Karen LeGrow

Karen LeGrow
Ryerson University · Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services

RN, PhD

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8 Research Items
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Introduction
I am currently an Associate Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University. I held the Janis Rotman Fellowship in Homecare Innovation (2012-2014), The Hospital for Sick Children.
Additional affiliations
August 2011 - present
Ryerson University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2011 - present
Ryerson University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
Description
  • I am an Assistant Professor in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I held the Janis Rotman Fellowship in Homecare Innovation(2012-2014), The Hospital for Sick Children.
August 2011 - September 2016
Ryerson University
Position
  • Managing Director

Publications

Publications (23)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has posed significant challenges to nursing education, given the ongoing changes in clinical nursing practice and the shift to virtual learning formats. This is particularly difficult to navigate for individuals who are nurses and simultaneously pursuing nursing education, at the graduate or undergraduate level. The purpose of...
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Background: Many children with complex healthcare needs face chronic health and developmental issues that may include functional impairments, neurodevelopmental disabilities, and lifelong dependence on medical technology. Providing the necessary care and services for this unique group of children and youth places substantial demands on the healthc...
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Background The coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has implications for students who are also nurses. Purpose and Methods This qualitative descriptive study used a practice development approach to explore the intersection between academic and professional work experiences for undergraduate Post-Diploma Registered Practical Nurses bridging...
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Children with medical complexity have ongoing health needs that may require dependence on medical technologies. While hospital admissions are an important focus of care delivery for these children, a majority of the time they are cared for in their own homes. Parents’ report feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the scope of their responsibilities, b...
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Background: Global trends in the aging population will increase the demands for long-term care (LTC) resources. Due to recent pressures to deliver more complex care, there is further risk to resident safety in LTC. Emphasis on the management and the delivery in safe and quality resident care in LTC is required. Purpose: The purpose of this study...
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ABSTRACT Background: Nursing students gain exposure to the realities of patient safety incidents (PSIs) during clinical placements. How students learn about PSIs and reporting within clinical placements remains to be explored. Methods: This scoping review addressed: What is known about nursing students’ understanding and experiences of PSIs and inc...
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Background: The use of teaching-learning strategies that emphasize critical reflection aids students in making sense of complex clinical placement settings, such as those in long-term care (LTC) settings. Method: A qualitative descriptive research design was used to explore the assumptions, anticipations, and realizations of six undergraduate nu...
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The purpose of this scoping review is to examine the nature of the interprofessional education (IPE) discussion that the Canadian nursing profession is having within the Canadian peer-reviewed nursing literature. An electronic database search of CINAHL was conducted using a modified Arksey & O’Malley scoping review framework. Peer-reviewed, English...
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Background: Person-centredness is an approach that views each individual as a unique being, and is supported by the values of mutual respect and individual right to self-determination. This approach is currently a prevailing principle in policy, education and practice settings globally. The relevance of person-centredness to postgraduate student le...
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Faculty development that builds research capacity is a significant yet challenging expectation in academia. The School of Nursing faculty at Ryerson University established several research clusters to support research collaborations and productivity. This article explicates one cluster's development process, and specifically, its adoption of the na...
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Aim. This paper is a report of the psychometric testing of the Family Satisfaction with Decision Making subscale of the Family Satisfaction with Care in the Intensive Care Unit questionnaire to determine whether it would be suitable to use as a primary outcome measure in a proposed randomized control trial in a pediatric hospital setting.Background...
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Person-centered care (PCC) is grounded in principles of respect, autonomy, and empowerment and requires the development of interpersonal relationships. For nursing students to engage in PCC, they need to intentionally develop personal knowing, which is an essential attribute of therapeutic relationships. Developing personal knowing, as well as prof...
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the feasibility of a parent-briefing intervention for parents of hospitalized children with complex healthcare needs. Design and methods: A phase I, single-group, posttest study. There were 18 physicians, 25 nurses, and 31 parents who participated in the study. Participants were asked to sit while c...
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The philosophy of family-centered care (FCC) promotes partnerships between families and staff to plan, deliver, and evaluate services for children and has been officially adopted by a majority of pediatric hospitals throughout North America. However, studies indicated that many parents have continued to be dissatisfied with their decision-making ro...
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Objectives: As nursing faculty members of Health and Illness research cluster our focus is on promoting humanistic practices, such as person-centered care, for individuals and their families living with illness and its consequences. In keeping with this holistic focus we wanted to explore a non-traditional approach to building a productive professi...
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Advanced practice nurses (APNs) at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) are pediatric healthcare providers who integrate principles and theories of advanced nursing with specialty knowledge to provide autonomous, independent, accountable, ethical and developmentally appropriate care in complex, often ambiguous and rapidly changing healthcare e...
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The purpose of this evaluation project was to elicit nurses'and families' experiences about differences and changes for nurses and families and the family-nurse relationship when a family systems nursing approach was used to guide practice. Following nurses' involvement in an educational workshop, the evaluation examined changes in nurses'and famil...

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