Sonia Acorn, PhD

Professor Emerita


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Limoges, J., & Acorn, S. (2016). Transforming practice into clinical scholarship. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 72(4), 747-753. doi: 10.1111/jan.12881

Limoges, J., Acorn, S., & Osborne, M (2015). The scholarship of application: Recognizing and promoting nurses’ contribution to knowledge development. The Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(2), 77-82.
Acorn, S., & Osborne, M. (2013). Scholarship in nursing: Current view. Nursing Leadership, 26(1), 24-29.
Acorn, S., Lamarche, K., & Edwards, M. (2009). Practice doctorates in nursing: Developing nursing leaders. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 22(2), 85-91.

Mrayyan, M.T.; & Acorn, S. (2004). Nursing practice issues in Jordan: student suggested causes and solutions. International Nursing Review, 51, 81-87.

Acorn,S., & Joachim, G. (2003). Scleroderma: Living with unpredictability. AAOHN Journal, 51(8), 353-359.

Joachim, G., & Acorn, S. (2003). Living with a rare chronic disease: The scleroderma experience. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 42(6), 598-606.

Hesketh, K., Duncan, S.M., Estabrooks, C.A., Reimer, M., Giovannetti, P. Hyndman, K. & Acorn, S. (2003). Workplace violence in Alberta and British Columbia hospitals. Health Policy, 63, 311-321.

Estabrooks, C., Tourangeau, A., Humphrey, C.K., Hesketh, K., Giovannetti, P., Thomson, D., Wong, J., Acorn, S., Clarke, H., & Shamian, J. (2002). Measuring the hospital practice environment. Research in Nursing and Allied Health, 25, 256-268.

Kaur, J., & Acorn, S. (2002). Nursing leadership for the new millennium. Nursing Journal of India, 93, 5-6.

Thorne, S., Paterson, B., Acorn, S., Canam, C., Joachim, G., & Jillings, C. (2002). Chronic illness experience: Insights from a qualitative meta-study. Qualitative Health Research, 12(4), 427-452.

Duncan, S.M., Hyndman, K., Estabrooks, C.A., Hesketh, K., Humphrey, C.K., Wong, J.S., Acorn, S., & Giovannetti, P. (2001). Nurses’ experience of violence in Alberta and British Columbia Hospitals. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 32(4), 57-78.

Estabrooks, C.A., Duncan, S.M., Hyndman, K., Hesketh, K., Humphrey, C.K., Wong, J.S., Reimer, M.A., Acorn,S., Giovannetti, P. (2000). Nurses’ experiences of violence. Canadian Nurse, 96(9), 6.

Joachim, G., & Acorn, S. (2000). Stigma of visible and invisible chronic conditions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 32(1), 243-248.

Joachim, G., & Acorn, S. (2000). Living with chronic illness: The interface of stigma and normalization. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 32(3), 37-48.

Canam, C., & Acorn, S. (1999). Quality of life of family caregivers of individuals with chronic health problems. Rehabilitation Nursing, 24(5), 192-196, 200.

Acorn, S., Baxter, E., & Walker, J. (1999). Workforce issues. In J.M. Hibberd & D. Smith (Eds.), Management for nurses: A Canadian perspective (2nd. ed). (pp. 237-256). Toronto: WB Saunders.

Li, X, & Acorn, S. (1999). The evolution of nursing administration in China. International Nursing Review, 46(3), 91-94.

Acorn, S., & Barnett, J. (1999). Patient satisfaction: Measurement issues. The Canadian Nurse, 95(6), 33-36.

Acorn, S., & Offer, P. (Eds.). (1998). Living with brain injury: A guide for families and caregivers. The University of Toronto Press.

Bhimani, R., & Acorn, S. (1998). Managing within a culturally diverse environment. The Canadian Nurse, 94(8), 32-36.

Acorn, S. (1998). The family as caregiver. In S. Acorn & P. Offer (Eds.), Living with brain injury: A guide for families and caregivers. (pp. 155-162). Toronto: The University of Toronto Press.

Acorn, S., Williams, J., Dempster, L., Provost, S., & McEwan, C. (1997). Job sharing by nurse managers. Nursing Management, 28(5), 46, 48.

Crawford, M., & Acorn, S. (1997). Focus groups: Their use in administrative nursing research. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 27(5), 15-18.

Acorn, S., Ratner, P., & Crawford, M. (1997). Decentralization as a determinant of autonomy, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Nursing Research, 46(1), 52-58.

Li, X., & Acorn, S. (1996). Nursing administration in China. The Journal of Nursing Administration, 16(2), 12-13.

Acorn, S., & Crawford, M. (1996). First-line managers: Scope of responsibility in a time of fiscal restraint. Healthcare Management Forum, 9(2), 26-30.

Acorn, S., & Crawford, M. (1995). Decentralized organizational structures and first-line nurse managers. Journal of Nursing Administration, 25(10), 5, 27.

Acorn, S., & Li, X. (1995). Rehabilitation nursing in China. Rehabilitation Nursing, 20(6), 335-336.

Acorn, S. (1995). Assisting families of head-injured survivors through a family support program. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 21, 872-877.

Acorn, S., & Walker, J. (1994). Human resources-Human management. In J.M. Hibberd & M. Kyle (Eds.), Management for nurses: A Canadian perspective. (pp. 482-500). Toronto: WB Saunders.

Acorn, S., Flather Murrell, J., & Little, J. (1993). Education and support program for families of head-injured survivors. a community education manual.

Acorn, S. (1993). An education/support program for families of survivors of head injury. Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation, 7, 149-151.

Acorn, S. (1993). The use of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale by nurses. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 31(5), 9-12.

Acorn, S. (1993). Emergency shelter use in Vancouver, Canada. Journal of Community Health, 18, 283-291.

Acorn, S. (1993). Mental and physical health of homeless persons who use emergency shelters in Vancouver. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 44, 854-857.

Acorn, S. (1993). Head injured survivors: Caregivers and support groups. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 18, 39-45.

Acorn, S., & Bampton, E. (1992). Patients’ loneliness: A challenge for rehabilitation nurses. Rehabilitation Nursing, 17(1), 22-25.

Acorn, S., & Roberts, E. (1992). Head injury: Impact on the wives. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 24, 324-328.

Acorn, S. (1991). Relationship of role conflict and role ambiguity to selected job dimensions among joint appointees. Journal of Professional Nursing, 7(4), 221-227.

Acorn, S., & Andersen, S. (1990). Depression in multiple sclerosis: Critique of the research literature. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 22, 209-214.

Acorn, S. (1990). Scholarly productivity in nursing. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 22(2), 7-13.

Dueck, J., Acorn S. (1989). Specialization in practice: Rehabilitation nursing. The Canadian Nurse, 85(9), 25-26.

Acorn, S. (1988). Role perspectives of joint appointees. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 20(3), 5-15.

Acorn, S. (1990). Joint appointments: Perspectives of nurse executives. Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration, 3(4), 6-9.

Acorn, S., Love, S., & Mills, W. (1990). Implementation of unit?based quality assurance projects in a rehabilitation hospital. Rehabilitation Nursing, 15(1), 10-12.