Current Palliative Nursing Research Studies

Here, we profile active research studies in palliative care nursing that are relevant to the national landscape of palliative care nursing in Canada.

 

  • We encourage you to review the offerings below and click on the provided links to engage with the study protocol that is of interest to you.

  • All questions about individual research protocols should be directed to contacts for each Study as indicated. 

                                 Research Proposals are the work of Academic  Individuals or Groups and not affiliated with CPCNA.                                                       If Members of CPCNA are associated with any of the Research Protocols shared here, it is from the perspective of their separate professional affiliations, and not their role with CPCNA.

Controlled Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death In the Context of Medical Assistance in Dying

 – The Link

 

We are looking for volunteer Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians to take part in a study exploring your beliefs that may impact clinical uptake of the Controlled Donation after Cardiocirculatory Death (cDCD) practice model for terminal patients that have been accepted for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD).

Your one-time participation is entirely voluntary and would take approximately 5-10 minutes of your time. By participating in this study you will help us to better understand the intentions of palliative and hospice care Physicians and Nurses, together with organizational supports and culture, that connect organ and tissue donation to patients accessing MAiD and value the personal consequences of healthcare providers.

If you are interested in participating, click on this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9PBY5Q7?1=[CPCNA]&2=[CPCNA]

To learn more about this study, please contact: Tina Shaver RN BN BA, Graduate Student in the Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University, at tina.shaver@ahs.ca 

This study has been reviewed and approved by the University of Alberta Health Research Ethics Board. Should you have any comments or concerns regarding your treatment as a participant in this study, please contact the Office of Research Ethics at 1-800-788-9041, ext. 6718 or by e-mail to rebsec@athabascau.ca

Dignity in Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic  

(Call for Study Participants)   

  

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are conducting a national research study on the experiences of frontline healthcare providers who have cared for dying patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, this study will explore those experiences, as well as some of the long-term effects that frontline healthcare providers may experience due to the pandemic. This program of research is being led by Principle Investigator Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov - Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba, Senior Scientist at the Research Institute of Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba, and Co-Founder of the Canadian Virtual Hospice.   

  

Interested participants will be asked to complete a brief survey over a period of 3 time-points, and if willing, take part in a brief phone call interview. We anticipate that this survey will take 15 minutes of your time. Information to help you decide whether to voluntarily consent will be available at the beginning of the survey.  

If interested in participating, click on this link:

 

https://rcsurvey.radyfhs.umanitoba.ca/surveys/?s=EMFLWLRKJA  

 If there are questions about this research protocol,  email the research team at dignityincare@umanitoba.ca

 

This research has been approved by the University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board. If you have concerns or complaints about this project you may contact the above-named persons or the Human Ethics Coordinator (HEC) at 204-474-7122 or humanethics@umanitoba.ca

Community-Based Palliative Care for Patients with Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Disabilities

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Research Group at Queen’s University is inviting you to participate in a research study.

Patients with CP and severe to profound IDD are living longer than ever before and are experiencing prolonged periods of frailty requiring complex end-of-life care. Many of these patients would benefit from a palliative approach to their care, however, palliative care for this population presents unique challenges. These challenges include management of complex symptomatology, difficult goals of care discussions and complicated end-of-life trajectories. 

They are recruiting healthcare providers who have experience providing palliative care to patients with CP and IDD to participate in our study. Participants can include physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dieticians etc.  The study process will include an online survey on the Qualtrics survey platform, and will assess participant’s comfort and knowledge in providing palliative care to this patient population. We anticipate that the survey will take no more than 10 minutes to complete. After completing the survey, participants will also have the option of participating in a one-on-one interview to further explore the topic. 

Click on this link if you are interested in participating:

https://queensu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_exO8SYfjnSdabZk

Participants will be recruited via snowball sampling, and so we encourage you to share this link with any of your colleagues who have experience providing palliative care to this patient population.

This research is being conducted in conjunction with the Centre for Studies in Primary Care in the Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University. It has been reviewed for ethical compliance by the Queen’s University Health Sciences and Affiliated Teaching Hospitals Research Ethics Board (HSREB).

Family/Friend Caregiving in Manitoba during Covid-19

 

Researchers at the University of Manitoba are conducting a brief online survey of family/friend caregiving in Manitoba during the COVID pandemic. Led by professors Laura Funk (Sociology) and Jamie Penner (Nursing), the survey asks about the impact of COVID-19, including pandemic-related changes in health and social care systems, on family and friend caregivers.

This survey is designed for any Manitoban who takes on an unpaid caring role providing emotional, physical or practical support in response to a family member, neighbour or friend’s chronic condition, disability, drug or alcohol dependency, mental illness or cognitive impairment, terminal or serious physical illness, or age-related needs. This might be a new role to you during the pandemic or something you’ve been doing for quite some time.

 

If you are interested, please click the link below to view our survey. We anticipate that this survey will take approximately 15-20 minutes of your time. Information to help you decide whether to voluntarily consent will be available at the beginning of the survey.

 

https://umnursing.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_aa5QB1pdaRcFawR

 

Thank you for considering this request. You can contact Dr. Laura Funk (Laura.Funk@umanitoba.ca) or Prof. Jamie Penner (Jamie.Penner@umanitoba.ca) if you have any further questions about this project.

 

This research has been approved by the Psychology/Sociology Ethics Board. If you have concerns or complaints about this project you may contact the above-named persons or the Human Ethics Coordinator (HEC) at 204-474-7122 or humanethics@umanitoba.ca

For any questions of concerns about CPCNA and Research, contact us at cpcnainfo@gmail.com