Tracey Dasgupta

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Building upon the findings of a recent qualitative investigation of women’s experiences with rehabilitative vaginal dilator use, the primary goal of this article is to outline a set of preliminary clinical care recommendations that health care professionals may draw upon in addressing women’s unique experiences with vaginal dilator use including their(More)
The impact of a gynecological cancer diagnosis and the subsequent treatment on women is profound, both physically and psychologically, in particular with respect to sexual function and sexuality. We describe our experience creating a specialized clinic to address concerns about sexual health and rehabilitation. We used a case study approach to describe the(More)
Leadership is an exhilarating journey that begins with the simple truth of getting to know ourselves in the deepest way. We all have a story that unfolds over time. Our stories are influenced by our values, by who we meet, what we learn and opportunities that provide us with experiences to stretch, grow and develop. I am thrilled to share my experience as(More)
Caring for individuals at the end of life in the hospital environment is a challenging proposition. Understanding the challenges to provide quality end of life care is an important first step in order to develop appropriate approaches to support and educate staff members and facilitate their capacity remaining "caring." Four studies were undertaken at our(More)
INTRODUCTION Regular use of vaginal dilators has been recommended as a prophylactic measure following radiation treatment for gynecological cancers in order to minimize vaginal stenosis and promote optimal healing of the vagina. Despite the well-established reluctance of women to adopt this practice, little is known about the difficulties and concerns(More)
Presentations A005 Measuring ‘Illness Perceptions and Behavior’ in People with Knee Pain/Osteoarthritis Clayon B. Hamilton, PhD* Bert M. Chesworth, BA, BScPT, MClScPT, PhD† * Arthritis Research Canada; Department of Physical Therapy, University of British Columbia, Richmond, BC; † School of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health Sciences; Department of(More)
BACKGROUND Challenges delivering quality care are especially salient during hospital discharge and care transitions. Severely injured patients discharged from a trauma centre will go either home, to rehabilitation or another acute care hospital with complex management needs. This purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of trauma patients and(More)
The role of the professional practice leader is to provide leadership in the transformation of nursing practice from a provider focused model to a patient focused model. Nursing standards for patient focused care were developed to define the quality of the nurse-person relationship in a manner consistent with Parse's theory of human becoming. Multiple(More)
124 Background: For a tertiary academic health sciences and comprehensive cancer centre, care of the dying is a significant element of the institution's overall patient and family care experience. The aim for this large-scale quality improvement project was to improve the quality of the experience for a patient in the final year of life and their family(More)
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