Pamela A. Ratner

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Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in homecare services for older adults with life-limiting illness and their families

2015/16-2018/19 • $656,089 • PI,CO,Other
Older adults who have advancing life-limiting illnesses and who are receiving health care at home often have complex problems that affect both their ability to function and their overall quality of life (QOL). Progress has been made in the managing some aspects of chronic illness, including...

Safety and conventional sharp devices: A survey of nurses and physicians in BC

2014/15-2015/16 • $215,808 • PI,CO
Health care professionals are at risk of becoming infected with diseases that are transferred through blood as a consequence of the work they do. For the protection of our healthcare workers, occupational regulations in Canada have been improved to address the risk of infection arising from a...

CIHR Training Grant in Population Intervention for Chronic Disease Prevention: A Pan Canadian Program

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,625,000 • PI,CO
Most chronic disease (cancer, heart disease, and diabetes) is preventable. But these diseases afflict millions of Canadians and strain the health care system. Leading Canadian researchers will train students to do studies that provide evidence needed by those responsible for developing policies...

CIHR Training Grant in Women, Gender, and Addictions: Exploring Intersections with Trauma, Violence and Mental Health (IMPART: Intersections of Mental Health Perspectives in Addictions Research Training)

2010/11-2014/15 • $1,625,000 • PI,CO
Building on the strengths of the current IMPART, which focuses on training in transdisciplinary research on women, gender and addictions, the new IMPART will also directly address the intersections of addictions and substance use with mental health, violence and trauma. The program will provide...

Ethnicity-based differences in emergency department care of patients with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome.

2012/13-2014/15 • $211,419 • PI,CO
When doctors and nurses use accepted guidelines for quickly treating patients who come to the emergency department (ED) with a possible heart attack, patients do better. Research shows that there are ethnicity-based differences in the symptoms these patients have, when and why they seek care,...

Predictors and trajectory of depression in individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome

2010/11-2011/12 • $70,000 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
We know that people who have metabolic syndrome (a large waist circumference, high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar) have a much higher risk of dying of heart disease than other Canadians. The best way to improve the health of people with metabolic syndrome and prevent heart disease...

Unpacking the effects of gender and ethnicity on healthcare utilization: The cardiac rehabilitation experiences of Indo-Canadian Men

2010/11-2011/12 • $56,055 • PI,CO
Substantial variations in the incidence of heart attack have been observed among different gender and ethnic groups in Canada. Indo-Canadian men, defined as those living in Canada but born/with ancestry in India, comprise one of the largest minority ethnic groups in Canada and experience heart...

The British Columbia Adolescent Substance Use Survey

2010/11 • $517,214 • PI,CO
The use of tobacco, alcohol and marijuana by teenagers continues to pose a significant threat to the health and safety of many young Canadians. Recent national surveys indicate that 15 percent of Canadian teens smoke tobacco; one third of all teens have tried marijuana more than once with about...