Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Affiliated Group

Memorial University School of Nursing Collaboration for Evidence-Based Nursing and Primary Health Care:  A JBI Affiliated GroupDrs Sandra Small and Karen Parsons

Over the past five years, the Faculty of Nursing has built a collaborative relationship with the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) based at the University of Adelaide, Australia, as a JBI Affiliated Group.

Marking the five-year anniversity, Drs.  Sandra Small and Karen Parsons, Convenor, MUNFON JBI Affiliated Group, drafted this article to celebrated the milestone. The JBI is a world-wide collaboration to promote the synthesis, transfer, and utilization of research evidence to improve healthcare outcomes internationally.

Says Dr. Parsons, "I encourage all faculty members who are not JBI trained to consider doing so. It is indeed a wonderful experience and opportunity!" 

The Faculty of Nursing has a number of faculty members qualified to conduct systematic reviews of qualitative and quantitative research, according to the rigorous methods of the JBI.

By engaging in such work, the Faculty has an opportunity to make important contributions to health care and nursing practice. Below is a sample of some of our work:

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Parsons, K., Gaudine, A., & Swab, M. (2021). Experiences of older adults accessing specialized healthcare services in rural and remote areas: A qualitative systematic review. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19(6), 1328-1343.

Jarvis, K., Farrell, A., Richter, S., & Lukewich, J. (2020). Determinants of accessibility to primary sexual reproductive health care among vulnerable women in Canada: A scoping review protocol. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(9), 2065-2074.

Pike, A., Dobbin-Williams, K., & Swab, M. (2020). The experiences of adults living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 18(11), 2231-2301.

Gaudine, A., Patrick, L., & Busby, L. (2019). Nurse leaders’ experiences of upwards violence in the workplace: A systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17(5), 627-632.

Small, S., Porr, C., Swab, M., & Murray, C. (2018). Experiences and cessation needs of Indigenous women who smoke during pregnancy: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 16(2), 385-452.

Manuel, A., Dobbin-Williams, K., & Swab, M. (2015). The experiences of adults living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator for cardiovascular disease: A systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 13(6): 82-95

Parsons, K., Gaudine, A., & Swab, M. (2018). Older nurses’ experiences of providing direct care in hospital nursing units: A qualitative systematic review. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 16 (3): 669-700

Parsons, K., Gaudine, A., & Swab, M. (2015). Older nurses’ experiences of providing direct care in hospital nursing units: A qualitative evidence systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 13(5): 87-96

Small, S., Porr, C., Swab, M., & Murray, C. (2018). Experiences and cessation needs of Indigenous women who smoke during pregnancy: A systematic review of qualitative evidence. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 16(2): 385-452

Small, S. P., Porr, C., Swab, M., & Murray, C. (2015). The experience and cessation needs of Indigenous women who smoke during pregnancy: A protocol for a systematic review of qualitative evidence. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 13(4): 51-64.

Small, S. P., de Boer, C., & Swab, M. (2016). Perceived barriers to and facilitators of labour market engagement for individuals with chronic physical illness – Experience with disability policy: a systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 13(12): 59-69.

Stevens, K., Bruneau, J. & Moralejo, D. (2017). Foot self-management for adults with diabetes in western countries: A scoping review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 15: 2249-2256

Smith-Young, J., Murray, C., & Swab M. (2018).  Parents' and guardians' experiences of barriers and facilitators in accessing autism spectrum disorder diagnostic services for their children: a systematic review protocol of qualitative evidence.  JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports.  16(5):1141-1146