Announcing the 2014 Boehringer Ingelheim Oncology Nurse of the Year Award Nominees
Nurses play a vital role in cancer care and treatment. No one knows this better than patients themselves who rely on nurses to not only deliver care, but also guide and support them through every stage of their treatment and recovery. As a nurse scientist with many years of clinical experience in pioneering innovative roles, Dr. Denise Bryant-Lukosius is well aware of this intimate connection, especially as it relates to Advanced Practice Nurses in oncology. These are veteran nurses who have additional education and expertise that qualifies them to play leadership roles in healthcare teams. The focus of Dr. Bryant-Lukosius’ research has been on how to best develop and utilize this special breed of nurses. Through this research she has led the development of evidence-informed practices and policies to better integrate Advanced Practice Nurses into the healthcare system. Dr. Bryant-Lukosius leads the Canadian Centre of Excellence in Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing and is sought after across the country and internationally to share her research. Over the next five years, Dr. Bryant-Lukosius will further design and evaluate new service delivery models to improve patient access to timely specialized and advanced nursing care. A major focus will be to better support patients in managing their health needs and improving their overall health during and following cancer treatment. “Through the interdisciplinary collaboration that the Escarpment Cancer Research Institute offers, we will be able to advance our work as individual investigators,” says Dr. Bryant-Lukosius. “In oncology that’s particularly important because of the complexity of the disease and the need for strategies that address all aspects of patient and family healthcare needs.”
Bryant-Lukosius, D. (2015). e-Mentorship: Navigation strategy for promoting oncology nurse engagement in research. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25(4), 472-473
Bryant-Lukosius, D., Carter, N., Reid, K., Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Kilpatrick, K., Harbman, P., Kaasalainen, S., Marshall, D., DiCenso, A. (2015). The clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of clinical nurse specialist-led hospital to home transitional care: A systematic review. Journal of Evaluation of Clinical Practice, 21, 763-781.
Carter, N., Miller, P.A., Murphy, B.R., Payne, V.J., & Bryant-Lukosius, D. (2014). Clinicians’ perspectives of the supportive care needs of men with advanced prostate cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(4), 421-430.