Recent publications & presentations

Person and family centred care

Bender D, Holyoke P. Bringing Person and Family-Centred Care Alive in Home, Community and Long-Term Care Organizations. Healthcare Quarterly. 2016;19(1):70-5. Abstract available here.

Bender D, Majumder S, Holyoke P. Shifting organizational culture toward clients and familes. Accreditation Canada's Quality Matters. 2016;8(2):30-7. Available from Available here.

Saint Elizabeth. Client-centred care in the Canadian home and community sector: A review of key concepts. 2010. Retrieved from

Bender D, Verlinden L. Building on the culture and heart of our organization through Person-Centred Care. Final Plenary at the Northwood 6th Annual Research Symposium, Continuing care and Beyond; Dartmouth, NS; May 13, 2016.


Giosa J, Holyoke P. Caregiving is not a disease: Moving from reactive to proactive supports for family caregivers across the health care system. Healthcare Quarterly. 2014;17(3):36-41. Abstract available here.

Giosa J, Stolee P, Dupuis S, Mock. SE., Santi S. An Examination of Family Caregiver Experiences during Care Transitions of Older Adults. Canadian Journal on Aging. 2014;33(02):137-53. Abstract available here.

King E. PSW Safety in the Community: A prospective cohort study. Poster presentation at the University of Waterloo’s 9th International Scientific Conference on the prevention of work related musculoskeletal disorders; Toronto, ON; June 22-23, 2016.

Holyoke P, Shearkhani S, Brien S, Fooks C, Obarski G. Caregiver Engagement. Panel Presentation at the CAHSPR Conference - A Learning Healthcare System: Let the Patient Revolution Begin; Toronto, ON; May 10-12, 2016.Available here.

Kajaks T, King E, Ray K, Cameron J, Beaton D, Holyoke P, et al. Shining the light on the challenges associated with providing care in the home. Oral presentation on the WCH Women's Xchange Conference on Challenging Poverty: Measuring, Experiencing and Moving Beyond; Toronto, ON; May 6, 2016.

Longfield A, Holyoke P, Semple M, Kajaks T, King E, Prout E, et al. PostureCoach: A wearable, posture coaching system for caregivers. Poster presentation at the GTA Rehab Network Best Practices Day: Innovations Influencing Rehabilitative Care; Toronto, ON; May 2, 2016.

Integrated care & transitions

Giosa J, Holyoke P, Bender D, Tudge S, Gifford W. Observe Coach, Assist, and Report: An Emerging Framework for Integrating Unregulated Healthcare Providers into Interdisciplinary Healthcare teams. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Practice. 2015 October 2015;5(2). Available here.

Toscan JM, B; Santi, SM; Stolee, P. "Just another fish in the Pond": The transitional care experience of a hip fracture patient. International Journal of Integrated Care. 2013;13(26). Available here.

Bender D. Developmental Service Workers: New members on the team. Canadian Nurse. 2013;June 2013. Available here.

Toscan J. Mobilizing support in home and community care with Tyze Personal Networks. Rehab and Community Care Medicine. 2013;Spring (2013):32-3.Available here on p.32.

Holyoke P. Integrating Nursing and Personal Support into the WWCCAC's Stroke Care Pathway. Oral presentation at the OACCAC Conference on Achieving Excellence Together; Toronto, ON; June 5-7, 2016.

Lala D, Houghton P, Kras-Dupuis A, Holyoke P, Wolfe D. Exploring Key Processes in Implementation Planning: Electrical Stimulation Therapy to Improve Pressure Ulcer Healing in Community Dwelling Persons with Spinal Cord Injury. Poster Presentation at the McGill University’s 1st National Knowledge Translation Conference in Rehabilitation; Montreal, QC; May 4-5, 2016.

End of life care

Oikonen K. The Reflection Room: Creating space for reflection and shared storytelling. eHospice. 2016(January 13, 2016).Available here.

Duggleby W, Kuchera S, MacLeod R, Holyoke P, Scott T, Holtslander L, et al. Indigenous people's experiences at the end of life. Palliative and Supportive Care. 2015(June 15):1-13. Abstract available here.  

Lejambe V, Holyoke P. Understanding the Grief Experiences of Home Health Care Workers. AVISO Newsletter (CHPCA). 2013;Spring 2013(71).

Lejambe V. From Data to Action: Driving Quality of Palliative Care in the Home. Canadian Hospice Palliative Care National Newsletter. 2012;Spring(2012).

Oikonen K, Holyoke P. The Reflection Room: Adopting storytelling to create space for reflection. Workshop held at the HPCO Annual Conference on Putting the Pieces Together; Toronto, ON; April 17-19, 2016.

Holyoke P, Barnes P. Examining the Role of Spiritual Care Professionals to Promote and Nurture Organizational-level Promising Practices Supporting Spiritual Care Delivery. Workshop held at the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care (CASC) – Identity Narratives, Rediscovering our Professional Identity through Story; Vancouver, BC; April 13-16, 2016.

Other research publications

Thomas R, Gifford W, Poudner J, Scott T, Brooks C, Hamilton R, et al. First Nations Inuit and Metis women's experiences of cancer survivorship: Protocol for the National Picture Project. International Journal of Qualitative Methods. 2015;14(1):97-120.

Gifford W, Lefebre N. Understanding audit and feedback to support falls prevention and pain management in home healthcare. Home Health Care Management & Practice. 2015;August:79-85.

Doran D, Lefebre N, O’Brien-Pallas L, Estabrooks C, White P, Carryer J, et al. The relationship among evidence-based practice and client dyspnea, pain, falls and pressure ulcer outcomes in the community setting. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 2014;11(5):247-83.

Ploeg, J., Markle-Reid, M., Davies, B., Higuchi, K., Gifford, W., Bajnok., I., McConnell, H., Plenderleith, J., Foster, S., & Bookey-Bassett, S.. Spreading and sustaining best practices for home care of older adults: a grounded theory study Implementation Science, 2014. 9:162.

Lefebre N. Rekindling the spirit: Staff Engagement 2.1. Nursing Leadership. 2014;26(2):15-8.

Gifford W, Lefebre N, Davies B. An Organizational Intervention to Influence Evidence-Informed Decision Making in Home Health Nursing. Journal of Nursing Administration. 2014;44(7/8):395-402.

Ray K. Diabetic Foot Ulcer Care: It is a Learning Process! Diabetic Foot Canada. 2014;2(2):19-22.

Lefebre N. Top 10 Words of Leadership Advice … or, Things Your Mother Never Told You! Nursing Leadership. 2013;26(2):15-8.

Lefebre N. Action at ACEN. Nursing Leadership. 2013;26(1):13-5.

Scott T, Menzies C, Chenard G, Spence M. Bridging the Gap: Innovative Approaches to Continuing Education in Rural, Remote and Isolated First Nation Communities. Seminars in Dialysis. 2013 March-April 2013;26(2):164-8.

Gifford WA, Davies BL, Graham ID, Tourangeau A, Woodend AK, Lefebre N. Developing Leadership Capacity for Guideline Use: A Pilot Cluster Randomized Control Trial. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing. 2013;10(1):51-65.

Bender D, DeWaard J, Currie-Roy J. (2013). Developmental Service Workers: New members on the team. Canadian Nurse 109(6): 22-23.

Toscan J.L. (2013). Mobilizing support in home and community care with Tyze personal networks, Rehab and Community Care Medicine, 32-33. Available here.

Holyoke P, Verrier M, Landry M, Deber R. The Distribution of Physiotherapists in Ontario Understanding the Market Drivers. Physiotherapy Canada. 2012;64(4):329-37.

Lefebre N. All Hands on Deck! Nursing Leadership. 2012;25(3):18-20.

Lefebre N, DeCicco J, Ray K. Developing and Sustaining Nursing Leadership for Healthy Work Environments. Nursing Leadership. 2012;24(4):34-43.

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