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.

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Secondary Traumatic Stress, Job Satisfaction, Anxiety, Depression and Coping among Pediatric Perioperative Nurses: A Descriptive Correlational Study

Study investigator: Catherine Falvo, RN, Masters of Nursing student
Supervisor: Michelle Lobchuk, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba Email: michelle.lobchuk@umanitoba.ca

Study purpose
I am a Masters of Nursing student who is collecting online information about secondary traumatic stress, coping, job satisfaction, anxiety, and depression in pediatric perioperative nurses who have been exposed to traumatic events. With the assistance of the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC), I am recruiting interested nurses to participate in my study. It will take 20 minutes to complete six questionnaires.

You may qualify if you:

  • are a registered nurse (RN) or licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • provide direct patient care to pediatric patients aged 0 to 17 years
  • work primarily in an operating room setting
  • are able to speak, read and write in the English language; and,
  • have been exposed over the past month to any or all the following traumatic events in your workplace, such as:
    • your direct exposure to a pediatric traumatic event,
    • you heard about a colleague’s exposure to a pediatric traumatic event,
    • your direct exposure to workplace bullying or violence, and
    • you heard about a colleague’s exposure to workplace bullying or violence.

Participation is completely voluntary. If you decide to participate, you will be offered a $20 Amazon gift card. All information provided will be kept strictly confidential.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Catherine Falvo, urbanikc@myumanitoba.ca

This research has been approved by the Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba, Fort Garry campus.

University of Manitoba Rady Faculty of Health Sciences


 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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