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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.

Architecture for Nurses

 

This Graduate Nursing Research protocol is looking for registered nurses in Canada, who are interested in learning more about how their surroundings impact their well-being, and the kind of spaces you would like designed in hospitals to support you.  To participate you will need to be able to communicate in English and have access to the internet and a smartphone.

Participation will include:

  • 20 minute meeting with the researcher

  • Taking 3 to 5 photos of spaces that promote restoration & a short note for each photo

  • 45 - 90 min virtual interview

You are invited to participate in a survey and share your opinions on the progress toward these important goals.

This study is being led by MScN student Chaman Akoo under the supervision of Dr. Kim McMillan from the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa.

 

If you would like more information or are interested in participating, please email: cakoo097@uottawa.ca. Recruitment will be on a first come, first served basis

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Ethics approval has been obtained by the uOttawa REB. For questions about ethical conduct of the study, contact the Protocol

Officer for Ethics in Research, University of Ottawa, ethics@uottawa.ca

The project is being conducted independently from the organizations and agencies from which participants may be recruited.

Strategies to Relieve Suffering at End-of-Life (STRS-EOL)

 

A research group, led by Drs. Barbara Pesut and Sally Thorne at the University of British Columbia, is conducting a study funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR). This longitudinal study explores  the development of palliative care and medical assistance in dying from 2016-2024. As part of that study they are interested in surveying those involved in palliative care about their perceptions of the changes to palliative care since 2016. This would be a short survey simply asking about perceptions of changes in relation to the priorities of the Canadian Palliative Care Framework.

 

You are invited to participate in a survey and share your opinions on the progress toward these important goals.

 

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

https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_29ywnyh50BXXBs2

To learn more about this study, please contact: Barbara Pesut PhD RN, Professor School of Nursing and Principal Research Chair, Palliative and End-of-Life Care, University of British Columbia, at Barb.Pesut@ubc.ca 

 

This study has been reviewed and approved by the UBC Okanagan Behavioural 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 250-807-9412 

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

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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

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

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