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Janine Brown RN, PhD, CCNE

Associate Dean (Faculty Affairs)

Office: Saskatoon, Innovation Place, Concourse Building, Room CO 111.30
E-mail: janine.brown@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-664-7395
Fax: 306-664-7131

Research interests

  • Individual-and-Family Centered End-of-Life Care
  • Medical Assistance in Dying
  • Program Improvements
  • Supporting Student Success

My academic credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan – Great Distinction (2000), a Master of Science in Nursing from Norwich University, Vermont- Cum Laude (2009), and a doctoral degree from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine, Health Sciences program (2021). I love nursing and the personal and professional opportunities it has provided me over the years. I have worked in various community settings. These include public health, communicable disease control, northern/remote nursing, forensic nursing (correctional nursing and as a coroner), teaching forensic programming for Mt. Royal University (Calgary), and community development/programming. I believe in staying curious, a relational nursing practice, the collective nursing voice, finding joy in every day, and the power of kindness and humility. My research areas include dignified, safe, end-of-life care practices for individuals with life-limiting illnesses, their families, and health care providers, including research related to medical assistance in dying.
Additionally, I am interested in the factors that support student success and successful transition to post-secondary nursing education. I live in Saskatoon with my husband, Peter. We enjoy traveling to various corners of the globe and spending time at the family cabin.

CURRENT RESEARCH

Dr. Janine Brown is currently exploring the perspectives and experiences of individuals living with MS concerning medical assistance in dying. The project objectives are to 1) outline how, where and when participants obtain information regarding MAID and describe their information preferences, 2) reveal the interactions, communication, and experiences of participants when discussing MAID with others, 3) explore the reasons for which ILMS may or may not consider MAID, 4) identify potential improvements in how MAID is accessed and explored, and 5) explore any gender or socioeconomic differences in participants' needs, information preferences, and experiences.

Dr. Janine Brown is currently exploring the experiences and needs of funeral care providers in supporting individuals and families before, during, and after a MAID death. The objectives are the project are to 1) identify the experience in caring for individuals and families before, during, and after a MAID death, 2) identify the needs of and supports required by funeral care professionals as they work with individuals and families, 3) identify opportunities to improve MAID care to individuals and families before, during and after a MAID death.

Please connect with me if you are an interested student or research assistant.

RECENT GRANTS, AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

Peer Reviewed Grants and Awards

  • Brown, J., Knox, K., Thorpe, L., Poliakov, I., & Levin, M. (2022) – Principal Investigator
    • Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation: Multiple sclerosis and medical assistance in dying: A qualitative exploration of patient and family centered care. $117,004.00
  • Brown, J., & Novik, N. (2021) - Co-Applicant.
    • Canadian Association of MAID Assessors and Providers: Exploring the experiences and needs of funeral care providers in supporting individuals and families before, during, and after a MAID death. $2000.00
  • Urban, A., Dupuis, J., Reimche, R., & Brown, J. (2020) – Co-Applicant
    • Collaborative SCBScN Grant: Determining the Feasibility of Engaging Patients as Partners in the SCBScN Program Curriculum. $5000.00
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Manson, P., McDonald, R., & Rohatinsky, N. (2018) – Co-Principal Investigator
    • WNRCASN Educational Innovation Award: Factors in Nursing Students’ Academic Success during Program Progression. $5000.00
  • Brown, J., & McDonald, M. (2017) – Co-Principal Investigator
    • Collaborative SCBScN Grant & Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing Grant: Transition Into a Nursing Program: Developing Supports for Students Displaced from Home Communities. $7500.00
  • Brown, J., & McDonald, M. (2016) – Co-Principal Investigator
    • Collaborative SCBScN Grant: Factors in Nursing Student’s Academic Success over the First Two Years. $5000.00
  • Brown, J., & McDonald, M. (2015) – Co-Principal Investigator
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Nursing Grant: Student Perception of Initial Transition into a Nursing Program: A Mixed Methods Study. $5000.00

Non-Peer Reviewed Grants and Awards

  • Urban, A., Dupuis, J., Reimche, R., & Brown, J. (2020) – Co-Applicant
    • SCPOR Patient Engagement Application Development Award. Funds supported the engagement of patient partners in developing a collaborative grant application regarding engaging patients as partners in curriculum. $2500.00
  • Fletcher, K., Brown, J., Shaw, J., & Goodridge, D. (2019). – Co-Investigator
    • Dying with Dignity Canada. Pilot project on acute advanced requests for MAID. $10,000.00

Publications

Refereed Articles, Papers, Books or Chapters

  • Tauh, S., Nickel, D., Thorpe, L., Brown, J., Linassi, G. (2022). Perspectives on medical assistance in dying amongst persons with acute spinal cord injury: A qualitative study. Spinal Cord, 60(5), 465-469. DOI: 10.1038/s41393-022-00793-y
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Thorpe, L., Alexandra Hodson, & Chipanshi, M. (2021). Factors influencing practitioners’ who do not participate in ethically complex, legally available care: Scoping review. BMC Medical Ethics. 22(134), 1-10. DOI: 0.1186/s12910-021-00703-6
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Thorpe, L., & Crizzle, A. (2021). "I am okay with it, but I am not going to do it": The exogenous factors influencing non-participation in medical assistance in dying. Qualitative Health Research. (Advanced online publication). DOI: 10.1177/10497323211027130
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Thorpe, L., & Crizzle, A. (2021). “What is right for me, is not necessarily right for you”: The endogenous factors influencing non-participation in medical assistance in dying. Qualitative Health Research. (Advanced online publication). DOI: 10.1177/10497323211008843
  • Brown, J., (2021). "It’s a big difference between having an opinion on something and actively doing it": Physician and nurse practitioner non-participation in medical assistance in dying. [Doctoral dissertation, University of Saskatchewan]. https://harvest.usask.ca/handle/10388/13420
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Manson, P., McDonald, R., Rohatinsky, N., & Singh, M. (2021). Nursing students’ academic success factors: A quantitative cross-sectional study. Nurse Educator, 46(3), E23-27. DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000000882
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Manson, P., McDonald, R., Rohatinsky, N., & Singh, M. (2021). Video Abstract: Nursing students’ academic success factors: A quantitative cross-sectional study. Nurse Educator. https://journals.lww.com/nurseeducatoronline/Pages/videogallery.aspx?autoPlay=false&videoId=226
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, L. (2020). Medical assistance in dying in health sciences curricula: A qualitative exploratory study. Canadian Medical Education Journal, 11(6), e79-e89. DOI: 10.36834/cmej.69325
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Harrison, A., Kemp, J., Thorpe, L., & Weiler, R. (2020). Care considerations in a patient-and family-centered medical assistance in dying program. Journal of Palliative Care. Advanced online publication. DOI: 10.1177/0825859720951661
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Manson, P., McDonald, R., Rohatinsky, N., & Singh, M. (2020). Anxiety, mental illness, learning disabilities, and learning accommodation use: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Professional Nursing, 36(6), 579-586. DOI: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.08.007
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Harrison, A., Kemp, J., Thorpe, L., & Weiler, R. (2020). Medical assistance in dying: Patients,’ families,’ and health care providers’ perspectives on access and delivery. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 23(11), 1468-1477. DOI: 10.1089/jpm.2019.0509
  • Brown, J., Thorpe, L., & Goodridge, D. (2018). Completion of medical certificates of death after an assisted death: An environmental scan of practices. Healthcare Policy, 14(2), 59-67. DOI: 10.12927/hcpol.2018.25685
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., Thorpe, L., & Chipanshi, M. (2018). Factors contributing to practitioner choice when declining involvement in legally available care: A scoping protocol. BMJ Open, 8(8), e023901. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023901
  • McDonald, M., Brown, J., & Knihnitski, C. (2018). Student perceptions of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed methods research study

Non-Refereed Articles, Papers, Books or Chapters

  • Fletcher, K., Brown, J., Shaw, J., & Goodridge, D. (2020, June). Research Report: Acute Advanced Requests: A Pilot Study. Prepared for Dying with Dignity Canada.

Conference Presentations and Invited Academic Lectures

  • Brown, J. (June 15, 2021). Presentation: It’s a big difference between having an opinion on something and actively doing it:” Physician and nurse practitioner non-participation in medical assistance in dying. Canadian Student Health Research Forum. University of Manitoba.
  • Brown, J. (June 9, 2021). Presentation: Multiple Sclerosis and Medical Assistance in Dying. endMS Summer School. Canada.
  • Brown, J. (May 25, 2021). Presentation: Why medical professionals are not participating in MAID. Saskatchewan Health Authority, Canada.
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, L. (April 1, 2021). Presentation: Medical Assistance in Dying in Health Sciences Curricula: A Qualitative Exploratory Study. CASN (Online Conference), Canada.
  • Urban, A., Dupuis, J., Reimche, R., & Brown, J. (April 1, 2021). Presentation: Determining the Feasibility of Engaging Patients as Partners in Nursing Curriculum. CASN (Online Conference), Canada.
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, (November 6, 2020). Paper Presentation: Non-participation in Medical Assistance in Dying and Practitioner Choice. Gerontological Society of American (Online Conference), United States.
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Manson, P., McDonald, R., Rohatinsky, N., & Singh, M. (April, 2020). Poster Presentation: Nursing Students Academic Success Factors During Program Progression: A Longitudinal Cross-Sectional Study. NETNEP: Sitges, Spain (Conference canceled)
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Manson, P., McDonald, R., Rohatinsky, N., & Singh, M. (April, 2020). Poster Presentation: Mental illness, Learning Disabilities and Learning Assistance in Nursing Students. NETNEP: Sitges, Spain (Conference canceled)
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, L. (April, 2020). Presentation: Practitioner Considerations when Contemplating MAID Non-Participation. CAMAP Virtual Research Forum.
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, L. (May, 2019). Presentation: Incorporating Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) into Health Sciences curricula. CAMAP: Vancouver, BC.
  • Brown, J., Thorpe, L., Goodridge, D. (March, 2019). Presentation: Completion of Medical Certificates of Death after an Assisted Death: An Environmental Scan of Practices. 3rd International Conference on End of Life Law, Ethics, Policy and, Practice. Ghent, Belgium.
  • Brown, J., McDonald, M., Besse, C., Rohatinksy, N., & Manson, P. (February, 2019). Presentation: Factors in Nursing Students’ Academic Success During Program Progression. WNRCASN Regional Conference: Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Brown, J., Murray, K., & Weisgerber, L. (February, 2019). Presentation: Palliative Care Everywhere. WNRCASN Regional Conference: Edmonton, Alberta. 
  • Brown, J., Thorpe, L., & Goodridge, D. (May, 2018). Presentation: Completion of Medical Certificates of Death after an Assisted Death: An Environmental Scan of Practices. CAMAP: Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Brown, J., Goodridge, D., & Thorpe, L. (May, 2018). Presentation: Incorporating medical assistance in dying (MAiD) as an end-of-life care option into health curricula: A cross-sectional observational study. CASN: Montreal, Quebec.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (May, 2018). Presentation: Student perception of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed-methods study. CASN: Montreal, Quebec.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (February, 2018). Presentation: Foundational Factors in Beginning Nursing Students’ Academic Success. WNRCASN Regional Conference: Calgary, Alberta.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (February, 2018). Presentation: Student perception of initial transition into a nursing program: A mixed-methods study. WNRCASN Regional Conference: Calgary, Alberta.
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (2017). Presentation: Student Transition and Success Factors in the First Year of an Undergraduate Nursing Program. University of Regina Scholars’ Café
  • McDonald, M., & Brown, J. (2017). Presentation: Student Transition and Success Factors in the First Year of an Undergraduate Nursing Program. Saskpolytech Institute of Nursing Scholarship

 

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