Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region, Gwich'in Settlement Area, Sahtu Settlement Area, Dehcho Region, North Slave Region, South Slave Region

Tags: health, health care, nursing, retention strategy, recruitment, planning processes

Principal Investigator: MacLeod, Martha (4)
Licence Number: 15168
Organization: University of Northern British Columbia
Licensed Year(s): 2015 2014 2013 2012
Issued: Nov 27, 2012
Project Team: Judith Kulig (Co-Principal Investigator, University of Lethbridge), Norma Stewart (Co-Principal Investigator, University of Saskatcewan), Roger Pitblado (Co-Principal Investigator, Laurentian University), Davina Banner (Co-Investigator, University of Northern BC), Linda Van Pelt (Co-Investigator, University of Northern BC), Lela Zimmer (Co-Investigator, University of Northen BC), Erin Wilson (Co-Investigator, University of Northern BC), Irene Koren (Co-Investigator, Laurentian University), Julie Kostenuik (Co-Investigator, University of Saskatchewan), Kelly Penz (Co-Investigator , University of Saskatchewan), Mary Ellen Andrews (Co-Investigator, University of Saskatchewan), Ruth Martin - Misenor (Co-Investigator, Dalhousie University), Pertice Moffitt (Co-Investigator, Aurora Research Institute), Kelley Kilpatrick (Co-Investigator, Universite du Quebec en Outaouaus)

Objective(s): The objective of this research project is to develop a survey instrument for planning primary health care for nursing groups within the NWT.

Project Description: The objective of this research project is to develop a survey instrument for planning primary health care for nursing groups within the NWT.

Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II is a four-year research project that aims to examine how the roles, work settings and practice modes of registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) in primary care, acute care, community health, home care, mental health and addictions, and long term care since 2001, the first Nature of Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada study was undertaken to examine and articulate the nature of registered nursing practice in rural/remote practice settings across the country. The five types of practice settings included were: primary care, acute care, community health, home care and long term care. The findings were applied in tangible ways by Human Health Resource (HHR) planners to improve the recruitment and retention of rural/remote nurses and by planners of education programs for rural/remote nurses. The study prompted an increased awareness among decision makers of the importance of nursing practice to the sustainability and wellbeing of rural/remote communities.

Given this context, it is critical that the 2001 study be updated. Nursing Practice in Rural and Remote Canada II will chart the progress made in the last 10 years, and identify the continuing gaps in supports for rural/remote nursing practice. The project will contribute to strengthening the Canadian health care system by providing up-to-date, generalizable findings on a range of issues that will significantly aid in effective HHR planning of health care in rural/remote areas of the country, especially in the area of PHC.

The project contributes to strengthening the Canadian health care system by providing up-to-date, generalizable findings on a range of issues that will significantly aid in effective HHR planning of health care in rural/remote areas of the country, especially in the area of primary health care.

Results from the research may be incorporated into papers, presentations and reports.



The fieldwork for this study will be conducted from November 28, 2012 to December 31, 2012.