Colleen D. Anderson

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PURPOSE This study was carried out to determine the meaning of an established intervention called 'Friday afternoon tea' for family members and patients on a palliative care unit. METHOD A mini-ethnographic study was undertaken in a rural hospital in Newfoundland, Canada, to explore the meaning of 'Friday afternoon tea' as a sub-culture of the palliative(More)
OBJECTIVES To engage users in the design of a regional child and youth health center. BACKGROUND The perspective of users should be an integral component of a patient-centered, evidence-based approach to the design of health facilities. METHODS We conducted a discrete choice conjoint experiment (DCE), a method from marketing research and health(More)
The healthcare system in the United States is undergoing changes aimed at affordable care, but the complexity of the healthcare industry prevents patients from making optimal healthcare and insurance decisions, and achieving the full potential of healthcare reform. As a consequence of healthcare reforms, digital medical records have facilitated the(More)
The production of new knowledge in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) requires effective processes to leverage the different perspectives of researchers and knowledge users and improve prospects for utilization in clinical settings. This article describes the motivation, planning, process, and outcomes for a novel knowledge translation(More)
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