A Vibrant Research Community
Human health requires research and scholarship in diverse environments; these environments include acute and primary care environments, as well as social, cultural, political, educational, and geographical environments.
Dr. Donna Rennie studies how the environment and genetics are related to which children will experience asthma, and how children with asthma manage the disease. She has a particular interest in the respiratory health needs of children and families living in rural areas. Donna is currently working on two research studies funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR): Endotoxin and the Lung (2002-2010), and The Saskatchewan Rural Health Study (2008-2016).
Dr. Lynnette Leeseberg Stamler is a member of an interdisciplinary, CIHR funded research group that examines quality of acute care from multiple perspectives. The group translates their research findings into integrated knowledge that can be applied by hospital units, and offers quality improvement initiatives, and postintervention follow-up. The group focuses on perceptions of patients with heart attacks, strokes, hysterectomy and prostate procedures, as well as the perceptions of critical care, perioperative and unit nurses, therapists, physicians, and administrators who come into contact with these patients.
As a doctoral candidate and Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing, Sonia Udod explores the stress experiences and coping strategies of nurse managers in acute care settings. Given the profound effect managers have on creating and sustaining healthy work environments, it is essential to understand manager stressors and coping abilities in order to minimize manager and staff nurse turn-over. Sonia is involved in research exploring the worklife of oncology nurses in their relations with patients' families in oncology settings. She is working with nurse researchers from the University of Manitoba and McGill University.