Canada's Experience Translating Quality Workplace Knowledge in Cancer Settings
2004 – 2007
Investigators: Margaret I. Fitch (PI), Pamela Baker, Greta Cummings, Lesley Degner, Carole A. Estabrooks, Esther Green, Marianne Mclennan, Deborah Mcleod, Maxine Mueller, Andréanne Saucer
Funder: Health Canada
Grant Amount: $300,000
Background : Improving working lives of nurses has been identified as the key focus or
addressing the predicted shortage of nurses. Significant effort has been devoted to summarizing
the current knowledge regarding strategies to implement quality workplaces. However, it’s
unclear how effective these efforts have been as vehicles of knowledge transfer.
Purpose : This study was undertaken to determine the awareness and use of selected policy
reports by senior decision makers in cancer settings. Additionally, the investigation was designed
to identify quality workplace initiatives that had been undertaken, factors that influence their
success, and further policy recommendations.
The products of this research program are:
- Fitch, M.I., Baker, P., Cummings, G., Degner, L., Estabrooks, C., Green, E., McLennan, M., McLeod, D., Mueller, M., Saucier, A. Canada’s Experience Translating Workplace Knowledge in Cancer Settings. Final Report. June 2006. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario. HPRD 6795-15-2003/5990012