Month October 2018


Ethical considerations are critical to include when conducting research. As ethics help guide between doing what is right and wrong, it helps researchers to respect their subjects and minimize or completely eliminate any harm that may become the subjects (LoBiondo-Wood, & Haber, 2013). In the TCPS 2: Course on Research Ethics identified three core ethical… Continue Reading →

Project Plan

BSN 4416 Project Plan: Cardiac Rehab for Women Background: It is a well-known fact that Cardiovascular disease (CVD), is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for men and women (World Health Organization, 2014). However, in the first year following a coronary event, women are more likely to experience morbidity and mortality (World Health Organization, 2014)…. Continue Reading →

LA 5 – Ethics (Josee Vaillancourt)

The following was my rough draft of my ethics assignment, containing information regarding the importance of ethics during research: When applying ethics in qualitative research, consent, protection of privacy, and confidentiality equally essential to ensure the protection of each participant (Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, & Social… Continue Reading →

Project Plan

Background Pain assessment for dementia patients can be significantly difficult due to their inability to appropriately communicate their discomfort. This is a significant problem, as it is it estimated that at lead 50% of dementia patients suffer from pain daily (Corbettm Husebom & Ballard, 2012). As a result of communication difficulties, pain is often improperly… Continue Reading →

LA5: Updated Ethics

Participants in research studies have the right to be protected from potential harm through ethical and legal obligations of the researchers. Studies are required to gain approval from an ethical board prior to beginning research (Lobiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013). The three concepts required for participant protection in a research study, as outlined in Tri-Council Policy… Continue Reading →


Conducting Research and the Ethical Principles that Apply: A Reflection Researchers have an ethical and legal obligation to protect the studied population from potential harm (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013).  The respect for human dignity is a value that instils the following three core concepts which protect participants in all research studies: respect for persons, justice,… Continue reading Ethics

Project Plan – Draft

Explore Nurses Self-Perceived Preparedness for Identifying Pain in Dementia Patients Dementia is a syndrome caused by injury or neurodegenerative disorders that progressively deteriorates an individual’s cognitive function (World Health Organization [WHO], 2017). It is estimated to affect 152 million people by 2050, making it a worldwide health priority (WHO, 2017). As the population ages, so… Continue reading Project Plan – Draft

LA#5 – Ethics – Claudia Lachance

Ethics The definition of ethics according LoBiondo-Wood, Haber, Cameron & Singh, (2013), is “the theory or discipline dealing with principles of moral values and moral conduct” (p. 571). Ethics in nursing research is important because while trying to reveal what is unknown, the researchers may be putting the participants at risk, therefore, it is important… Continue reading LA#5 – Ethics – Claudia Lachance

LA #5: Ethics

With all research comes risk (Lobiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013). These risks can include things such as the risk for abuse, psychological trauma, the risk of being in a compromising situation, the risk for causing or receiving physical harm and all of these risks are both things that can impact the researcher or the patients (The … Continue reading LA #5: Ethics

Project Plan: Paternal PPD Causes

Background It is known that in developed countries around the world, 10 to 15% of all new mothers will experience postpartum depression (PPD) (Lanes, Kuk, & Tamim, 2011). PPD in fathers is an issue that is not commonly recognized, however four to 25 percent of new fathers develop PPD within the first year of the … Continue reading Project Plan: Paternal PPD Causes

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