Publications


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Brady, V., Timmins, F., Caldeira, S., Naughton, M.T., McCarthy, A., Pesut, B. (In press) Supporting diversity in person-centred care: The role of healthcare chaplains. Nursing Ethics, Accepted November 17, 2020. [Moderate]

Pesut, B., Duggleby, W., Warner,, Bruce, P., Ghosh, S., Holroyd-Leduc, J., Nekolaichuk, C., & Parmar, J. (2020). Outcomes of volunteer navigation for older persons with advanced chronic illness (Nav-CARE): A mixed method evaluation. BMC Palliative Care. 19, Article 159. Link to Article. [Essential]

Pesut, B., Duggleby, W., Warner, G., Kervin, E., Bruce, P., Antifeau, E., & Hooper, B. (2020 in press). Implementing volunteer navigation for older persons with advanced chronic illness (Nav-CARE): A knowledge to action study. BMC Palliative Care. [Essential] [Impact Factor 2.922] Link to Article.

Shannon, H., Holmes, C., Rush, K., & Pesut, B. (2020) Navigating uncertainty in respiratory assessment: the interaction of culture and technology during phase one post anesthetic recovery. Journal of Peri Anesthesia Nursing. Published online Auguest 15, 2020. Doi: https://doi,org/10.1016/j.jopan.2020.04.004. [Moderate] [Impact Factor 0.875]

Pesut, B., Thorne, S., Schiller, C.J., Greig, M., & Roussel, J. (2020). The rocks and hard places of MAiD: a qualitative study of nursing practice in the context of legislated death. Published online February 17, 2020. Link to Article. [Essential] [Impact Factor 1.45].

Pesut, B., Thorne, S., Schiller, C., Greig, M., Roussel, J., Tishelman, C. (2020). Constructing Good Nursing Practice for Medical Assistance in Dying in Canada: An Interpretive Descriptive Study. Global Qualitative Nursing Research, 7, 1-11 Link to Article. [Essential]

Pesut, B., Thorne, S., Storch, J., Chambaere, K., Greig,, Burgess, M. (2020) Riding an elephant. A qualitative study of nurses’ moral journeys in the context of Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD). Journal of Clinical Nursing, 29(19-20) 3870-3881. Link to Article. [Essential]

Robinson, C. A., Bottorff, J. L., Pesut, B., & Zerr, J. (2019). Development and implementation of a Family Caregiver Decision Guide. Qualitative Health Research. Published online November 19, 2019. Link to Article. [Moderate] [Impact Factor 3.03]

Duggleby, W., Pesut, B., Warner, G., Jovel Ruiz, K., Nekolaichuk, C., Ghosh, S., Hallstrom, L., Fassbender, K., Swindle, J. Holrod-Leduc, J., Jackman, D. & Woytkiw, T. (In press) A feasibility study of a Volunteer Navigation Program in the Palliative Context. American Journal of Hospice and palliative Medicine, 1-9, doi: 1177/1049909120965945. [Major]

Duggleby, W., Pesut, B., Warner, G., Nekolaichuk, C. Hallstrom, L., Elliot, B., Swindle, J., and Ghosh, S.  (In press). Sustainability of a Rural Volunteer Program (Nav-CARE): A Case Study. Rural and Remote Health, 20(4) Link to Article. [Major]

Schiller, C., Pesut, B., Roussel, J., & Greig, M. (2019). But it’s legal, isn’t it? Law and ethics in nursing practice related to medical assistance in dying. Nursing Philosophy. Link to Article.

Pesut, B., Thorne, S., Greig, M., Fulton, A., Janke, R., & Vis-Dunbar, M. (2019). Ethical, policy, and practice implications of nurses’ experiences with assisted death: A synthesis. Advances in Nursing Science, 42(3) 216-230. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000276. Link to Article. [Essential] [Impact Factor 0.822].

Pesut, B., Thorne, S., Stager, M.L., Schiller, C., Penney, C., Hoffman, C., Greig, M., & Roussel, J. (2019). Medical assistance in dying: A review of Canadian nursing regulatory documents. Policy, Politics, & Nursing Practice, Published online May 6, 2019. Link to Article. [Essential] [Impact Factor 1.040].

Pesut, B., Greig, M., Thorne, S., Storch, S., Burgess, M., Tishelman, C., Chambaere, K., & Janke, R. (2019). Nursing and euthanasia: A narrative review of the nursing ethics literature. Nursing Ethics. 27(1), 152-167 Link to Article. [Essential] [Impact Factor 1.876]

Pesut, B., Thorne, S., & Greig, M. (2019). Shades of gray: Conscientious objection in medical assistance in dying. Nursing Inquiry. Link to Article

Konnert, C., Huang, V., & Pesut, B. (2018). Mental health knowledge and training needs among direct care workers: A mixed methods study. Aging and Mental Health. Link to Article. Online April 16, 2018. 1-8 [Moderate] [Impact Factor 2.65]

Pesut, B., & Greig, M. (2018). Resources for educating, training, and mentoring nurses and unregulated nursing care providers in palliative care: A review and expert consultation. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 21(S1), S50-S56. Link to Article

Duggleby, W., Pesut, B., Cottrell, L., Friesen, L., Sullivan, K., & Warner, G. (2017). Development, implementation, and evaluation of a curriculum to prepare volunteer navigators to support older persons living with serious illness. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine. Link to Article. 35(5), 780-787. [Essential] [Impact factor 0.969].

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sharma, S., Grypma, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., & Wolfs, D. (2017). ‘The elephant on the table’: Religious and ethnic diversity in home health services. Journal of Religion and Health. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2017). Profits and prophets: Derrida on linguistic bereavement and (Im)possibility in nursing. Nursing Philosophy. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Duggleby, W., Warner, G., Fassbender, K., Antifeau, E., Hooper, B., Greig, M., & Sullivan, K. (2017). Volunteer navigation partnerships: Piloting a compassionate community approach to early palliative care. BMC Palliative Care, 17(2). Link to Article

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Jacobsen, M., Nielsen, B., Falk, M., & O’Connor, B.P. (2017). Nurse-led navigation to provide early palliative care in rural areas: A pilot study. BMC Palliative Care, 16(37). Link to Article

Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Lee, J., Liang, L., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Schalkwyk, T., Stajduhar, K., Tayler, C., Baumbusch, J., & Thorne, S. (2017). Embedding a palliative approach in nursing care delivery: An integrated knowledge synthesis. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(3), 261-277. Link to Article

Duggleby, W., Robinson, C.A., Kaasalainen, S., Pesut, B., Nekolaichuk, C., MacLeod, R., Keating, N.C., Santos Salas, A., Hallstrom, L.K., Fraser, K.D., Williams, A., Struthers-Montford, K., & Swindle, J. (2016). Developing navigation competencies to care for older rural adults with advanced illness. Canadian Journal on Aging, 35(2), 206-214. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2016). There be dragons: Effects of unexplored religion on nurses’ competence in spiritual care. Nursing Inquiry, 23(3), 191-199. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Sinclair, S., Fitchett, G., Greig, M., & Koss, S. E. (2016). Health care chaplaincy: A scoping review of the evidence 2009-2014. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 22(2), 67-84. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2016). Recovering religious voice and imagination: A response to Nolan’s case study “He Needs to Talk!”. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 22(1), 28-39. Link to Article

Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Lee, J., Dixon, D., Lounsbury, K., Pesut, B., Roberts, D., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis. BMC Palliative Care, 15(5). Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2015). The production of hospice space: Conceptualising the space of caring and dying by Sarah McGann (review). Canadian Journal on Aging, 34(3), 422-423. Link to Article

Pesut, B., McLean, T., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Hartick-Doane, G., Hutchings, D., Russell, L. (2015). Educating registered nursing and healthcare assistant students in community-based supportive care of older adults: A mixed methods study. Nurse Education Today, 35(9), e-90-e-96. Link to Article

Reimer-Kirkham, S. Doane, G., Antifeau, E., Pesut, B., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Stajduhar, K., Wikjord, N. (2015) Translational scholarship and a palliative approach: Enlisting the Knowledge-As-Action Framework.  Advances in Nursing Science, 38(3), 187-202. Link to Article

Potter, G., Pesut, B., Hooper, B., & Erbacker, L. (2015). Team-based education in a palliative approach for rural nurses and nursing care providers. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(6) 279-288. Link to Article

Timmins, F. Naughton, M.T. Plakas, S., & Pesut, B. (2015). Supporting patients’ and families’ religious and spiritual needs in ICU – can we do more? Guest Editorial. Nursing in Critical Care, 20(3), 115-117.  Link to Article

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., Sawatzky, R., & Dalhuisen, M. (2015). Feasibility of a rural palliative supportive service.  Rural and Remote Health, 15(3116). Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2015) To wear or not to wear – considering religious symbolism in practice: A response to Nambiar-Greenwood and Timmins. Nurse Education Today, 35(5), 633-634. Link to Article

White, C., Pesut, B., & Rush, K. (2014). Intensive care unit patients in the recovery room: A case study of nurses’ experiences. Journal of Perianesthesia Nursing, 29(2), 129-137.  Link to Article

Robinson, C.A., Bottorff, J.L., Pesut, B., Oliffe, J.L., & Tomlinson, J. (2014). The male face of caregiving: A scoping review of men caring for a person with dementia. American Journal of Men’s Health, 8(5), 409-426. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Stadjuhar, K., McLeod, B., Erbacker, L., & Chan, E. (2014). Educating nurses for palliative care: A scoping review. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, 16(1) 47-54. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Lehbauer, S., & Dalhuisen, M. (2014). Promoting volunteer capacity in hospice palliative care: A narrative review. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 31(1), 67-76. Link to Article

Shadd, J., Burge, F., Stajduhar, K.I., Cohen, S.R., Kelley, M.L., & Pesut, B. (2013). Defining and measuring a palliative approach in primary care. Canadian Family Physician, 59(11), 1149-1150. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Sawatzky, R., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., & Dalhuisen, M. (2013). The elusive search for quality care at end of life: Framework for a rural palliative supportive service. Palliative Care: Research and Treatment, 7, 7-17. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Robinson, C., & Bottorff, J. (2013). Among neighbours: An ethnographic account of responsibilities in rural palliative care. Palliative and Supportive Care, 12(2), 1-12. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2013). If time is relative, then why don’t I have enough of it? Editorial Nursing Philosophy, 14(2), 75-77. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Laberge, C., Sawatzky, R., Mallinson, J., & Rush, K. (2013). Understanding the landscape: Promoting health for rural individuals after tertiary level cardiac intervention. Journal of Rural Health, 29(1), 88-96. Link to Article

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Cochrane, M., & Redmond, A. (2012). Discourses of spirituality and leadership in nursing: A mixed methods analysis. Journal of Nursing Management, 20(8), 1029-1038. Link to Article

Pesut, B., McLeod, B., Hole, R., & Dalhuisen, M. (2012). Rural nursing and quality end of life care: Palliative care…palliative approach…or somewhere in between. Advances in Nursing Science, 35(4), 288-304. Link to Article

Robinson, C., Pesut, B., & Bottorff, J. (2012). Supporting rural family palliative caregivers. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(4), 467-490. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2012). Nursings’ need for the idea of spirituality. Nursing Inquiry, 20(1), 5-10. Link to Article

Michalak, E., Hole, R., Holmes, C., Velyvis, V., Austin, J., Pesut, B., & Hou, S. (2012). Implications for psychiatric care of the word “recovery” in people with bipolar disorder. Psychiatric Annals, 42(5), 173-178. Link to Article

Janke, R., Pesut, B., & Erbacker, L. (2012). Promoting health information literacy through collaborative service learning in an undergraduate research course. Nursing Education Today, 32, 920-923. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Beswick, F., Robinson, C., & Bottorff, J. (2012). Philosophizing social justice in rural palliative care: Hayek’s moral stone? Nursing Philosophy, 13(1), 46-55. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sawatzky, R., Woodland, G., & Peverall, P. (2012). Hospitable hospitals in a diverse society: From chaplains to spiritual care providers. Journal of Religion and Health. 51(3), 825-836. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Clark, N., Maxwell, V., & Michalak, E. (2011) Religion and spirituality in the context of Bipolar Disorder: A literature review. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 14 (8), 785-796. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Bottorff, J., & Robinson, C. (2011). Be known, be available, be mutual: A qualitative ethical analysis of social values in rural palliative care. BMC Ethics, 12(19). Link to Article

Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sharma, S., Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Meyerhoff, H., & Cochrane, M. (2011). Sacred spaces in public places: Religious and spiritual plurality in healthcare. Nursing Inquiry, 19(3), 202-212. Link to Article

Lockie, S., Bottorff, J., Robinson, C., & Pesut, B. (2010). Experiences of rural family caregivers who assist with commuting for palliative care. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 42(1), 74-91. Link to Article

Wolff, A., Regan, S., Pesut, B., & Black, J. (2010). Ready for What? An exploration of new graduate nurses’ readiness for practice. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 7(1), 7-15. Link to Article

Robinson, C. A., Pesut, B., & Bottorff, J. L. (2010). Issues in rural palliative care: Views from the countryside. Journal of Rural Health, 26, 78-84. Link to Article

Wolff, A., Pesut, B., & Regan, S. (2010). New graduate nurse practice readiness: Perspectives on the context shaping our understanding and expectations. Nurse Education Today, 30(2), 187-191. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., Fyles, G., & Broughton, S. (2010). On the road again: Patient perspectives on commuting for palliative care. Palliative and Supportive Care, 8, 1-9. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & Reimer-Kirkham, S. (2010). Situated clinical encounters in the negotiation of religious and spiritual plurality: A critical ethnography. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47(7), 815-825. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2010). Ontologies of nursing in an age of spiritual pluralism: Closed or open worldview? Nursing Philosophy, 11, 15-23. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Fowler, M., Johnston Taylor, E., Reimer-Kirkham, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2009). Commentary on Paley J (2009) Religion and the secularisation of health
care. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 1963–1974. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18, 12245-2246. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Fowler, M., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Johnston Taylor, E., & Sawatzky, R. (2009). Particularizing spirituality in points of tension: Enriching the discourse. Nursing Inquiry, 16(4), 1-10. Link to Article

Sawatzky, R., Gadermann, A., & Pesut, B. (2009). An investigation of the relationships between spirituality, health status and quality of life in adolescents. Applied Research in Quality of Life, 4(1), 5-22. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2009). Incorporating Patients’ Spirituality Into Care Using Gadow’s Ethical Framework. Nursing Ethics, 16(4), 418-428. Link to Article

Robinson, C., Pesut, B., Bottorff, J., Mowry, A., Broughton, S., & Fyles, G. (2009). Rural palliative care: A comprehensive review. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 12(3), 253-258. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Fowler, M., Johnston Taylor, E., Reimer-Kirkham, S., & Sawatzky, R. (2008). Conceptualizing spirituality and religion for healthcare. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17(21), 2803-2810. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2008). Spirituality and spiritual care in Nursing Fundamentals textbooks. Journal of Nursing Education, 47(4), 167-173. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2008). Faith integration in education: How iron sharpens iron. Journal of Christian Nursing, 25(2), 92-96. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2008). A reply to “Spirituality and nursing: A reductionist approach by John Paley. Nursing Philosophy, 9, 131-137. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2008). A conversation on diverse perspectives of spirituality in nursing literature. Nursing Philosophy, 9, 98-109. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & Johnson, J. (2008). Reinstating the ‘Queen:’ Understanding philosophical inquiry in Nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 61(1), 115-121. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & McDonald, H. (2007). Connecting philosophy and practice: Implications of two philosophic approaches to pain for nurses’ expert clinical decision making. Nursing Philosophy, 8, 256-263. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & Thorne, S. (2007). From private to public: Negotiating professional and personal identities in spiritual care. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 58(4), 396-403. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2006). Fundamental or foundational obligation? Problematizing the ethical call to spiritual care in nursing. Advances in Nursing Science, 29, 124-133. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & Sawatzky, R. (2006). To describe or prescribe: Assumptions underlying a prescriptive nursing process approach to spiritual care. Nursing Inquiry, 13, 127-134. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & Meyerhoff, H. (2005). When a student FAILS… Journal of Christian Nursing, 22(4), 28-33. Link to Article

Sawatzky, R., & Pesut, B. (2005). Continuing education opportunity: Attributes of spiritual care in nursing practice. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 23(1), 13-33. Link to Article

Reimer Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Meyerhoff, H., & Sawatzky, R. (2004). Spiritual caregiving at the juncture of religion, culture, and state. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 36, 148-169. Link to Article

Thorne, S., Henderson, A., McPherson, G., & Pesut, B. (2004). The problematic allure of the binary in nursing theoretical discourse. Nursing Philosophy, 5, 208-215. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2003). Developing spirituality in the nursing curriculum: Worldviews, intrapersonal connectedness, interpersonal connectedness. Nursing Education Perspectives, 24, 290-294. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2002). The development of nursing student’s spirituality and spiritual care-giving. Nursing Education Today, 22, 128-135. Link to Article

Emblen, J., & Pesut, B. (2001). Strengthening transcendent meaning: A model for the spiritual nursing care of patients experiencing suffering. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 19(1), 42-56. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2000). The astronaut’s wife: Lessons of growth through spousal depression. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 38(10), 20-25. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Baker, S., Elliott, B., & Johnson, J. (2000). Leadership through interdisciplinary teams: A case study of an Acute Pain Service. Journal of Nursing Leadership, 13(4), 5-10. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (2000). Lighting the lamp. Journal of Christian Nursing, 17 (2), 4-6. Link to Article

Pesut, B., & Johnson, J. (1997). Evaluation of an acute pain service. Canadian Journal of Nursing Administration, 10(4), 86-107. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (1995). Babble busting. Canadian Nurse, 91(1), 51. Link to Article

Pesut, B. (1992). Are you a ten? Perfectionism versus excellence in nursing practice. Nursing BC, 24(4), 22-24. Link to Article