Dr Mary Ellen Macdonald

Chair, MQHRG
mary.macdonald [at] (Mary Ellen Macdonald), PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Oral Health and Society
Core Faculty, McGill Centre for Medical Education

Research Interests

(a) medical anthropology; (b) palliative care; (c) oral health (d) qualitative methodologies; (e) health professions education; (f) indigenous health.

Select Publications

Macdonald ME, It’s time to make dental education ‘grief literate’ Journal of Dental Education, 2021.

Nurelhuda NM, Keboa MT, Lawrence HP, Nicolau B, Macdonald ME. Advancing Our Understanding of Dental Care Pathways of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Canada: A Qualitative Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18(16):8874.

George S, Carnevale FA, Macdonald ME, Whiteduck S, Vignola S. Exploring the moral experiences of Anishinaabeg children in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Children and Society

Kim YN, Bond Rouleau L-E, Carnevale FA, Whiteduck G, Chief D, Macdonald ME.Anishnabeg children and youth’s experiences and understandings of oral health in rural Quebec.  Rural and Remote Health, 2021: 21:2

Macdonald ME, Eslamiamirabadi N, Liu K, Saini MPS, Sofronas M. Harnessing group peer review for graduate training: What can peer review teach us? Gerodontology, 2021;38(1):2-4.

Carnevale FA, Collin-Vézina D, Macdonald ME, Ménard J-F, Talwar V, Van Praagh S. Childhood Ethics: An ontological advancement for childhood studies. Children & Society, 2021;35:110–24.Carnevale FA, Collin-Vézina D, Macdonald ME, Ménard J-F, Talwar V, Van Praagh S. Childhood Ethics: An ontological advancement for childhood studies. Children & Society, 2021;35:110–24.

Tikhonova S, Jessani A, Girard F, Macdonald ME, De Souza G, Tam L, Eggert FM, Nguyen-Ngoc C, Morin N, Aggarwal N, Schroth RJ. The Canadian Core Cariology Curriculum: Outcomes of a national symposium. Journal of Dental Education 2020; 84:1245– 1253.

Clelland D, van Steijn D, Macdonald ME, Connor S, Centeno C, Clark D. Global development of children’s palliative care: the picture in 2017. Wellcome Trust Open, 2020,5(99).

Muirhead, VC, Adrianne, Freeman R, Doughty J, Macdonald ME, What is intersectionality and why is it important in oral health research? Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology 2020,48(1):1-6.

Shrivastava R, Couturier Y, Girard F, Bedos C, Macdonald ME, Torrie J, Emami E. Appreciative inquiry in evaluating integrated primary oral health services in Quebec Cree communities: a qualitative multiple case study. BJM Open 2020;10:e038164.

Macdonald ME, Singh H, Bulgarelli AF. Death, dying and bereavement in undergraduate dental training: A narrative review. Journal of Dental Education 84(5):524-533

Macdonald ME, Beaudin A, Pineda C. What do patients think about dental services in Quebec? An analysis of a dentist rating website. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 2015;81:f3. Available on-line:

E Bell E, Racine E, Chiasson P, Dufourcq-Brana M, Dunn LB, Fins JJ, Ford PJ, Glannon W, Lipsman N, Macdonald ME, McAndrews MP, Mathews DJH  (2014) Beyond consent in research: Revisiting vulnerability in deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, 2014,23(3),1-8.

Macdonald ME, Kennedy K, Molls S, Pineda C, Mitchell LM, Stephenson PH, Cadell S. Excluding Parental Grief: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Bereavement Accommodation in Canadian Labour Standards. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 50 (2015) 511–526.

Wakani L, Macdonald ME, Carnevale FA, Bernier I, Wawatie J. Diabetes Bingo! Using participatory research to tackle diabetes with the Algonquin of Barriere Lake.Pimatisiwin, A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health, 2014,11(3):361-376.

Mitchell LM, Stephenson PH, Cadell S, Macdonald ME. Death and Grief on-line: Virtual Memorialization and changing concepts of childhood death and parental bereavement on the Internet. Health Sociology Review 2012; 21(4):413-431.

Lang C, Macdonald ME, Carnevale FA, Levesque MJ, Decoursay, A.Kadiminekak Kiwabigonem: Barriers and Facilitators to Fostering Community Involvement in a Prenatal Program in an Algonquin Community. Pimatisiwin, A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health, 2010 8:1: 55-81.

Steinert Y, Boillat M, Elizov M, Macdonald ME, Meterissian S, Razack S, McLeod PJ. Faculty Development: If you build it, they will come

Cerigo H, Macdonald ME, Franco E, Brassard P. Awareness and knowledge about human papillomavirus among Inuit women in Nunavik, Quebec. Journal of Community Health (OnLine June 2, 2010).

Macdonald ME, Rigillo N, Brassard P. Urban Aboriginal Understandings and Experiences of Tuberculosis in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Qualitative Health Research 2010, 20(4): 506–523.

Macdonald, ME, Chilibeck, G, Affleck, W, Cadell, S. Gender Imbalance in Pediatric Palliative Care Research Samples, Palliative Medicine 2010, 24 (4) 435-444.

Steinert Y, Boudreau D, Boillat M, Slapcoff B, Dawson D, Briggs A, Macdonald ME. The Osler Fellowship: An Apprenticeship for Medical Educators. Academic Medicine 2010, 85 (7): 1242-1249.

Macdonald ME, Growing Quality in Qualitative Health Research, International Journal of Qualitative Methods 2009 8(2): 97-101.

Chan L, Macdonald ME, Cohen SR. Moving culture beyond ethnicity: Examining dying in hospital through a cultural lens. Journal of Palliative Care, 2009, 25(2): 177-124.

Steinert Y, McLeod PJ, Boillat M, Meterissian S, Elizov M, Macdonald ME.Faculty Development: A Field of Dreams? Medical Education, 2009, 43: 42-49.

Lambert SD, Loiselle CG, Macdonald ME. An in-depth exploration of information-seeking behavior in patients with cancer. Part 1: Understanding differential patterns of active information-seeking. Cancer Nursing, 2009, 32(1): 11-23.

Macdonald ME, Liben S, Carnevale FA, Cohen SR. Signs of Life and Signs of Death: Brain Death and Other Mixed Messages at the End-Of-Life. Journal of Child Health Care 2008 12(2):93-106.

Macdonald ME, Carnevale F. Qualitative Health Research and the IRB: Answering the “So What?” with Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of Academic Ethics 2008.

Boudreau DJ, Jagosh J, Slee R, Macdonald ME, Steinert Y. Patient perspectives on physicians’ roles: Implications for Curricular Reform. Academic Medicine, 2008, 83(8): 744-753.

Shrier I, Boivin JF, Platt R, Steele RJ, Brophy J, Carnevale FA, Eisenberg MJ, Furlan A, Kakuma R, Macdonald ME, Pilote L, Rossignol M. The Interpretation of Meta-Analyses: An Objective or Subjective Process? BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 2008, 8:19.

Brassard P Anderson KK, Schwartzman K, Macdonald ME, Menzies D.Challenges to tuberculin screening and follow-up in an urban Aboriginal sample in Montreal, Canada. Journal of the Poor and Underserved 2008: 19(2)

Macdonald ME, Carnevale F. Qualitative Health Research and the IRB: Answering the “So What?” with Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of Academic Ethics 2008.

Carnevale FA, Macdonald ME, Bluebond-Langner M, McKeever P. Using participant observation in pediatric health care settings: ethical challenges and solutions. Journal of Child Health Care 2008;12(1):18-32.

Brassard P, Anderson KK, Schwartzman K, Menzies D, Macdonald ME. Knowledge and Attitudes Towards Tuberculosis Among a Sample of Urban Aboriginal People.  Journal of Community Health 2008 (33)

Macdonald ME, Murray MA. The Appropriateness of Appropriate?: Smuggling Values into Clinical Practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research (Special Issue: Ethics, Values, and Decision-Making) 2008: 39(4): 58-73

Macdonald ME, Carnevale FA, Razack S. (2007) Understanding What Residents Want and What Residents Need: The Challenge of Cultural Training in Pediatrics. Medical Teacher 29: 464–471

Macdonald ME, Liben S, Cohen SR. Truth and Consequences: Parental Perspectives on Autopsy after the Death of a Child, Pediatric Intensive Care Nursing 2006 7(1): 6-15.

Macdonald ME, Liben S, Carnevale FA, Rennick JE, Wolf SL, Meloche D, Cohen SR. Parental Perspectives on Hospital Staff Acts of Kindness and Commemoration after a Child's Death. Pediatrics, 2005, 116: 884-890

Macdonald ME. (2002) Writing at the Margins to Bring Suffering to the Centre. Transcultural Psychiatry 2002 39(4): 551-560.

Dawn Allen

dawn.allen [at] (Dawn Allen), PhD

Research Interests

(a) chronic kidney disease, quality of life, and quality of care; (b) chronic illness and decision-making; (c) medical education; (d) immigration, integration, and language learning.

Select Publications

Allen D, Wainwright M, and Hutchinson T. (2011)  ‘Non-compliance’ as illness management: Hemodialysis patients’ descriptions of adversarial patient-clinician interactions. Social Science and Medicine 73(1):129-34.

Allen D. (2011). Integration through the accueil program: Language and belonging among newcomer adolescents in Quebec. In C. Higgins (ed) Negotiating the self in another language: Identity formation and cross-cultural adaptation among language learners. Mouton de Gruyter.

Lapointe B, Allen D, Bitzas B, and Huni G. (2010) Oxford Textbook for Palliative Medicine remains the gold standard resource for palliative care (book review). Journal of Palliative Care 26(3): 207-209.

Loignon C, Haggerty J, Fortin M, Bédos C, Barbeau D, and Allen D. (2010). What makes primary care
effective for people in poverty living with multiple chronic conditions? Study protocol. BMC Health Services Research.

Loignon C, Haggerty J, Fortin M, Bédos C, Allen D. and Barbeau D. (2010). Physicians’ social competence in the provision of care to persons living in poverty: Research protocol. BMC Health Services Research10: 79

Allen, D. and Hutchinson, T. (2009). Using PAR or abusing its good name? The challenges and surprises of photovoice and film in a study of chronic illness. The International Journal of Qualitative Research 8(2): 115-128.

Allen, D. Wainwright, M., Mount, B. and Hutchinson, T. (2008) The wounding path to becoming healers: Medical students’ apprenticeship experiences. Medical Teacher 30(3) 260-64.

Allen, D., Hutchinson, T., Wainwright, M. (2008) Living with Kidney Failure: A three part film. Accessible at

Sarkar, M. and Allen, D. (2007). Global identities in Quebec Hip-Hop: Language, territory and ethnicity in the mix. The Journal of Language, Identity and Education 6(2) 117-130.

Allen, D. (2007). Just who do you think I am? The name-calling and name claiming of newcomer youth. The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics 10(2) 165-175.

Allen, D. (2006). Who’s in and who’s out? Language and the integration of new-immigrant youth in Quebec. The International Journal of Inclusive Education 10 (2-3) pp. 251-263.

Sacha Nicole Bailey

sachanicole.bailey [at] (Sacha Nicole Bailey), MSW PhD

Research Interests

(a) parenting children with neurodevelopmental disorders; (b) hope; (c) qualitative research methods; (d) social work pedagogy and field education.

Select Publications

Lach, L. M., Rosenbaum, P., Bailey, S. N., Bogossian, A., & MacCulloch, R. (2014). Parenting a child with Cerebral Palsy: Family and social issues. In B. Dan, M. Mayston, N. Paneth & L. Rosenbloom (Eds.), Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice (Ch. 3). Mac Keith Press.

Sussman, T., Bailey, S. N., Byford Richardson, K., & Granner, F. (2014). How field instructors judge BSW student readiness for practice. Journal of Social Work Education. Journal of Social Work Education, 50(1), 84-100.   

Bogossian, A., Rothwell, D., Lach, L., Nicholas, D., Bailey, S., Kohen, D., & Rosebaum, P. (2014). Financial stress among parents of children with neurodisabilities in Canada: the role of 'complexity' [Abstract]. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(Supplement 5), 7.

Lach, L., Bogossian, A., Bailey, S., Kohen, D., & Rosebaum, P. (2014). Building a model to address the role of parenting in the lives of children with neurdevelopmental disorders (NDD): does overprotectiveness matter? [Abstract]. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 56(Supplement 5), 48.

Bailey, S. N., Lach, L. M., & Byford-Richardson, K. (2012). Interpersonal interactions and relationships. In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures for Children with Developmental Disability: Framed by the ICF-CY (Ch. 26).  Mac Keith Press.

Emmanuelle Bélanger

emmanuelle.belanger [at] (Emmanuelle Bélanger), PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Université de Montréal Public Health Research Institute
Co-investigator & guest lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, McGill University

Research Interests

(a) palliative care, aging, family medicine; (b) shared decision-making, patient participation, patient-centered care; (c) medical education, identify formation; (d) qualitative research, discourse analysis, mixed methods research.

Select Publications

Rodriguez, C., Lopez-Roig, S., Pawlikowska, T., Schweyer, F.-X., Belanger, E., Pastor-Mira, M.-A., et al. (in press). The influence of academic discourses on medical students’ identification with the discipline of family medicine. Academic Medicine. Accepted March 26, 2014.

Rodriguez, C., & Belanger, E. (2014). Stories and metaphors in the sensemaking of multiple primary health care organizational identities. BMC Family Practice, 15, 41. doi:10.1186/1471-2296-15-41.

Groleau, D., D’Souza, N. A., Belanger, E. (2013). Integrating the illness meaning and experience of patients: The McGill Illness Narrative Interview Schedule as a PCM clinical communication tool. International Journal of Person Centered Medicine, 3(2), 140-146.

Tellier, P.-P., Belanger E., Rodriguez, C., Ware, M., & Posel, N. (2013). Improving undergraduate medical education about pain assessment and management: A qualitative descriptive study of stakeholders’ perceptions. Pain Research and Management, 18(5), 259-265.

Belanger, E., Rodriguez, R., Groleau, D., Macdonald, ME, Légaré, F., & Marchand, R. (2012). Shared decision-making in palliative care: An ethnographic study using discursive psychology. Journal of Palliative Care, 28(3), 193.

Belanger, E., Bartlett, G., Dawes, M., Rodriguez, C., & Gidoni, I. (2012). Examining the evidence of the impact of health information technology in primary care: An argument for participatory research with health professionals and patients. International Journal of Medical Informatics. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.07.008

Rodriguez, C., Tellier, P.-P., & Belanger, E. (2012). Exploring the professional identification and reputation of family medicine among medical students: A Canadian case study. Education for Primary Care, 23(3), 158-168.

Belanger, E., Rodriguez, C., & Groleau, D. (2011). Shared decision-making in palliative care: A systematic mixed studies review using narrative synthesis. Palliative Medicine. doi: 10.1177/0269216310389348

Belanger, E., Rodriguez, R., Groleau, D., Macdonald, M.-E., Légaré, F., & Marchand, R. (2012). Shared decision-making in palliative care: An ethnographic study using discursive psychology. Journal of Palliative Care, 28(3), 193.

Belanger E., Bartlett, G., Dawes, M., Rodriguez, C., & Gidoni, I. (2012). Examining the evidence of the impact of health information technology in primary care: An argument for participatory research with health professionals and patients. International Journal of Medical Informatics. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2012.07.008

Belanger, E., Rodriguez, C., Groleau, D., Macdonald M.-E., Légaré F., & Marchand, R. (2012). Shared decision-making and discourse analysis: The co-construction of patient participation in decision-making. In G. Graffigna, J. M. Morse, & A. C. Bosio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2nd Global Congress for Qualitative Health Research, (pp. 52-53). Milan: Vita E Pensiero.

Rodriguez, C., Tellier, P.-P., & Belanger E. (2012). Exploring the professional identification and reputation of family medicine among medical students: A Canadian case study. Education for Primary Care, 23(3), p. 158-168.

Stevenson, M., Penner, J., Belanger, E., & MacKinnon, C.J. (2011). When students weep: The psychosocial needs of students conducting research with advanced cancer and palliative care patients. Psycho-Oncology, 20(Suppl. 2), 196.

Belanger, E., Rodriguez, C., & Groleau, D. (2011). Shared decision-making in palliative care: A systematic mixed studies review using narrative synthesis. Palliative Medicine. doi: 10.1177/0269216310389348

Belanger E., Rodriguez C., Groleau D., Macdonald M.-E., Marchand R., & Légaré F. (2010). Poster P080 - From a sacred death in the community to an individual death in institutions: Shifting notions of a 'good death' in historical context. Journal of Palliative Care, 26(3): 228.

Belanger, E. & Verkuyten, M. (2010). Hyphenated identities and acculturation: Second generation Chinese of Canada and the Netherlands. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research, 10(3): 141-163. 

 Belanger, E. & Rodriguez, C. (2008). More than the sum of its parts? A qualitative research synthesis on multi-disciplinary primary care teams. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 22(6): 1-11.

Laura Bisaillon

lbisaillon [at] (Laura Bisaillon), PhD

Assistant Professor, Health Studies
University of Toronto Scarborough

Research Interests

(a) critical qualitative approaches (b) global health (c) HIV and AIDS (d) health and social policy (e) Horn of Africa (f) immigration medical practices (g) law and socio-legal studies (h) migration and health (i) social organization and production of knoweldge (j) Sociology of health and illness (k) urban studies.

Select Publications

Bisaillon, L. (2013). Disease, disparities and decision making: Mandatory HIV testing of prospective immigrants to Canada. BioéthiqueOnline, 2(10), 1-6.

Bisaillon, L. (2013). Contradictions and dilemmas within the practice of immigration medicine. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 104(1): e45-e51.

Bisaillon, L. and Rankin, J. (2013). Navigating the Politics of Fieldwork Using Institutional Ethnography: Strategies for Practice. Forum:Qualitative Research, 14(1).

Bisaillon, L. (2012). An analytic glossary for social inquiry using institutional and political activist ethnography. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(5).

Bisaillon, L. (2012). Les impacts du cordon sanitaire ceinturant les frontières canadiennes. Remaides, 81(13), xi-xv.

Bisaillon, L. (2011). Mandatory HIV testing and everyday life: A look inside the Canadian immigration medical examination. Aporia, 3(4), 5-14.

Amaratunga, C., Bisaillon, L., Murangira, F., Kalinda, L., Rowe, M., & Farber, A. (2011). The story of the GOAL ‘unproject’: The Global AIDS Ottawa Link Project and the empowerment of African and Caribbean communities. In D. Spitzer (Ed.), Engendering Migrant Health: Canadian Perspectives (pp. 213-230). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Bisaillon, L. (2010). Human rights consequences of mandatory HIV screening policy of newcomers to Canada. Health and Human Rights, 12(2), 119-134.

Bisaillon, L. (2010). Working from within endemic HIV stigma: Developing Canadian social workers’ understanding of the challenges faced by newcomers managing HIV. Canadian Social Work, 12(1), 32-44.

Aline Bogossian

aline.bogossian [at] (Aline Bogossian), MSW

Postdoctoral Researcher, Instituts de recherches cliniques de Montreal
Sessional Instructor, McGill University, School of Social Work

Research Interests

(a) parenting children and adolescents with disabilities; (b) fathering; (c) qualitative methodologies; (d) social work pedagogies

Select Publications

Bogossian, A., MacCulloch, R., & Fallon, B. (2014). Maltreatment-related investigations involving children and youth with disabilities in Canada in 2008 Vol. #133E. CWRP Information Sheet 

Lach, L., Rosebaum, P., Bailey, S., Bogossian, A., & MacCulloch. (2014). Parenting a child with cerebral palsy: Family and social issues. In B. Dan, M. Mayston, N. Paneth & L. Rosenbloom (Eds.), Cerebral Palsy: Science and Clinical Practice: Mac Keith Press.

Bogossian, A., Lach, L., McNeill, T., Nicholas, D., & Saini, M. (in press). Fathers of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities:  Where are they and why does it matter. In A. Fudge Schormans & K. Stoddart (Eds.), Social Work and Intellectual and Developmental Disability in Canada: Wilfred Laurier Press.

Bogossian, A., & Lach, L.M.  Environmental factors: Support and relationships. (2012). In A. Majnemer (Ed.), Measures for Children with Developmental Disability Framed by the ICF-CY.  London, UK:  Mac Keith Press.

Shikako-Thomas, K, Bogossian, A., Lach, L., Shevell, M., Majnemer, A. (2013) Parents’ perspectives of the quality of life of adolescents with cerebral palsy: trajectory, choices and hope. Disability and Rehabilitation. 35 (25) 2113-2112

Victoria Burns

victoria.burns [at] (Victoria Burns)

Postdoctoral Fellow
Urbanisation, Culture & Society Research Centre, Insitut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS)

Research Interests

Social/critical/environmental gerontology; mental health; homelessness; social policy; social exclusion; qualitative methodologies.

Select Publications

Burns, V., Macdonald, ME., Carnevale, F (2018) Epistemological Oppression and the Road to Awakening. A Boot Camp, a Twitter Storm, and a Call to Action!   International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 

Nagel, D. A., Burns, V. F., Tilley, C., & Aubin, D. (2015). When novice researchers adopt constructivist grounded theory: Navigating less travelled paradigmatic and methodological paths in PhD dissertation work. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 365-383. Retrieved from 383Nagel1901.pdf

Sussman, T., Yaffe, M., McCusker, J., Burns, V., Strumpf, E., Sewitch, M., & Belzile, E. (2013). A mixed methods exploration of family members’/friends’ roles in a self-care intervention for depressive symptoms. Chronic Illness.

Burns, V., Grenier, A., Lavoie, J.-P., Rothwell, D., & Sussman, T. (2012). Les personnes âgées itinérantes — invisibles et exclues. Une analyse de trois stratégies pour contrer l’itinérance Revue Frontières, 25(1), 31-56.

Burns, V., Lavoie, J.-P., & Rose, D. (2012). Revisiting the role of neighbourhood change in social exclusion and inclusion of older people. Journal of Aging Research. Volume (2012), Article ID 148287, 12 pages

Lavoie, J.-P., Rose, D., Burns, V., & Covanti, V. (2011). Gentrification et dynamiques d'exclusion et d'inclusion sociale des aînés. In Paola Negron & Anne-Marie Séguin (Eds.), Viellissement et enjeux d'aménagement: regards à partir de différentes échelles. Québec: Presses de l'Université du Québec.

Lavoie, J.-P., Rose, D., Burns, V. & Covanti, V. (2011).  La gentrification de la Petite-Patrie. Quelle place et quel pouvoir pour les aînés?  Diversité urbaine, volume 11, numéro 1, automne 2011, p. 59-80.

Rose, D., Lavoie, J.-P., Burns, V. et Covanti, V. (2010) Assessing Gentrification’s Effects on the Daily Lives of Autonomous Elderly Long-Established Residents: The Case of Montréal’s Petite-Patrie Neighbourhood. In: Piwowar JM (ed) Prairie Summit / Le sommet des Prairies, joint Conference of Canadian Association of Geographers, Canadian Cartographic Association, Canadian Geomorphology Research Group, Canadian Remote Sensing Society. Regina, SK: University of Regina, Department of Geography, 269-272.

Franco Carnevale

franco.carnevale [at] (Franco Carnevale), PhD

Professor, McGill Ingram School of Nursing
Chair, Pediatric Ethics Committee, Montreal Children's Hospital
Associate Professor, McGill Faculty of Medicine (Pediatrics)
Adjunt Professor, McGill Counselling Psychology
Affiliate Member, McGill Biomedcial Ethics Unit
Principal investigator for VOICE (Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics:

Research Interests

(a) interdisciplinary studies of childhood ethics; (b) ethical dilemmas in nursing and in pediatric critical care;  (c) the experience of critically ill children and their families; (d) childhood disability.

Select Publications

Carnevale, F.A., Farrell, C., Cremer, R., Séguret, S., Canouï, P., Leclerc, F., Lacroix, J., & Hubert, P. (2014). Communication in pediatric critical care: A proposal for an evidence-informed framework. J Child Health Care. 2014 Jul 18. pii: 1367493514540817. [Epub ahead of print]

Carnevale, F.A., Campbell, A., Collin-Vézina, D., & Macdonald, M.E. (2013). Interdisciplinary Studies of Childhood Ethics: Developing a New Field of Inquiry. Children & Society. Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013 (DOI: 10.1111/chso.12063).

Carnevale, F.A. (2013). Charles Taylor, hermeneutics and social imaginaries: a framework for ethics research. Nursing Philosophy, 14(2), 86-95.

Carnevale, F.A. & Gaudreault, J. (2013). The experience of critically ill children: A phenomenological study of discomfort and comfort. Dynamics – Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, 24(1), 19-27.

Gagnon, A.J., Carnevale, F.A., Mehta, P. Rousseau, H., & Stewart, D.E. (2013). Developing population interventions with migrant women for maternal-child health: a focused ethnography. BMC Public Health, 13, 471 (1-14).

Hunt, M.R., Carnevale, F.A. (2012). Exploring disability through the lens of moral experience. Physical Therapy Reviews. 17(6), 369-373.

Carnevale, F.A., Farrell, C., Cremer, R., Canoui, P., Séguret, S., Gaudreault, J., de Bérail, B., Lacroix, J., Leclerc, F., & Hubert, P. (2012). Struggling to do what is right for the child: Pediatric Life-Support Decisions among Physicians and Nurses in France and Quebec. Journal of Child Health Care, 16(2), 109-123.

Gaudreault, J. & Carnevale, F.A. (2012). Should I stay or should I go? Parental struggles when witnessing resuscitative measures on another child in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 13, 146-151.

Gibson, B.E., Carnevale, F.A., & King, G. (2012). "This is my way": reimagining disability, in/dependence and interconnectedness of persons and assistive technologies. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34(22):1894-1899.

Macdonald, M.E., Liben, S., Carnevale, F.A., & Cohen, S.R. (2012). An office or a bedroom? Challenges for family-centered care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Journal of Child Health Care, 16(3), 237-249.

Carnevale, F.A. & Weinstock, D. (2011). Questions in Contemporary Medicine & The Philosophy of Charles Taylor: An Introduction. Journal of Medicine & Philosophy, 36, 329-334.

Taylor, C., Carnevale, F.A. & Weinstock, D. (2011). Toward a Hermeneutical Conception of Medicine: A conversation with Charles Taylor. Journal of Medicine & Philosophy, 36, 436-445.

Hunt, M.R. & Carnevale, F.A. (2011). Moral experience: a framework for bioethics research. Journal of Medical Ethics, 37, 658-662.

Merry, L., Clausen, C., Gagnon, A.J., Carnevale, F.A., Jeannotte, J., Saucier, J-F., Oxman-Martinez, J. (2011). Improving qualitative interviews with newly arrived migrant women. Qualitative Health Research, 21(7), 976-986.

Sherman, J., Macdonald, M.E., Carnevale, F.A., & Vignola, S. (2011). The development and implementation of a Type 2 diabetes prevention program for youth in Algonquin community of Rapid Lake, Quebec. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Aboriginal and Indigenous Community Health, 9(1), 219-244.

Mehta, A., Cohen, R., Ezer, H., Carnevale, F.A., Ducharme, F. (2011). Striving to respond to palliative cancer patient`s pain at home: a puzzle for family caregivers. Oncology Nursing Forum, 1(38), E37-45.

Shrier, I., Boivin, J-F., Platt, R.W., Steele, R.J., Brophy, J., Carnevale, F.A., Eisenberg, M.J., Furlan, A., Kakuma, R., Macdonald, M.E., Pilote, L., & Rossignol, M. (2008). The interpretation of meta-analyses: an objective or subjective process? BioMed Central Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 8:19.

Carnevale FA, Macdonald ME, Bluebond-Langner M, McKeever P. Using participant observation in pediatric health care settings: ethical challenges and solutions. J Child Health Care 2008;12(1):18-32.

Macdonald M, Carnevale F. Qualitative Health Research and the IRB: Answering the “So What?” with Qualitative Inquiry. Journal of Academic Ethics, 6, 1-5 2008.

Carnevale, F.A., Canoui, P., Cremer, R., Farrell, C., Doussau, A., Seguin, M-J., Hubert, P., Leclerc, F., & Lacroix, J. (2007). Parental involvement in treatment decisions regarding their critically ill child: A comparative study of France and Quebec. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 8(4), 337-342.

Carnevale, F.A., Alexander, E., Davis, M., Rennick, J.E., & Troini, R. (2006). Daily living with distress and enrichment: The moral experience of families with ventilator assisted children at home. Pediatrics, 117(1), e48-60.

Macdonald, M.E., Liben, S., Carnevale, F.A., Rennick, J.E., Wolf, S.L., Meloche, D., & Cohen, S.R. (2005). Parental perspectives on hospital staff acts of kindness and commemoration after a child’s death. Pediatrics, 116, 884-890.

Chambers-Evans, J. & Carnevale, F.A. (2005). Dawning of awareness: The experience of surrogate decision-making at the end of life. Journal of Clinical Ethics, 16(1), 28.45.

Carnevale, F.A. (2005). Ethical care of the critically ill child: A conception of a ‘thick’ bioethics. Nursing Ethics, 12(3), 239-252.

Robin Cohen

robin.cohen [at] (S. Robin Cohen), PhD

Research Director and Assistant Professor
Division of Palliative Care, Departments of Oncology and Medicine
McGill University

Research Interests

Coming soon!

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Coming soon!

Carolyn Ells

carolyn.ells [at] (Carolyn Ells), PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Biomedical Ethics Unit
McGill University

Research Interests

(a) the intersection of autonomy and chronic impairment; (b) values affecting therapeutic alliance relationships; (c) clinical ethics, organizational ethics, research ethics; (d) feminist ethical theory.

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Bisaillon L, Ells C. When Doctoring is not About Doctoring: An Ethical Analysis of Practices Associated with Canadian Immigration HIV Testing. Public Health Ethics. (2014) 7 (3): 287-297. DOI: 10.1093/phe/phu036 First published online: October 27, 2014.

Park MM, Zafran H, Stewart J, Salsberg J, Ells C, Rouleau S, Estein O and Valente T. Transforming mental health services: A participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented care. Implementation Science 9 (2014), 119. DOI:10.1186/s13012-014-0119-7 Abstract available here:

Zelkowitz P, King L, Whitley R, Tulandi T, Ells C, Feeley N, Gold I, Rosberger Z, Chan P, Bond S, Mahutte N, Ouhilal S, Holzer H. A comparison of immigrant and Canadian-born patients seeking fertility treatment. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-014-0037-4 First published online 13 May 2014.

Ells C. Communicating Qualitative Research Study Designs to Research Ethics Review Boards, The Qualitative Report. 16: 3 (2011), 881-891.

Lemoignan J, Ells C. ALS and Assisted ventilation: How patients decide, Palliative and Supportive Care. 8:2 (2010), 207-213. [must be subscribed to McGill]

Eckenwiler LA, Ells C, Feinholz D, Schonfeld T. Hopes for Helsinki: reconsidering “vulnerability”, Journal of Medical Ethics. 34:10 (2008), 765-766.

Eckenwiler LA, Feinholz D, Ells C, Schonfeld T. The Declaration of Helsinki through a Feminist Lens, The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics. 1:1 (2008), 161-177.

Beagan B, Ells C. Values that Matter, Barriers that Interfere: The Struggle of Canadian Nurses to Enact their Values, Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 39:4 (2007), 36-57. [must be subscribed to McGill]

Cantini F, Ells C. The Role of the Clinical Trials Nurse in the Informed Consent Process. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 39:2 (2007), 126-144. [must be subscribed to McGill]

Ells C, Gutfreund S. “Myths about Qualitative Research and the Tri-Council Policy Statement,” The Canadian Journal of Sociology. 31:3 (2006), 361-373.

Andrea Fleiszer

andrea.fleiszer [at] (Andrea Fleiszer), BSc, BN, PhD candidate

Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine
McGill University

Research Interests

(a) sustainability of organizational and practice change; (b) nursing administration; (c) knowledge translation; (d) quality improvement; (e) bereavement care; (f) patient safety; (g) collaborative research; (h) case study methodologies

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Fleiszer, A. R., Semenic, S. S., Ritchie, J. A., Richer, M. C., & Denis, J. L.. (2015, Early online). The sustainability of healthcare innovations: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Lang, A., Fleiszer, A. R., Duhamel, F., Aston, F., Carr, T., & Goodwin, S.. (2015, In press). Evidence-informed primary bereavement care: A study protocol of a knowledge-to-action approach for system change. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

Lang, A., Toon, L., Cohen, S. R., Stajduhar, K., Griffin, M., Fleiszer, A. R., Easty, T., & Williams, A. (2014, In press). Client, caregiver, and provider perspectives of safety in palliative home care: A mixed method design. Safety in Health.

Lang, A., Froude, S., Laizner, A., McCarthy, P., & Fleiszer, A. R. (2008, Jan). Grief work facilitation. In E. Ackley, B. A. Swan, G. Ladwig, & S. Tucker (Eds.), Evidence-Based Nursing Care Guidelines (pp. 386-390), Philadelphia, PA: Mosby Publishing.

Lang, A., Edwards, N., Fleiszer, A. R. (2007, Dec). Safety in Home Care: A Broadened Perspective of Patient Safety. International Journal of Quality Healthcare, 20(2), 130-135.

Moules, N. J., Simonson, K., Fleiszer, A. R., Prins M., & Glasgow, B. (2007, Feb). The Soul of Sorrow Work: Grief and Therapeutic Interventions with Families. Journal of Family Nursing, 13(1), 117-141.

Steven Jordan

steven.jordan [at] (Steven Jordan), PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education
Programs in Whole Person Care
McGill University

Research Interests

(a) qualitative and participatory approaches to investigating healtcare; (b) teaching qualitative research to health care practitioners; (c) quality of healthcare practitioners working lives; (d) political economy of healthcare; (e) research with marginalized populations; (f) whole person care.

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Jordan, S., Stocek, C., Mark, R., & Matches, S. (2009). Doing participatory evaluation: from “jagged world views” to indigenous methodology. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education; 2. Kapoor, D., & Jordan, S. (Eds.). (2009). Education, PAR and Social Change: International Perspectives. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan;  3. Jordan, S., & Trimble, L. (2012). Gender, masculinities and migrants’ learning experiences. In M. Bowl & R. Tobias (Eds.), Gender, masculinities and lifelong learning. London: Routledge.

Lorie Kloda

lorie.kloda [at] (Lorie Kloda), MLIS, PhD

Associate University Librarian, Planning & Community Relations, Concordia University
Editor-in-Chief, Evidence Based Library and Information Practice

Research Interests

(a) information needs of health professionals; (b) expert searching for systematic reviews; (c) evidence-based practice; (d) library assessment using quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

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Kloda, L. A., Koufogiannakis, D., & Brettle, A. (2014). Assessing the impact of evidence summaries in library and information practice. Library and Information Research, 38(119), 29-46, S5-S9. URL:

Kloda, L. A., & Bartlett, J. C. (2014). A characterization of clinical questions asked by rehabilitation therapists. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 102(2) 69-77.

Bartlett, J. C, Ishimura, Y and Kloda, LA (2012). Scientists' preferences for bioinformatics tools: The task-based selection of information and retrieval systems. Proceedings of the 4th Information Interaction in Context Symposium (IIiX 2012), Nijmegen, The Netherlands, pp.224-233.

Kloda, LA (2011). The librarian as information provider and educator. In Brettle, A and Urquhard, C (eds.). Changing Roles and Contexts for Health Library and Information Professionals. London: Facet.

Kloda LA. (2011). Searching the literature to create a literature review. In Lang E, Frank J, Harvey B. (eds.) The Research Guide: A Primer for Residents, Other Health Trainees and Practitioners. Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Grad, R., Pluye, P., Granikov, V., Johnson-Lafleur, J., Shulha, M., Sridhar, S. B., Bartlett, G., Moscovici, J., Vandal, A., Marlow, B., & Kloda. L. Physicians’ assessment of the value of clinical information: Operationalization of a theoretical model. Journal of the American Society for Information and Technology, 62(10), 1884-1891.

Kloda, LA, Koufogiannakis, D., & Mallan, D. (2011) Transferring evidence into practice: What evidence summaries of LIS research tell practitioners. Information Research, 16 (1).

Bartlett, J.C., Ishimura, Y., & Kloda, LA. (2011). Why choose this one? Factors in scientists' selection of bioinformatics resources. Information Seeking in Context (ISIC), University of Murcia, Spain, September 29-October 2, 2010. In Information Research, 16(1), paper 463. 

Kloda, L. A. & Bartlett, J. C. (2009). Clinical information behavior of rehabilitation therapists: A review of the research. Journal of the Medical Library Association, 97 (3), 194-202.

Rochette, A., Korner-Bitensky, N., Tremblay, V., & Kloda, L. (2008). Stroke rehabilitation information for clients and families: Assessing the quality of the StrokEngine-Family website. Disability and Rehabilitation, 30 (19), 1506-1512.

Korner-Bitensky, N., Roy, M.-A., Teasell, R., Kloda, L., Storr, C., Asseraf-Pasin, L., & Menon-Nair, A. (2008). Creation and pilot testing of StrokEngine: A stroke rehabilitation intervention website for clinicians and families. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 40 (5), 329-333.

Hadi Karsoho

hadi.karsoho [at] (Hadi Karsoho)

Research Interests

(a) palliative end-of-life care; (b) medical sociology; (c) science and technology studies; (d) empirical bioethics; (e) qualitative research methods.

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Shawn-Renee Hordyk

shawn-renee.hordyk [at] (Shawn-Renee Hordyk), MSW, PhD

Research Interests

(a) The natural environment as social determinent of health; (b) Indigenous health; (c) End-of-life care; (d) Immigration; (e) Research with children.


Hordyk, S., Hanley, J., Richard, E. (in print).  “Urban Greenspace and the Social Determinants of Health of  Immigrant Families” Health and Place.

Walsh, C. A., Hanley, J., Ives, N., & Hordyk, S. (in revision). “Understanding the experiences of newcomer women with insecure housing in Montréal Canada.”  Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Hordyk, S., Dulude, M., & Shem, M. (2014). “When nature nurtures children: nature as a containing and holding space.” Children's Geographies, (ahead-of-print), 1-18.

Hordyk, S., ben Soltane, S., & Hanley, J. (2014). “Sometimes you have to go under water to come up: a poetic, critical realist approach to documenting the voices of homeless immigrant women.” Qualitative Social Work, 13(2):203-220.

ben Soltane, S., Hanley, J., & Hordyk, S. (2012). "Révéler l’itinérance des femmes immigrantes à Montréal : documenter l’itinérance différemment." Revue FéminÉtudes, 17(1):16-22.

Sjollema, S., Hordyk, S., Walsh, C., Hanley, J., Ives, N., & ben Soltane, S. (2012). “Found poetry – finding home: a qualitative study of homeless immigrant women.” Journal of Poetry Therapy. 25(4), 205-217.

Matthew Hunt

matthew.hunt [at] (Matthew Hunt), PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Associate Member, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University
Associate Member, Division of Experimental Medicine , McGill University
Chair, Clinical Ethics Committee, Shriners Hospital for Children (Montreal)
Researcher, Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation

Research Interests

(a) global health ethics; (b) ethics and humanitarian assistance; (c) rehabilitation care and ethics; (d) qualitative research methodology.

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Hunt, Matthew, Patrick Gogognon, Valéry Ridde (2014). Ethical considerations related to participation and partnership: An investigation of stakeholders’ perceptions of an action-research project on user fee removal for the poorest in Burkina Faso. BMC Medical Ethics. 15:13; DOI: 10.1186/1472-6939-15-13.

Hunt, Matthew R, Lisa Schwartz and Veronique Fraser*. (2013). “How far do you go and where are the issues surrounding that?” Dilemmas at the boundaries of clinical competency in humanitarian health work. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 28 (5): 502-8.

Hunt, Matthew R, Christina Sinding, Lisa Schwartz. (2013). Tragic choices in humanitarian healthcare practice. Journal of Clinical Ethics. 23(4): 338-344.

Gogognon Patrick, Matthew Hunt, Valéry Ridde. (2012). Les enjeux éthiques d’une recherche-action sur une sélection communautaire des indigents au Burkina Faso. Éthique et Santé. 9(4): 148-155.

Hunt, Matthew and Franco Carnevale. (2012) Exploring disability through the lens of moral experience. Physical Therapy Reviews. 17(6): 369-373.

Hunt, Matthew, Lisa Schwartz, Laurie Elit. (2012). Experience of ethics support and training for health professionals in international aid work. Public Health Ethics. 5(1): 91-99.

***Hunt, Matthew R, and Franco A. Carnevale. (2011). Moral Experience: A framework for bioethics research. Journal of Medical Ethics. 37:658-662.

Hunt, Matthew R., Lisa Chan and Anita Mehta. (2011). Transitioning from clinical to qualitative research interviewing. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 10(3):191-201.

Hunt, Matthew R. (2011). Review of: Interpretive Description; Sally Thorne (Left Coast Press). Qualitative Health Research. 21: 292-294.

Sinding, Christina, Lisa Schwartz, Matthew Hunt. (2011). Staging ethics: the possibilities and perils of research-based performance. Canadian Theatre Review. 146: 32-37.

Elit, Laurie, Matthew Hunt, Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Jennifer Ranford, Naomi Adelson and Lisa Schwartz. (2011). Ethical issues experienced by medical students during international clinical electives. Medical Education. 405: 704-711.

Schwartz, Lisa, Christina Sinding, Matthew Hunt, Laurie Elit, Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Naomi Adelson, Lori Luther, Junnifer Ranford, Sonya DeLaat. (2010). Ethics in humanitarian aid work: learning from the narratives of humantarian health workers. American Journal of Bioethics-Primary Research. 1(3):45-54.

Schwartz, L., C. Sinding, M. Hunt, et al (2010). Ethics in conditions of disaster and deprivation: learning from health workers' narratives. American Journal of Bioethics – Primary Research. 1(3): 45-54.

Sinding, C., L. Schwartz, M. Hunt, et al (2010). “Playing God because you have to”: Canadian health professionals’ experiences of rationing care in humanitarian and development work. Public Health Ethics. 3(2): 147-156

Hunt, M.R. (2010) ‘Active Waiting’: Habits and the practice of conducting qualitative research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 9(1): 69-76.

Hunt, M.R. (2009). Resources and constraints for addressing ethical issues in medical humanitarian work: Experiences of expatriate healthcare professionals. American Journal of Disaster Medicine. 4(5): 261-271.

Hunt, M.R. (2009). Strengths and challenges in the use of Interpretive Description: Reflections arising from a study of the moral experience of health professionals in humanitarian work. Qualitative Health Research. 19(9): 1284-1292.

Hunt, M.R. (2009). Moral experience of Canadian health care professionals in humanitarian work. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine. 24(6): 518-524

Hunt, M.R., A. Mehta and L.S. Chan. (2009). Learning to think qualitatively: Experiences of graduate students conducting qualitative health research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 8(2): 129-135.

Hunt, M.R. (2008). Ethics beyond borders: How health professionals experience ethics in humanitarian assistance and development work. Developing World Bioethics. 8(2): 59-69.

Hunt, Matthew R. Taking culture seriously: Considerations for physiotherapists. Physiotherapy. 93: 229-232.

Kevin Liu

kevin.liu2 [at] (Kevin Liu), Student

Research Trainee, Division of Oral Health & Society, Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics (VOICE)
McGill University

Research Interests

(a) pediatric palliative care (b) medical assistance in dying for mature minors in Canada; (c) qualitative methodologies; (e) research with children and youth.

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Marjorie Montreuil

marjorie.montreuil [at] (Marjorie Montreuil), RN, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Neuroethics Research Unit, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal
Researcher, VOICE (Views On Interdisciplinary Childhood Ethics), McGill University

Research Interests

(a) mental health; (b) child and family nursing; (c) childhood ethics; (d) qualitative methodologies; (e) participatory research approaches

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Montreuil, M., & Carnevale, F. (2015). A concept analysis of children's agency within the health literature. Journal of Child Health Care. Published online: 1-9.

Montreuil, M., Butler, K., Stachura, M., & Gros, C. (2015). Exploring helpful nursing care in pediatric mental health settings: The perceptions of children with suicide risk factors and their parents. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(11), 849-859.

Montreuil, M., Gros, C.P., Butler, K., & Stachura, M. (2013). Prévention du suicide et soins infirmiers. Santé Mentale, 182, pp. 66-69.

Bouchard, L., Montreuil, M., & Gros, C. (2010). Peer support among inpatients in an adult mental health setting. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Volume 31, Number 9, pp. 589-598.


Dan Nagel

dnage084 [at] (Daniel A. Nagel), RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, St. Frances Xavier University
Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

Research Interests

(a) Qualitative research methodologies (specifically Grounded Theory); (b) Competency development in nursing education; (c) Telehealth technology; (d) Men in nursing; (e) Curriculum development in nursing education.

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Nagel, D. A., Stacey, D., Momtahan, K., Gifford, W., Doucet, S., & Etowa, J.  (2016). Getting a picture: A grounded theory of nurses knowing the person in a virtual environment. Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi 10.1177/0898010116645422 [published Online First, May 10, 2016]

Nagel, D. A. & Penner, J. L. (2016). Conceptualizing telehealth in nursing practice: Advancing a conceptual model to fill a virtual gap. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 34(1), 91-104. doi 10.1177/0898010115580236 [published Online First April 9, 2015]

Nagel, D. A., Burns, V. F., Tilley, C., & Aubin, D. (2015). When novice researchers adopt constructivist grounded theory: Navigating less travelled paradigmatic and methodological paths in PhD dissertation work. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10, 365-383. Retrieved from 383Nagel1901.pdf

Nagel, D. A., Penner, J. L. (2015). Conceptualizing telehealth in nursing practice: Advancing a conceptual model to fill a virtual gap. Journal of Holistic Nursing. doi 10.1177/0898010115580236

Nagel, D. A. (2014). Knowing the person in a virtual environment: Protocol for a grounded theory study of telehealth in nursing practice.  International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 7(3). Available at

Stacey, D., Carley, M., Kohli, J., Skrutkowski, M., Avery, J., Bazile, A. M., Court, A., Nagel, D., & Budz, D. (Spring 2014).  Remote support training programs for oncology nurses in Canada: An environmental scan.  Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 24(2):78-82.

Cash, P. A., Moffitt, P., Fraser, J., Grewal, S., Holmes, V., Mahara, S., Ross, C. & Nagel, D. (2013).  Writing reflexively to illuminate the meanings in cultural safety.  Reflexive Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 14(6), 825 – 839.

Nagel, D., Pomerleau, S. G., & Penner, J. L. (2013).  Knowing, caring and telehealth technology: “Going the distance” in nursing practice. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 31 (2), 102-110.

Crystal Noronha

crystal.noronha [at] (Crystal Noronha), MSc

Graduate Studies, Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University

Research Interests

(a) oral health; (b) pediatric ethics; (c) palliative care; (d) qualitative research.

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Noronha C, Macdonald ME. Integration of a Dentist in the Pediatric Cancer team? Results of a Scoping Review. Poster presentation at the 19th International Congress on Palliative Care; Oct 9-12,2012; Montreal, QC: Journal of Palliative Care; 2012. p. 231.

Noronha C, Macdonald ME. Impact on quality of life due to therapy-related oral complications in pediatric cancer patients—a scoping review. Poster session presented at: MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer); New York, USA: 2012 Jun 28-30; Springer Link; p. 279.

Sandra Peláez

sandra.pelaez [at] (Sandra Peláez), MSc, PhD

Lecturer, Faculty of Education-Department of Education & Counselling Psychology, McGill University
Research Associate, McGill University Health Centre

Research Interests

(a) Exercise and medication adherence; (b) Social support; (c) Knowledge Translation; (d) Cardiac heart disease; (e) Asthma.

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Milette, K., Thombs, B.D., Maiorino, K., Nielsen, W.N., Körner, A., & Peláez, S.(In press). Challenges and strategies for coping with scleroderma: implications for a scleroderma specific self-management program.Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09638288.2018.1470263.

Delisle, V.C., Gumuchian, S.T., El-Baalbaki, G., Körner, A., Malcarne, V.L., Peláez, S., Carrier, M.E., Pépin, M., Thombs, B.D. & Scleroderma Support Group Project Advisory Team. (In press). Training and support needs of scleroderma support group facilitators: the North American Scleroderma Support Group Facilitators Survey. Disability and Rehabilitation. 10.1080/09638288.2018.1467970

Tilly-Gratton, A.,Nadon M.A., Houle, A.,Peláez, S., Ducharme, F.M. What convinces parents of children with asthma to adhere to maintenance inhaled corticosteroids?Canadian Journal of Respiratory, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. 

Fuks, N., Smith, N.G., Peláez, S., De Stefano, J., Brown, T.L. (2018). Acculturation experience among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender immigrants in Canada: a grounded theory analysis. The Counseling Psychologist, 46(3): 296-332. doi: 10.1177/0011000018768538

Gumuchian, S.T., Delisle, V.C., Kwakkenbos, L., Pépin, M., Carrier, M.E., Malcarne, V.L., Peláez, S., El-Baalbaki, G., Thombs, B.D. & Scleroderma Support Group Project Advisory Team. (2017). Reasons for attending support groups and organizational preferences: the European Scleroderma Support Group Members Survey. Disability and Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1416497 

Gumuchian, S.T.,Peláez, S., Delisle, V.C., Carrier, M.E., Jewett, L.R., El-Baalbaki, G., Fortune, C., Hudson, M., Impens, A., Körner, A., Bilsker, D., Persmann, J., Kwakkenbos, L., Bartlett, S.J., Thombs, B.D. (2017). Understanding coping strategies among people living with scleroderma: a focus group study.Disability and Rehabilitation. doi:10.1080/09638288.2017.1365954.

Merry, L.,Peláez, S., & Edwards, N.C. (2017). Refugees, asylum-seekers and undocumented migrants and parenthood: a scoping review.BMC Globalization and Health,13:75. doi:10.1186/s12992-017-0299-4. 

Peláez, S., Hendricks, K.N., Merry, L., & Gagnon, A.J. Challenges newly-arrived migrant women in Montreal face when needing maternity care: health care professionals’ perspectives. (2017). BMC Globalization and Health, 13:5. doi: 10.1186/s12992-016-0229-x.

Peláez, S., Bacon, S.L.,Lacoste, G., & Lavoie, K.L. (2016). How can adherence to asthma medication be enhanced? Triangulation of key asthma stakeholders' perspectives.Journal of Asthma, 53(10): 1076-1084. doi:10.3109/02770903.2016.1165696 

Delisle, V.C., Gumuchian, S.T., Peláez, S., Malcarne, V.L., El-Baalbaki, G., Körner, A., Hudson, M., Baron, M., Thombs, B.D., & Scleroderma Support Group Project Advisory Team. (2016). Reasons for non-participation in scleroderma support groups. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology, 34(5, Suppl. 100): 56-62.

Peláez, S., Alexandre, S., Roberge, J.B., Henderson, M., & Barnett, T.A. (2016). Life in the age of screens: parent perspectives on a 24-hour no screen-time challenge. Clinical Obesity, 6(4), 273-280. doi: 10.1111/cob.12150.

Gumuchian, S.T.,Peláez, S., Delisle, V.C., Carrier, M.E., Jewett, L., El-Baalbaki, G., Kwakkenbos, L., Thombs, B., Bartlett, S. (2016). Exploring the sources of emotional distress among people living with scleroderma: a focus group study.PLOS ONE, 11(3):e0152419. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152419.

Moody, C., Fuks, N.,Peláez, S., Smith, N.G. (2015). “Without this, I would for sure already be dead:” a qualitative inquiry regarding suicide protective factors among trans adults.Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity,2(3), 266-280. doi:10.1037/sgd0000130.

Peláez, S., Lamontagne, A.J., Collin, J., A., Gauthier, A., Grad, R.M., Blais, L., Lavoie, K.L., Bacon, S.L., Ernst, P., Guay, H., McKinney, M., Ducharme, F.M. (2015). Patients’ perspective of barriers and facilitators to taking long-term controller medication for asthma: a novel taxonomy. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 15, 42. doi: 10.1186/s12890-015-0044-9. 

Peláez, S., Aulls, M.W., Lacoste, G., Bacon, S.L., Lavoie, K.L. (2014). Similarities and discrepancies between asthma health care providers’ and patients’ views on treatment adherence. Canadian Respiratory Journal 21(4), 221-226.

Lamontagne, A.J., Peláez, S., Gauthier, A., Grad, R.M., Guay, H., Blais, L., Bacon, S.L., Ernst, P., Lavoie, K.L., McKinney, M., Collin, J., Ducharme, F.M. (2013). Facilitators and solutions for practicing optimal guided asthma self-management: the physician’s perspective. Canadian Respiratory Journal, 20(4): 285-293. [Impact factor: 1.016 - Article highly accessed]

Carolina Pineda

cpineda2 [at] (Carolina Pineda), MA

Research Interests

(a) medical anthropology; (b) ethnography; (c) narrative analysis; (d) chronic illness and disability; (e) feminist thought and practice.

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Macdonald ME, Kennedy K, Molls S, Pineda C, Mitchell LM, Stephenson PH, Cadell S. Excluding Parental Grief: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Bereavement Accommodation in Canadian Labour Standards. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 50 (2015) 511–526.

Macdonald ME, Beaudin A, Pineda C. What do patients think about dental services in Quebec? An analysis of a dentist rating website. Journal of the Canadian Dental Association, 2015;81:f3. Available on-line:

Kooiman H, Macdonald ME, Carnevale FA, Pineda C, Nottaway W, and Vignola S. Minododazin: Translating an Algonquin tradition of respect into youth well-being in Rapid Lake, Quebec. Pimatisiwin, A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health 2012;10(1):1-15.

Pineda, C. "Maternity Rolls: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Disability." Book Review. Herizons Magazine. Winter 2011 Vol. 24 No. 3

Pineda, C. Chronic Illness as Disability: The Experiences of Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. Oral Presentation. National Educational Association of Disabled Students Annual General Conference. November 2010. Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Pineda, C. "Click: Young Woman and the Moments They Knew They Were Feminists." Book Review. Herizons Magazine.  Fall 2010 Vol. 24 No. 2

Pineda, C. Accommodations for Students Living with Health-Related Disabilities. Voices, The Canadian Arthritis Patient  Alliance Newsletter. Summer 2010.

Pineda, C and Veilleux, ME. Resources and Services For Individuals Living with Health Related Disabilities. The McGill University Health Centre Lupus Clinic Newsletter. Issue 14, July 2010.

Pineda, C. "Racialized Bodies, Disabling Worlds." Book Review. Herizons Magazine. Spring 2010 Vol. 23 No. 4

Pineda, C. The Experiences of Post-Secondary Students Living With Disabilities In Quebec. Oral Presentation. Canadian Disability Studies Association Annual General Meetings. March 2010.  Montreal, Quebec.

Pineda, C. "Dissonant Disabilities: Women with Chronic Illness Explore Their Lives." Book Review. Herizons Magazine.  Summer 2009 Vol. 23 No. 1

Pineda, C. On Narrative: A Critical Examination of Method. Oral Presentation. McGill Anthropology Graduate Student Conference. March 2009. Montreal, Quebec.

Pineda, C. Anthropology and Disability: A Brief History. Oral Presentation. McGill's Inaugural Symposium on Disability Studies. February 2009. Montreal, Quebec.

Pineda, C. “Notes from Shanghai: The 8th International Congress on SLE.” Lupus Canada Bulletin,v. 14, n. 2, Fall 2007.

John Pringle

john.pringle [at] (John Pringle), BScN MSc PhD

Assistant Professor in the Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University. He is a nurse and epidemiologist with a BScN (McMaster University), an MSc in Community Health & Epidemiology (Queen’s University) and a PhD in Public Health and Bioethics (University of Toronto). He is a member of the Humanitarian Health Ethics Research Group, with research at the intersection of global health, humanitarian action, and bioethics. John has been an aid worker with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), most recently during the West Africa Ebola crisis. He is Vice Chair of the MSF Ethics Review Board.

Research Interests

(a) Global Health (b) Humanitarian action (c) Bioethics

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To follow

Gail Teachman

gail.teachman [at] (Gail Teachman), PhD, OT Reg (ON)

Assistant Professor, University of Western Ontario
Fellow, Centre for Critical Qualitative Health Research, University of Toronto

Research Interests

Childhood disability, moral experiences of disabled children and their families, qualitative inquiry,interdisciplinary studies of childhood ethics, critical disability studies

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Teachman, G., McDonough, P., Macarthur, C., & Gibson, B. E. (in press). A critical dialogical methodology for conducting research with disabled youth who use augmentative and alternative communication. Qualitative Inquiry, Special issue titled: "Reclaiming” Disability in Critical Qualitative Research.

Gerlach, A., Teachman, G., Rudman, D., Huot, S., & Aldrich, R. (2017, early online). Moving beyond individualism: Critical perspectives in occupation-focused research and practice.Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy.

Gibson, B. E., King, G., Teachman, G., Mistry, B., Hamdani, Y. (2017). Assembling activity/setting participation with disabled young people. Sociology of Health and Illness. 39, 497-512. 

Teachman, G. (2016). Interrogating inclusion: Critical research with disabled youth who use augmentative and alternative communication (Doctoral dissertation, University of Toronto). Available from 

Njelesani, J, Teachman, G, Durocher, E, Hamdani, Y, Phelan, S. (2015) Thinking critically about client-centered practice and occupational possibilities across the life-span. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 22(4), 252-259.

Teachman, G., Mistry, B., & Gibson, B. E. (2014). Doing Qualitative Research with People who have Communication Impairments. In SAGE Research Methods Cases. London, United Kingdom: SAGE Publications, Ltd. 

Teachman, G., & Gibson, B. E. (2014) ‘Communicative competence’ in the field of augmentative and alternative communication: a review and critique. International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, 49(1), 1-14.

Teachman, G., & Gibson, B. E. (2013). Children and youth with disabilities: Innovative methods for single qualitative interviews. Qualitative Health Research, 23(2), 264-274.

Gibson, B.E. & Teachman, G. (2012) Critical approaches in physical therapy research: investigating the symbolic value of walking. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice: Philosophy and Physiotherapy, 28(6), 474-484.

Gibson B. E., Teachman G., & Hamdani Y. (2015). Rethinking ‘Normal Development’ in Children’s Rehabilitation.  In McPherson, K., Gibson B.E., Leplege A., (Eds), Rethinking Rehabilitation Theory and Practice (pp.69-79). Boca Raton, US: CRC Press.


Jon Salsberg

jon.salsberg [at] (Jon Salsberg), MA, PhD

Associate Director and Research manager, Participatory Research At McGill (PRAM)
Department of Family Medicine

Research Interests

(a) participatory research; (b) community-based research; (c) integrated knowledge translation; (d) Indigenous health; (e) primary care research; (f) evaluation in health promotion; (g) realist synthesis; (h) social network analysis; (i) research informatics.

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Salsberg J, Parry D, Pluye P, Macridis S, Herbert S, and Macaulay AC. Practical Strategies For Successfully Translating Evidence Into Action In Community Health: A Critical Review. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2015 (in press).

Salsberg J, Macridis S, Garcia Bengoechea E, Macaulay AC, Moore S, Members of the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project – School Travel Planning  Committee. Engaging Community Stakeholders for School-Based Physical Activity Intervention. Retos - Nuevas Tendencias en Educación Física, Deporte y Recreación. 2015 (in press).

Salsberg J, Macaulay AC, Parry D. Guide to Integrated Knowledge Translation Research. In Ian D. Graham, Jacqueline M. Tetroe, and Alan Pearson, Eds. Turning Knowledge into Action: Practical Guidance on How to Do Integrated Knowledge Translation Research. Book 21 in the Synthesis Science in Healthcare book series. Wolters Kluwer-Joanna Briggs Institute. 2014.

Macaulay AC and Salsberg J. “Health Care.” In David Coghlan and Mary Brydon-Miller, eds. Sage Encyclopedia of Action Research. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications. 2014.

Moore S, Salsberg J, Leroux J. Advancing social capital intervention research from a network and population health equity perspective. In Ichiro Kawachi, Soshi Takao; S.V. Subramanian, Eds. Global Perspectives on Social Capital and Health. Springer. 2013.

Macaulay AC, Jagosh J, Pluye P, Bush P, and Salsberg J. Quantitative Methods in Participatory Research: Being sensitive to issues of scientific validity, community safety, and the academic-community relationship. La Revue Nouvelles Practiques Sociales, Vol.25(2), p.159-172. 2013.

Jagosh J, Pluye P, Wong G, Cargo M, Salsberg J, Bush PL, Herbert CP, Green LW, Greenhalgh T, Macaulay AC. Critical Reflections on Realist Review: Insights From Customizing the Methodology to the Needs of Participatory Research Assessment. Research Synthesis Methods, Vol. 4(4). 2013.

Salsberg J., Macaulay AC. Linkage and Exchange Interventions. Ch. 3.4.c in, Sharon Straus, Jacqueline Tetroe and Ian D. Graham (Eds.). Knowledge Translation in Health Care: Moving from Evidence to Practice, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ Books. ISBN: 978-1-1184-1354-8. 2013

Jagosh J, Macaulay AC, Pluye P, Salsberg J, Bush PL, Henderson J, Sirett E, Wong G, Cargo M, Herbert CP, Seifer SD, Green LW, Greenhalgh T. Uncovering the Benefits of Participatory Research: Implications of a Realist Review for Health Research and Practice. Milbank Quarterly, 90(2). 2012

Salsberg J, Seller R, Shea L, Macaulay AC. A Needs Assessment Informs Development of a Participatory Research Faculty Development Workshop. Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement. Volume 16(1), p. 183-93. 2012.

Parry D, Salsberg J, Macaulay AC. A Guide to Researcher and Knowledge-User Collaboration in Health Research. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 2009.

Salsberg J, Louttit S, McComber AM, Fiddler R, Naqshbandi M, Receveur O, Harris SB, Macaulay AC. Knowledge, Capacity and Readiness: Translating Successful Experiences in CBPR for Health Promotion. Pimatisiwin: A Journal of Indigenous and Aboriginal Community Health. 2008 5(2):152-50.

Macaulay AC, Ing A, Salsberg J, et al. Community-based participatory research: sharing results with the community. An example of knowledge translation from the Kahnawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Project. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action 1.2 (2007) 143-152.

Cargo M, Salsberg J, Delormier T, Desrosiers S, Macaulay AC. “Understanding the social context of school health promotion program implementation.” Health Education. 2006; 106(2), 85-97.

Lévesque L, Cargo M, Salsberg J. “Development of the Physical Activity Interactive Recall (PAIR) for Aboriginal Children.” International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 2004, 1:8.

Fahad Ata Siddiqui

fahad.siddiqui [at] (Fahad Ata Siddiqui), MSc. 

Research Interests

(a) Qualitative Research; (b) Pediatric Dentistry; (c) Special Care Dentistry; (d) Dental Fear and Anxiety; (e) Person Centred Care; (f) Systematic Reviews; (g) Participatory Research.

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Fay Judy Strohschein

fay.strohschein [at] (Fay Strohschein), RN, MSC (A)

PhD Candidate, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
Nursing Clinical Consultant, Jewish General Hospital

Research Interests

(a) cancer treatment decision making; (b) psychosocial oncology; (c) cancer and aging; (d) grounded theory; (e) symbolic interactionism

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Clausen, C., Strohschein, F. J., Faremo, S., Bateman, D., Posel, N., Fleiszer, D. (2012). Developing an interprofessional care plan for an elderly woman with breast cancer: From multiple voices to a shared vision. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 16, E18-E25.

Strohschein, F. J., Bottorff, J. L., Schreiber, R. S., & Loiselle, C. G. (2012, October). Understanding age-related influences on cancer treatment decision making: A review of grounded theory studies. Oral presentation at the 18th Qualitative Health Research Conference, October 23-25, 2013, Montreal, Canada.

Strohschein, F. J., Wan-Chow-Wah, D., Bergman, H., & Loiselle, C. G. (2012, August).  Treatment decision making among older adults with colorectal cancer: Attending to the influence of age.  Rapid oral presentation at the UICC World Cancer Congress, August 27 – 30, 2012, Montreal, Canada.

Strohschein, F. J., Bottorff, J. L., Loiselle, C. G. (2012, April). Navigating the Grounded Theory Maze: Implications for exploring processes of treatment decision making among older individuals with cancer.  Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Vancouver, Canada.

Strohschein, F. J., Ducharme, F. Bergman, H., Loiselle, C. G. (2011, October). Key antecedents of quality of life among older individuals with cancer: A proposed model.  Oral presentation at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology & 4th Pan-American Congress of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Ottawa, Canada.

Strohschein, F. J., Bergman, H., Carnevale, F. A., & Loiselle, C. G. (2011). Patient decision making among older individuals with cancer.  Qualitative Health Research, 21, 900-926. DOI: 10.1177/1049732311399778

Strohschein, F., Merry, L., Thomas, J., & Gagnon, A.J. (2010) Strengthening data quality in studies of migrants not fluent in host languages: A Canadian example with reproductive health questionnaires.  Research in Nursing & Health, 33, 369-379.

Strohschein, F. J., Bergman, H., Carnevale, F.A., & Loiselle, C. G. (2010). Treatment decision making among older individuals with cancer:  Exploration of the concept and relational context [Abstract]. Psycho-Oncology, 19(Suppl 2), S177.

Strohschein, F. J., Gartshore, K., Jesion, T., McHarg, L., Loiselle, C.G., Ehrler, A., & McVey, L. (2010). Family nursing rounds in oncology settings: Collaboration to enhance person-centered care [Abstract].  Psycho-Oncology, 19(Suppl 2), S178.

Sara Saunders

sara.saunders [at] (Sara Saunders), PhD, OT(c)

Faculty Lecturer & Associate Director, Occupational Therapy Program, McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Research Interests

(a) work disability and unemployment; (b) chronic pain; (c) the meaning of work; (d) phenomenology

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Saunders, SL, Nedelec, B. (2014). What works means to people with work disability: A scoping review. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 24(1), 100-110.

Saunders, SL, MacEachen, E, Nedelec, B. (submitted). Understanding and building upon effort to return to work by the long-term work disabled and unemployed. Work.

Marianne Sofronas

marianne.sofronas [at] (Marianne Sofronas), MA, RN, MSc(A), CNN(C), CCN(C), PhD student

Richard and Edith Strauss Nursing Clinical Fellow;  Faculty Lecturer Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
Nurse Clinician, Intensive Care Unit, Montreal Neurological Hospital

Research Interests

(a) neuropalliative care b) neuroscience nursing c) nursing ethics d) ethnography e) medical anthropology

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Sofronas, M; Wright, DK; Carnevale, FA. (2018). Personhood: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis for Nursing Ethics, Theory, Practice and Research. Nursing Forum. (In Press)

Jacqueline van Wijlen

jacqueline.vanwijlen [at] (Jacqueline van Wijlen), MN, RN-NP 

PhD Nursing Student, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University
Assistant Professor, Ranking School of Nursing, St. Francis Xavier University

Research Interests

(a) breastfeeding support (b) neonatal, child & family nursing (c) critical qualitative methodologies (d) new graduate nursing transition & support

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van Wijlen, J. (2017). Healing the healer: A caring science approach to moral distress in new graduate nurses. International Journal for Human Caring,  21(1), 15-19. MEDLINE Info: 9806969.

Zoua M.Vang

zoua.vang [at] (Zoua M. Vang), PhD 

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University 

Research Interests

(a) immigrant and refugee health; (b) Indigenous maternal infant health; (c) racial/ethnic health disparities; (d) mixed methods   

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Vang, Zoua M., Gagnon, Robert, Lee, Tanya, Jimenez, Vania, Navickas, Arian, Pelletier, Jeannie, & Shenker, Hannah. “Interactions between Indigenous Women Awaiting Childbirth Away from Home and Their Southern, Non-Indigenous Healthcare Providers.” Forthcoming in Qualitative Health Research.

Vang, Zoua M. & Chang, Yvonne (2018). "Immigrants’ Experiences of Everyday Discrimination in Canada: Unpacking the Contributions of Assimilation, Race, and Early Socialization." International Migration Review[ OnlineFirst]

 Khan,Mushira, Kobayashi, Karen,Vang, Zoua M.,& Lee,Sharon M. (2017). "Are Visible Minorities Invisible in Canadian Health Data and Research? A Scoping Review." International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 13(1): 126-143.

 Vang, Zoua M., Elo, Irma T. & Nagano, Makoto (2015)."Preterm Birth among the Hmong, Other Asian Subgroups and Non-Hispanic Whites in California."BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth 15:1-10. DOI 10.1186/s12884-015-0622-0. 

David Wright

dwrig079 [at] (David Wright), PhD

Faculty Lecturer, McGill University School of Nursing
Nurse Clinician, Jewish General Hospital (Palliative Care)
Founding member, Nursing Palliative Care Research and Education Unit, University of Ottawa

Research Interests

(a) palliative care; (b) mental health; (c) relational ethics; (d) interpretive studies of nursing practice; (e) ethnography.

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Wright D, Brajtman S, Macdonald ME. A relational ethical approach to end-of-life delirium. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, in press.

Wright, D, Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Drevniok, U., Racine, H., & Savignac, H. (2011). Relational dimensions of a positive integration experience for new mental health nurses. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25(3), 164-173.

Brajtman, S., Wright, D., Hogan, D.B., Allard, P., Bruto, V., Burne, D., Gage, L., Gagnon, P.R., Sadowski, C.A., Helsdingen, S., & Wilson, K. (2011). Developing guidelines on the assessment and treatment of delirium in older adults at the end of life. Canadian Geriatrics Journal, 14(2), 40-50.

Wright, D., & Brajtman, S. (2011). Relational and embodied knowing: nursing ethics within the interprofessional team. Nursing Ethics, 18(1), 20-30.

Schwartz, L., Wright, D., & Lavoie-Tremblay. (2011). New nurses' experience of their role within interprofessional healthcare teams in mental health. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 25(3), 153-163.

Gros, C., Wright, D., Mulvogue, T., & Jarvis, S. (2011). Les interventions infirmièresbénéfiques : le point de vue des patients à risque de suicide. La Gérontoise 22(2), 3-11.

Wright, D., &Pugnaire-Gros, C. (2010). Let’s talk about sex: promoting dialogue among staff on a mental health nursing unit. Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, 26(6), 250-255.

Wright, D., Nyland, A., Carnevale, F., &Gros, C. (2010).Response to comment: Broken promises and the bad patient. Nursing Ethics, 17, 668-671.

Wright, D., Brajtman, S., &Bitzas, V. (2009). Human relationships at the end-of-life: an ethical ontology for practice. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 11(4), 219-227.

Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Wright, D., Desforges, N., Gélinas, C., Marchionni, C., & Drevniok, U. (2008). Creating a healthy workplace for new-generation nurses. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 40(3), 299-306.

Hiba Zafran

hiba.zafran [at] (Hiba Zafran)

Assistant Professor, (Professional), School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University
Associate Professor, Institut d'ergothérapie, Université Saint-Joseph, Lebanon

Research Interests

Foci: (a)  immigration youth mental health; psychosis; borderline personality disorder (b) professional and narrative reasoning(c)  transformative learning (d) reflexivity ... including creative nonfiction. Methodologies: (queer & narrative) phenomenology/ies radical empiricism, hermeneutics 

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Zafran, H.(in press). A phenomenological approach to transformative learning: Lessons from/for occupational therapy.American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Park, M. & Zafran, H. (2018). View from the Penthouse: Epistemological bumps and emergent metaphors as method for team reflexivity. Qualitative Health Research, 28(3), 408-417. 

Zafran, H., Tallant, B., Gelinas, I., & Jordan, S. (2017). The phenomenology of early psychosis elicited in an occupational therapy expressive evaluation. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. Advance Online Publication.

Zafran, H., Mazer, B., Tallant, B., Chilingaryan, G., & Gelinas, I. (2017). Detecting incipient schizophrenia: A validation of the Azima Battery in first episode psychosis. Psychiatric Quarterly, 88(3), 585-602 doi: 10.1007/s11126-016-9482-7

Solomon, G. & Zafran, H. (2016). An occupational therapy student’s reflections on recovery as seeing, and being seen. Occupational Therapy Now, 18(5), 13-14 [Special issue: Recovery-oriented psychosocial rehabilitation practice].

Zafran, H. (2015). Health Care Professional’s Opinions on Culture and Rehabilitation Services for Youth Experiencing Early Psychosis. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 19(2), 75-82.

Park, M.M., Lencucha, R., Mattingly, C., Zafran, H. & Kirmayer, L.J. (2015). A qualitative study on the ethics of transforming care: examining the development and implementation of Canada's first mental health strategy. Implementation Science, 10, 121-130. doi:10.1186/s13012-015-0297-y

Zafran, H, Tallant, B. “It would be a shame to lose them”: A critical historical, scoping and expert review of the use of projective assessments in occupational therapy. Part II. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health .31(4), 328-365.

Zafran, H. & Tallant, B. “It would be a shame to lose them”: A critical historical, scoping and expert review of the use of projective assessments in occupational therapy. Part I. Occupational Therapy in Mental Health. 31(3), 187-210.

Park, M.M., Zafran, H., Stewart, J., Salsberg, J., Ells, C., Rouleau, S., Estein, O., & Valente, T.W. (2014). Transforming mental health services: A participatory mixed methods study to promote and evaluate the implementation of recovery-oriented care. Implementation Science, 9, 119- 130

Poetry and Literary Prose
Words are the ceiling against which shoulders stoop .... 
"Preamble ~ Coming to here" 41.2 Changing Language. Room - Literature, Art, and Feminism since 1975,2018, pp.13-22.
"Ève, d’ou venez-vous?" Van Grimde Corps Secrets. Collaborative transdisciplinary dance project outlining a vision of the body of the future. Forthcoming on 
"Oneiric Projectiles" Feminine Collective. 25th August, 2017.
"Bought in Berlin." Mothers Always Write. 10th May, 2017. [Honourable mention in Spring micro-essay contest].
"Ontology of Empty." The Muse. Spring, 2017 -Issue 5, 33.

Reviews and Letters 
Zafran, H. (2018). [Review of the Book: Licit, Illicit, Prescribed: Substance Use and Occupational Therapy, by N.Kiepek]. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy. [Advance Online Publication].
Zafran, H. (2016). By not publishing good qualitative research The BMJ is not fulfilling its values. British Medical Journal, 352:i1478. [Letter to the Editor].
Zafran, H. (2013). Client Centred Reasoning: A Reply to “Quantifying Function”. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67(1). [Letter to the Editor].  doi:10.5014/ajot.2013.007096

Zafran, H. (2016). A mixed methods inquiry into the clinical utility of an expressive projective assessment with individuals experiencing early psychosis. (Doctoral Thesis). McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Proceedings and Projects - available online
Ash, R., Bartczak, M., Monteferrante, A., Nurse, A., Persad, S., Zafran, H., Lambert, H. (Draft 2015 -in progress). SPOTting PTSD. A PTSD Toolkit for First Responders.

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