InspireNet Blog

May 2016

As has been previously communicated, due to the demonstrated successes of the network and the generosity of MSFHR, funding for the network through its initial award was extended to a current end date of May 31, 2016. At this juncture we are pleased to announce that the network will transition to become the communications platform for the emerging BC SUPPORT Unit (BC Support for People and Patient-Oriented Research and Trials Unit),  a multi-partner organization transitioning from start-up phase to regular operations, preparing to support, streamline and increase patient-oriented research throughout BC.

Read more about our transition here:

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Nurses: how can practicing nurses get involved in research?

Blog post by InspireNet Leadership Council member, Sabrina Wong

Nurses make up one of the largest parts of the healthcare workforce across BC, nationally, and internationally. They deliver a wide range of health services ranging from intensive care to ambulatory care, primary care, public health, and palliative care. However, they have had less influence on what services are delivered or how those services are delivered. In part, nurses have been largely absent from participating in the generation of new knowledge in the area of health service delivery. Practicing nurses have a lot to offer in the generation of new health service delivery knowledge.

Looking back at Connect 2011: A NRF perspective

Blog post by BCNRI-funded Nursing Research Facilitators

This year's InspireNet conference was a great event, filled with a LOT of networking (the name says it all!), and the opportunity to hear from leaders in nursing health services research.

Blog post by InspireNet Leadership Council member, Lesley Bainbridge

This is a response to blog post Living up to Our Expectations: Do We Need to Go Back to Go Forward? written by David Byres and Marion Briggs.

Blog post by InspireNet member, Merrilee Hughes

This year will mark my sixth consecutive year of coordinating the UBC School of Nursing’s annual Marion Woodward Lecture. Here are my top five reasons why you should attend this year’s public event at Robson Square on Thursday, November 17, 2011:

1.       One Round-Trip Toronto-Vancouver

Blog post by guest blogger, Ronald Lindstrom, Royal Roads University

An inter-organizational network is a group of organizations working together towards a common purpose to achieve goals that no one organization could accomplish on its own. Many such networks exist in name only without much thought as to how they should be planned, developed, resourced, managed, or governed. Equally important is how such networks could and should co-exist with traditional hierarchical structures (which are necessary in many contexts) since many people and organizations belong to more than one network.

Blog post by InspireNet member, Deepshikha Wilson

About a year ago, I began a new role as a research coordinator for a nation-wide Canadian study. This study was a quality improvement initiative with a focus on knowledge translation (KT). More specifically, the study aimed to implement new pain assessment and management techniques in two critical care units. A core team in each unit met monthly to brainstorm KT strategies that would be implemented in order to encourage nurses to implement these new pain assessment and management techniques. The study also tracked:

· Which KT strategies were deemed useful and which were not.

Blog post by Optimal Utilization of Advanced Practice Nursing Roles Action Team Co-Leaders, Linda Sawchenko and Maureen Shaw

Gettin’ good players is easy – Getting’ em to play together is the hard part
(Casey Stengel, former Manager, New York Yankees)

Blog post by InspireNet member Janine Lennox

Quebec  City in May.  Lovely for two days of sightseeing and then the rain set in.  Coming from the West Coast I am accustomed to rain and it didn’t interfere with my plans really.

Blog post by InspireNet Leadership Council member, Martha MacLeod and Suzanne Johnston

Suzanne: Martha and I recently found ourselves together at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research presenting a poster on the joint work of Northern Health (NH) and the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) on transformational change work underway in moving forward with primary care and community services integration, including changes in nursing practices and roles.

We reflected on this and wondered: How did we get here together to this space?

Blog post by InspireNet Leadership Council member, David Byres, and Marion Briggs

As leaders in healthcare, we have high expectations. We expect that patients will receive care of the highest quality, care that is meaningful to them, and care where they are engaged as full partners. We expect that staff will work together collaboratively and we remind each other that there is no “I” in “team”.

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