Category Archives for "health research"

Prof. Verna Delauer works with undergraduate students at Franklin Pierce University

Franklin Pierce University, a residential college campus in the northeastern U.S. Verna Delauer works with undergraduate students in a inquiry-practice lab.  Together they have been researching emerging autonomy and independence in health decision-making of students on campus.  Verna writes: “Can we be playful together? Can we make meaning together? How does my position as a […]


“Power-with” structures in complex healthcare systems: Gladys Yinusa Interviews Hilary Bradbury

 “Action researching means we’re reflecting together. We’re bringing stakeholders into inquiry for change to their own experience. In the healthcare world it is not just because we respect patients that we include them. Although that is true. It is also because we end up with better information when there are more eyes, more hearts and […]


Indigenous methodologies and ART by Joanne Whitty-Rogers.

Early in her nursing career, Joanne Whitty-Rogers, RN, PhD, a Senior Research Professor at St. Francis Xavier University, observed that Indigenous women encountered barriers to maternal care such as access to travel to healthcare services, language barriers, racism, and discrimination which often led them to feeling isolated. She went on to learn more of these […]


Breast cancer patient pathways to healing

Action Researchers Annette Zøylner and colleagues have been co-researching with breast cancer patients and their relatives. They are finding more resources for healing on the patient pathway. Annette writes: Our article gives insight into patients, relatives and healthcare professional’s involvement in the development of a breast cancer patient pathway.  Great efforts have been made by […]


Action Research as sustainable healthcare quality improvement: Advances in neonatal care emphasizing collaboration, communication, and empowerment

Blog post written by Carlien Van Heerden We are passionate about survival and quality of life of the vulnerable newborn population. A particular South African district hospital faced exceptionally high neonatal mortality and morbidity rates. As neonatal resuscitation can save newborn lives when performed by competent staff in a setting that is adequately equipped, organised […]

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