Research Publications


Buote, R., Asghari, S., Aubrey-Bassler, K., Knight, JC & Lukewich, JA. (2019). Primary health care services for patients with chronic disease in Newfoundland and Labrador: a descriptive analysis. Canadian Medical Association Journal Open. 7(1): E8-E14

Haynes, C & Maddigan, J. (2019). Collaborating to promote psychiatric mental health nursing research. Nursing Management. 50(2): 34-40

Lukewich, JA., Tranmer, JE., Kirkland, MC & Walsh, AJ. (2019). Exploring the utility of the Nursing Role Effectiveness Model in evaluating nursing contributions in primary health care: A scoping review. Nursing Open. DOI:10.1002/nop2.281

Younas, A & Porr, C. (2019). Advancing knowledge translation: Is there a role for doctoral students? Journal of Advanced Nursing. 75(5): 924-926


Curnew, DR., & Lukewich, J. (2018). Nursing Within Primary Care Settings in Atlantic Canada: A Scoping Review. SAGE open.

Emberley-Burke, W., Meadus, RJ., Twomey, JC., Power Kean, K. (2018). Patient satisfaction with nurse practitioner care in Newfoundland and Labrador. Clinical Nursing Studies. 6(4): 101-110

Gould, DJ., Moralejo, D., Drey, N., Chudleigh, J. & Taljaard, M. (2018). Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care: reflections on three systematic reviews for the Cochrane Collaboration 2007-2017. Journal of Infection Prevention. 19(3): 108- 113

Kelly, P. & Porr, C. (2018). Ethical nursing care versus cost containment: Considerations to enhance RN practice. The online Journal of Issues in Nursing. 23(1): DOI:10.3912/OJIN.Vol23No01Man06

Lukewich, J., Edge, DS., VanDenKerkhof, E. and Williamson T. (2018). Team composition and chronic disease management within primary healthcare practices in eastern Ontario: an application of the Measuring Organizational Attributes of Primary Health Care Survey. Primary Health Care Research & Development. 1-7. doi:10.1017/S1463423618000257

Lukewich, J., Taylor, S., Poitras, ME & Martin-Misener, R.  (2018). Advancing Family Practice Nursing in Canada: An Environmental Scan of International Literature and National Efforts towards Competency Development. Nursing Leadership. 31(2): 66-78. DOI:10.12927/cjnl.2018.25602

MacDonald, SA., Manuel, A., Law, R., Bandruak, N., Dubrowski, A., Curran, V., Smith-Young, J., Simmons, K. & Warren A. (2018). Assessing the impact of High Fidelity Human Patient Simulation on teamwork among nursing, medicine and pharmacy undergraduate students. World Academy of Science, Engineering and TechnologyInternational Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences. 12(8): 337-342

MacDonald, SA., Manuel, A., Dubrowski, A., Bandrauk, N., Law, R., Curran, V. & Wah Lee, Y. (2018). Emergency Management of Anaphylaxis: A High Fidelity Interprofessional Simulation Scenario to Foster Teamwork Among Senior Nursing, Medicine, and Pharmacy Undergraduate Students. Cureus. 10(7): e2915. doi:10.7759/cureus.2915

Manuel, A. & Colbourne G. (2018). Restoring normalcy: The experiences of five women living with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 28(1): 3-9

Pagana, KD., Pagana, TJ & Pike-MacDonald, SA. (2018). Mosby's Canadian Manual Of Diagnostic And Laboratory Tests, second edition.  Toronto, Ontario: Elsevier Canada 

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

Small, SP., Porr, C., Swab, M., & Murray, CL. (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

Small, SP., Colbourne, PA., & Murray, CL. (2018). High-Fidelity Simulation of Pediatric Emergency Care: An Eye-Opening Experience for Baccalaureate Nursing Students. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 50(3): 145-154

Small, SP., English, D., Moran, G., Grainger, P & Cashin, G. (2018). "Mutual Respect Would be a Good Starting Pont." Students' Perspectives on Incivility in Nursing Education. The Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. doi: 10.1177/0844562118821573

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

Younas, A & Parsons, K. (2018). Implications for Paradigm Shift in Nursing: A Critical Analysis of Thomas Kuhn's Revolutionary Science and its Relevance to Nursing. Advances in Nursing Science. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000244

Younas, A & Porr, C. (2018). A step-by-step approach to developing scales for survey research. Nurse Researcher. doi: 10.7748/nr.2018.e1585


Brisco, MC., & Small, SP. (2017). Doula Support During Childbearing - Aiming for the Best Birthing Experience: A Phenomenological Study. International Journal of Childbirth. 7(3): 139-151

Chan, Z., CY., Stanley, D.J., Meadus, R.J., & Tong, C.W. (2017). A qualitative study on feedback provided by students in nurse education. Nurse Education Today. 55: 128-133

Gien, L., Porr, C., Parsons, K., Allison, J. & Donovan, C. (2017). Challenges in self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus in a rural community of Eastern Canada. Perspectives. 39(3): 6-15

Gould, DJ., Moralejo, D., Drey, N., Chudleigh, JH. & Taljaard, M. (2017). Interventions to improve hand hygiene compliance in patient care. (2017). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. (8) Art.No.: CD005186. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD005186.pub4

Kearney, AJ., Polisena, J., & Morrison, A. (2017). A Review and Comparative Analysis of Information Targeted to the General Public on the Websites of Breast Screening Programs in Canada. Healthcare Policy. 13(2): 57-67

Moralejo, D., Ogunremi, T. and Dunn, K. (2017). Critical Appraisal Toolkit (CAT) for assessing multiple types of evidence. Canada Communicable Disease Report. 43(9):176-81

Porr, C. (2017). Establishing therapeutic relationships in nursing practice. Advancing interpersonal competencies. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt

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

Twomey J.C., Way, C.Y., Parfrey, P., Churchill, D. & Barrett, B.J. (2017). Instrument refinement: The patient's perception of life on hemodialysis scale. SAGE open. 7(4): doi/full/10.1177/2158244017742952


Earle-Crane, M., Power, M., & Stevens, K. (2016). From hospital to home: Supporting implementation of Safe-Sleep Guidelines. ARNNL Access. 38(3):14

Chudleigh, J., Drey, N., Moralejo, D. & Gould DJ. (2016). Letter to the editor: Systematic reviews of hand hygiene in patient care post 2010. Journal of Hospital Infection. 94(1): 110-111

Godwin, M., Gadag, V., Pike, A., Pitcher, H., Parsons, K., McCrate, F., Parsons, W., Buehler, S., Slater, A. & Miller, M. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the effect of an intensive one year care management program on measures of health status in independent, community-living old elderly: The Eldercare Project. Family Practice. 33(1): 37-41

Gould, DJ., Creedon, S., Jeanes, A., Drey, N., Chudleigh, J. & Moralejo D. (2016). Impact of observing hand hygiene in practice and research: a methodological consideration. Journal of Hospital Infection. 95(2): 169-174

Lukewich, J., Williamson, T., Edge, D., VanDenKerkhof, E. & Tranmer, J. (2016). Association Between Registered Nurse Staffing and Management Outcomes of Patients with Type 2 Diabetes within Primary Care: A Cross-Sectional Linkage Study.Canadian Medical Association Journal Open (CMAJOpen). 4(2), E264-E270. doi:10.9778/cmajo.20150113

Manuel, A & Brunger, F. (2016). Embodying a new meaning of being at-risk: living with an Implantable cardioverter defibrillator for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. Global Qualitative Nursing Research. 3: 1-10

Manuel, A., Macdonald, S., Mandville-Anstey, S., Percy, H. & Coffin, A. (2016). Translating Heart health knowledge into action: A vascular and risk reduction program for women aged 35-65. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 26(4): 5-12

MacDonald, S., Manuel, A. & Crossman, R. (2016). Common disorders of the large intestine. In J.P Frizzell, & T. Capriotti (Eds.). Pathophysiology introductory concepts and clinical perspectives. (pp. 677-698). F.A. Davis Co. Philadelphia, United States

Menvia-Paster, O., Patra, P., Andes, K., Twomey, J.C. &Pena-Castillo, L. (2016). OMARC: An Online Multimedia Application for Training Health Care Providers in the Assessment of Respiratory Conditions. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 89: 15-24

Stanhope, M., Lancaster, J., Jacobson, S. & Pike-MacDonald, S. (2016) Community Health Nursing in Canada. (3rd Edition). Elsevier, Toronto, Canada

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. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews & Implementation Reports. 13(12): 59-69

Twomey, J.C. & Meadus, R.(2016). Men Nurses in Atlantic Canada: Career Choice, Barriers and Satisfaction. The Journal of Men’s Studies. 24(1): 78-88

Warren, J., Luctkar-Flude, M. & Lukewich, J. (2016). A systematic review of the effectiveness of simulation based education in nurse practitioner programs. Nursing Education Today. 46: 99-108

Zhang, Y.P., Wei, H.H., Zhao, X.S., XU, Y.Q. & Porr, C. (2016). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the comprehensive needs assessment tool (CNAT) for Chinese cancer patients. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 4(1) 241-249

Zhang, Y.P., Wei, H.H., Wang, W., Xia, R.Y., Zhou, X.L., Porr, C. & Lammi, M. (2016). Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the osteoporosis assessment questionnaire short version (OPAQ-SV) for Chinese osteoporotic fracture females. Clinical Rheumatology. 35(4): 1003-1010


Bielska, I., Drobot, A., Moir, M., Nartowski, R., Lee, R., Lukewich, J. & Lukewich, M. (2015). Public Health in Canada: An Overview. Public Health and Governance. 13(2): 165-179

Gaudine, A. & Lamb, M. (2015). Nursing Leadership and Management: Working in Canadian Healthcare Organizations. Toronto: Pearson

Godwin, M., Pike, A., McCrate, F., Parsons, K., Parsons, W., Pitcher, H., Buehler, S., Gadag, V., Miller, M. & Slater, A. (2015). Descriptive analysis by sex of cognitively functioning elderly patients 80 years and older living independently in the community. Canadian Family Physician. 61(3): e142-e147

Kearney, A., Grainger, P., Compton, G. & Morgan, A.F. (2015). Impact of the relocation of a long-term residential care facility on staff. The Health Care Manager. 34(4): 327-336

Kearney, A. (2015). Viewpoint: It is time to reconsider policy for population-based mammography screening. Journal of Public Health Policy.36(3): 259-269

Khraim, F., Small, S. P., Crane, D. & Morgan, C. (2015). Piloting the use of smartphone applications as learning resources in clinical nursing education. American Research Journal of Nursing. 1(3): 22-27

Lukewich, J., Mann, E., VanDenKerkhof, E. & Tranmer, J. (2015). Self-management support for chronic pain in primary care: a cross-sectional study of patient experiences and nursing roles. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71(11): 2551-62

Lukewich, J., Edge, D. S., Tranmer, J., Raymond, J., Miron, J., Ginsburg, L. & VanDenKerkhof, E. G. (2015). Undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students’ self-reported confidence in learning about patient safety in the classroom and clinical settings: An annual cross-sectional study (2010-2013). International Journal of Nursing Studies. 52(5): 930-938

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

Manuel, A. and Brunger, F. (2015). Awakening to” a new meaning of being at-risk for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy: a grounded theory study. Journal of Community Genetics. 6(2): 167-175

MacDonald, S. (2015). Chapter 6. Ethical Issues. In Yoder and Wise Leading and Managing in Canadian Nursing. Elsevier, Toronto, Canada

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 and Implementation Reports. 13(5): 87-96

Parsons, K., MacDonald, S., Hyatt, A. & Moody, J. (2015). Increasing attitudes and interest in caring for older adults in first year nursing students using innovative teaching and learning strategies. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 5(9): 63-71

Porr, C. & Mawji, A. (2015). Public health nursing. In L. Stamler, L. Yiu, & A. Mawji (Eds.), Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (4th ed.). Don Mills, ON: Pearson Canada

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

Snow, N. & Davis, C. (2015). Diagnosis, intervention, and outcome development in psychiatric and mental health nursing. In W. Austin & M. A. Boyd (Eds.) Psychiatric and mental health nursing for Canadian practice. (pp. 165-185). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer

Strickland, J.T., Wells, C. F. & Porr, C. (2015). Safeguarding the children: The cancer journey of young mothers. Oncology Nursing Forum. 42(5): 534-541

Twomey J.C., Barrett, B.J., Way, C.Y., Churchill, D. & Parfrey, P. (2015). The patient’s perception of life on hemodialysis scale (PPHS). Journal of Nursing Measurement. 23(1): 72-81

Whitehorne, K., Gaudine, A. & Meadus, R. (2015). Lived experience of the intensive care unit for patients who experienced delirium. American Journal of Critical Care. 24(6): 474- 479

Zhang, Y.P., Zhao, X.S., Zhang, B., Zhang, L.L., Ni, C.P., Hao, N. Shi, C.B. & Porr,C. (2015). Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric assessment of the Chinese version of the comprehensive needs assessment tool for cancer caregivers (CNAT-C). Quality of Life Research.24(7):1607-14


Dawe, D., Bennett, L., Kearney, A. & Westera, D. (2014). Women’s Emotional and Informational Needs Before and After Outpatient Surgery for Breast Cancer. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 24(1): 20-24

Gardner, G. & MacDonald, S. (2014) Neuromuscular blocking agents and therapeutic hypothermia post cardiac arrest in the intensive care unit: knowledge to practice. Analgesia and Resuscitation: Current Research. 3(2).

Lukewich, J., Corbin, R., VanDenKerkhof, E., Edge, D., Williamson, T. & Tranmer, J. (2014). Identification, summary and comparison of tools used to measure organizational attributes associated with chronic disease management within primary care settings. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. 20(6): 1072-85

Lukewich, J., Edge, D. S., VanDenKerkhof, E. & Tranmer, J. (2014). Nursing contributions to chronic disease management in primary care within Canada. Journal of Nursing Administration. 44(2): 103-110

Manuel, A. and Brunger, F. (2014). Making the decision to participate in predictive genetic testing for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy. Journal of Genetic Counselling. 23(6):1045-1055

Manuel, A., Macdonald, S., Alani, S., Moralejo, D. & Dubrowski A. (2014). Ebola Virus Hemorrhagic Fever: A Simulation-Based Clinical Education Experience Designed for Senior Undergraduate Nursing Students. Cureus. 6(11): e228. doi:10.7759/cureus.228

Murray, C., Small, S. P. & Burrage, L. (2014). The lived experience of smoking in pregnancy. Open Journal of Nursing. 4: 762-773

Organ, K. & MacDonald, S. (2014). Satellite hemodialysis services for patients with end stage renal disease. Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses & Technologists Journal. 24(1), 28-33

Porr, C., Dawe, D., Lewis, N., Meadus, R., Snow, N. & Didham, P. (2014). Patient perception of contemporary nurse attire: A pilot study. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 20: 149-155

Porr, C., Brennan-Hunter, A., Crossman, R. & Parsons, K. (2014). Revolutionizing an accelerated baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. 4(9): 183-190

Small, S. P. & Brennan-Hunter, A. (2014). Education is the key to protecting children against smoking: What parents think and do. Open Journal of Nursing, 4: 110-121

Smith-Young, J., Solberg, S. & Gaudine, A. (2014). Constant negotiating: Managing work-related musculoskeletal disorders while remaining at the workplace. Qualitative Health Research. 24: 217-231

Stevens, LK., Ricketts, ED.& Bruneau JE. (2014). Critical appraisal through a new lens. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership. 27(2): 10-13

Twomey J.C., Parfrey, P., Barrett, B.J, Churchill, D. & Way, C.Y. (2014). Responsiveness of the patient’s perception of life on hemodialysis scale (PPHS). Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses Technologists. 24(2): 33-44

Twomey. J.C. (2014). Dr. Hugh Twomey; A doctor and my dad. Downhomer. 26(10)

Yuan H. & Porr, C. (2014). Integrating spiritual care into a baccalaureate nursing program in Mainland China. Journal of Holistic Nursing. 32(3): 240-243


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