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Our faculty members are prominent Canadian nurse researchers who are generating knowledge in a variety of fields including global health in developing countries, end of life care, the stresses and demands on nurse leaders, the use of cutting edge technologies in teaching, working with families and children with disabilities and promoting healthy activity in nursing students. These are just a few examples of research taking place in the College of Nursing.

Our faculty and staff are awarded provincial, national and international research funds to explore important local and global health topics and many receive awards for their outstanding research. Highlighted below are some of the most recent College of Nursing research related news stories.

RP Technology to Aid in Early Detection for Type 2 Diabetes and Retinopathy.

Aboriginal people living in Canada are among the highest risk populations for type 2 diabetes and related complications. While evidence suggested type 2 diabetes in adolescents is associated with severe and early onset of microvascular complications, including retinopathy, little is known about the number of vision health problems among northern Aboriginal youth with type 2 diabetes.

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Honoring the Voices of Bereaved Caregivers - Video Launch and Presentation

Following a year of research, the international interdisciplinary team consisting of Primary Investigator (PI) Dr. Lorraine Holtslander (U of S College of Nursing), Co-PI Sharon Baxter (Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association) and Co-Investigators Dr. Shelley Peacock (U of S College of Nursing), Dr. Wendy Duggleby (University of Alberta), Rev Dan Cooper (Regina Qu'Appelle Palliative Care Services), Vicky Duncan (U of S Library) and Dr. Peter Hudson (St. Vincent's Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia) are set to launch a series of public videos based on their project titled “Honoring the Voices of Bereaved Caregivers”.

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Research Group to Study Hope Intervention for Parents

Having a child diagnosed with a life limiting illness or life threatening illness can be both a shocking and devastating experience for a parent, only to be worsened by repeated periods of uncertainty, loss of control and distress.

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Mentorship Program for Rural Healthcare Providers

Enhanced patient care and delivery is very important to the health and well-being of Saskatchewan’s rural communities.

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Dr. Janet McCabe Receives President’s SSHRC Grant

The College of Nursing would like to congratulate Assistant Professor Dr. Janet McCabe on her recent success in receiving a University of Saskatchewan President’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant.

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Exploring New Technologies to Support Investigation of Foodborne Disease

University of Saskatchewan (U of S) students will soon have the opportunity to be involved in a research project funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF), which will use new technology to study foodborne illness.

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