Amélie Perron

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Amélie Perron
Full Professor

2009 Postdoctoral Fellowship Nursing University of Sydney
2008 Ph.D. Nursing University of Ottawa
2004 M. Sc. (Nursing) - fast track Nursing Université of Montreal
2003 B.Sc. (Nursing) Nursing University of Ottawa

Room: RGN 1480E
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8433
Fax: 613-562-5443
Work E-mail: amelie.perron@uottawa.ca

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Biography

Amélie Perron is Full Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa and Co-President of the Nursing Observatory. Her clinical practice is grounded in community psychiatry and crisis intervention. As a researcher, she has worked on many research projects in psychiatric nursing and forensic psychiatry in Canada, France and Australia. Her research interests include power relationships between health care professionals, patients and care settings; nursing care to captive and marginalised populations; issues of discourse, risk and ethics; and nursing epistemology. Through her work with the Nursing Observatory, Professor Perron is more specifically interested in the sociopolitical aspects of care, whistleblowing in healthcare and nurses’ political action. She is co-author of “On the politics of ignorance in nursing and health care: Knowing ignorance” (2015, Routledge) and co-edited “Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus: Assistance, Repression and Transformation” (2014, Ashgate) and “(Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach” (2012, Ashgate).Professor Perron is also Editor of Aporia – The Nursing Journal, a peer-reviewed international and bilingual (EN/FR) journal. Her work is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.


Research Interests

  • Power relationships, discourse, discursive practices
  • Whistleblowing in health care
  • Subjectivity, social representations, identity construction
  • Ethics and politics of care
  • Vulnerable populations and/or marginalised populations (especially in psychiatric and correctional institutions)
  • Gender and sex issues
  • Epistemology
  • Sociology of ignorance
  • Critical theory and poststructuralist perspectives, discourse deconstruction

Examples of publications

Books

  • Perron, A. & Rudge, T. (2015). On the Politics of Ignorance in Nursing and Health Care. Knowing Ignorance. London: Routledge.

Selected peer reviewed papers

  • McMillan, K. & Perron, A. (2021). Change resistance as practicing moral authenticity: A qualitative study. Research & Theory in Nursing Practice, 35(2). doi: 10.1891/RTNP-D-20-00078.
  • Jacob, JD., Gagnon, M., Perron, A. & Canales, M. (2021). Revisiting the Concept of Othering: A Structural Analysis. Advances in Nursing Science. https://doi.org/10.1097/ANS.0000000000000353.
  • Perron, A., Dufour, C., Marcogliese, E. & Gagnon, M. (2020). La dénonciation infirmière en contexte de pandémie de COVID-19: une analyse de contenu de la plate-forme « Je dénonce ». Aporia – La revue infirmière, 12(1), 75-89.
  • Domingue, J.L., Jacob, J.D., Perron, A., Pariseau-Legault, P. & Foth, T. (2020). (Re)construction identitaire et pratique infirmière en psychiatrie légale: Réflexion critique sur les commissions d’examen. Recherche en soins infirmiers, 143, 118-126.
  • McMillan, K. & Perron, A. (2020). Change fatigue in nurses: A qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.14454
  • Gagnon, M. & Perron, A. (2020). Nursing Voices during COVID-19: An Analysis of Canadian Media Coverage. Aporia – The Nursing Journal, 12(1), 108-112.
  • McMillan, K. & Perron, A. (2020). Ideological tensions amidst rapid and continuous organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management.
  • Perron, A. Rudge, T. & Gagnon, M. (2020). Hypervisible nurses: effects of circulating ignorance and knowledge on acts of whistleblowing in health. Advances in Nursing Science, 43(2), 114-131.
  • McMillan, K. & Perron, A. (2020). Nurses engagement with power, voice and politics amidst restructuring efforts. Nursing Inquiry, 27(3). https://doi.org/10.1111/nin.12345.
  • Paradis-Gagné, E. Holmes, D. & Perron, A. (2019). Experiences of family violence committed by relatives with severe mental illness: A grounded theory. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 16(2), 108-117.
  • Hudson, H. Perron, A. Wright, D.K. (2019). Reconciling palliative care & the injustice of mass incarceration: critical reflections on a harm reduction response to end of life behind bars. Witness: the Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse, 1(2), 4-16.
  • Gagnon, M. & Perron, A. (2019). Whistleblowing: A Concept Analysis. Nursing and Health Sciences, 22(2), 381-389.
  • Buus, N. & Perron, A. (2019). The quality of quality criteria: Replicating the development of The Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research (COREQ). International Journal of Nursing Studies, 102, 103452.
  • Jager, F. & Perron, A. (2019). The Social Utility of Community Treatment Orders: Applying Girard’s Mimetic Theory to Mandated Mental Health Care. Nursing Philosophy, 21(2), e12280. doi: 10.1111/nup.12280.
  • Nazon, EA. Perron, A. & Foth, T. (2019). Rethinking the social role of nursing through the work of Donzelot and Foucault. Witness: the Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse, 1(1), 49-58.
  • Jager, F. & Perron, A. (2018). Caring as Coercion: The Nurse’s Role in Mandated Treatment. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 14(3), 148-153.
  • Holmes, D. Perron, A. Jacob, J.D. Paradis-Gagné, É. & Gratton, S (2018). Pratique en milieu de psychiatrie légale: proposition d’un modèle interdisciplinaire. Recherche en soins infirmiers, 134, 33-43.
  • Lefèvre-Utile, J. Guinchat, V. Wachtel, L. Cohen, D. Perron, A. Montreuil, M. Carnevale, F.A. & Reyre, A. (2018). Équipements de protection individuelle et outils de sécurisation alternatifs à la contention dans la prise en charge des troubles graves du comportement des personnes avec autisme et déficience intellectuelle – Partie 2. Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence, 66(7-8), 460-467.
  • Lefèvre-Utile, J. Guinchat, V. Wachtel, L. Cohen, D. Perron, A. Montreuil, M. Carnevale, F.A. & Reyre, A. (2018). Équipements de protection individuelle et outils de sécurisation alternatifs à la contention dans la prise en charge des troubles graves du comportement des personnes avec autisme et déficience intellectuelle – Partie 1. Neuropsychiatrie de l’enfance et de l’adolescence, 66(7-8), 443-459.
  • Perron, A. Beauvais, L. Corbeil, D. Bérubé, D. & Jacob, J.D. (2017). Aménagement d’une nouvelle salle d’isolement psychiatrique: étude qualitative exploratoire sur les perceptions des patients et du personnel infirmier au regard de son impact sur les soins. Revue francophone internationale de recherche infirmière, 3(4), 227-234.
  • Rioux-Dubois, A. & Perron, A. (2016). Exploring the Potential Contribution of Actor-Network Theory in Nursing Using the Integration of Nurse Practitioners as an Exemplar. Aporia, 8(2), 5-15.
  • Perron, A. Jacob, JD. Beauvais, L. Corbeil, D. & Bérubé, D. (2015). Identification et gestion de la violence en psychiatrie: Perception du personnel infirmier et des patients au regard de son impact sur les soins. Recherche en soins infirmiers, 120, 47-60.
  • Nazon, EA. & Perron, A. (2014). Vers une approche pluraliste en sciences infirmières. Recherche en soins infirmiers, 116, 6-12.
  • Perron, A. (2013). Nursing as ‘disobedient’ practice: Care of the nurse’s self, parrhesia and the dismantling of a baseless paradox. Nursing Philosophy, 14(3), 154-167.
  • McMillan, K. & Perron, A. (2013). Nurses’ amidst change: the concept of change fatigue offers an alternative perspective on organizational change. Policy, Politics, and Nursing Practice, 14(1), 26-32.
  • Perron, A. (2012). The forensic patient's moral career as a measure of institutional disciplinary processes. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 5 (1), 15-29.
  • Mapedzahama, V. West, S. Rudge, T. & Perron, A. (2012). Black Nurse in White Space? Rethinking the In/Visibility of Race Within the Australian Nursing Workplace. Nursing Inquiry, 19(2), 153-164.
  • Perron, A. Rudge, T. Blais, AM. & Holmes, D. (2011). Ideology, nursing ontology, and ethics as politics: a response to Dr. Speraw. Advances in Nursing Science, 34(1), 3-5.
  • Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2011). Constructing mentally ill inmates: Nurses' discursive practices in corrections. Nursing Inquiry, 18(3), 191-204.
  • O'Grady, K. & Perron, A. (2011). Reformulating lead-based paint as a problem in Canada. American Journal of Public Health, 101(S1), S176-S187.
  • Perron, A. (2011). Déconstruction d'une dichotomie: entre action et réflexion infirmières. Pratiques, 54, 60-62.
  • Perron, A. Rudge, T. Blais, AM. & Holmes, D. (2010). The politics of nursing knowledge and education: Critical pedagogy in the face of the militarisation of nursing in the war on terror. Advances in Nursing Science, 33(3), 184-195.
  • Perron, A. Rudge, T. & Holmes, D. (2010). Citizen minds, citizen bodies: The citizenship experience and the government of mentally ill persons. Nursing Philosophy, 11, 100-111.
  • Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2010). En marge de l'expérience citoyenne: le cas de personnes atteintes de maladies mentales. Santé mentale, 147, 17-22.
  • Rudge, T. Holmes, D. & Perron, A. (2010). The Rise of Practice Development with/in Reformed Bureaucracy: Discourse, Power, and the Government of Nursing. Journal of Nursing Management, 19, 837-844.
  • Gagnon, M. Jacob, JD. Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2009). Sovereign Power, Spectacle and the Deviant Body: The Use of the Seclusion Room in Psychiatric Nursing. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health, 2(2), 1-11.
  • Murray, S., Holmes, D., Perron, A. & Jacob, JD. (2008). Données probantes et pratiques exemplaires: vers une éthique de la résistance, Santé Mentale, 130, 5-8.
  • Holmes, D. Perron, A. & Guimond, P. (2007). La mise en salle d'isolement en milieux psychiatriques: critique du processus décisionnel. Santé Mentale, 116, 17-23.
  • Holmes, D. & Perron, A. (2007). Violating Ethics: Unlawful Combatants, National Security and Health Professionals. British Medical Journal/ Journal of Medical Ethics, 33(3), 143-145.
  • Holmes, D. & Perron, A. (2006). Soigner, un acte politique. Santé mentale, 113, 60-65.
  • Holmes, D. Murray, S. Perron, A. & Rail, G. (2006). Deconstructing the Evidence-Based Discourse in Health Sciences: Truth, Power, and Fascism. International Journal of Evidence Based Health Care, 4, 180-186.
  • Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2006). La pratique avancée en sciences infirmières : enjeux cliniques ou politiques ?  L’infirmière canadienne, 7(7), 21-24.
  • Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2006). Advanced Practice: A Clinical or Political Issue? Canadian Nurse, 102(7), 26-28, 35.
  • Holmes, D. Perron, A. Michaud, G. Montuclard, L. & Hervé, C. (2006). Scission entre le sanitaire et le pénitentiaire : réflexion critique sur les (im)possibilités du soin infirmier au Canada et en France. Journal de réadaptation médicale, 25(3), 131-140.
  • Perron, A. Fluet, C. & Holmes, D. (2005). Agents of Care and Agents of the State: Bio-Power and Nursing Practice. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 50(5), 536-544.
  • Perron, A. Holmes, D. Hamonet, C. (2004). Capture, mortification, dépersonnalisation: la pratique infirmière en milieu correctionnel. Journal de réadaptation médicale, 24(4), 124-131.

Edited collections

  • Holmes, D. Jacob, JD, & Perron, A. (2014). Exposing Psychiatric Practices: Assistance, Repression and Transformation. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Holmes, D. Rudge, T. & Perron, A. (2012). (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Book chapters

  • Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2019). Community Mental Health. In LL. Stamler, L. Yiu, A. Dosani, J. Etowa & C. van Daalen-Smith (Eds.). Community Health Nursing, A Canadian Perspective (5th ed.) (pp. 426-443). Don Mills, ON: Pearson Education.
  • Perron, A. (2016). La construction des personnes comme enjeu de santé publique et de santé communautaire. Dans Desgroseilliers V., Vonarx, N., Guichard, A. &, Roy, B. (Éds.). La santé communautaire en 4 actes: Repères, acteurs, démarches et défis (pp. 29-33). Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval.
  • Perron, A. Rudge, T. & Gagnon, M. (2014). Towards an 'ethics of discomfort' in nursing: Parrhesia as fearless speech. In Kagan, P. Smith, M. & Chinn, P. (Eds). Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis (pp. 39-50). New York, Routledge.
  • Perron, A. Jacob, JD. & Holmes, D. (2014). The politics of threats in correctional and forensic settings: The specificities of nursing research. In J. Kilty, M. Felices-Luna & S. Fabian (Eds.). Demarginalizing Voices: Commitment, Emotion, and Action in Qualitative Research (pp. 147-172). Vancouver, UBC Press.
  • Rudge, T. Mapedzahama, V. West, S. & Perron, A. (2012). The Violence of Multicultural Tolerance in a Multiethnic Workplace: Examples from Nursing. In D. Holmes, T. Rudge & A. Perron (Eds). (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Perron, A. & Rudge, T. (2012). Exploring Violence in a Forensic Hospital: A Theoretical Experimentation. In D. Holmes, T. Rudge & A. Perron (Eds). (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing.
  • Holmes, D., Roy, B. & Perron, A. (2011). The use of postcolonialism in the nursing domain: Colonial patronage, conversion, and resistance. In Reed, P.G. & Shearer, N.B.C. (Eds). Perspectives on Nursing Theory (6th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Perron, A.  & Holmes, D. (2010). Vers une compréhension élargie des phénomènes liés à la santé : l'utilité des sciences sociales au regard de la maladie mentale. Dans Vonarx, N. Bujold, L. & Hamelin-Brabant, L. (Éds.). Des sciences sociales dans le champ de la santé et des soins infirmiers. Tome 1. Québec : Presses de l'Université Laval.
  • Holmes, D. & Perron, A. (2008). L'infirmière praticienne en soins de première ligne: entre colonisation et affranchissement. Dans C. Dallaire (éd.). Le savoir infirmier. Au cœur de la discipline et de la profession infirmière. Montréal : Gaëtan Morin.
  • Perron, A., Rudge, T. & Gagnon, M. (2014). Towards an 'ethics of discomfort' in nursing: Parrhesia as fearless speech, Philosophies and Practices of Emancipatory Nursing: Social Justice as Praxis, Kagan, P., Smith, M. & Chinn, P. (Eds), New York, Routledge, pp. 39-50.
  • Perron, A., Jacob, JD. & Holmes, D. (2014). The politics of threats in correctional and forensic settings: The specificities of nursing research, Demarginalizing Voices: Commitment, Emotion, and Action in Qualitative Research, J. Kilty, M. Felices-Luna, S. Fabian (Eds.), Vancouver, UBC Press., pp. 147-172.
  • Jacob, JD, Perron, A. & Corneau, P. (2014). Structural Othering: Towards an Understanding of Place in the Construction of Disruptive Subjectivities, Power and the Psychiatric Apparatus: Repression, Transformation and Assistance, D. Holmes, JD. Jacob & A. Perron, London, Ashgate, pp. 149-163.
  • Nazon, E.A. & Perron, A. (2013). La transition vers la formation infirmière universitaire au Canada : enjeux à l’aube du troisième millénaire, Être infirmière à l'ère universitaire, Paris, France, Éditions Seli Arslan.
  • Perron, A. & Rudge, T. (2012). Exploring Violence in a Forensic Hospital: A Theoretical Experimentation. In D. Holmes, T. Rudge & A. Perron (Eds). (Re)Thinking Violence in Health Care Settings: A Critical Approach. Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
  • Perron, A.  & Holmes, D. (2010). Vers une compréhension élargie des phénomènes liés à la santé : l’utilité des sciences sociales au regard de la maladie mentale. Dans Vonarx, N., Bujold, L. & Brabant, L. (Éds.). Des sciences sociales à la discipline infirmière : les lieux d’une rencontre. Québec : Presses de l’Université Laval.
  • Perron, A. & Holmes, D. (2007). Institution d’un Ordre infirmier national en France: de la compétence professionnelle à la légitimité politique. In P. Delmas & C. Sliwka (Eds). Ordre infirmier français. Enjeux et perspectives (pp. 77-90). Québec: Éditions Lamarre.
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