This webinar series is intended to recreate the collegial feel of the lunch and learn where nursing faculty come together to dialogue and discuss methodologies, successes and challenges they encounter while working on a scholarship project.  Each session will include an overview of the presenter’s current project, and how the particular Lunch and Learn’s theme was/is being addressed in that project. 

Intended to serve as inspiration and a networking opportunity for participants, this year’s webinar series will be moderated by the members of the CASN Research and Scholarship Committee.  

Rosemary Wilson RN(EC) PhD, Associate Professor & Associate Director, Graduate Nursing Programs, School of Nursing & Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine;
Nurse Practitioner, Chronic Pain, Kingston Health Sciences Centre: HDH Site

Marilyn MacDonald, PhD, MSN, BN, Professor & Associate Director, Graduate Studies; School of Nursing, Dalhousie University

Webinar Title: 
Jumping on a moto with local champions: knowledge translation and quality improvement in Rwanda 

Webinar Description: 
In this presentation, we will describe an on-going interdisciplinary project in Rwanda that is focused on improving the quality of pain care in local referral hospitals. The project provides an exemplar of local champion empowerment for evidence-informed practice improvement, resource allocation and research capacity building. We will review our successes and challenges and reflect on our learning for future stages of the project.

Key questions this webinar will answer:
  • What are the contextual challenges of implementing evidence-informed pain care in low-resource settings?
  • How can clinicians and researchers from Canada collaborate with local champions to make the largest contribution to the health-system goals in low-resource settings?
  • What processes can be used for adapting guidelines to local contexts in low-resource settings?
  • What are the characteristics of the ideal local champion?

Presenter Biography:
My credentials are as follows: RN(EC) HBScN (Lakehead) MN (Dalhousie) PhD (Toronto). I am an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing/ Department of Anesthesiology at Queen’s University and a Nurse Practitioner in chronic pain care at Kingston Health Sciences Centre. I have been a nurse for 25 years and an NP since 2000. I have practiced in diverse settings: home care, acute care medicine and surgery and outpatient specialty care and have recently been practicing in a referral hospital in Rwanda. I have expertise in opioid prescribing, deprescribing and risk mitigation that is the result of my practice, my research program and from work I have done developing educational materials for controlled substance prescribers. 
I am the Deputy Director, Practice for the Queen’s Collaboration for Health Care Quality. The work that I do with QcHcQ includes the generation of knowledge syntheses and translation for practice. 

My research centres around acute and chronic pain and spans from pluralist, clinically-oriented research to knowledge translation and quality improvement. If I had to declare a methodological alliance, it would be qualitative but I let my research questions drive my activity!

I have 4 grown children, a very tolerant husband, a giant dog and a ridiculous cat. I am a crazy sailor and spend every spare moment on the water either racing or cruising.

Lunch & Learn: Knowledge Translation in the Global Context

  • Thursday Jan 17 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online