Faculty & Staff
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- Research Interests
- Quality of nurses' work life
- Nurse empowerment
- Emotional intelligence
- Distributed learning
Clinical Area of Expertise:
The overall goal of my professional practice investigates the quality of nurses work life. Incorporated within my program of professional practice and research and scholarly work are my research interests in nursing leadership, nurse and nurse manager roles, nurses' work environments, and the role of educators and administrators in distance education/distributive learning .
Manitoba Centre for Nursing Research, Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba.
(2009- 2012), Research Affiliate
International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), University of Alberta, Member Scholar
Honours and Academic Awards:
- Rosenstadt Doctoral Dissertation Award, Lawrence Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
- Government of Ontario/University of Toronto Foundation Graduate Scholarship in Science & Technology, University of Toronto
- University of Toronto Fellowships
- Gail Donner Fellowship in Nursing
- Michael & Effie Bodnar Scholarship
- Margaret M. Cahoon Memorial Scholarship
- Lucy D. Willis Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan
- Manitoba Association of Registered Nurses Foundation
- Sigma Theta Tau International ( Zeta Omega Chapter, New York, and Xi Lambda Chapter, Winnipeg, MB)
- Academy of Management
- Council on Graduate Education for Administration in Nursing
Peer Reviewed Publications:
Udod, S.A. (2012). Process of seeking connectivity: Social relations of power between staff nurses and nurse managers. Nursing Leadership, 25 (4), 29-47.
Udod, S.A., & Care, W.D. (2012). "Walking a tight rope": An investigation of nurse managers' work stressors and coping experiences. Journal of Research in Nursing, online, 1-13. DOI:10.1177/17449871111434189.
Review: Shirey, M. (2012). "Walking a tight rope": An investigation of nurse managers' work stressors and coping experiences. Journal of Research in Nursing, online, 1-2 DOI:10.1177/1744987112438650.
Udod, S.A., & Care, W.D. (2011). Nurse managers’ work stressors and coping experiences: Unraveling the evidence. Nursing Leadership, 24 (3), 57-72.
Lobchuk, M., & Udod, S.A. (2011). Oncology nurses’ perceptions of their relations with family members in an ambulatory cancer care setting: A mixed method study. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal 21 (2),64-71.
Udod, S.A. (2008). The power behind empowerment for staff nurses: Using Foucault’s concepts. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 21(2), 77-92.
Recent Scientific Presentations:
Udod, S.A. (2012). Realities of Nursing education and practice in Canada: Issues and opportunities. Paper presented at the 2nd Nursing Symposium. Izmir, Turkey (Invited Keynote Speaker).
Udod, S.A, & Care, W.D. (2012). Abstract: Nurse managers' work stressors and coping experiences: realigning role expectations. Paper presented at The Quality Worklife-Quality Healthcare Collaborative 6th Annual Summit. Vancouver, BC.
Racine, L., Udod, S.A , Springer, R.A., & Wall, P. (2012). The impact of distributed learning strategies in nursing education: Exploring faculty development needs in a Western Canadian university. Paper presented at the 2012 WNRCASN Conference. The Winds of Change: Diversity and Divergence. Lethbridge, AB.
Udod, S., & Lobchuk, M. (2011). Nurse and family caregivers in oncology work environments: Mobilizing unit leadership. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Cancer Research Day: Enhancing Patients' Outcomes Through Research. Saskatoon, SK.
Udod, S.A., & Lobchuk, M. (2011). Nurse and family caregivers in oncology work environments: Mobilizing unit leadership. 11th Annual Saskatchewan Cancer Research Day, Saskatoon, Sk.
Udod, S.A., & Lobchuk, M. (2011). Oncology work environment and nurse- family relations: the pivotal role of nurse leaders. International Council of Nurses Conference, Valetta, Malta.
Udod, S.A., & Lobchuk, M. (2011). Critical implications for nurse leaders: Nurse-family relations in oncology work environments. Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, Saskatoon, SK.
Care, W.D. & Udod, S.A (2011). Nurse managers’ practices and perceptions of a healthy workplace: Stressors and coping strategies. Paper presented at the Caring with Science Conference. Havana, Cuba.
Racine, L., Springer, R.A., Udod, S., & Wall, P. (2011). Distributed learning: Exploring the needs for faculty development in multi sites program delivery. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Ethel Johns Nursing Research Forum, Sigma Theta International Honor Society of Nursing, & Xi Eta Chapter University of British Columbia School of Nursing, February 5, Vancouver, BC.
Udod, S.A., Care, W.D., & Crozon, B. (2009). Paper: Workplace stress and coping experiences of nurse managers: Building competencies for the future. Nursing Leadership Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Udod, S.A. (2009). Paper: Seeking connectivity: Power relations between nurses and nurse managers. Doctoral Research Week, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Udod, S. A. (2008). Faith and healing: An Orthodox Christian perspective in nursing. Paper presented at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of Canada Central Diocese Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon, SK (Invited Speaker).
Hultin, D., Care, W.D., & Udod, S.A. (2007). Paper: Putting the northern voice first: Rethinking distance delivery for Aboriginal learners. University College of the North Northern Voices, Northern Realities Conference, Thompson, MB.
Udod, S.A. (2007). Paper: Staff nurse empowerment: Relations of power. Doctoral Research Week, Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.
Udod, S.A., & Doran, D. (2007). Paper: The power behind empowerment: Relations between staff nurses and nurse managers in improving quality of work-life. Nursing Leadership Conference, Ottawa, ON.
Udod, S.A., & Doran, D. (2007). Poster: The contribution of Foucault: Possibilities for staff nurse empowerment. International Nursing Administration Research Conference, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Racine, L. (PI), Ferguson, L. Co-PI), Udod, S.A (Co-I), Maposa, S. (Co-I) & Fowler-Kerry, S. (Co-I). Understanding Internationally Educated Nurses' Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration in Canadian Nursing Workplaces: Designing Culturally Competent and Evidence-Based Retention Programs. CIHR-RPP/ 2 years. October 2012
Udod, S.A. (2011). Workplace stress and coping experiences: The practices and perceptions of nurse managers. (University Publications Fund, $620. 80)
Udod, S.A. (2010). Understanding the dynamics of emotional intelligence and empowerment from employee perspectives: Implications for leadership. (President's SSHRC, $6105.80).
Racine, L., Ferguson, L., Udod, S.A, & Fowler-Kerry, S. (2010). Exploring the professional, cultural, and social integration of internationally educated nurses in Saskatchewan's workplace: Examining the impact of race, gender, and class in developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally sensitive mentoring programs.
Racine, L. (PI), Springer, R.A., Spencer, C. Shutko, C., Udod, S., & Wall, P. (Co-Inv). (2010). Assessment of faculty needs for support and training related to the delivery of a new nursing curriculum through distributed learning. (University of Saskatchewan, USTEP Board of Governors, $6,235).
Teare, G., F., Baker, R., Sales, A., Verall, T., Woods, P., Goodridge, D., Griffiths, P., Quinlan, E., Sari, N., Sari, O., Maben, J., Avis, K., Digney-Davis, L., LeMoal, L., Burns, T., Lewis, S., MacLeod, B., Samdu, M., Udod, S.A, Willoughby, K., & Wodchis, W. (2010-2013). Impact of releasing time to care: The productive ward-relationship of outcomes and context on a nurse-led health care improvement innovation. Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research $399, 447 and Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation $100,000
Lobchuk, M., Udod, S.A., & Loiselle, C. (2008- 2009). Family Caregivers: Are They a Barrier or Facilitator of the Quality of Nurses' Work Life in Oncology Settings (Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology Research Award for $5,000.00).
Udod, S.A. (2007). Workplace Stress and Coping Experiences: The Practices and Perceptions of Nurse Managers, $5,000, Start Up Research Funds – Operating Funds, University of Saskatchewan.
Rodger, G., Evans, R., Donnelly, G., Kerr, M., & Udod, S.A. (Co-PI) (2007-09). The impact of a common practice model in the Saskatoon Health Region.