The research program at the Marguerite-d'Youville Chair seeks to develop, evaluate and transfer knowledge on humanistic nursing for people in vulnerable situations and their caregivers. These humanistic interventions, built in collaboration with these individuals, their caregivers and nurses, seek to put theory into practice. A humanistic intervention is based on respect for each individual’s unique needs, adapted to his or her life journey and founded in respect and compassion.
The research program is organized as three distinct components that are not mutually exclusive:
This component consists of projects focused on the development and evaluation of new nursing interventions to coach and support the elderly, people with neurocognitive disorders and their caregivers through the adoption of a humanistic perspective.
The Chair currently has three studies underway in this component:
This component includes studies focused on the development and evaluation of educational and reflective practice interventions or strategies designed to raise nurses’ awareness of humanistic care. The purpose of these interventions or strategies is to ensure that nurses demonstrate humanistic care and that they develop, maintain or improve their knowledge, know-how, interpersonal skills and self-awareness concerning such humanistic care.
This component includes the following study, currently in progress:
This area of focus concerns the dissemination, use and promotion of the results of studies conducted by the Chair and their appropriation by various groups, in particular nurses and other health professionals, educators, administrators, researchers, decision-makers and the general public.
Four studies are currently underway in this component:
To facilitate the transfer of knowledge generated by the research and support nurses’ professional development, a dedicated space has been created at the Chair, called “MY Space”.