Feature Articles

To promote the dissemination of nursing scholarship in the area of palliative care, CPCNA is launching a Monthly Feature Article. The articles featured are open access, meaning they are available for free to everyone, no subscriptions are needed.

Offering a Concert for Two: An Interpretation of Friendship in Pediatric Oncology Palliative Care Nursing

September's inaugural feature article is in honour of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is a beautiful piece of reflective scholarship that challenges some deeply ingrained ideas about the nurse-patient relationship. Enjoy! 

Kelli Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Ashley Mollison, Naheed Dosani, & Ryan McNeil, published April 27, 2020, Palliative Medicine, 34 (7), 946-953.

 Available at https://jmss.org/index.php/jah/article/view/53339

The nurse practitioner role is ideally suited for palliative care practice: A qualitative descriptive study

This study explores the suitability of Nurse Practitioners in the delivery of palliative care. The study takes qualitative data from Nurse Practitioners to explore the barriers that Nurse Practitioners face in delivering palliative care and gives a perspective on what would be helpful looking toward the future development of more palliative care Nurse Practitioners in Canada.

 

Carmel M Collins, Sandra P Small, publishedFebruary 1, 2019, The Canadian Oncology Nurse, 29(1), 4-9. 

Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6516247/

Caregiving at the margins: An ethnographic exploration of family caregivers experiences providing care for structurally vulnerable populations at the end-of-life

 

Through interviews and observations conducted in various locations including homes, shelters, transitional housing facilities, clinics, hospitals, palliative care units, community-based service centres and outdoor settings, nursing researcher Kelli Stajduhar (University of Victoria) and her team offer insight into the experiences of family caregivers in a context of structural vulnerability (e.g., homelessness, poverty, racism, criminalization of illicit drug use and mental health stigma). The findings of their study shed important light on a sometimes hidden aspect of healthcare practice, and the need to improve culturally relevant palliative care approaches.

Kelli Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Ashley Mollison, Naheed Dosani, & Ryan McNeil, published April 27, 2020, Palliative Medicine, 34 (7), 946-953.

Available at https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0269216320917875]

See the main Research Page for more information for members to submit their publications for posting and to support the dissemination of their work.