As an Assistant Professor with the School of Nursing, I completed my undergraduate BScN at Laurentian University (2000), MSc McMaster University (2003), and PhD (candidate) at the University of Victoria. Prior to my appointment at Laurentian University, I practiced as a surgical nurse, at Health Sciences North (formally known as St. Joseph's Health Centre). My research interests are organizational culture, end-of-life decision making, and qualitative research methodology.
- PhD (candidate)
My research focuses on the role of nurses in caring for patients at the end of life. I am currently completing doctoral studies related to quality of life for hospitalized patients at the end-of-life. More specifically, my work will evaluate the factors that influence nurses' participation in advance care planning in the hospital setting by employing ethnographic methodology.
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology
- A Description of a Process to Calibrate the Morse Fall Scale in a Long Term Care Home
- I can't wait: Advanced access decreases wait times in primary healthcare
- Registered Nurses' involvement in advance care planning
- Understanding philosophy in the nurses' world: What, where, and why?
- Web based learning: A bridge to meet the needs of Canadian nurses for doctoral education