Centre for Nursing Research
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Margaret Purden, B.Sc.(N), Ph.D
Carmen Loiselle, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(N), Ph.D.
Nancy Feeley, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(A), Ph.D
Céline Gélinas, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(N), Ph.D
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Nancy Feeley, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(A), Ph.D 


 

 

 





Senior Researcher, Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Project Director, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Associate Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University.
Research Scholar, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS).
Co-director, RRISIQ (The Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research).

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Parental adjustment in the perinatal period

Dr. Nancy Feeley, nurse scientist, joined the Centre for Nursing Research in 2002. Dr. Feeley is the co-director, with Dr. Sylvie Cossette from the University of Montreal, of RRISIQ (The Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research). This FRQS funded research group is the first Canadian group involved exclusively in the development and evaluation of nursing interventions and the measurement of their clinical impact.

Dr. Feeley's research interests include: enhancing the quality of parents' interactions with their infants; premature infants who are at risk for developmental problems; fathers and their parenting, NICU design and the effects on parents, infant outcomes and staff; the development of nursing interventions and perinatal mental health. She also has an interest in how pilot randomized controlled trials can be used to assess the feasibility and acceptability of intervention programs and procedures. Two book chapters have recently appeared.

Dr. Feeley has been involved in the elaboration of the McGill Model of Nursing and is the co-author of a book, published by Elsevier/C.V. Mosby, which explores how nurses can work collaboratively with patients and their families. The book has been translated into French and Japanese.

Dr Feeley is a member of the SCENE research group (Separation and Closeness in the Neonatal Environment) (http://www.utu.fi/en/sites/scene/Pages/happy.aspx). A group of related studies with Dr Anna Axelin from Turku University in Finland are underway that explore closeness and separation between parents and their infants during a NICU hospitalization using a novel smartphone application.

Current Research Projects:

Feeley, N. & Heon, M. Co-I’s: Cinquino, C., Semenic, S., & Larone-Juneau, A. Members of the research team: Savaria, M., Francoeur, M., Costa, D., Somera, J., Mantha, G., & Rizler, R. Café scientifique au lait: Exprimez-vous/Express yourself. Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ)/ Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research and The Tiny Miracle Fund, Jewish General Hospital. (2018)

Demontigny, F., Bell, L., Dacosta, D., Devault, A., Feeley, N., Ndengeyingoma, A., Pierce, T., Roch, G., Verdon, C., Cyr, C., Gervais, C., Kettani, M, Lemelin, L. Tardif-Grenier, K., Dubeau, D., Lacharitie, C., Maretl, M., Tremblay, G., Cote, I. Reeves, N., Benzies, K., Dennis, C., Fletcher, R., Howlett, A., Letourneau, N., Mellier, D., Nascimento, L., Ramchandani, P., & Russell, B. FQRSC (Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture). Groupe de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la paternité, la famille, et la société. (2017-2021)

Aita, M., De Clifford-Faugère, G., Feeley, N. & Colson, S. Pratiques infirmières liées aux soins de développement des nouveau-nés prématurés: Comparaison entre des unités néonatales québécoises et françaises. RRISIQ – Subvention pour projet de recherche impliquant une collaboration internationale. (2017-2019)

Aita, M., Semenic, S., Feeley, N., Haiek, L., Héon, M., Lechasseur, K., Roch, G., & Talbot, L. Favoriser le développement des enfants prématurés et l'implication des parents par l’optimisation des meilleures pratiques infirmières. Fondation OIIQ, Programme de subvention clinique- Pour mieux soigner. (2017-2019)

Aita, M., Stremler, R., Feeley, N., Lavallée, A. & De Clifford –Faugère. Effectiveness of Interventions during NICU Hospitalization on the Short-term Neurodevelopment of Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review Protocol. RRISIQ. (2017-2019)

Feeley, N., Heon, M., Cinquino, C., Semenic, S., Gravel, S., Juneau, A. L., Somera, J., Savaria, M., & Francoeur, M. Promouvoir et soutenir l’expression de lait maternel chez les femmes à risque d’un sevrage précoce de l’allaitement. Direction régionale de santé publique (DRSP). (2017-2018)

Majnemer,A., Miller, S. & Goldowitz, D., Kitch, T., Miller, S., O’Donnell, M., Szatmari, P., Feeley, N., et al. CHILD-BRIGHT: Child Health Initiatives Limiting Disability- Brain Research Improving Growth and Health Trajectories. CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) – SPOR Networks in Chronic Disease. (2016-2021)

Feeley, N. Aita, M., Charbonneau, L, Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Stremler, R., & Zelkowitz, P. NICU Design: Phase 2. Research and Development Fund, Neonatology Department at the Jewish General Hospital. (2016-2018)

Héon, M., Martin, E., Martin, P., Gendron, S., Semenic, S., Feeley, N., Haiek, L., Gagnon, F., Larone-Juneau, A., Gagne, L.-P., Mantha, G., Savaria, M. Analyse d’évaluabilité de l’implantation et du fonctionnement d’une banque publique de lait humain selon une approche réaliste: un projet pilote. Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ)/ Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research and Réseau de recherche en santé des populations du Québec (RRSPQ). (2016-2018)

Zelkowitz, P., Benard, F., Chan, P., Da Costa, D., Dennis, C-L., Ells, C., Feeley, N., Holzer, H., Lawrence, J., Lambert, S.D., Lee, V., Lo, K., Loiselle, C.G., Rosberger, Z., Takefman, J., & Tulandi, T. Promoting physical and mental health in men facing fertility issues. CIHR (Canadian Institutes of Health Research) – Boy’s and Men’s Health Team Grant: Advancing Research to Improve Boy’s and Men’s Health. (2015-2020)

Feeley, N. & Cossette, S. RRISIQ (Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec) / The Québec Network on Nursing Intervention Research. Fonds de recherche du Québec -Santé (FRQS) & Ministry of Health & Social Services (MSSS) Québec. Infrastructure grant. (2014-2019)

Selected Publications and Papers:

Sunahara, C., Zelkowitz, P., Bolger, N., Sadikaj, G., Samuel, S., Gold, I., Hayton, B., Feeley, N., Carter, S, & Bartz, J. (In Press April 2018). Maternal oxytocin predicts relationship survival during the perinatal transition period: Preliminary evidence. International Journal of Psychophysiology

Bérubé, M., Gélinas, C., Feeley, N., Martorella, G., Côté, J., Laflamme, G., Rouleau, D., & Choiniere, M. (Accepted - April 2018). Feasibility and acceptability of a hybrid web-based and in-person self-management intervention aimed at preventing acute to chronic pain transition after major lower extremity trauma (iPACT-E-Trauma). Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)

Bérubé, M., Gélinas, C., Martorella, G., Feeley, N., Côté, J., Laflamme, G., Rouleau, D., & Choiniere, M. (Accepted - April 2018). Development and acceptability assessment of a self-management intervention to prevent acute to chronic pain transition after major lower extremity trauma. Pain Management Nursing.

Mäkelä, H., Axelin, A., Feeley, N. & Niela-Vilén, H. (2018). Clinging to closeness: The parental view on developing a close bond with their infant in the NICU. Midwifery, 62, 183-188.

MacKinnon, A., Carter, S., Feeley, N., Gold, I., Hayton, B., Santhakumaran, S., & Zelkowitz, P. (2018). Theory of mind as a link between oxytocin and maternal behaviour. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 92, 87-94.

Bujold, M., Feeley, N., Cinquino, C., & Axelin, A. (2018). Expressing human milk in the NICU: Coping mechanisms and challenges shape the complex experience of closeness and separation. Advances in in Neonatal Care, 18(1), 38-48.

King, L., Robins, S., Chen, G., Yerko, V., Zhou, Y., Nagy, C., Feeley, N., Gold, I., Hayton, B., Turecki, G., & Zelkowitz, P. (2017). Perinatal depression and DNA methylation of oxytocin-related genes: A study of mothers and their children. Hormones and Behavior, 96, 84-94.

Feeley, N., Hayton, B., Gold, I., & Zelkowitz, P. (2017). A comparative prospective cohort study of women following childbirth: Mothers of low birthweight infants at risk for elevated PTSD symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 101, 24-30.

Bérubé, M., Gélinas, C., Choinière, M., Feeley, N., Martorella, G. Parent, S., & Streiner, D. (2017) The Effect of Psychological Interventions on the Prevention of Pain in Adults: A Systematic Review Protocol. Systematic Reviews, 6:190.

Aita, M., Stremler, R., Feeley, N., Lavallee, A., & De Clifford Faugere, G. (2017). Effectiveness of Interventions during NICU Hospitalization on the Short-term Neurodevelopment of Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review Protocol. BMC Systematic Reviews, 6:225.

Treherne, S., Feeley, N., Charbonneau, L & Axelin, A. (2017). Parents' perspectives of closeness to and separation with their preterm infants in the NICU. JOGNN, 46(5), 737-747

MacKinnon, A., Yang, L., Gold, I., Feeley, N., Zelkowitz, P., & Hayton, B. (2017). Birth setting, labour experience, and postpartum psychological distress. Journal of Midwifery, 50, 110-116.

Bérubé, M., Gélinas, C., Martorella, G., Côté, J., Feeley, N., Laflamme, G., Rouleau, D., & Choinière, M. (2017). A hybrid web-based and in-person self-management intervention to prevent acute to chronic pain transition after major lower extremity trauma (iPACT-E-Trauma): Protocol for a pilot single-blind randomized controlled trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 6 (6), e125.

Niela-Vilén, H., Feeley, N., & Axelin, A. (2017). Hospital routines promote parent-infant closeness and cause separation in the birthing unit in the first two hours after birth – a pilot study. Birth, 44, 167-172.