Joyce Davison, PhD, RN

Associate Member

UBC Dept. of Urologic Sciences
Prostate Centre
Research Scientist
Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Level 6, 2775 Laurel St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V5Z 1M9


Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

Oliffe, J. L., Davison, B.J., Pickles, T,, Mroz, L. (In Press, August 2008). The Self-Management of Uncertainty Among Men Undertaking Active Surveillance for Low Risk Prostate Cancer. Qualitative Health.

Davison, B.J., Oliffe, J.L., Pickles, T., Mroz, L. (2009). Factors Influencing Men Undertaking Active Surveillance for the Management of Low Risk Prostate Cancer. ONF, 36(1): 89-96.

White, M., Verhoef, M., Davison, B. J., Gunn, H., & Cooke, K. (2008).  Seeking mind, body and spirit health – Why some men with prostate cancer choose CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) over conventional cancer treatments.  Integrative Medicine Insights 2008; 3, 1-11.

Davison, B. J., So, A.I., & Goldenberg, S.L. (2007). Quality of life, sexual function and decision regret one year following surgical treatment of localized prostate cancer. BJUi, 100, 780-785  

Davison, B.J., Goldenberg, S.L., Wiens, K., & Gleave, M.E.  (2007).  Comparing a generic and individualized information decision support intervention for men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer. Cancer Nursing, 30, 1-9.

Balneaves, L.G., Truant, T.L.O., Kelly, M, Verhoef, M.J., & Davison, B.J.  (2007).  Bridging the gap: Decision-making processes of women with breast cancer using complementary and alternative Medicine (CAM). Supportive Care in Cancer, 15:973-983.

Berry, D.L., Wolpin, S.E., Lober, W.B., Ellis, W.J., Russell, K.J., & Davison, B.J. (2006).  Actual use and perceived usefulness of a web-based, decision support program for men with prostate cancer. Stud Health Technol Inform, 122, 781-782.

Davison, B. J., So, A.I., Goldenberg, S.L., Berkowitz, J., & Gleave, M.E. (2007).  Measurement of Factors Influencing Participation of Prostate Cancer Patients in Clinical Trials: A Canadian Perspective. BJUi. 101, 982-987.

Thorne, S. E., Bultz, B. D., Baile, W. F., and the SCRN Communication Team (Brundage, M. D., Butler, L., Carlson, L.E., Davison, B.J., Degner, L.F., Feldman-Stewart, D., Hack, T.F., Parker, P. A., & Tishelman, C. Is there a cost to poor communication in cancer care? A critical review of the literature. Psychooncology, 14, 875-884.

Feldman-Stewart, D., Brundage, M. D., Tishelman, C., and the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W. F., Bultz, B. D., Butler, L., Carlson, L. E., Davison, B.J., Degner, L.F., Hack, T.F., Parker, P.A., & Thorne, S.E.). A conceptual framework for patient-professional communication: an application to the cancer context. Psychooncology, 14,  801-809.

Hack, T. F., Degner, L. F., Parker, P. A., and the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W. F., Brundage, M. D., Bultz, B. D., Butler, L., Carlson, L. E., Davison, B. J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Thorne, S. E., & Tishelman, C.). (2005). The communication goals and needs of cancer patients: a review.  Psychooncology, 14, 831-845.

Carlson, L. E., Feldman-Stewart,  D., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M. D., and the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W. F., Bultz, B. D., Butler, L., Davison, B. J., Degner, L. F., Hack, T. F., Parker, P. A., & Thorne, S. E.). (2005).  Patient-professional communication research in cancer: an integrative review of research methods in the context of a conceptual framework. Psychooncology, 14, 812-828.

Butler, L., Degner, L. F., and the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W. F., Landry, M., Brundage, M. D., Bultz, B. D., Carlson, L.E., Davison, B. J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Hack, T. F., Parker, P. A, Thorne, S. E., & Tishelman, C.). (2005).  Developing communication competency in the context of cancer: a critical interpretive analysis of provider training programs. Psychooncology, 14, 861-872.

Parker, P.A., Davison, B.J., Tishelman. C., Brundage, M.D. and the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W. F., Bultz, B. D., Butler, L., Carlson, L. E., Degner, L.F., Feldman-Stewart, D., Hack, T. F. & Thorne, S. E.). (2005).  What do we know about facilitating patient communication in the cancer care setting? Psychooncology, 14, 848-858.

Davison, B. J., Elliott, S., Ekland, M., Griffin, S., and Wiens, K.  (2005).  Development and Evaluation of a Prostate Sexual Rehabilitation Clinic: A Pilot Project. BJU,  96, 1360-1364.

Davison, B. J., Parker, P. A., & Goldenberg, S.L. (2004).  Patients' preferences for communicating a prostate cancer diagnosis and participating in medical decision-making.British Journal of Urology, 93, 47-51.

Davison, B. J., Keyes, M., Elliott, S., Berkowitz, J., & Goldenberg, S. L.  (2004).  Preferences for sexual information resources in patients treated for early-stage prostate cancer with either a radical prostatectomy or brachytherapy. British Journal of Urology, 93, 965-969.

Davison, B. J., Moore, K. N., MacMillan, H., Bisaillon, A., & Wiens,  K. (2004).  Patient evaluation of a discharge program following a radical prostatectomy.Journal of Urologic Nursing, 24, 483-489.

Davison, B. J. (2001). Making your decision about treatment. In C. Glegg (Ed.), Prostate cancer: All you need to know to take an active part in your treatment (Third Edition). (pp. 89-93).

Davison, B.J., Kirk, P., Degner, L.F., & Hassard, T.H. (1999). Information and participation in screening for prostate cancer. Patient Education and Counselling, 37, 255-63.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Degner, L.F., Katz, A., & Davison, B.J. (1999). Feasibility of an audio tape intervention for patients with cancer: A multi-centre, randomized, controlled pilot study. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17, 1-15.

Degner, L. F., Davison, B.J., Sloan, J.A., & Mueller, B. (1998). Development of a scale to measure information needs. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 6, 137- 153.

Davison, B. J., & Degner, L. F. (1998). Promoting patient decision making in life and death situations. Seminars in Oncology Nursing (Special Edition), 14, 1-10.

Davison, B. J., & Degner, L.F. (1997). Empowerment of men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer in treatment decision making. Cancer Nursing, 20, 187-196.

Davison, B. J., & Degner, L. F. (1996). Decision making. In R. McCorkle, M. Grant, M. Frank-Stromberg, S. B. Baird (Eds.), Cancer nursing: A comprehensive textbook (Second Edition). (pp. 74-80). Vancouver, B.C., Intelligent Patient Guide Ltd.

Davison, B. J., Degner, L.F., & Morgan, T.R. (1995). Information and decision-making preferences of men with prostate cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 9, 1401-1408.