Trina Fyfe

Trina Fyfe
University of Northern British Columbia · Northern Medical Program

MISt, PhD

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February 2005 - present
University of Northern British Columbia
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  • Northern Health Sciences Librarian

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Publications (35)
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Background Professionals working in the emergency department (ED) are regularly exposed to traumatic events. Rates of posttraumatic mental health conditions vary widely in the literature and there is no agreement that rates in ED staff are elevated relative to other populations. Objective We conducted a systematic review of international literatur...
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Objectives: The increase in global wildland fire activity has accelerated the urgency to understand health risks associated with wildland fire suppression. The aim of this project was to identify occupational health research priorities for wildland firefighters and related personnel. Design: In order to identify, rank and rate health research pr...
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Objectives Due to accelerating wildland fire activity, there is mounting urgency to understand, prevent, and mitigate the occupational health impacts associated with wildland fire suppression. The objectives of this review of academic and grey literature were to: Identify the impact of occupational exposure to wildland fires on physical, mental, an...
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Objective Public transportation workers are exposed to higher levels of stress related to accidents, injuries, and person-under-train events when compared to other workers. This systematic review integrates the existing literature on mental health among high-risk public transportation workers to estimate the prevalence of post-traumatic stress diso...
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Patterns of research on resource extraction’s health effects display problematic gaps and underlying assumptions, indicating a need to situate health knowledge production in the context of disciplinary, corporate and neocolonial influences and structures. This paper reports on a modified metanarrative synthesis of ‘storylines’ of research on resour...
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Background: Physical literacy is a multidimensional concept that describes a holistic foundation for physical activity engagement. Understanding the utilization and effectiveness of physical literacy in the context of health and the health care setting will support clinical and population health programming. The purpose of this rapid scoping review...
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Background: With an increase in wildfire activity across the globe and growing numbers of personnel involved each year, it is necessary to explore the health impacts of occupational exposure to wildfires and the practices and policies that can be implemented to mitigate these effects. The aim of this work is to (1) identify the impact occupational...
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Firefighting service is known to involve high rates of exposure to potentially traumatic situations, and research on mental health in firefighting populations is of critical importance in understanding the impact of occupational exposure. To date, the literature concerning prevalence of trauma-related mental disorders such as posttraumatic stress d...
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Background The prevalence of PTSD in police officers has been the subject of a large and highly variable empirical literature. The present systematic review evaluates the extant literature on PTSD in police officers using an international dataset. Methods We employed best‐evidence narrative synthesis to evaluate whether PTSD prevalence in police i...
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We conducted a systematic review of the empirical literature examining the effectiveness of psychological interventions for post-traumatic symptomatology in police, firefighters, and paramedic personnel. The review process was guided by the PRISMA statement (Moher et al. [2009]. Preferred reporting items for systematic reviews and meta-analyses: Th...
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Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) provide evidence-based recommendations for Healthcare Providers (HCPs) to utilize when making patient care decisions. Rural providers face challenges in the provision of evidence-based care, including the use of guidelines. The aim of this article is to explore the complexities of providing healthcare in rural ar...
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Background: The development of rh immune globulin (RhIG) for the prevention of Rhesus D (RhD) alloimmunization has significantly decreased the incidence of RhD alloimmunization. Despite long-standing prevention, the experiences of RhD negative women with pregnancy is absent in the literature. Aim: The purpose of this study was to explore the exp...
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In addition to high-risk and high-stress events that police officers routinely encounter, many are also exposed to extreme traumatic exposures or disasters caused by nature (eg. Hurricanes) and human action (e.g., terrorist attacks or plane crashes). These exposures can result in a variety of adverse reactions including post-traumatic stress disord...
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Purpose The purpose of this systematic review is to evaluate the extant literature on depression and anxiety disorders in police using a multinational data set to determine whether the prevalence of these trauma-related disorders (TRMDs) is elevated in comparison to the general population. Design/methodology/approach Systematic review was employed...
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In addition to the daily stressors of the job, correctional officers are exposed to violence, direct threat to themselves, and ultimately workplace injury at rates considerably higher than that of other workers. Yet, while the mental health aftermath of such exposures have been frequently studied in other public safety professions, the consequences...
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Unconventional natural gas (UNG) refers to a suite of technologies that aid in the exploration, extraction, and transportation of natural gas resources. This paper reports on the results of a scoping review examining peer-reviewed articles published between 2009–2018 on the impacts of UNG activities on communities located across the supply chain (i...
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Current research has been described as inadequate to understand and manage complex social and ecological influences of resource extraction on health. We conducted a scoping review of research on mining or oil & gas extraction and health, to identify patterns and gaps in existing scholarship. Journal articles, peer-reviewed books and book sections p...
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https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/jrmc/article/view/1158 Introduction The development of Regional Medical Campuses (RMCs) in Northern America has been a response to the call to increase undergraduate medical student enrollment and meet the societal needs of healthcare access by addressing physician shortages in underserved and in rural areas. We...
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Introduction The development of Regional Medical Campuses (RMCs) in Northern America has been a response to the call to increase undergraduate medical student enrollment and meet the societal needs of healthcare access by addressing physician shortages in underserved and in rural areas. We studied the literature on undergraduate RMCs in US and Can...
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Reschny J, Brisbois B, Parkes MW, Harder H (Lead Authors) Allison S, Buse C, Daniels T, Dolan S, Fumerton F, Fyfe T, Kutzner D, McLean E, Oke B, Nowak N, Schmeisser A (Contributing Authors). (2017). Towards a better understanding of health in relation to mining and oil & gas extraction: A scoping review. Prepared for Northern Health Authority, Prin...
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Given that many countries worldwide are currently debating or implementing the decriminalization or legalization of marijuana use, it is critically important for policymakers and the public to have scientific information about the potential impacts of marijuana use on human health. Marijuana and tobacco smoke both contain powerful carcinogens and,...
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Background Long-term care facilities (LTCFs) are often places where persons with complex health needs that cannot be met in a community setting, reside and are cared for until death. However, not all persons experience continuous declines in health and functioning. For some residents who experience improvement in personal abilities and increased in...
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Background The purpose of this scoping review was to review the literature on healthcare provider provision of anti-D prophylaxis to RhD negative pregnant women in appropriate clinical situations in various healthcare settings.MethodsA scoping review framework was used to structure the process. The following databases were searched: CINAHL (EBSCO),...
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Introduction: A well thought out, comprehensive search is the foundation for all systematic review research. Consequently, working on a first systematic review search can be intimidating. Articles and workshops, being less intensive than one-on-one training, are unlikely to instil enough confidence in one's ability to do a good job in this process....
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Background The University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine has recently developed a distributed medical education program in response to physician shortages. The Northern Medical Program is part of this and focuses on northern rural and aboriginal communities. One purpose of the Program is to attract and retain students who will stay and...

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