Contact informationDianne McCormack

Dianne McCormack, RN, BN, MSc, PhD
Professor
Phone: (506) 658-5734
Fax: (506) 648-5784
E-Mail 


Education Summary

BN, Memorial University, 1975
MSc, McGill University, 1990. Thesis: The Meaning of Health to Homeless Persons
PhD, McGill University, 2011. Dissertation: The Development of a Health Measure for Homeless People.
 
The Wellesley Institute: Advancing Urban Health - Community-Based Research Skill Building Institute for Partnership Teams, 2006
Arizona State University: Designing, Conducting, Analyzing and Funding Intervention Studies, 2006
The Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training; 2011.
   

Distinctions

McGill Fellow (2001-2003)


Research Interests

Substantive Focus
Health of Homeless Persons
Determinants of Health
Health Status Determinants for Vulnerable Populatoions
Family Health Issues

Methodological Focus
Instrument/ Scale Development
Validity /Reliability Methods
Qualitative Methods
Systematic Reviews


Classroom/Clinical Teaching Summary

Classroom delivery of undergraduate research course for nursing (BN and BN/RN) students and health science (BHSC) students
Classroom delivery of beginning undergraduate course in professional practice for nursing (BN) students
Other undergraduate courses taught include family nursing (classroom and practice) and community health nursing (classroom and practice)
Graduate distance course delivery includes Advanced Nursing Practice II and Nursing Theories. I have served as committee member or external reader for MN thesis

 
Research Grants

2012: Social Scientist and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) planning grant for team to prepare and submit Partnership Grant, ($20,000).
2006 - 2010: Canadian Nurses Foundation, Development of a Health Measure for Homeless People ($5,000).
2005 - 2010: Canadian Nurses Foundation, Development of a Health Measure for Homeless People ($10,000).


Research Publications

McCormack, D., Buck, D-M., & McGraw, B. (2013). Learning to use tension to create sustainable partnerships for responsive policy and practice in the health sector. International Journal of Public Health. 5(1),
McCormack, D., Carr, T., McCloskey, R., Keeping-Burke, L, Furlong K.E., & Doucet, S. (2012). Getting through ethics: The fit between research ethics board assessments and qualitative research. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 7(5), 30-36.
Jones, S., Williams, C., & McCormack, D. (2012). Articulating the role of the clinical nurse specialist in New Brunswick. Nursing Leadership, 25(2), 59-69.
McCormack, D., Buck, D-M., & McGraw, B. (2010). A partnership model evolves from a living inventory of engagement. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 23(4), 61-80.
McCormack, D., Johnston, C., Boivin, J-F., Thompson, C.M. (2010). Naming health  determinants that influence the health status of homeless persons. Social Development  Issues, 32(3), 92-108.
March, A.M., & McCormack, D. (2009). Nursing theory directed healthcare: Modifying  Kolcaba’s theory of comfort as an institutional-wide approach. Holistic Nursing Practice,  23(2), 75-80.
Gelinas, C., Loiselle, C., LeMay, S., Ranger, M., Bouchard, E., & McCormack, D. (2008).  Theoretical, psychometric and pragmatic issues in pain measurement. Pain Management  Nursing, 9(3), 120-130.
McCormack, D. (2003). An examination of the self-care concept uncovers a new direction for  health care reform. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 15(4), 48- 62.
 Davidson, P., MacIntosh, J., McCormack, D., & Morrison, E. (2002). Primary health care: A  framework for policy development. Holistic Nursing Practice, 16(4), 65-74.
McCormack, D., & MacIntosh, J. (2001). Research with homeless people uncovers a model of  health. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 23(7), 679-697.
MacIntosh, J., & McCormack, D. (2001). Partnerships identified within primary health care  literature. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 38, 547-555.
MacIntosh, J., & McCormack, D. (2000). An integrative review illuminates curricular  applications of primary health care. Journal of Nursing Education, 39(3), 116-128.

Papers Publisher in Non-Refereed Publications:
Jones, S., Williams, C., & McCormack, D. (2011). The role of the clinical nurse  specialist in  New Brunswick. Info Nursing, 42(2), 35-36.
O’Brien-Larivée, C., McCloskey, R., & McCormack, D. (2011). UNBSJ delivers Bachelor of  Nursing Degree for registered nurses. Info Nursing, 42(1), 35-36.
 

Chapters Published in Books:

McCormack, D., Buck, D., & McGraw, B.  (2012). Learning to use tension to create sustainable partnerships for responsive policy and practice in the health sector.  In R. Caron & J. Merrick (Eds.), Building Community Capacity: Skills and Principles (Chapter 2).  Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

 
Professional Practice Summary

National Advisory Board Canadian Homeless Research Network  
 Member of: Working Group: Promising Practices
Urban Core Support Network  -  Board member