Professor Annette M. Cormier O'Connor RN, PhD, FCAHS, Distinguished Professor and Professor Emerita at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, was appointed Officer to the Order of Canada for her foundational leadership and pioneering research in the field of shared decision making, through which she has championed patient engagement in health care-related decisions.
Dr. O’Connor established the Ottawa Health Decision Center and became a pre-eminent leader in the field of shared decision making. Her research has improved knowledge, tools and standards for informing patients about difficult treatment decisions and has led to new policies and legislation to promote shared decision making between patients and health professionals. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and has received the Exemplary Leadership Award from the Society for Medical Decision Making.
Professor O’Connor received her BScN from the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa, MScN from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto, and her PhD in Medical Science from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.
The RNAO Leadership Award in Political Action is awarded to the RN or NP who acts as a change agent, resource, and mentor through political action. This individual is actively involved in discussions with MPPs/MPs, other decision-makers, and media that benefit the health of individuals or communities.
Dr. Pariseau-Legault is a 2016 PhD graduate from the University of Ottawa. The doctoral dissertation award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated excellence in nursing research through the completion of her/his dissertation, defended at an Ontario university.
This award offers the recipient the opportunity to get in the thick of things with a one-week placement with RNAO CEO Doris Grinspun. The $2,000 HUB Fellowship is generously sponsored by RNAO's group home and auto insurance provider, HUB International Ontario Limited.
This award is to provide opportunities to Registered Nurses who wish to pursue education at the baccalaureate, masters or doctoral level with an interest in any aspect of the broad specialty of neuroscience nursing. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in neuroscience nursing and indicate how they contribute to the advancement of clinical practice, education, or research within this specialty.
Toronto General Hospital, School of Nursing Alumnae Association Scholarship, Registered Nurses' Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO): Karina Pelletier, BScN student
May 8, 2018
This award supports nursing students or Registered Nurses pursuing education at the undergraduate or graduate level. Applicants must demonstrate outstanding potential and/or contributions to their chosen area of practice.
Krystina Lewis, PhD candidate, receives Student Award for Best Oral Presentation.
November 2, 2017
Krystina Lewis, PhD candidate in the School of Nursing, received the Student Award for Best Oral Presentation at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, October 21-24 in Vancouver. Her presentation was titled “Decision support for patients facing implantable cardioverter-defibrillator generator replacement: A feasibility trial.”
Dr. Dawn Stacey and colleagues were invited by the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to submit a summary of their Cochrane systematic review on patient decision aids. The review found that, “Patient decision aids are associated with improved decision quality and decision-making processes without worse patient or health system outcomes.”