly changing health care system. Canadian Nurse/La Infirmiere Canadienne.
Hatton, D., Canam, C., Thorne, S. & Hughes, A.M. (1995). Parents’ perceptions of caring for an infant or toddler with diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22, 569-577.
Hatton, D. L. (1997). Receiving the diagnosis of juvenile diabetes is difficult. Your Health, Vancouver Courier, November 16.
Hatton, D.L. (1996). Timothy’s story: Managing an infant with IDDM case study. Canadian Journal of Diabetes Care, 20(3), 28-33.
I am the Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Diabetes Program at British Columbia’s Children’s Hospital, and I provide clinical care and specialised education for children with diabetes and their families. I am clinical coordinator of the diabetes daycare and inpatient programs and serve as a consultant, resource and outreach liaison for other nurses and health care professionals who manage children with diabetes throughout British Columbia.
Educational responsibilities include education of instructors, preceptors, staff nurses, student nurses (graduate, undergraduate, diploma, post-basic) and nurses in the community setting. I provide clinical placements and supervision of nursing students from the UBC program and collaborate with faculty members to provide appropriate learning experiences for baccalaureate and MSN students. The students I provide clinical placement for have an interest in the care of pediatric patients with diabetes or are conducting research into the care of this population for graduate thesis. I initiate and conduct clinical research on which practice for my program is based. My special focus is on the needs of infants and toddlers with diabetes and the issues and stresses faced by the parents of these young children.