On this page you will find postings of various research studies and/or surveys related to our field that institutions are looking for your input on. You help make a difference in advancing medicine.

Check back often as these postings will change frequently.



You are invited to participate in a study to identify research priorities for people with kidney failure having surgery, approved by the University of Calgary Health Research Ethics Board (REB23-0749, Principal Investigator Dr Tyrone Harrison): Identification and Prioritization of Postoperative Outcomes in Research with Multidisciplinary Stakeholders and People Living with Kidney Failure.

People with kidney failure have over 16 times more surgeries than the general population. Unfortunately, guideline recommended strategies to risk stratify surgical patients are not informed by patient priorities and perform poorly for people with kidney failure, making it difficult for clinicians to engage with patients in shared surgical decision making.

In this study, we want to engage with patients, caregivers, researchers, and healthcare providers to identify and prioritize which postoperative outcomes are important to research in this patient group, and to identify targets for future risk prediction models.

Your involvement in the study will involve the completion of approximately three or four 10-minute surveys as part of a Delphi process.

If you are interested in participating, please click this link https://survey.ucalgary.ca/jfe/form/SV_9mZmv4Ffety6LxY and we will be in contact with further information and an electronic consent process. Please feel free to email Dr Tyrone Harrison at tgharris@ucalgary.ca with any questions.

Thank you for considering,

Tyrone Harrison, MD PhD FRCPC

Nephrologist and Assistant Professor

Departments of Medicine and Community Health Sciences

University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada



The COVID-19 pandemic revealed many historic challenges faced by nurses, including unsafe and untenable workloads, and was accompanied by an emerging urgency to confront and tackle injustices such as racism and discrimination within nursing and across health systems.

What has been your experience over the past few years? Complete this survey to help CNA examine the Canadian nursing landscape.

The survey represents an excellent opportunity for you to help shape the future of the nursing profession. The findings will help inform the development of strategies to address the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including racial discrimination, and ultimately to improve patient outcomes.

Why was this survey created?

CNA has had a longstanding interest in the conditions of nurses’ practice settings, including the basic working conditions, professional practice issues, and inequities confronting nurses. This survey is the result of collaborative efforts in this area.

With an intent to make a difference in dismantling traditional equity barriers, CNA applied for, and was awarded, funding from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research to better understand the conditions of the regulated nurse workforce during and before COVID-19. The funding included surveying all regulated nurses across Canada to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the provision of nursing services, and experiences of racial discrimination and other injustices in all the domains of nursing.

This is the first study of its kind to examine the pan-Canada landscape of nursing with particular attention to racial discrimination experiences by all regulated nurses.

We invite and encourage you and your colleagues to take the survey today. The findings will help inform our advocacy work and if we can recruit many nurses to participate, we will be able to create an historic document.

The survey takes roughly 45 minutes to complete. After you start the survey, you can stop and come back to it if needed.

CNA is working with Dzifa Dordunoo (University of Victoria), Josephine B. Etowa (University of Ottawa), and Lisa Bourque Bearskin (University of Victoria) on this survey. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact dzifa@uvic.ca.

This research has been approved by the Human Research Ethics Board at the Office of Research Services, University of Victoria. The research ethics protocol number is 22-0151.

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