Patricia Rodney, RN, MSN, PhD

Associate Professor

UBC School of Nursing
T201 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC
Canada V6T 2B5

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Almutairi, A.F., & Rodney, P. (2013). Critical cultural competence for culturally diverse workforces: Toward equitable and peaceful health care. Advances in Nursing Science, 36 (3), 200-212.

Dodek, P., M., Henrich, N., Rodney, P., Alden, L. Causes and consequences of moral distress in the ICU: A focus group study. (2013). American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 187. A4447.

Rodney, P., Buckley, B., Street, A., Serrano, E., & Martin, L.A. (2013). The moral climate of nursing practice: Inquiry and action. In J. Storch, Rodney, P)., & R. Starzomski (Eds.)., Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics of leadership and practice (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Burgess, M., Pauly, B., & Phillips, J.C. (2013). Our theoretical landscape: Complementary approaches to health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds). Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Burgess, M., Phillips, J.C., McPherson, G., & Brown, H. (2013). Our theoretical landscape: A brief history of health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski, R. (Eds) Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd ed.) Toronto, ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., d'Agincourt-Canning, L., McPherson, G., Anderson, J., McDonald, M., Pauly, B., Burgess, M., & Phillips, J.C. (2013). Working within the landscape: Ethics in practice. In J. Storch, P., Rodney, & R. Starzomski, (Eds.) Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd Ed.). Toronto: ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Harrigan, M.L., Jiwani, B., Burgess, M., & Phillips, J.C. (2013). A further landscape: Ethics in health care organizations and health/health care policy. In J. Storch, P., Rodney, & Starzomski, R. (Eds). Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice(2nd ed.). Toronto: ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Kadyschuk, S., Liaschenko, J., Brown, H., Musto, L., & Snyder, N. (2013). Moral agency: relational connections and support. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.) Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Storch, J., Starzomski, R., & Rodney, P. (2013). To boldly go forward: Epilogue and future horizons. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.). Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice  (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Storch, J., Starzomski, R., & Rodney, P. (2013). Re-framing end of life decision making. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.)Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Dodek, P.,M., Hamrick., A, Ayas, N., Dhingra, V., Heppell, L., Keenan, S., Tholin, H., Wong, H., Kuhl, D., Alden, L., Maclure, M., Appleby, A., Stuart, M., Stewart, M., Henrich, N., Norena, M., Rodney, P. (2012) Moral distress in ICU professionals in associated with profession and years of experience.  American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 185, A1607.

Duncan, S., Thorne, S., & Rodney, P. (2012) Understanding the implications of the changing regulatory environment in Nursing, Insights from the BC experience. Vancouver: BC: Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC). Accessed July 8, 2014 from http://www.arnbc.ca/images/pdfs/publications/understanding-implications-...

Rodney, P., & Varcoe, C. (2012). Constrained agency: The social structure of nurses' work. In F. Baylis, J. Downie, B. Hoffmaster, & S. Sherwin (Eds.) Health care ethics in Canada (3rd ed.). 97-114.

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

Anderson, J. M., Rodney, P., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Browne, A.J., Khan, K.B., & Lynam, M.J. (2009). Inequities in health and healthcare viewed through the ethical lens of critical social justice: Contextual knowledge for the global priorities ahead. ADvances in Nursing Science, 32 (4), 282-294.

Storch, J., Rodney, P., & Starzomski, S. (2009). Ethics in health care in Canada. In B.S. Bolaria & H. Dickinson, (Eds.), Health, illness, and health care in Canada (4th ed). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Storch, J., Rodney, P., Varcoe, C., Pauly, B., Starzomski, R., Stevenson, L., Best, L., Mass, H., Fulton, T.R., Mildon, B., Bees, F., Chisolm, A., MacDonald-Rencz, S., McCutcheon, A.S., Shamian, J., Thomspon, C., Makaroff, K.S., & Newton, L. (2009). Leadership for ethical policy and practice (LEPP): Participatory action project. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 22 (3), 68-80.

Varcoe, C., & Rodney, P. (2009). Constrained agency: The social structure of nurses' work. In B.S. Bolaria & H. Dickinson, (Eds). Health, illness, and health care in Canada (4th ed). Toronto, ON: Nelson Education.

Storch, J., Rodney, P., & Starzomski, S. (2008). Ethics in health care in Canada. In B.S. Bolaria & H. Dickinson (Eds.), Health, illness, and health care in Canada (3rd ed.; pp. 409-444). Toronto: Harcourt Brace.

Varcoe, C. & Rodney, P. (2008). Constrained agency: The social structure of nurses' work. In B.S. Bolaria & H. Dickinson (Eds.), Health, illness, and health care in Canada (4th ed.). Toronto: Harcourt Brace.

Brown, H., & Rodney, P. (2007). Beyond case studies in practice education: Creating capacities for ethical knowledge through story and narrative. In L.E. Young & B. Paterson (Eds.), Teaching nursing: Developing a student-centered learning environment. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams, & Wilkins.

McPherson, G., & Rodney, P. (2004). Reports: Nursing ethics: Cross-border challenges and leadership. Nursing Ethics, 11(3), 309-310.

McKinley, S., Rodney, P., Storch. J., & McAlpine, H. (2004). The role of ethics in nursing. Nursing BC, 36(1), 12-16.

Rodney, P., Doane, G.H., Storch, J. & Varcoe, C. (2006). Workplaces: Toward a safer moral climate. Canadian Nurse, 102(8), 24-27.

Chidwick, P., Connolly, E., Frolic, A., Hardingham, L., MacDonald, C., Murphy, P., Rodney, P., & Webster, G.C. (2004). Commentary on the Olivieri Symposium. Journal of Medical Ethics, 30 (4), 231.

Rodney, P., & Street, A. (2004). The moral climate of nursing practice: Inquiry and action. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.),Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. (pp. 209-231). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Brown, H., Rodney, P., Pauly, B., Varcoe, C., & Smye, V. (2004). Working within the landscape: Nursing ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. (pp. 126-153). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Burgess, M, & McPherson, G., & Brown, H. (2004). Our theoretical landscape: A brief history of health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. (pp. 56-76). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Pauly, B., & Burgess, M. (2004). Our theoretical landscape: Complementary approaches to health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. (pp. 77-97). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Brown, H., & Liaschenko, J. (2004). Moral agency: Relational connections and trust. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. (pp. 154-177). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Storch, J., Rodney, P. & Starzomski, R. (Eds.). (2004). Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

McPherson, G., Rodney, P., Storch, J., Pauly, B., McDonald, M., & Burgess, M. (2004). Working within the landscape: Applications in health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney, & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice. (pp. 98-125). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.

Varcoe, C., Doane, G., Pauly, B., Rodney, P., Storch, J.L., Mahoney, K., McPherson, G., Brown, H., Starzomski, R. (2004). Ethical practice in nursing: working the in-betweens. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45(3), 316-325.

Milliken, P. J., & Rodney, P. (2003). Parents as caregivers for children with Schizophrenia: Moral dilemmas and moral agency. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 24(757-773).

Rodney, P., & Howlett, J. (2003). Elderly patients with cardiac disease: Quality of life, end of life, and ethics. (Paper in unpublished Canadian Cardiovascular Society Consensus Document on the Elderly and Cardiac Disease).

Varcoe, C., Rodney, P., & McCormick, J. (2003). Health care relationships in context: An analysis of three ethnographies. Qualitative Health Research, 13(7), 957-973.

McCormick, J., Rodney, P., & Varcoe, C. (2003). Reinterpretations across studies: An approach to meta-analysis. Qualitative Health Research, 13(7), 933-944.

Storch, J., Rodney, P., Pauly, B., Brown, H., & Starzomski, R. (2003). Listening to nurses’ moral voices: Building a quality health care environment. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 15(4), 7-16.

Rodney, P., Varcoe, C., Storch, J. L., McPherson, G., Mahoney, K., Brown, H., Pauly, B., Hartrick Doane, G., & Starzomski, R. (2002). Navigating toward a moral horizon: A multi-site qualitative study of nurses’ enactment of ethical practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 34(3), 75-102.

Storch, J., Rodney, P., & Starzomski, S. (2002). Ethics in health care in Canada. In B.S. Bolaria & H. Dickinson (Eds.), Health, illness, and health care in Canada. (pp. 409-444 3rd ed). Toronto: Harcourt Brace.

Varcoe, C. & Rodney, P. (2002). Constrained agency: The social structure of nurses’ work. In B.S. Bolaria & H. Dickinson (Eds.), Health, illness, and health care in Canada. (pp. 102-128 3rd ed). Toronto: Harcourt Brace.

Schreiber, R., Rodney P., & Varcoe, C. (2001). Letter to the Editor: Reflections on “Deconstructing Harry”, or when is good art bad science?.Qualitative Health Research, 11(6), 723-724.

Coughlin, M., Connolly, E., Harrison, C., Hirtle, M., Lynch, A., MacDonald, C., Murphy, P., Rodney, P., Rowell, M., & Webster, G. (2001). Working conditions: A report from the Ad Hoc Working Group on Employment Standards for Bioethics. Canadian Bioethics Society Newsletter, 6(12), 4-10.

Rodney, P. (2001). Research to evaluate the St. Paul’s Hospital DNR Protocol. Steps in Healthcare Ethics, 3(1), 1-2.

Rodney, P. & Varcoe, C. (2001). Toward ethical inquiry in the economic evaluation of nursing practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 33(1), 35-57.

Rodney, P.A. (Contributor). (1999). The legal and ethical foundations of nursing practice. In B. DuGas, L. Esson, & S.E. Ronaldson (Eds.),Nursing foundations: A Canadian perspective. (pp. 98-122, 2nd ed). Scarborough, Ont.: Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P. (1999). Part IV: Introduction: Health policy: A cross-cultural dialogue. In H. Coward & P. Ratanakul (Eds.), A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics. (pp. 213-214). Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Burgess, M., Rodney, P., Coward, H., Ratanakul, P., & Suwonnakote, K. (1999). Pediatric care: Judgments about best interests at the outset of life. In H. Coward & P. Ratanakul (Eds.), A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics. (pp. 160-175). Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Blue, A.W., Keyserlingk, E.W., Rodney, P., & Starzomski, R. (1999). A critical view of North American health policy. In H. Coward & P. Ratanakul (Eds.), A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics. (pp. 215-225). Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Anderson, J.M., & Rodney, P. (1999). Part IV: Conclusion: Health policy: A cross-cultural dialogue. In H. Coward & P. Ratanakul (Eds.), A cross-cultural dialogue on health care ethics. (pp. 257-261). Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

Rodney, P.A. (1998). Towards ideological inquiry. Canadian Association for Nursing Research Newsletter, 9(1), 5-6.

Helms, G., James, M., & Rodney, P. (1998). Building transdisciplinary standpoints: An integrative bibliography. In V. Strong-Boag, A. Eisenberg, & J. Anderson (Eds.), Painting the maple: Essays on race, gender, and the construction of Canada. (pp. 262-278). Vancouver: UBC Press.

Anderson, J.M., Grace, S. E., Helms, G., James, M. & Rodney, P. (1997). Women speaking: Heather Rose and the culture of health care. In S. McLarnon & D. Nord (Eds.), Northern Parallels: The 4th Circumpolar Universities Cooperation Conference Proceedings: February 23-25, 1995 (pp. 84-101). Prince George, Canada: UNBC.

Starzomski, R. & Rodney, P. (1997). Nursing inquiry for the common good. In S.E. In Thorne and V. E. Hayes (Ed.), Nursing praxis: Knowledge and action. (pp. 219-236). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Helms, G., James, M. & Rodney, P. (1996). Multifarious, processual, and pervasive: Towards an interdisciplinary dialogue on constructions.The University of British Columbia Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations Conference Proceedings: Race, Gender and the Construction of Canada: October 19-22, 1995: Vol. 2 (pp. 1-27). Vancouver, BC: The University of British Columbia Centre for Research in Women’s Studies and Gender Relations.

Ericksen, J., Rodney, P. & Starzomski, R. (1995). When is it right to die?. Canadian Nurse, 91(8), 29-34.

Rodney, P. (1994). A nursing perspective on life-prolonging treatment. Journal of Palliative Care, 10(2), 40-44.

Rodney, P., & Starzomski, R. (1993). Constraints on the moral agency of nurses. Canadian Nurse, 89(9), 23-26.

Rodney, P. (1991). Patients in shock: Some questions about resource allocation. Canadian Critical Care Nursing Journal, 8(3), 13-15.

Rodney, P.A. (1991). Dealing with ethical problems: An ethical decision-making model for critical care nurses. Canadian Critical Care Nursing Journal, 8(2), 8-10.

Rodney, P., & Starzomski, R. (1994). Responding to ethical challenges. Nursing BC, 26(2), 10-13.

Rodney, P. (1994). Nurses’ ethical responsibilities to the elderly. Gerontological Nurses Group of British Columbia Newsletter, (Spring edition), 6-7.

Rodney, P. (1989). Feelings of senselessness. Canadian Nurse, 85(2), 42.

Rodney, P. (1989). Towards ethical decision-making in nursing practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration, 2(2), 11-14.

Rodney, P. (1988). Phenomenology: Implications of a research methodology for nursing practice. Nursing Research Interest Group Newsletter, 6(4), 7-9.

Rodney, P. (1988). Moral distress in critical care nursing. Canadian Critical Care Nursing Journal, 5(2), 9-11.

Duncan, S., & Rodney, P. (1978). Hope -- A negative force?. Canadian Nurse (November, 1978), 22-23.

Teaching

Supervisor eligibiity: 

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