Merging health sciences with social sciences, Professor Holmes’ research impacts not only nursing practice in the fields of (forensic) mental health and public health, it deeply influences health and social care policies. His scholarly work, examining the use of restrictive measures in psychiatry and the experience of persons living with HIV, has brought awareness to non-ethical practices in healthcare services on the global scale. Professor Holmes holds the University Research Chair in Forensic Nursing.
Professor Stacey, University Research Chair in Knowledge Translation to Patients, leads a unique research program aimed at understanding, measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of knowledge translation interventions for patients. She has become an authority on the subject in both Canadian and international circles. Her validated implementation tools (patient decision aids, decision coaching protocols, cancer symptom management guides) are used in Canada, USA, Japan, and Australia.
Professor Dave Holmes and Professor Dawn Stacey will be inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing in the Fall of 2019 in Washington, D. C. The honour recognizes their international stature and influence on nursing care.