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Catherine Aquino-Russell



Nursing, Faculty of

Office 117

1 506 856 2682

Education summary

  • PhD; Curtin University; Perth, WA, Australia
  • MN; University of Manitoba; Winnipeg, MN
  • BScN; Lakehead University; Thunder Bay, ON


  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Therapeutic Touch
  • Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner
  • Thai Massage
  • Caritas Conscious Dying Coach

Graduate student supervision and mentoring at UNB

  • Interdisciplinary PhD Program
  • Masters of Nursing (MN) Program
  • Atlantic Regional Training Centre- Masters in Applied Health Services Research

Teaching summary, 2019-2020

  • NURS 1131 - Helping Relationships course and lab
  • NURS 3082 - Theoretical Foundations in Nursing
  • NURS 2173 - Community Practicum

Key areas of research interest/expertise

  • Qualitative research: Phenomenology, Giorgi’s descriptive phenomenological method; Lived experiences: living with a different sense of hearing, hearing/vision loss, cancer, type 1 diabetes;
  • Human sciences; Nursing theories: Parse’s humanbecoming theory for nursing; Watson’s Human Caring Science/Unitary Caring Science;
  • Community nursing; Family nursing;
  • Using sound field systems in classrooms; Nursing education: Innovative teaching-learning strategies; Web-based technology in teaching;
  • Patient education: Adolescent sexual health; Cardiovascular surgery (Cardiac Minimally Invasive Surgery);
  • Culture;
  • Critical care;
  • Complementary therapies: Therapeutic touch, Reconnective Healing ®, Transcendental Meditation (TM®), Mindfulness:
  • Student nurses’ stress;
  • Accessibility for persons with hearing challenges;
  • Management/Leadership strategies: Self-directed work teams; self-scheduling;
  • Professional presence,
  • Caritas Conscious Dying.


Aldiabat, K., Aquino-Russell, C. & Alsrayheen, E. (accepted for publication July 2, 2019). Barriers that hinder nursing students from providing a comprehensive smoking cessation intervention for their clients. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice.

McNeil-Gautreau, S., Gould, O., Aquino-Russell, C., & Forsythe, M. (2019). Developing a surgeon-patient communication checklist for total knee arthroplasty. Musculoskeletal Care, 17(1), 91-96. doi:10.1002/msc.1372

Bonamer, J. (Rheingans), & Aquino-Russell, C. (2019). Self-care strategies for professional development: Transcendental Meditation® Improves compassion fatigue and resilience for nurses, Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 35(2), 93-97. doi:10.1097/NND.0000000000000522

Van der Riet, P., Levett-Jones, T. & Aquino-Russell, C. (2018). The effectiveness of mindfulness meditation for nurses and nursing students: An integrated literature review. Nurse Education Today, 65, 201-211. doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2018.03.018

Perkins, J., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2017). Graduate nurses experience the Sacred during Transcendental Meditation ®. International Journal for Human Caring, 21(4), 163-171.

McNeil-Gautreau, S., Aquino-Russell, C., Gould, O. & Forsythe, M. (2016). In their own words: A short report of patients’ experiences recovering from total knee replacement. Musculoskeletal Care, 15(3), 249-252. doi:10.1002/msc.1169

Russell, R., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2013). Indonesian host country nationals: Feeling respected -not respected. International Journal of Management and Information Systems, 17(1), 21-28.

Aquino-Russell, C., Russell, R., Russell, A., & Russell, C. (2012). My baby bird: Living with Type 1 diabetes- A phenomenological analysis. American Journal of Health Sciences, 3(4), 239-246.

Russell, R., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2012). A study of Indonesian host country nationals' perspectives: What expatriates should know. International Journal of Management & Information Systems, 16(3), 203-213.

Flagg-Williams, J., Rubin, R., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2011). Classroom soundscape. Education & Child Psychology, 28(1), 89-99.

Rubin, R., Flagg-Williams, J., Aquino-Russell, C., & Lushington, T. (2011). The classroom listening environment in the early grades. Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, 35(4), 344-359.

Russell, R., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2011). Living and working between two worlds: Using qualitative phenomenological findings to enhance understanding of lived experiences. In S. Mariano, M. Mohamed, & Q. Mohiuddin (Eds.), The role of multi-national corporations’ knowledge mobilization (Vol. 27, pp. 177-192). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Ursel, K. L., & Aquino-Russell, C. E. (2010). Illuminating person-centered care with Parse’s teaching-learning model. Nursing Science Quarterly, 23(2), 118-123. doi:10.1177/0894318410362546

Russell, R., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2010). Expatriate managers: Powerful or powerless? Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Business & Economics Research.

Flagg-Williams, J. B., Rubin, R. L., & Aquino-Russell, C. E. (2009). Using classroom sound field technology to enhance learning. The International Journal of Learning, 16(8), 509-518. Retrieved from

Aquino-Russell, C., & Russell, R. (2009). Immersion in another culture: Paradoxical experiences considered for teachers and students in university classrooms. Journal of Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2(4), 77-86.

Langille, D. B., Flowerdew, G., Aquino-Russell, C., Strang, R., Proudfoot, K., & Forward, K., (2009). Gender differences in knowledge about Chlamydia Trachomatis among rural high school students in northern Nova Scotia. Sexual Health, 6(1), 11-14.

McCarthy, C. T., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2009). A comparison of two nursing theories in practice: Peplau and Parse. Nursing Science Quarterly, 22(1), 34-40. doi:10.1177/0894318408329339

Murphy, N., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2008). Nurses’ practice beyond simple advocacy to engage in relational narratives: Expanding opportunities for persons to influence the public space. The Open Nursing Journal, 2, 40-47.

Langille, D. B., Proudfoot, K., Rigby, J., Aquino-Russell, C., Strang, R., & Forward, K. (2008). A pilot project for Chlamydia screening in adolescent females using self-testing: Characteristics of participants and non-participants. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 117-120.

Aquino-Russell, C., Struby, F. V. M., & Reviczky, K. (2007). Teaching-learning-living attentive presence and changing perspectives with a web based nursing theories course. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20(2), 128-134. doi:10.1177/0894318407299883

Duffy, L., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2007). The lived experience of women with cancer: Phenomenological findings expressed through poetry. Le vécu des femmes atteintes de cancer: Résultats d’une étude phénoménologique exprimés par l’intermédiaire de la poésie. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(4), 193-205.

Aquino-Russell, C. E. (2006). A phenomenological study: The lived experience of persons having a different sense of hearing. Nursing Science Quarterly, 19(4), 339-348. doi:10.1177/0894318406292827

Aquino-Russell, C. (2005). Practice possibilities for nurses choosing true presence with persons who live with a different sense of hearing. Nursing Science Quarterly, 18(1), 32-35. doi:10.1177/0894318404272492

Aquino-Russell, C., & Richard-Sears, J. (2000). L’implementation d’une équippe auto-dirigeante dans une unité de soins post-anésthesiques. L’infirmière Canadienne, 96(6), 6-10.

Degner, L. F., & Aquino-Russell, C. (1988). Preferences for treatment control among adults with cancer. Research in Nursing & Health, 11, 367-374. doi:10.1002/nur.4770110604

PhD dissertation

Aquino-Russell, C. (2003). Understanding the lived experience of persons who have a different sense of hearing. Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia 

MN thesis

Aquino-Russell, C. (1986). Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Heart Talk Booklet: The patient’s perspective. University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Non-refereed publications

Aquino-Russell, C., & Ursel, K., (2014). Honoring Pocahontas: Through the lens of humanbecoming postulates and ethical tenets of human dignity. Illuminations, 23(1), 3-5. A publication of the International Consortium of Parse Scholars.

Aquino-Russell, C. (2013). Professional presence as lived and perceived by nurses in New Brunswick: Past, present, and future. Info Nursing, 44(1), 17-21.

Aquino-Russell, C. (2012, Spring). UNB Nursing holds first international evening. International Relations e-Newsletter, 2.

Aquino-Russell, C., Ursel, K., Dube, A., & Charron, D. (2011). Illuminating the humanbecoming models: Leading-Following and Teaching-Learning through the phenomenon of ‘living on the edge’ with a clinical situation. Illuminations, 20(2), 4-6.

Canadian Contributor to: Stanhope, M., Lancaster, J., Jessup-Falcioni, H., & Viverais-Dresler, G. (2011). Community health nursing in Canada (2nd Canadian ed.). Toronto, ON: Mosby Elsevier.

Rubin, R., Flagg-Williams, J., & Aquino-Russell, C. (2006). Research report: Benefits of sound field amplification in kindergarten through third grade-A provincial study. Funded by: New Brunswick Department of Education.

Aquino-Russell, C. (2005). Synergistic patterning: One essence of the teaching-learning process with a web-based course. Illuminations, 14(2), 5-6.

Aquino-Russell, C., & Mooney, M. (2004, Summer/Été). Moncton chapter of CHHA participate in nursing students’ transformative learning. Listen-Ecoute, p. 15.

Aquino-Russell, C. (2004). Paradoxical rhythm: Connecting-separating with sound. Illuminations, 13(1), 4.

Aquino-Russell, C. (2001). Life in Jakarta. Illuminations, 10(1), 3-4.

Aquino-Russell, C. (2000). Introduction of complementary therapies to a hospital corporation in New Brunswick. In Touch, 12(4), 10. A publication of the Therapeutic Touch Networks of Canada