Judith Ritchie, RN, PhD

Primary Axis: 
Health Outcomes
Research Focus: 

Research focuses on ways to improve patient outcomes by changing nursing practice, work organization and nurses’ work environments by studying the effect of efforts to implement evidence-based guidelines, approaches to care organization, involving patients in re-design of care, and ways of sustaining practice changes so as to make care safer for patients.

Knowledge translation, evidence-based practice, research utilization, patient safety, nursing practice, nursing context, patient- and family-centred care
Rochefort, CM, Ward, L, Ritchie, JA, Girard, N, Tamblyn, RM. Registered nurses’ job demands in relation to sitter use: Nested case-control study. Nursing Research, 60 (4), 221-230; 2011
Kilpatrick, K., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Ritchie, J.A., Lamothe, L. Advanced practice nursing, health care teams and perceptions of team effectiveness. The Health Care Manager 30(3), 215-226; 2011
Latimer, MA, Ritchie, JA, Johnston, CJ. Individual Nurse and Organizational Context Considerations for Better Knowledge Use in Pain Care, Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25, 274-281; 2010
Tremblay, D, Drouin , D, Lang , A., Roberge, D., Ritchie, J, & Plante , A. Interprofessional collaborative practice within cancer teams: translating evidence into action. A mixed methods study protocol. Implementation Science, 5, 53; 2010
Richer, M-C, Ritchie, J & Marchionni, C. ‘If we can’t do more, let’s do it differently!’: using appreciative inquiry to promote innovative ideas for better health care work environments. Journal of Nursing Management, 17, 947-955; 2009
Stetler, CS, Ritchie, JA, Rycroft-Malone, J, Schultz, A, & Charns, M. Institutionalizing evidence-based practice: An organizational case study using a model of strategic change. Implementation Science, 4, 78; 2009

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This award recognizes the critical role of leadership in successfully implementing evidence-informed innovations in healthcare

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