Heather MacDonald, RN, MN, PhD
Phone: (506) 458-7644
Fax: (506) 453-4519
- RN, Saint John School of Nursing
- BN, UNB
- MScN, University of Toronto
- PhD, University of Manchester
- 1998 Training Workshop on QSR NUD*IST Computerized Qualitative Data Analysis Software
- 1999 University of Essex Summer School Studies Title of Course: Ethnography
Key area(s) of interest/expertise:
- Parent-child health
- Chronic illness
- Parenting a child who requires complex care
- Respite care and social support
- Action research
Classroom/clinical teaching summary
- Chronic Illness Across the Lifespan
- Advanced Nursing Practice, Nurs6030,6031, & 6032
Research, grants & publications summary
- MacDonald, H. & Callery, P. (2003). Different meanings of respite: A study of parents, nurses and social workers caring for children with complex needs. Child: Care, Health and Development. Accepted for publication September 2nd.
- Harker, R., Waterman H., Mclauchlan R., MacDonald H., & Waterman C. (2002) ‘Endless nights’ Patients’ experiences of posturing face down following vitreoretinal surgery. Ophthalmic Nursing: International Journal of Ophthalmic Nursing. 6(2), 11-5.
- Mclauchlan, R., Waterman, H., Harker, R., MacDonald, H., & Waterman C. (2002) 'Eyes down!' Developing research based practice in ophthalmic nursing. Nursing Times. 98(27), 39-40.
- $45,000- Health Canada-Environment & NB Lung Association Evaluation of ‘Tools for Schools’ Pilot Project (Indoor Air Quality in Canadian Schools). Evaluation consisted of pre & post questionnaires, focus group interviews and individual qualitative interviews of participants at 42 Canadian Schools. Study started in December 2001 and final report was submitted March 2003. Investigators: Heather MacDonald & Grace Getty UNB.
- 1998- ongoing University of Manchester PhD in Nursing Thesis: Respite Needs for Families of Children who Require Complex CareSUPERVISOR: Dr. Peter Callery Dissertation is in final review.
- June 1999 – 2001 Research Assistant to Dr. Heather Waterman School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting University of Manchester
Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary
•OPAL III Respite Services – I chair the board of this charitable organization that organizes respite for parents caring for children and adults with developmental challenges.