The UVic Centre for Evidence-Informed Nursing and Healthcare (CEiNHC): An Evidence-Synthesis Centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

JBI team
From top left: Emma Stuart, Pal Skar, Karen MacKinnon, Lynne Young, Kara Schick Makaroff, Lenora Marcellus. Not pictured: Debra Sheets, Maureen Ryan, Carol Gordon, Clare Koning, Diane Butcher, Maureen Ryan

In May of 2016, the Uvic School of Nursing’s application to become a Joanna Briggs Institute Affiliated Group with a focus on evidence informed nursing and healthcare was approved!  Our affiliate group, The UVic Centre for Evidence-Informed Nursing and Healthcare (CEiNHC): An Evidence-Synthesis Centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, is thrilled to be an official member of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI)

The Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) is recognized as a global leader in evidence-based healthcare. JBI was established at the University of Adelaide, South Australia in 1996 as an international not-for-profit research organization.

JBI collaborating centres around the world promote and support the synthesis, transfer and utilization of evidence through identifying feasible, appropriate, meaningful and effective healthcare practices to improve healthcare outcomes globally. The JBI is endorsed by the well-established international Cochrane Collaboration. The Cochrane Nursing Care Field is coordinated from the School of Translational Science at the University of Adelaide.

The School of Nursing is pleased to share the work of the Joanna Briggs Initiative Team. Since July 2012, seven School of Nursing faculty members, four doctoral students, a UVic librarian and one faculty from Camosun College have undertaken JBI Systematic Review Training.

More information on JBI here

Core Staff

  • Lynne Young, PhD, RN
  • Karen MacKinnon, PhD, MScN, RN
  • Debra Sheets, PhD, MSN, CNE, RN-BC
  • Lenora Marcellus, PhD, MN, BSN, RN
  • Maureen Ryan, PhD, MN, BN, RN
  • Anastasia Mallidou, PhD, RN
  • Maureen Ryan, PhD, MN, BN, RN
  • Margaret Scaia, PhD, MN, BSN, RN
  • Darlaine Jantzen, PhD, RN (Camosun College)
  • Joan Humphries, PhD, RN (Camosun College)

Project manager and librarian

  • Emma Stuart, BA, Project Manager
  • Carol Gordon, PhD, MLS, Librarian

UVic doctoral students

  • Pal Skar, MN, RN (JBI trained)
  • Diane Butcher, MN, BScN, RN (JBI trained)

We are also engaged with partners from Island Health,  Loyalist College (ON), BC and Yukon, Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Systematic Reviews pending publication:

  • Effectiveness of physical activity interventions with healthy older women: a systematic review.
    Team members: Lynne Young (lead),  Debra Sheets, Kara Schick Makaroff (U of A), Carol Gordon, Pal Skar, Clare Koning, Christina Godfrey (Queens)
  • Student and educator experiences of maternal child simulation-based learning: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.
    Team members: Karen MacKinnon (lead), Lenora Marcellus, Maureen Ryan, Carol Gordon, Julie Rivers (Loyalist College, ON)
  • The experiences of pre-licensure or pre-registration health professional students and their educators for working with intra-professional teams: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.
    Team members: Diane Butcher (lead), Karen MacKinnon, Anne Bruce,  Carol Gordon,

Published Protocols:

available in the JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports

  • Young, Lynne; Sheets, Debra; Paul, Kathryn. Effectiveness of physical activity interventions with healthy older women: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. November 2013; 11(11): 77-87.
  • MacKinnon, Karen; Marcellus, Lenora; Rivers, Julie; Ryan Maureen; Gordon, Carol; Butcher, Diane. Student and educator experiences of maternal child simulation-based learning: a systematic review of qualitative evidence: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. January 2015,: 13(1): 14-26.
  • Butcher, Diane; MacKinnon, Karen; Bruce, Anne; Gordon, Carol; Koning, Clare. The experiences of pre-licensure or pre-registration health professional students and their educators in working with intra-professional teams: a systematic review of qualitative evidence protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and implementation Reports. July 2013: 13 (7): 119-130.
  • Skar, Pal; Young, Lynne; Gordon, Clare C. (2015). Changes in blood pressure among users of lay health worker or volunteer operated community-based blood pressure programs over time: a systematic review protocol. JBI Library of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. October 2015; 13 (10): 30-40.
  • Koning, Clare; Young, Lynne; Butcher, Diane. Prevalence of acute and prodromal myocardial infarctions symptoms in adult women with confirmed diagnoses: a systematic review protocol. The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports. June 2016; 14 (6): 61–68

Protocols in progress:

  • The effectiveness of ‘offsite’ simulation learning events compared to ‘onsite’ simulation learning events on the performance of health professionals: a review of quantitative evidence.
    Team members: Maureen Ryan, Amelia Nichols (UCSF), Carol Gordon
  • The phenomenon of pre briefing in simulation based learning for health professionals: a systematic review of qualitative evidence.
    Team members: Maureen Ryan, Amelia Nichols (UCSF), Carol Gordon
  • Nurses’ experiences of organizational change: a systematic review protocol.
    Team members: Darlaine Jantzen (Camosun), Loreli Nowell (U of C), Patricia Scott (Camosun)
  • Identifying best practices in the care of infants with prenatal substance exposure in foster care: A scoping review
    Team members: Lenora Marcellus, Karen MacKinnon

For more information on the JBI initiatives at the School of Nursing contact:

Lynne Young, RN, PhD
Professor and Director, JBI Initiative
Phone: 250-472-5678
Email:

Karen MacKinnon, RN, MScN, PhD
Associate Professor and Deputy Director, JBI Initiative
Phone: 250-721-7966
Email:

Emma Stuart, BA
Project Manager, JBI Initiative
Phone: 250-721-7048
Email: