Linda A Ritchie

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A university nursing program in Ontario, Canada initiated the process of implementing the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario best practice guideline (BPG) on smoking cessation into the curriculum. This study explored nursing students' and clinical instructors' perception of the BPG in their practice to support faculty in the development of a(More)
The aim ofthis study was to examine the impact of introducing the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Best Practice Guideline (BPG), Assessment and management of foot ulcers for people with diabetes (2005), on foot ulcer incidence, recurrence, and amputation rate in adult diabetic clients who are undergoing chronic hemodialysis treatments. Fifty-seven(More)
The aim of this qualitative study was to explore nurses' perceptions regarding the implementation of a best practice guideline (BPG) on the assessment and management of foot ulcers for people with diabetes. Fourteen nurses from a community care setting and three hemodialysis units participated in five focus groups and one individual interview. The findings(More)
This article discusses the implementation of a best practice guideline (BPG) in a community setting using a case management model The role of the case manager is presented as well as the process of evaluation. Challenges to implementing a BPG in a community setting are also addressed.
This qualitative study explores older adults', caregivers', and nurses' perceptions regarding adult day care (ADC). The study took place in two small towns and one small city in the northern interior region of British Columbia, Canada, with the intent to develop ADC programs that reflect the needs of older persons and their caregivers. The 32 participants(More)
In 2000, one Canadian university began offering a 12-month baccalaureate program to provide registered nurses (RNs) with a condensed program to expedite baccalaureate preparation. The paucity of current literature regarding returning RNs' experiences emphasized the need to explore these students' perceptions regarding their educational experiences. Twelve(More)
Staggering statistics highlight the impact of chronic illness globally on the health of individuals and communities and in the global arena. Despite nursing's potential role to ameliorate this situation, nursing curricula is traditionally weak in this area. This article highlights one nursing program's third year baccalaureate chronic illness courses that(More)
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