Maura MacPhee, PhD, RN

Professor and MSN Program Coordinator

I have been studying nurses' work environments for almost two decades. Work environment factors of interest to me include nursing leadership, collaborative practice/teamwork, and workload management, especially safe staffing. My goal is to use best evidence to support healthy work environments for nurses, their colleagues, patients and families. I do applied research and use a variety of methods, most recently, realist synthesis and evaluation.

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Examples of Recent Research Publications

MacPhee, M., Dahinten, V. S., & Havaei, F.* (2017). The impact of heavy perceived nurse workloads on patient and nurse outcomes. Administrative Sciences, 7(1), 7-17.

Havaei, F., & MacPhee, M. (2020). The impact of heavy nurse workload and patient/family complaints on workplace violence: An application of the human factors framework. Nursing Open, https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.444

Havaei, F., & MacPhee, M. (2020). The effect of workplace violence and psychological stress responses on medical-surgical nurses’ medication intake. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, doi: 10.1177/0844562120903914

MacPhee, M., Havaei, F., Fitzgerald, B., Budz, B., Waller, D., & Li, C. (July 2019). Nursing care team redesign: It begins with the right data. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 33(2), 21-37.  

MacPhee, M., Wagner, J., Udod, S., Berry, L., Perchie, G., Conway, A. (2020). Participatory action research: Determining Emergency Department staffing needs. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 33(3), 29-44.

MacPhee, M., Wong, G., Abrams, R., & Merrett, K. (2020). Team processes in Canadian primary healthcare: A realist review. Healthcare Quarterly,23(2), 50-57.

 

Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed

Dahinten, V. S., MacPhee, M., Hejazi, S., Laschinger, H., Kazanjian, M., McCutcheon, A., Skelton-Green, J. & O'Brien-Pallas, L. (2014). Testing the effects of an empowerment-based leadership development programme: part 2–staff outcomes. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(1), 16-28.

MacPhee, M., Dahinten, V. S., Hejazi, S., Laschinger, H., Kazanjian, A., McCutcheon, A., Skelton-Green, J. & O'Brien-Pallas, L. (2014). Testing the effects of an empowerment-based leadership development programme: part 1–leader outcomes. Journal of Nursing Management, 22(1), 4-15.

Havaei, F., Dahinten, V. S., & MacPhee, M. (2013). The effects of perceived organizational support and span of control on the organizational commitment of novice leaders. Journal of Nursing Management. DOI: 10.1111/jonm.12131.

MacPhee, M., Paterson, M., Tassone, M., Marsh, D., Berry, S., Bainbridge, L., Steinberg, M., Careau, E. & Verma, S. (2013). Transforming health systems through collaborative leadership: Making change happen! PAPER SERIES, 79. International Scholarship of Service Learning (ISSL), South Africa.

Kramer, M., Brewer, B. B., Halfer, D., Maguire, P., Beausoleil, S., Claman, K., MacPhee, M., & Duchscher, J. B. (2013). Changing our lens: seeing the chaos of professional practice as complexity. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(4), 690-704.

Spiri, W. C., & MacPhee, M. (2013). The Meaning of Evidence-Based Management to Brazilian Senior Nurse Leaders. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(3), 265-272.

Garrett, B. M., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2013). Evaluation of an eportfolio for the assessment of clinical competence in a baccalaureate nursing program. Nurse Education Today, 33(10), 1207-1213.

MacPhee, M., Chang, L., Lee, D., & Spiri, W. (2013). Global health care leadership development: trends to consider. Journal of Healthcare Leadership, 5, 21-29.

Wong, C. A., Laschinger, H. K., Macdonald-Rencz, S., Burkoski, V., Cummings, G., D'amour, D., Grinspun, D., Gurnham, M. E., Huckstep, S., Leiter, M., Perkin, K., MacPhee, M., Matthews, S., O'Brien-Pallas, L., Ritchie, J., Ruffolo, M., Vincent, L., Wilk, P., Almost, J., Purdy, N., Daniels, F., & Grau, A. (2013). Part 2: Nurses' career aspirations to management roles: qualitative findings from a national study of Canadian nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(2), 231-241.

Laschinger, H., Wong, C., MacDonald-Rencz, S., Burkoski, V., Cummings, G., Damour, D., Grinspun, D., Gurnham, M., Huckstep, S., Leiter, M., MacPhee, M., Perkin, K., Matthews, S., O’Brien-Pallas, L., Ritchie, J., Ruffolo, M., Vincent, L., Wilk, P., Almost, J., Purdy, N., Daniels, F., & Grau, A. (2013). Part 1: The influence of personal and situational predictors on nurses' aspirations to management roles: preliminary findings of a national survey of Canadian nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(2), 217-230.

MacPhee, M., & Bora, L. Flexible work practices for nurses monograph. Published on the International Council of Nurses website www.ichrn.org. July 27, 2012.

MacPhee, M., Skelton-Green, J., Bouthillette, F., & Suryaprakash, N. (2012). An empowerment framework for nursing leadership development: supporting evidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(1), 159-169.

MacPhee, M. Flexible work practices for nurses fact sheet. Published on the International Council of Nurses website www.ichrn.org. July 27, 2012.

Garrett, B. M., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2011). Implementing high-fidelity simulation in Canada: Reflections on 3 years of practice. Nurse Education Today, 31(7), 671-676.

MacPhee, M., & Suryaprakash, P. (2011). First line nurse leaders’ healthcare change management initiatives. Available online December 5: doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01338.x

MacPhee, M., Wardrop, A., Campbell, C., & Wejr, P. (2011). The synergy model and its patient characteristics tool: A staff empowerment strategy. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 24(3), 42-56.

MacPhee, M., Skelton-Green, J., Bouthillette, F., & Suryapkash, N. (2011). An empowerment framework for nursing leadership development: supporting evidence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 68(1), 159-169.

Garrett, B., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2010). High fidelity patient simulation: Considerations for effective learning. Nursing Education Perspectives, 31(5), 309-314.

Garrett, B., MacPhee, M., & Jackson, C. (2010). Implementing high fidelity simulation in Canada: Reflections on three years of practice. Nurse Education Today. 31(7), 671-676.

Boschma, G., Einboden, R., Groening, M., Jackson, C., MacPhee, M., et al. (2010). Strengthening communication education in an undergraduate nursing curriculum. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), article 28. doi: 10.2202/1548-923X.2043

MacPhee, M., Wardrop, A., & Campbell, C. (2010). Transforming workplace relationships through shared decision making. Journal of Nursing Management, 18(8), 1016-1026. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2010.01122.x

MacPhee, M., Wejr, P., Jewell, K., Wardrop, A., & Mildon, B. (2010). British Columbia’s Provincial Nursing Workload Project: Evidence to empowerment. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 23(1), 54-63.

MacPhee, M., Wejr, P., Davis, M., Semeniuk, P., & Scarborough, K. (2009). Practice-academic nurse educators: Finding common ground. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 6(1). Retrieved December 2009 from http://www.bepress.com/ijnes/vol6/iss1/art32.

MacPhee, M., Suryaprakash, N., & Jackson, C. (2009). Online knowledge networking: What leaders need to know. Journal of Nursing Administration, 39(10), 415-423.

MacPhee, M. (2009). Developing a practice-academic partnership logic model. Nursing Outlook, 57(3), 143-147.

MacPhee, M., Espezel, H., Clauson, M., & Gustavson, K. (2009). A collaborative model to introduce quality and safety content into the undergraduate leadership curriculum. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 24(1), 83-89.

MacPhee, M., & Bouthillette, F. (2008). Developing leadership in nurse managers: The British Columbia Nursing Leadership Institute. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 21(3), 64-75.

MacPhee, M. (2007). Strategies and tools for managing change. Journal of Nursing Administration, 37(9), 404-415

MacPhee, M. (2002). Evidence-based practice in action. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 17(4), 313-320.

Richardson, D., Branowicki, P., Zeidman-Rogers, L., Mahoney, J., & MacPhee, M. (2006). An evidence-based approach to nasogastric tube management: Special considerations. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 21(5), 388-394.

Ellis, J., Priest, M., MacPhee, M., & Sanchez McCutcheon, A. (2006). Staffing for safety: A synthesis of the evidence. Ottawa, ON: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Sanchez McCutcheon, A., MacPhee, M., Davidson, J., Doyle-Waters, M., Mason, S., & Winslow, W. (2006). Evaluation of patient safety and nurse staffing. Ottawa ON: Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

MacPhee, M., Ellis, J., & McCutcheon, A. (2006). Nurse staffing and patient safety. Canadian Nurse, 102(8), 18-24.

MacPhee, M., McLean, G., & Woo, C. (2005). A nursing leadership evolution. (In press). Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

MacPhee, M., & Sredl, D. (2004). Mirror, mirror... Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 19(6), 371-373.

Lamagna, P., & MacPhee, M. (2004). Peripheral intravenous infiltration. Nursing Spectrum, June 28, 2004.

MacPhee, M., & Scott, J. (2002). The role of social support networks for rural hospital nurses: supporting and sustaining the rural nursing workforce. Journal of Nursing Administration, 32(5), 265-272.

MacPhee, M. (2001). Failure-to-thrive: Home-based interventions. In Preedy, V., Grimbles, G., & Watson, R (Eds.), Nutrition in the infant: Problems and practical procedures. (pp. 387-399). London, England: Greenwich Medical Media.

MacPhee, M., MacPhee, D., Morgan, G., & Gliner, J. (2000). Instructor’s manual to accompany research methods in applied settings: An integrated approach to design and analysis. Mawah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

MacPhee, M. (2000). Hospital networking: comparing the work of nurses with flexible and traditional schedules. Journal of Nursing Administration, 30, 190-199.

Teaching

Supervisor eligibility: 

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