Diane Morin

Diane Morin
Laval University | ULAVAL · Faculty of Nursing

PhD

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December 2015 - present
Laval University
Position
  • Professor Emeritus
September 2010 - July 2015
University of Lausanne
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  • Head, Institute of Nursing
July 2006 - June 2010
Laval University
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  • Head of Faculty

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Publications (81)
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Résumé Introduction Une littératie en santé limitée diminue l’efficacité des programmes d’éducation destinés aux patients, alors même qu’un partenariat infirmière-patient permet l’augmentation des compétences personnelles des patients dans la gestion des maladies chroniques. Objectif Le but de cette étude était d’explorer si le niveau de littérat...
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Agitation in people with dementia is a growing concern as it causes distress for both patients and their nurses and may contribute to relational disorders. Previous studies involving patients with dementia living in long-term care facilities have reported decreased agitation following massage. The objective of this pilot study was to investigate th...
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Objective: Leg ulcers can take a long time to heal and have a high recurrence rate. This study aims to describe the sociodemographic and medical profile, and therapeutic needs of patients with leg ulcers, and the benefits of care in a specialised leg ulcers outpatient clinic. Method: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional pilot study of patients...
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In the last decades, interactions between health professionals have mostly been discussed in the context of interprofessional teamwork where professionals work closely together and share a team identity. Comparatively, little work has been done to explore interactions that occur between professionals in contexts where traditionally formal structure...
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Résumé Contexte Le soutien des proches aidants est une composante majeure de la préparation à la sortie des personnes âgées hospitalisées. Or peu d’études ont décrit leur perception d’être prêt à soutenir leur proche lors de la sortie de l’hôpital. But Comparer le niveau de perception des proches aidants d’être prêt à la sortie du patient de l’hô...
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Aims and objectives: To describe the functional trajectories of older medical inpatients and to identify factors associated with overall and in-hospital functional decline. Background: Functional decline during a hospital stay is an important clinical outcome because independence remains a major determinant of older persons' quality of life and...
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Rationale, aims and objective: Whereas the Patient Assessment of Chronic Illness Care (PACIC) instrument measures the extent to which care received by patients is congruent with the Chronic Care Model, the 5As model emphasizes self-management and community resources, 2 key components of the Chronic Care Model. We aimed at comparing evaluation of d...
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Background: The Evidence-Based Practice Beliefs (EBP-B) and Evidence-Based Practice Implementation (EBP-I) scales developed by Melnyk et al. are recognized as valid, reliable instruments in English. However, no psychometric validation for their French versions existed. Design and aim of the study: This cross-sectional study evaluates two psychom...
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To face the increasing prevalence of diabetes in Switzerland, a cantonal programme has been implemented. One of its goals is to promote collaborative approaches among healthcare professionals (HCPs). The objectives of the current study were to examine HCPs' perceptions about the collaboration they experience in diabetes care and to determine whethe...
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INTRODUCTION evidence-based practice (EBP) is too scarcely applied in nursing and is a key contemporary challenge for the discipline. Method and objective : This descriptive and correlational study invited 221 nurses working in three different clinical settings of university hospitals in Switzerland. The objective of this study was to describe thei...
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Rationale: Evidence-based practice (EBP) is upheld as a means for patients to receive the most efficient care in a given context. Despite the available evidence and positive beliefs about it, implementing EBP as standard daily practice still faces many obstacles. Aims and objectives: This study investigated the beliefs about and implementation o...
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Viewpoints on quality of life : comparison between long term care patients perception about their own quality of life and that of their main caregiver Introduction : quality of life (QoL) has become a clinical, ethical, and political challenge in long term care. The literature shows that it is underestimated by professionals, and it is recommended...
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This scoping review examines the effects of touch/massage on agitation and stress in aged hospitalized patients suffering from dementia. This intervention is multidimensional, at the edges of medical neurosciences, nursing sciences, and social sciences. This review is primarily supported by a biological model of social relations, describing the int...
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INTRODUCTION quality of life (QoL) has become a clinical, ethical, and political challenge in long term care. The literature shows that it is underestimated by professionals, and it is recommended that even in the presence of cognitive impairment, it must be taken into account, promoted and valued. AIM to describe the QoL as perceived by patients...
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Background: Patients hospitalized on acute psychogeriatric wards are a heterogeneous population. Cluster analysis is a useful statistical method for partitioning a sample of patients into well separated groups of patients who present common characteristics. Several patient profile studies exist, but they are not adapted to acutely hospitalized psy...
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Agitation in hospitalized demented patients is troublesome and disruptive for both patients and caregivers. The literature indicates that agitation is strongly related to physical or psychological discomfort and its recent definition includes the additional relation to emotional distress. Hospitalization associated with major cognitive difficulties...
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Delirium is an acute cognitive impairment among older hospitalized patients. It can persist until discharge and for months after that. Despite proof that evidence-based nursing interventions are effective in preventing delirium in acute hospitals, interventions among home-dwelling older patients is lacking. The aim was to assess feasibility and acc...
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Interprofessional collaboration is recommended in health systems everywhere, but research on its measurement is needed. This psychometric study assessed the construct validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability of the Intensity of Interprofessional Practices Questionnaire for Private-Sector Physiotherapists (IIPQ-PT). A random sampl...
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INTRODUCTION: the Swiss demographics indicate an increase by 2020 in the proportion of people aged 65 and over. Impact is expected on the health system, including an increasing flow in the emergency services. Elderly patients often showing atypical symptoms, this can make more difficult the prioritization of the clinical problems.PPURPOSE measuring...
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Soins infirmiers en psychiatrie gériatrique Regards sur les interventions non pharma-cologiques pour les troubles cognitifs Il est communément admis que le séjour en milieu hospitalier accélère les déclins cognitif et fonctionnel (1–6). Ces der-niers, associés au fardeau qu'ils occasionnent pour les proches aidants (7) sont les principales raisons...
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Background Delirium and frailty – both potentially reversible geriatric syndromes – are seldom studied together, although they often occur jointly in older patients discharged from hospitals. This study aimed to explore the relationship between delirium and frailty in older adults discharged from hospitals. Methods Of the 221 patients aged >65 yea...
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Palliative care knowledge of nurses working in residential nursing homes for the elderly, particularly in respect to those suffering from dementia The ageing population and the increase in the number of people suffering from dementia present a challenge for end-of-life care in residential nursing homes (EMS). The nurses’ knowledge in this area is w...
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Agitation in people with dementia : Scoping review and putting the phenomenon into perspective using the comfort theory and the concept of attachment Agitation in hospitalized demented patients is troublesome and disruptive for both patients and caregivers. The literature indicates that agitation is strongly related to physical or psychological dis...
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Nursing discharge planning for elderly medical inpatients is an essential element of care to ensure optimal transition to home and to reduce post-discharge adverse events. The objectives of this cross-sectional study were to investigate the association between nursing discharge planning components in older medical inpatients, patients' readiness fo...
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To evaluate the reliability and the factor structure of the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale - French version. The patient's perspective is essential when assessing risk for adverse events at hospital discharge. Developed in the USA, the Readiness for Hospital Discharge Scale is the only instrument that measures an individual's self-perceptio...
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Estimating the effect of a nursing intervention in home-dwelling older adults on the occurrence and course of delirium and concomitant cognitive and functional impairment. A randomized clinical pilot trial using a before/after design was conducted with older patients discharged from hospital who had a medical prescription to receive home care. A to...
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Importance des soins de transition Des facteurs prédicteurs du succès de la transition de l'hôpital vers la communauté Les réadmissions hospitalières des personnes âgées sont fré-quentes et coûteuses (1). En effet, une hospitalisation sur cinq est compliquée par un événement indésirable après la sortie, dont 12% pourraient être prévenus ou anticipé...
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A près un examen de la littérature scientifique et une analyse de données empiriques, la CP-FSI a conclu que le recours systématique à ces échelles d'évaluation de risque alourdit la tâche des infirmières sans nécessairement apporter de valeur ajoutée. En fait, le jugement clinique infirmier va bien au-delà de l'utilisation de ces échelles. Il se t...
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Background: This integrative review of the literature describes the evolution in knowledge and the paradigm shift that is necessary to switch from advance directives to advance care planning. Aims and objectives: It presents an analysis of concepts, trends, models and experiments that enables identification of the best treatment strategies, part...
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Urinary incontinence in aged hospitalised geriatric patients : is it really a priority for nurses ? Introduction : urinary incontinence (UI) is a phenomenon with high prevalence in hospitalized elderly patients, effecting up to 70% of patients requiring long term care. However, despite the discomfort it causes and its association with functional de...
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« Sandwich Generation » in Roman Switzerland : a better understanding of factors linked with perceived health for better acting in health promotion The so-called « Sandwich Generation » (SG) is characterized by concurrent and competing professional, familial, and informal caregiving workloads. These stressors pose potential health risks. However, t...
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Advanced nursing practice : vision in Roman Switzerland To meet the challenges related to the development of health problems taking into account the development of knowledge, several innovations in care are being implemented. Among these, advanced nursing roles and increased interprofessional collaboration are considered as important features in Sw...
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In Canada, many health authorities recommend that primary care physicians (PCP) stay involved throughout their patients' cancer journey to increase continuity of care. Few studies have focused on patient and physician expectations regarding PCP involvement in cancer care. To compare lung cancer patient, PCP and specialist expectations regarding PCP...
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Learning together to work together : Interprofessional education, a myth or reality ? This article offers a review of the literature on interprofessional education (EIP), a form of education which brings together members of two or more professions in a joint training. In this course, participants gain knowledge through other professionals and about...
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There has been little research describing the involvement of family physicians in the follow-up of patients with cancer, especially during the primary treatment phase. We undertook a prospective longitudinal study of patients with lung cancer to assess their family physician's involvement in their follow-up at the different phases of cancer. In 5 h...
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This study aims to describe emotional distress and quality of life (QoL) of patients at different phases of their lung cancer and the association with their family physician (FP) involvement. A prospective study on patients with lung cancer was conducted in three regions of Quebec, Canada. Patients completed, at baseline, several validated question...
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To evaluate how a primary care reform, which aimed to promote interprofessional and interorganizational collaborative practices, affected patients' experiences of the core dimensions of primary care. Before-and-after comparison of patients' perceptions of care at the beginning of family medicine group (FMG) implementation (15 to 20 months after acc...
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This quasi-experimental research aims to (1) evaluate the implementation process of a community nursing care management model and (2) assess the effects of this model on patients followed at home. Two community healthcare centers had introduced a community nursing care management model in their practice (experimental groups), whereas another health...
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This article presents modes of participation associated with a successful territorial implementation of a palliative care integrated services network as perceived by the diverse groups of stakeholders involved. A qualitative case study was performed in Quebec, Canada, using individual (n = 16) and group (n = 16) interviews, with a total of 106 part...
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For over 25 years, the Maison Michel-Sarrazin, a private palliative care institution in the Quebec City region, has had an original agreement with other establishments in the healthcare network (hospitals, long-term residential centres and CLSCs), in the form of the loan of nursing services. Based on the findings of a study as part of a research pr...
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Background: This study aimed at evaluating face and content validity, feasibility and reliability of process quality indicators developed previously in the United States or other countries. The indicators can be used to evaluate care and services for vulnerable older adults affected by cognitive impairment or dementia within an integrated service s...
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Appendix. Set of process quality indicators from the ACOVE project and other sources accepted as appropriate and measurable from patients' medical files or by interview.
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This article aims to present the beneficial effects associated with the local implementation of an integrated network in palliative care, as perceived by diverse constituency groups. A case study was conducted in the province of Quebec, Canada, using individual (n=16) and group (n=16) interviews, with a total of 106 participants (i.e. managers and...
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This study aimed at evaluating face and content validity, feasibility and reliability of process quality indicators developed previously in the United States or other countries. The indicators can be used to evaluate care and services for vulnerable older adults affected by cognitive impairment or dementia within an integrated service system in Que...
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Les résultats de l'évaluation de l'implantation du programme d'intéressement au titre d'infirmière praticienne spécialisée (IPS) montrent une grande valorisation du rôle de l'IPS et une perception généralisée de la contribution significative de celle-ci au système de santé québécois. L'introduction de ce nouveau rôle a nécessité un engagement impor...
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This qualitative study took place in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The main objective was to evaluate satisfaction with a transitional program aimed at keeping seniors in the community while waiting for admission to a public long-term care facility. Semistructured interviews were conducted with 4 types of informants: seniors, family members, facilit...
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The average funding of long-term care in Quebec, Canada, currently covers < 70% of the care hours required, which means that 30% of needs are unmet. The aims of this study were to understand how nurses, when they are in a position to do so, assign care hours, which needs are unmet by care dimensions and whether dimensions with unmet needs vary with...
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In the Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec region of the province of Quebec, Canada, an integrated services network has been implemented for frail seniors. It combines three of the best practices in the field of integrated services, namely: single-entry point, case management and personalized care plan. A shared interdisciplinary electronic health record...
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To compare depressive symptoms in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to those in healthy children, and to explore the influence of individual and family factors on level of depression. Individual interviews with 68 children, ages 7 to 12 years, in order to complete the Children's Depression Inventory. Children with ADHD r...
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The increasing popularity of evidence-based practice (EBP) requires that nurses take a stand regarding this type of practice. This positioning rests on knowledge of EBP, however this notion varies by discipline and many definitions exist even within the nursing discipline. An improved understanding of the basic tenets of this type of practice is th...
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Evidence-based (EBP) aims for a new distribution of power centered on scientific evidence rather than clinical expertise. The present article describes the operational process of EBP by describing the implementation stages of this type of practise. This stage presentation is essential given that there are many conceptions end models of EBP and that...
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This study, whose purpose is to contribute to improving chief nurses’ (ICP, French acronym) performance and practice in the realm of health promotion, was conducted in the medical region of Kaolak in Senegal. The objective is to identify the needs for ICP's continuing education and health promotion training and to delineate their priorities. This i...