Stephanie Sutherland's research while affiliated with The Ottawa Hospital and other places

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Background: Decisions about organ donation are stressful for family members of potential organ donors. We sought to comprehensively explore the donation process from interviews conducted with family members of patients admitted to pediatric and adult intensive care units in Canada. Methods: We conducted a qualitative study using semistructured,...
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Background: Advances in medicine and technology that have made it possible to support, repair, or replace failing organs challenge commonly held notions of life and death. The objective of this review is to develop a comprehensive description of the current understandings of the public regarding the meaning/definition and determination of death....
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Background. During the 1950s, advances in critical care, and organ transplantation altered the relationship between organ failure and death. There has since been a shift away from traditional cardiocirculatory based to brain-based criteria of death, with resulting academic controversy, despite the practice being largely accepted worldwide. Our obje...
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Objectives Although spontaneous breathing trials (SBTs) are standard of care to extubation readiness, no tool exists that optimises prediction and standardises assessment. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and clinical impressions of Extubation Advisor (EA), a comprehensive clinical extubation decision support (CDS) tool. Design Phase I...
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BACKGROUND There is an unmet need for mental health care in Canada. Seventy-five percent of visits for mental health services are related to mood and anxiety disorder, which occur most frequently in the primary care setting. Primary care providers such as general practitioners and family physicians are essential part of mental health care services....
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Background There is an unmet need for mental health care in Canada. Primary care providers such as general practitioners and family physicians are the essential part of mental health care services; however, mental health is often underestimated and underprioritized by family physicians. It is currently not known what is required to increase care pr...
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Purpose This article shares our experience developing an integrated curriculum for the ACES (Acute Critical Event Simulation) program. The purpose of the ACES program is to ensure that health care providers develop proficiency in the early management of critically ill patients. The program includes multiple different types of educational interventi...
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Introduction In a patient-centred and family-centred approach to organ donation, compassion is paramount. Recent guidelines have called for more research, interventions and approaches aimed at improving and supporting the families of critically ill patients. The objective of this study is to help translate patient-centred and family-centred care in...
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Background: The demand for solid organ transplantation has spurred countries around the world to search for innovative policies and practices to increase the supply of organs. Spain has become a global reference point for organ donation with the highest transplantation rates. In Ontario, Canada the Ontario Trillium Gift of Life (TGLN) has sought t...
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Background: The shift in the medical education system from a time-based to a competency-based model has encouraged its adoption and application in competency-based education in anatomy classrooms, such as team-based learning models and flipped classroom models. This pilot study aimed to build on previous work of the linkages between anatomy-based...
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Purpose It has been shown that integrating palliative care (PC) in intensive care unit (ICU) improves end-of-life care (EOLC), but very few Canadian hospitals have adopted this practice. Our study aims to evaluate the perceived quality of EOLC at participating institutions and explore barriers toward ICU-PC integration. Materials and Methods A sel...
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BACKGROUND There is a great need of mental health care and services in Canada which is far from being met. The website eMentalHealth.ca was created to facilitate and assist Canadians to 1) learn about mental health, 2) screen for common mental health issues, and 3) find mental health treatment and support including peer support. OBJECTIVE This pro...
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Objective To better understand the potential of a needs assessment approach using qualitative data from manikin-based and virtual patient simulation debriefing sessions compared with traditional data collection methods (ie, focus groups and interviews). Design Original data from simulation debrief sessions was compared and contrasted with data fro...
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Background: Organ donation research has centered on improving donation rates rather than focusing on the experience and impact on substitute decision makers. The purpose of this study was to document donor and nondonor family experiences, as well as lasting impacts of donation. Methods: We used a qualitative exploratory design. Semistructured in...
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Purpose: To describe critical care medicine residents' training, expertise, and skills regarding organ and tissue donation processes and procedures. Methods: We undertook a qualitative multicentre study and employed a purposive sample of program directors, physicians, nurses, residents, and organ donation leaders from all nine academic intensive...
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Introduction Evaluation capacity building (ECB) is a topic of great interest to many organizations as they face increasing demands for accountability and evidence-based practices. ECB is about building the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of organizational members, the sustainability of rigorous evaluative practices, and providing the resources and...
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Purpose Numerous studies evaluate the use of social media as an open-learning resource in education, but there is a little published knowledge of empirical evidence that such open-learning resources produce educative outcomes, particularly with regard to student performance. This study undertook a systematic review of the published literature in me...
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Objectives Conceptual clarity on physician volunteer engagement is lacking in the medical literature. The aim of this study was to present a conceptual framework to describe the elements which influence physician volunteer engagement and to explore volunteer engagement within a national educational programme. Setting The context for this study was...
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This study set out to explore the ways in which social media can facilitate learning in medical education. In particular we were interested in determining whether the use of Twitter during an academic conference can promote learning for participants. The Twitter transcript from the annual International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) 2013...
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Growth in the field of medical education is evidenced by the proliferation of units dedicated to advancing Medical Education Research and Innovation (MERI). While a review of the literature discovered narrative accounts of MERI unit development, we found no systematic examinations of the dimensions of and structures that facilitate the success of t...
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To design and implement a needs assessment process that identifies gaps in caring for critically ill patients in a community hospital. This mixed-method study was conducted between June 2011 and February 2012. A conceptual framework, centered on the critically ill patient, guided the design and selection of the data collection instruments. Differen...
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Background: Limited studies have examined the factors associated with the implementation of team-based learning (TBL). Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify faculty reactions (successes and challenges) associated with the implementation of a modified TBL in undergraduate anatomy teaching. Method: To obtain faculty reactions to the...
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The purpose of this study is to perform a review to account for currently published studies on team-based learning (TBL) in medical education by accredited researchers. In doing so, our two goals included seeking information and critical appraisal. First, the literature was scanned by means of manual and computerized methods to identify pertinent d...
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A. (2012). Curricular mapping: an anti-stress tool for new medical students. Education In Medicine Journal, 4(1). Abstract Objective: Recently, The University of Ottawa implemented an innovative curriculum for the incoming undergraduate medical class. Among many revisions, the curriculum became much more integrated and moved from 12 educational "bl...

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... By learning about the perception of brain death among doctors of different specialisations-and not only those who are directly engaged in determining brain death (in the case of Poland, anaesthetists and neurologists) or those who perform organ transplants-it is possible to carry out a more thorough analysis of this significant social problem. There is thus a need for further developing a comprehensive description of the understandings of doctors and other healthcare professionals regarding the meaning and determination of death [25]. ...
... With research in this context focussing on enabling informed decisions and increasing donation rates (Ashkenazi & Cohen, 2015;Marck et al., 2016), connections between in-hospital experiences and ongoing adjustment are under-explored, especially in relation to Donation after Circulatory Determination of Death (DCDD, Dimo, 2019;Naef et al., 2020;Sque et al., 2018;Takaoka et al., 2020;Zheng et al., 2020). Identifying and responding to family and staff needs in this complex environment are challenging tasks for HCPs (Kerstis & Widarsson, 2020;Shariff et al., 2017;Simonsson et al., 2020;Walker & Sque, 2019;Zellweger et al., 2017), highlighting the need for training to improve end-of-life care and peer support (Chan et al., 2020;Crawshaw et al., 2019;Witjes et al., 2017Witjes et al., , 2019aWitjes et al., , 2019b. ...
... Despite well-documented benefits of cadaveric dissection in anatomy education (31), there is concern on the feasibility of cadaveric dissection course in modern medical curriculum (12). When dissection time is limited or cadavers are scarce, educators may consider incorporating body painting into their programs, as it can cater for the attainment of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective competencies (32). Although body painting cannot completely replace cadaveric dissection, it is argued to be an effective tool in emphasizing the living nature of anatomy (17). ...
... A total of 14 papers was reviewed in the current scoping review (Table 1) [17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30]. The included studies were performed in nine countries: Egypt (n=1), United States (n=5), Brazil (n=2), Israel (n=1), Germany (n=1), Canada (n=1), Poland (n=1), Scotland (n=1), and Jordan (n=1). ...
... If a seriously injured patient reaches the hospital, their family's experiences will include interaction with healthcare professionals (HCPs) in an unfamiliar environment (Imanipour et al., 2019;Kentish-Barnes et al., 2015), and if doctors find that treatment would be futile, organ donation (OD) may be raised (Ahmadian et al., 2019a(Ahmadian et al., , 2019bDa Silva Knihs et al., 2020). Although time at the hospital is stressful, opportunities for family members to gather, support each other, and be with the patient (Downar et al., 2020;Fernandes et al., 2015;Kentish-Barnes et al., 2019b;Sarti et al., 2018), while receiving support and guidance from staff, can foster later adjustment (Wiegand, 2012;Wijngaards-de Meij et al., 2008). ...
... In addition, a survey of Canadian intensivists, nurses, and donation coordinators identified these educational gaps as barriers to organ donation after DCD (11). Finally, despite inclusion in Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada training objectives, Canadian Critical Care Medicine trainees demonstrate knowledge gaps in NDD, DCD, and donor referral criteria owing to limited exposure to donation and simulation and lack of formal assessment (12). ...
... While there needs to be continuous evaluation on nutrition, these vets have put into practice what they have learned to improve the work done by their home organizations. An important outcome of any capacity development is to increase participants belief that they can effect change (Berrian et al., 2018;Copsey, 2017;Sarti et al., 2017). This nutrition example illustrates the focus of empowering participants and creating ownership of the issues and work undertaken so that it remains relevant to them although we acknowledge that there is no data on the direct impact of the improve nutrition plan on orangutan health and welfare. ...
... Paradoxically, the use of a rigorous methodology did not appear to discourage authors who remained committed to the project despite their many other responsibilities. 24 There are several limitations to our work. The maps may include some of the author's idiosyncrasies and do not necessarily reflect an approach that is widely shared among experts. ...
... Not only audiovisual facilities are applied by medicinal scholars. Collective broadcasting, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter remain the most regularly applied and have developed an English significant supply for medical groups that can educate, participate, attach and deliver precise and reliable fitness evidence (Sutherland, Jalali, 2017). Furthermore, medical civilization can distribute symposium proclamations and satisfy through community media building novelties and detections accessible for those attracted to the theme. ...
... A multidisciplinary approach is applied in the treatment of Ebola, whereby the infected individuals are cared for at designated treatment centers and managed by trained clinicians [6]. All the Health Care Workers (HCW) who cares for infected or potentially infected patients should practice and adhere to strict infection control measures, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) [7]. ...