Céline Gélinas, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(N), Ph.D
Researcher, Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Project Director, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Assistant Professor, Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University.
Co-Director, Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research.
Evaluation and Nursing Interventions in Critical Care
Dr. Céline Gélinas is a nurse scientist and joined the staff of the Centre for Nursing Research in 2007. Dr. Gélinas is also a researcher at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research of the Jewish General Hospital and an Assistant Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. She completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing (2000) and a Doctorate in Nursing and Measurement (2004) at Université Laval in Quebec City, and a Post-Doctoral Training (2006) in Nursing at McGill University. Dr. Gélinas is the leader of a research team on the evaluation of interventions at the Groupe de recherche interuniversitaire en sciences infirmières de Montréal (GRISIM) and an Associate Researcher at the Research Centre of Hôpital Charles LeMoyne. She has been an educator in health assessment and pain in the continuing education program of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec (OIIQ) since 2003. Her past experience as a nurse in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has inspired her to develop research in critical care and pain. She has developed and validated pain assessment tools (e.g. Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool, Faces Pain Thermometer) which are being used for clinical or research purposes in the province and North America. Dr. Gélinas has published research articles and book chapters in critical care, and has made many presentations locally, nationally (e.g. Canadian Pain Society, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) and internationally (e.g. World Pain Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain). She was awarded the “Prix Florence – Relève” of the OIIQ in 2004.
Dr. Gélinas' research interests include critical care nursing, pain assessment and management, and measurement.
Current Research Projects
Gélinas, C.,Laporta, D., Amaral, A., Bernard, F., Bérubé, M., Burry, L., Charbonney, E., Choinière, M., Dubé, J. N., Houle, J., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Milhomme, D., Morin, S., Perreault, M., Purden, M., Rochefort, C., Rose, L., Scales, D., Thiffault, N., Tousignant-Laflamme, Y., Williamson, D. Managing Pain In Collaboration in the ICU (MPIC-ICU): Impact on clinical practices and patient outcomes. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Project Grant. (2020-2024)
Gélinas, C.,Richebé, P., Gallani, M.C. Laporta, D., & Ting Wang, H. Validation of an innovative technology for the assessment of pain in adults in the intensive care unit: The Nociception Level (NOL) Index. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) – Project Grant. (2020-2024)
Gélinas, C., & Ferland, C. E. Adverse events of analgesics in acute pain management. Research Inititative, Québec Pain Research Network. (2019-2020)
Gélinas, C.andMartel, M.O. Determinants of chronic pain and prolonged use of opioids in ICU survivors. Louise and Alan Edwards Foundation (LAEF). (2019-2021)
Gélinas, C.,Bernard, F.,Choinière, M., Houle, J., Morin, S., Perreault, M., Williamson, D. Implantation des meilleures pratiques de gestion de la douleur à l’unité des soins intensifs de traumatologie : Un travail d’équipe. Fonds de la recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQ-S) – Consortium pour le développement de la recherche en traumatologie. (2018-2021)
Gélinas, C. in collaboration with Jessica Emed. OPTimize Opioid MONITORING for adults in acute care hospital settings (OPT-O-Monitoring project). JGH Collaborative, Jewish General Hospital. (2018-2020)
Selected Publications and Articles :
Rudy, L., Maheu, C., Körner, A., Lebel, S., & Gélinas, C. (2020). The FCR-1:Initial validation of a single-item measure of fear of cancer recurrence. Psycho-Oncology,29(4), 788-795. doi: 10.1002/pon.5350
Poirier, C., Martel, M. O., Bérubé, M., Boulanger, A., Gélinas, C., et al. (2020). French-Canadian Translation of a Self-Report Questionnaire to Monitor Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain: The Opioid Compliance Checklist (OCC-FC). Canadian Journal of Pain,4(1), 59-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/24740527.2020.1724777
Richard-Lalonde, M., Gélinas, C., Boitor, M., Gosselin, E., Feeley, N., Cossette, S., & Chlan, L. L. (2020). The effect of music on pain in the adult intensive care unit: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 59(6), 1304-1319.e6. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2019.12.359
Shahiri T., S., Richard-Lalonde, M., Richebé, P., & Gélinas, C. (2020, in press). Exploration of the Nociception Level (NOL)TM Index for pain assessment during endotracheal suctioning in mechanically ventilated patients in the intensive care unit: An observational and feasibility study. Pain Management Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmn.2020.02.067
Richard-Lalonde, M., Bérubé, M., Williams, V., Bernard, F., Tsoller, D., & Gélinas, C. (2019). Nurses’ evaluations of the feasibility and clinical utility of the use of the Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool-Neuro in critically ill brain-injured patients. Science of Nursing and Health Practices, 2(2). Available at: https://doi.org/10.31770/2561-7516.1045
Gélinas, C. (2019). Symposium Editor: Pain management challenges in acute and critically ill patients. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 30(4), 318-319. doi:
Gélinas, C., Joffe, A. M., Szumita, P. M., Payen, J. F, Bérubé, M, Shahiri T., S., Boitor, M., Chanques, G., & Puntillo, K. A. (2019). A psychometric analysis update of behavioral pain assessment tools for noncommunicative, critically ill adults. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 30(4), 365-387. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2019952
Boitor, M., Richard-Lalonde, M., Bérubé, M., Gosselin, É., & Gélinas, C. (2019) Vital signs fluctuations and their relationship with pain in the brain-injured adult critically ill- A repeated-measures descriptive-correlational study. Intensive & Critical Care Nursing, 55, Article 102743. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iccn.2019.07.002
Gosselin, E., Lavoie, S., Bourgault, P., & Gélinas, C. (2019). Intervention for patients intubated and conscious to decrease peritraumatic distress (IPIC-PTD) - preliminary results. Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing, 30(1), 32-42.
Herr, K., Coyne, P.J., Ely, E., Gélinas, C.& Manworren, R.C.B. (2019). Pain assessment in the patient unable to self-report: Clinical practice recommendations in support of the ASPMN 2019 Position Statement. Pain Management Nursing, 20(5), 404-417. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.07.005
Herr, K., Coyne, P.J., Ely, E., Gélinas, C.& Manworren, R.C.B. (2019). ASPMN 2019 Position Statement: Pain assessment in the patient unable to self-report. Pain Management Nursing, 20(5), 402-403. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.07.007
Capilnean, A., Martone, A., Rosu, VA., Sandu, PR., Murgoi, P., Frenette, AJ., Williamson, D., Lecavalier, A., Jayaraman, D., Rico, P., Bellemare, P., Gélinas, C., & Perreault, MM. (2019). Validation of the Withdrawal Assessment Tool-1 in adult intensive care patients. American Journal of Critical Care, 28(5), 361-369. doi: 10.4037/ajcc2019559
Tapp, D., Chenacher, S., Gérard, NPA., Bérubé-Mercier, P., Gélinas, C., Douville, F., & Desbiens, JF. (2019). Observational pain assessment instruments for use with nonverbal patients at the end-of-life: A systematic review. Palliative Care, 34(4), 255-266. doi: 10.1177/0825859718816073
Boitor, M., Martorella, G., Maheu, C., Laizner, A.M., Gélinas, C. (2019). Does hand massage have sustained effects on pain intensity and pain-related interference in the cardiac surgery critically ill? - A randomized controlled trial. Pain Management Nursing, 20(6), 572-579. doi: 10.1016/j.pmn.2019.02.011
Bérubé, M., Gélinas, C., Feeley, N., Martorella, G., Côté, J., Laflamme, G. Y., Rouleau, D., & Choinière, M. (2019). Feasibility 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): A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Medicine, 20(10), 2018-32. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnz008
Gélinas, C., Boitor, M., Puntillo, K. A., Arbour, C., Topolovec-Vranic, J., Cusimano, M. D., Choinière, M., & Streiner, D. L. (2019). Behaviors indicative of pain in brain-injured adult patients with different levels of consciousness in the intensive care unit. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 57(4), 761-773.
Duceppe, M. A., Perreault, M. M., Frenette, A. J., Burry, L. D., Lavoie, A., Gélinas, C., Meeta, S., Dagenais, M., & Williamson, D. R. (2019). Frequency, risk factors and symptomatology of iatrogenic withdrawal from opioids and benzodiazepines in critically ill neonates, children, and adults: A systematic review of clinical studies. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 44(2), 148-156. Online article, 9 pages. doi: 10.1111/jcpt.12787