Aimee R Castro

Aimee R Castro
McGill University | McGill · School of Nursing

PhD Student in Nursing

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Introduction
Aimee Castro's research interests include caregiving, cancer control, digital health, AI in nursing, aging, and user-centered design. She is a PhD student in nursing at McGill University. Website: aimeecastro.com Twitter: @AimeeRCastro Email: aimee.castro2 at mail.mcgill.ca
Education
September 2018 - August 2023
McGill University
Field of study
  • Nursing
September 2015 - April 2018
McGill University
Field of study
  • Nursing
September 2014 - August 2015
McMaster University
Field of study
  • Health & Aging

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Publications (22)
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The informal caregiver experience has surged as a research topic in health care, including in nursing. However, the "informal" language is controversial, lacking conceptual clarity. Without a common understanding of who an "informal caregiver" may be, nurses may fail to consistently identify informal caregivers requiring support. Therefore, a conce...
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Aims and objectives: To explore the evidence-based nursing practice (EBNP) competencies of clinical and academic nurses and their collaboration needs for supporting EBNP. Background: Academic-practice partnerships have strong potential to overcome the key barriers to EBNP. However, there is little known about the collaboration needs of clinical...
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Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, is a rare genetic condition characterized by increased bone fragility. The financial costs of caring for a child with a rare condition can be a significantsource of stress for families. As such, the financial costs of care are a concern to the clinicians who care for these families....
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Introduction Food allergies and food intolerances can bring burdens on patients and their caregivers and reduce health-related quality of life (HRQoL). An increasing number of disease-specific HRQoL instruments for food allergies and food intolerances has been developed, and some of them have been adapted for different cultures and languages. This...
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Background Nursing research training is important for improving the nursing research competencies of clinical nurses. Rigorous development of such training programs is crucial for ensuring the effectiveness of these research training programs. Therefore, the objectives of this study are: (1) to rigorously develop a blended emergent research trainin...
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BACKGROUND Patients living with palliative-stage cancer frequently require intensive care from their family caregivers. Without adequate community support services, patients are at risk for inadequate care, and family caregivers are at risk for depression and poor health. For such families, in-home respite care can be invaluable, particularly when...
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Background Patients living with palliative-stage cancer frequently require intensive care from their family caregivers. Without adequate community support services, patients are at risk of receiving inadequate care, and family caregivers are at risk for depression and poor health. For such families, in-home respite care can be invaluable, particula...
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Background Nursing research training is important for the improvement of nursing research competence of clinical nurses. High-quality development is crucial for a good nursing research training program. Therefore, the objectives of this study are: (1) To develop a blended emergent research training program for clinical nurses based on a needs asses...
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Aims and objectives To evaluate the effects of a blended emergent research training programme for clinical nurses on research competence and critical thinking. Background With the development of the nursing discipline and evidence-based nursing practice, nursing research competence is increasingly important for clinical nurses. Current nursing res...
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Download PDFPDF Download PDF + Supplemental DataPDF + Supplementary Material Nursing Protocol Instruments for measuring nursing research competence: a protocol for a scoping review http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1908-290XQirong Chen1, http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6794-0724Chongmei Huang1, http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6461-0866Aimee R Castro2, http://orci...
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Help wanted: Provide anonymous feedback to improve my PhD proposal here: http://freesuggestionbox.com/pub/kxpubix This poster for CANO 2020 shares my proposed nursing doctoral research. We aim to design an app for coordinating more flexible and trusted on-demand respite care services, by nurses to families coping with cancer. All feedback is ap...
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The cover image © Shriners Hospitals for Children‐Canada is based on the Original Article The day‐to‐day experiences of caring for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta: A qualitative descriptive study by Aimee Castro, Argerie Tsimicalis et al.,https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.15310..
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Aims and objectives This study aimed to explore the day‐to‐day experiences of family caregivers who are caring for children with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI). Background OI is a rare genetic condition known to cause bone fragility. Family caregivers of children with OI play an important role in helping these children live well at home. Design A q...
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As the population ages and medical therapies advance, more individuals are living in the community with complex health conditions. These individuals, as well as their cli nicians, often assume their family members and friends will be capable of, and willing to, provide the caregiving work necessary to continue living at home. There is an ethical pr...
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Objectives: Family caregivers of children with chronic and complex conditions like OI play a critical role in helping these children thrive at home in the community. A few quantitative studies suggest that caregivers of children with OI may score lower in certain domains of quality of life, but there is limited qualitative research addressing the d...
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Objective As the discipline of nursing has advanced, research capacity in nursing has become increasingly important to the discipline’s development. However, research capacity in nursing is still commonly used as a buzzword, without a consistent and clear definition. The purpose of this study is to clarify the concept of research capacity in nursin...
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Pdf of preprint available on MedRxiv: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/medrxiv/early/2019/10/05/19007187.full.pdf Purpose: Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition known to cause bone fragility. Family caregivers, such as parents, of children with OI play an important role in helping these children live well at home. This study aime...
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Preprint pdf available at: https://nursing.jmir.org/preprint/15924/submitted BACKGROUND Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that can lead to frequent debilitating bone fractures. Family caregivers of children with OI face many challenges in providing care, which may include lacking access to information about the condition, fe...
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Background: Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is a rare genetic condition that can lead to frequent debilitating bone fractures. Family caregivers of children with OI face unique challenges in providing care, which may include limited access to information about the condition, feelings of distress, and experiences of social isolation. Internet-based te...
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Background: Parents are confronted with a range of direct costs and intense caregiving demands following their child's cancer diagnosis, which may potentially threaten the financial stability of the family. Objective: The aims of this study were to explore the financial impact of a new childhood cancer diagnosis on families and understand the st...
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Aim: To explore the work-life narratives of nurses through a thematic analysis of the nursing accounts they post in their publicly accessible, anonymous blogs. Background: Many nurses participate on social media. Blogs have been advocated as a self-reflective tool in nursing practice, yet as far as the authors are aware, no previous studies have...
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Human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted DNA virus that can lead to cervical cancer, is the most common cancer among women in developing regions. More than 270,000 women die per year from cervical cancer globally, and 85% of those deaths occur in developing countries. In the past, many low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) have been un...

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