Suzanne Caty

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This paper addresses the need to provide rural nurse practitioners (NPs) with the distance education that is considered vital to the upgrading of their professional skills. The method of delivering the courses is a critical aspect of their success. The authors trace and describe the innovative delivery of the Rural Ontario Nurse Practitioner Continuing(More)
Registered nurses (n = 72) working in 10 paediatric units in community hospitals in north-eastern Ontario, Canada, participated in a descriptive study investigating how nurses assess and manage pain in children. A four-part questionnaire was used to collect the self-reported data. Twenty-five (36%) of the respondents defined pain as an individual and(More)
Registered nurses and registered practical nurses working on pediatric units in 35 Ontario general hospitals participated in a study that examined their perceptions and practices of family-centered care (FCC). The Family-Centered Care Questionnaire-Revised (FCCQ-R) was used to collect the data. The participants were asked to rate their level of agreement(More)
While the coping behaviors of hospitalized children continue to be an area of interest for researchers, systematic documentation in the literature concerning children's coping remains limited. In this descriptive secondary analysis, 23 master's thesis case studies were analyzed to determine how researchers described the range of coping behaviors that(More)
The authors examined the coping behaviors of 80 preschool children during venipuncture, and selected situational and personal variables thought to influence their coping. The children's behaviors were recorded on the Children's Coping Strategies Checklist-Intrusive Procedures; the helpful behaviors of health professionals were recorded on the Nursing(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe family caregivers' experiences with palliative care services in rural communities. DESIGN Qualitative study. SETTING Manitoulin Island, Ont. PARTICIPANTS Thirteen family caregivers of 12 deceased patients who had received palliative care services. METHOD Twenty-five family caregivers were recruited by mail and local newspaper.(More)