RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAN
Professor and CIHR Chair in Sex and Gender Science: Dynamics of Caregiving in an Aging Society
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.
Post-baccalaureate diploma (Gerontology), Simon Fraser University
- BSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
- MS (Nursing), University of Western Ontario
- PhD (Nursing), University of British Columbia
Affiliations & Links
- Associate Editor, International Journal of Older People Nursing
- Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Older People Nursing, Journal of Family Nursing, The Gerontologist
- Co-lead, Gerontological Education Research & Outreach (gero.nursing.ubc.ca)
Area of Research
Dr. Baumbusch leads a research program aimed at improving person- and family-centered care across the continuum of health and social care. She specializes in research about older people, people with lifelong disabilities, and their families. Jennifer also has an interest in inclusive education, specifically education and inclusion as social determinants of health. Her theoretical and methodological expertise is mainly in critical inquiry, qualitative research, and knowledge translation.
Research Unit Website
Research Program Website
Jennifer’s teaching encompasses gerontological nursing practice, geriatric health issues, and intellectual disability. She weaves narratives together with theoretical and clinical concepts to help students understand the role of nurses in their clients’ health care experiences and the broader delivery of health care for these vulnerable populations. She creates a learner-centered environment that supports students by providing them with multiple and varied opportunities to develop their skills and also further their substantive knowledge in her areas of expertise, which include nursing care of older adults, qualitative research methods, and knowledge translation.
Jennifer supervises graduate students within nursing and other disciplines in issues related to her teaching and research expertise. Recent and current graduate students have studied areas including: personhood and staff development in long-term residential care, family participation in acute care, nursing practice with older adults in acute care, and person-centered care models.
Teaching Scholarship Project
Jennifer has conducted a university-funded project, Developing a Toolkit for Clinical Instructors to Enhance Student Learning About Nursing Care of Older Adults, to support clinical instructors to integrate gerontological nursing competencies into their teaching.
Teaching Scholarship Publications
Jennifer is also engaged in teaching scholarship through publications about gerontological nursing in undergraduate nursing education and continuing education initiatives for nurses working with older adults.
Courses Taught at UBC
IHHS 407: Disability & Justice
N303: An Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice with Adults, Older Adults and Their Families
N337: Professional Nursing Practice with Adults, Older Adults, and their Families:
N430A: Population Focused Nursing Practice I (Nursing Care of Frail Older Adults)
N427: Consolidation Practicum: the final practice consolidation experience for the BSN program.
N444: The Changing Face of Nursing Care for Older Adults
N450: Introduction to Research Utilization
N502: Ethics and Politics of Nursing
N541: Clinical Nursing Education
N601: Doctoral Seminar
MHLP, MN, MSN - thesis, MSN - non-thesis, PhD
Pirker, Caitlyn – MSN, 2022
Moving forward: a qualitative exploration of the transition to adult healthcare services for young persons with medical complexity and their caregivers
Graham, Keara – MSN, 2021
Exploring stakeholder perspectives on the implementation of an adapted advance care planning tool with older adults experiencing homelessness in New Westminster
Kwon, Jae-Yung – PhD, 2020
The utility of atrial fibrillation clinical registry data in the modelling of change in patient-reported outcomes
Breau, Genevieve – PhD, 2017
Primary care providers’ attitudes and experiences recommending cancer screening to patients with Intellectual Disabilities
Knoll, Jennifer Katherine - MSN, 2018
Exploring the experience of early discharge after transcatheter aortic valve implantation for older adults and their informal caregivers
Desrosiers, Sarah - MSN, 2017
Facilitating critical thinking and clinical judgment in clinical nursing education
McDougall, Jennifer - MSN, 2017
Fostering family relationships in long-term care
Plested, Sushma - MSN, 2014
Alcohol use among community dwelling older adults
Saran, Navjoy - MSN, 2014
Understanding nursing care of older adults with ‘do not resuscitate’ orders in acute care
Forman, Jacqueline Marie - MSN, 2013
Exploring changes in functional status while waiting for transcatheter aortic valve implantation