2015 Research Challenge

Sixteen teams of point-of-care staff submitted proposals to the 2015 Research Challenge, incorporating a broad range of areas from residential care to patient mobilization in the ICU. The Professional Practice Office, in partnership with the PHC Research Institute, UBC School of Nursing, Centre for Health Evaluation and Outcomes Sciences, BC Nurses Union, and the Health Sciences Association of BC, was able to fund and support 14 of these excellent initiatives.

2015 Research Challenge Funded Projects

  • USE IT! Examining use of lower limb prosthesis in older adults with amputations following inpatient prosthesis training at Holy Family Hospital
  • Caring for long-term care residents throughout the dying process: an exploratory study to understand related interdisciplinary care team stress
  • The earlier, the better. (How effective is a mobility tool in implementing early mobilization of ICU patients and what are the challenges encountered in implementing the plan of care in early mobilization?)
  • Chartering change: exploring the complexity of implementing a charter to support open visitation among Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit nurses
  • Determining the feasibility of following the Mediterranean/Predimed Diet in Vancouver, BC, in primary prevention patients attending the Healthy Heart Program at St. Paul's Hospital
  • Evaluation of the effect of an online dialysis decision aid in a predialysis kidney care Clinic in a quaternary care hospital: a feasibility study
  • Understanding SDM's experience in making health care decisions for elders with dementia living in residential care
  • Exploring patients' experiences living with subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: a qualitative study
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of a volunteer-based falls prevention strategy in residential care: Fall-unteers
  • Determination of protein intake in stable, active infection and hospitalized HIV patients
  • Reasons for visits to St. Paul’s Hospital Emergency Department (SPH ED) by patients affiliated with Strathcona and West End Mental Health Teams (MHTs)
  • The feasibility of implementing an intradialyic pedal exercise program for hemodialysis patients at East Vancouver Community Dialysis Unit
  • Identifying interdisciplinary discharge planning interventions for frail older adults at Mount St. Joseph's Hospital
  • Overcoming barriers for new patient orientation in our hemodialysis unit