Jennifer Baumbusch, RN, PhD, FAAN


Canadian Institute of Health Research Sex & Gender Science Chair
Dynamics of Caregiving in an Aging Society (2020 – 2024)

Dr. Baumbusch directs a research programme on health care delivery and nursing practice with older adults. Her focus is in long-term residential care, family contributions to care delivery, well-being among individuals with intellectual disabilities and their families, and knowledge translation. She has expertise in critical ethnography and practice-close research. Jennifer is committed to community-based research principles through active engagement of individuals, clinicians, service providers, and organizations.


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Baumbusch, J., Shaw, M., Leblanc, M.E., Kjorven, M., Kwon, J.Y., Blackburn, L., Lawrie, B., Shamatutu, M., & Wolff, A. (2017). Workplace continuing education for nurses caring for hospitalized older people. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12(4). doi:

Thompson, G., Doupe, M., Reid, R.C., Baumbusch, J. & Estabrooks, C.A. (2017). Pain trajectories of nursing home residents nearing death. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 18 (8), 700-706. doi:

Dahlke, S., Hall, W., & Baumbusch, J. (2017). Constructing definitions of Safety Risks while Nurses care for Hospitalized Older People: Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12(3), 1-12. doi: 10.1111/opn.12148

Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Lee, J., Liang, L., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Schalkwyk, T., Stajduhar, K., Tayler, C., Baumbusch, J., Thorne, S. (2017). Embedding a palliative approach in nursing care delivery: An integrated knowledge synthesis. Advances in Nursing Science, 40 (3), 261-277. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000163

Baumbusch, J., Mayer, S., Phinney, A., & Baumbusch, S. (2017). Aging Together: Older Parents Caring for Adult Children with Intellectual Disabilities. The Gerontologist, 57(2), 341-347. doi:10.1093/geront/gnv103

Dearing, J. W., Beacom, A. M., Chamberlain, S. A., Meng, J., Berta, W. B., Keefe, J. M., Squires, J. E., Doupe, M. B., Taylor, D., Reid, R. C., Cook, H., Cummings, G. G., Baumbusch, J. L., Knopp-Sihota, J., Norton, P. G., and Estabrooks, C. A. (2017). Pathways for Best Practice Diffusion: The Structure of Informal Relationships in Canada’s Long Term Care Sector. Implementation Science, 12(1), 11. doi:

Lauck, S.B., Wood, D.A., Baumbusch, J., Kwon, J., Stub, D., Achtem, L., Blanke, P., Boone, R.H., Cheung, A., Dvir, D., Gibson, J.A., Lee, R., Leipsic, J., Moss, R., Perlman, G., Polderman, J., Ramanathan, K., Ye, J., Webb, J.G. (2016). Vancouver transcatheter aortic valve replacement clinical pathway: Minimalist approach to standardized care and discharge criteria to reduce length of stay. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, 9(3), 312-321.
Taverner, T., Baumbusch, J., Taipale, P.  (2016). The normalization of neglect: A grounded theory of the experiences of Registered Nurses who were family caregivers of hospitalized older people. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35, 215-228. doi:10.1017/S0714980816000179
Lauck, S.B., Gibson, J.A., Baumbusch, J., Carroll, S.L., Achtem, L., Kimel, G., Nordquist, C., Cheung, A., Boone, R.H., Ye, J., Wood, D.A., & Webb, J.G. (2016). Transition to palliative care when transcatheter aortic valve implantation is not an option: opportunities and recommendations. Current Opinion in Supportive and Palliative Care, 10, 18-23. doi: 10.1097/SPC.0000000000000180 [invited manuscript]

Ginsberg, L., Berta, W., Baumbusch, J., Dass, A.R., Laporte, A., Reid, C., Squires, J., & Taylor, D. (2016). Measuring work engagement, psychological empowerment, and organizational citizenship behavior among health care aides. The Gerontologist, 56(2), e1-e11. doi: 10.1093/geront/gnv129
Phinney, A., Kelson, E., Baumbusch, J., O’Connor, D., & Purves, B. (2016). Walking in the neighbourhood: performing social citizenship in dementia. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, 15, 3, 381-394.
Baumbusch, J., Leblanc, M.E., Shaw, M., & Kjorven, M.  (2016). Factors Influencing Nurses’ Readiness to Care for Hospitalized Older People. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 11, 149-159. doi: 10.1111/opn.12109
Dahlke, S., Phinney, A., Hall, W., Rodney, P., & Baumbusch, J. (2015). Orchestrating care: Nursing practice with hospitalized older adults. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 10(4), 252-262. doi: 10.1111/opn.12075

Dahlke, S. & Baumbusch, J. (2015). Nursing Teams Caring for Hospitalized Older Adults. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24, 3177-3185. doi: 10.1111/jocn.12961

Forman, J., Currie, L., Lauck, S., & Baumbusch, J. (2015). Exploring changes in functional status while waiting for transcatheter aortic valve implantation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 14(6), 560-569. doi:10.1177/1474515114553907

Lauck, S.B., Wood, D.A, Achtem, L., Baumbusch, J., Boone, R.H., Cheung, A., Dvir, D., Stub, D., Tan, J., Ye, J., Webb, J.G. (2014). Risk stratification and clinical pathways to optimize length of stay after transcatheter aortic valve replacement. Canadian Journal of Cardiology, 30(12), 1583–1587. doi: 10.1016/j.cjca.2014.07.012

Baumbusch, J., Dahlke, S., & Phinney, A., (2014). Clinical instructors’ knowledge and perceptions about nursing care of older people. Nursing Education in Practice, 14, 434-440.

Baumbusch, J., Phinney, A., & Baumbusch, S. (2014). Practicing family medicine for adults with intellectual disabilities: Patient perspectives of helpful interactions. Canadian Family Physician, 60, e.356-361.

McGregor, M.J., McGrail, K.M., Abu-Laban, R.B., Ronald, L.A., Baumbusch, J., Andrusiek, D., & Cox, M.B. (2014). Emergency department visit rates and patterns in Canada’s Vancouver Coastal Health Region. Canadian Journal on Aging, 33(2), 1-9. doi:10.1017/S0714980814000038

Lauck, S., Garland, E., Achtem, L., Forman, J., Baumbusch, J., Boone, R., Cheung, A., Ye, J., Wood, D.A., & Webb, J.G. (2014). Integrating a palliative approach in a transcatheter heart valve program: Bridging innovations in the management of severe aortic stenosis and best end-of-life practice. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 13, 177- 184. doi:10.1177/1474515114520770

Baumbusch, J., & Phinney, A. (2014). Invisible hands: The role of families in care work in long-term residential care. Journal of Family Nursing, 20, 73-97. doi:10.1177/1074840713507777

McGregor, M.J., Abu-Laban, R.B., Ronald, L.A., McGrail, K.M., Andrusiek, D., Baumbusch, J., Cox, M.B., Salomons, K., Schulzer, M., & Kuramoto, L. (2014). Nursing home characteristics associated with resident transfers to emergency departments. Canadian Journal on Aging, 33(1), 38-48. doi: 10.1017/S0714980813000615

Dahlke, S., Baumbusch, J., Affleck, F., & Kwon, J.Y. (2012). The clinical instructor role in nursing education: A systematic literature review. Journal of Nursing Education, 51(12), 692-696.

Baumbusch, J., Dahlke, S., & Phinney, A. (2012). Nursing students’ knowledge and beliefs about care of older adults in a shifting context of nursing education. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(11), 2550-2558.

McGregor, M.J., Baumbusch, J., Abu-Laban, R.B., McGrail, K.M., Andrusiek, D., Globerman, J., Berg, S., Cox, M.B., Salomons, K., Volker, J., & Ronald, L. (2011). A survey of nursing home organizational characteristics associated with hospital transfers and care quality in one large British Columbia health region. Canadian Journal on Aging, 30, 551-561.

Baumbusch, J. & Shaw, M. (2011). Geriatric emergency nurses: addressing the needs of an aging population. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 37(4), 321-327.

Baumbusch, J. (2011). Conducting critical ethnography in long-term residential care: experiences of a novice researcher. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(1), 184-192.

Anderson, J.M., Browne, A.J., Reimer Kirkham, S., Lynam, J., Rodney, P., Varcoe, C., Wong, S., Tan, E., Smye, V., McDonald, H., Baumbusch, J., Khan, K.B., Reimer, J., Peltonen, A., & Brar, A. (2010). Uptake of critical knowledge in nursing practice: Lessons learned from a knowledge translation study. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 42(3), 106-122.

Baumbusch, J.L. (2010). Semi-structured interviewing in practice-close research. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15(3), 255-258.

Baumbusch, J., & Phinney, A. (2010). Including marginalized voices in qualitative research: examples from research with adults with Intellectual Disabilities. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 9(4), 436.

Bryan, S., Murphy, J., Doyle-Waters, M., Kuramoto, L., Ayas, N., Baumbusch, J., Balka, E., Mitton, C., Gray, J., Harrington, C., Globerman, J., & McGregor, M. (2010). A systematic review of research evidence on: (a) 24-hour Registered Nurse availability in long-term care, and (b) the relationship between nurse staffing and quality in long-term care. Final report for CIHR Expedited Knowledge Synthesis Program. Commissioning province: Saskatchewan.

Baumbusch, J., Lynam, M.J., Sather, T., Wolverton, A., et al. (2009).  Planning for two lifetimes: Health work in families of young children with special needs.  Final Research Report (to request a copy, please email

Cohen, M., Tate, J., & Baumbusch, J.  (2009).  An uncertain future for seniors: BC’s restructuring of home and community care, 2001-2008.  Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives: Vancouver, BC.

Reimer Kirkham, S., Baumbusch, J., Schultz, A..S.H., & Anderson, J.M. (2009).  Knowledge development and evidence-based practice: Insights and opportunities from a postcolonial feminist perspective for transformative nursing practice.  Reprinted in P.G. Reed & N.B. Crawford Shearer, Perspectives on Nursing Theory, 5th Ed. (pp 349-364).

Baumbusch, J., Reimer Kirkham, S., Khan, K. B., McDonald, H., Semeniuk, P., & Anderson, J. (2008). Pursuing common agendas: A collaborative model for knowledge translation in clinical settings. Research in Nursing & Health, 31, 130-140.

Baumbusch, J.L.  (2008).  Decommissioning citizenship: The organization of long-term residential care.  Unpublished dissertation: The University of British Columbia. Vancouver: BC (available at ).

Baumbusch, J., Semeniuk, P., McDonald, H., Khan, K. B., Reimer Kirkham, S., Tan, E., et al. (2007). Easing the transition between hospital and home: Translating knowledge into action. Canadian Nurse, 103(8), 24-29.

Reimer Kirkham, S., Baumbusch, J.L., Schultz, A.S.H., & Anderson, J.M. (2007). Knowledge development and evidence-based practice: Insights and opportunities from a postcolonial feminist perspective for transformative nursing practice. Advances in Nursing Science, 30(1), 26-40.

Baumbusch, J., Semeniuk, P., Holland, M., & Tait, J. (2007). Cultivating leadership in gerontological nursing through specialty certification. The Canadian Journal of Geriatrics, 10(3 Supp), 10-14.

Khan, K.B., McDonald, H., Baumbusch, J.L., Reimer Kirkham, S., Tan, E., & Anderson, J.M. (2007).  Taking up postcolonial feminism in the field: Working through a method. Women’s Studies International Forum, 30, 228-242.

Baumbusch, J., McDonald, H., Anderson, J.M., Reimer Kirkham, S., Khan, K.B., Blue, C., Semeniuk, P., & Tan, E. (2006). A collaborative model of knowledge translation for sustainable practice change. In: CIHR Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. Evidence in action, acting on evidence: A case book of health services and policy research knowledge translation stories (pp19-22).  Ottawa, ON: CIHR.

Baumbusch, J.L. (2004). Unclaimed treasures: Older women’s reflections on lifelong singlehood. Journal of Women and Aging, 16(1/2), 105-121.

Baumbusch, J.L., & Andrusyszyn, M.A. (2002). Gerontological content in Canadian baccalaureate nursing programs: Cause for concern? Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 34(1), 119-129.

Baumbusch, J.L., & Goldenberg, D. (2000). The impact of an aging population on curriculum development in undergraduate nursing education. Perspectives: The Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 24(2), 8-14.

Baumbusch, J. (1999). One, big, happy – involved family. Long Term Care, 9(3), 14-16.

Baumbusch, J., & Trautman, N. (1997). Does studying family health policy have to put students to sleep?  No! Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 295-302.


Supervisor eligibility: 

  • MHLP
  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD