Scientific Director, Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Project Director, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.
Associate Professor, Assistant Director Ingram School of Nursing, McGill University.
The Couple Perspective in Adjustment to Illness
Dr. Margaret Purden has been the Scientific Director of the Centre for Nursing Research since 1999. Dr. Purden is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Director of the PhD program at the Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University and Project Director at the JGH's Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (LDI). Dr. Purden's research interests include: psychosocial factors influencing the long-term adjustment patterns of cardiac patients and their spouses; gender differences and psychosocial adjustment to cardiac disease; the role of family care giving in patient recovery; the marital relationship and recovery from illness; and the health care costs associated with long-term adjustment. Recent work in this area includes a longitudinal study funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) concerning Mates Adjustment to Coronary Heart Disease (MATCHD) and collaboration on a FRSQ funded project to study psychosocial adjustment in patients with Early Inflammatory Arthritis and their family members. This work has been presented at the scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, Canadian Cardiovascular Congress and the American Psychosomatic Association. She is a co-investigator with the Canadian Cardiovascular Nursing Research Training Program, funded by the CIHR, and is collaborating with researchers from the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) and the Montreal Heart Institute to test an intervention for cardiac patients discharged from the emergency department. A randomized control trial of a telehealth nursing intervention (VITAL) for coronary artery bypass patients funded by GRISIM is being conducted by her doctoral student. Dr. Purden's graduate students hold fellowships from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, GRISIM and FERASI.
At the same time Dr. Purden has conducted considerable work in the growing areas of Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Practice. (IPP). Her previously funded work as principal investigator involved examining strategies to promote collaborative patient-centered practice on an inpatient medical unit. A second project explored an educational program to promote IPE with family medicine residents and nursing students. She has experience leading interprofessional research teams and has participated on several large project teams for previous Health Canada initiatives. The results from these projects have been presented at national and international conferences for nursing, medicine and IPE. Her most recent work included a systematic review of IPE for collaborative patient-centered practice that was conducted for Health Canada. As well, her recent article, Cultural considerations in interprofessional education and practice, addresses important issues concerning cultural competency in health care from the Canadian perspective. Dr. Purden is currently co-lead investigator on a 1.3 million dollar project entitled The McGill Educational Initiative on Interprofessional Collaboration: Partnerships for Patient and Family-Centred Practice.
Current Research Projects
Gelinas, C., Laporta, D., Berube, M., Boitor, M., Charbonney, E., Chiocchio, F., Choiniere, M., De Marchie, M., Dube, J.-N., Houle, J., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Perreault, M., Purden, M., Raboy-Thaw, J., Thiffault, N., & Tousignant-Laflamme, Y. CIHR Knowledge to Action Operating Grant. Managing Pain in Collaboration in the Intensive Care Unit (MPIC-ICU): Together in Action. (2016-2018)
Lavoie, P., Purden, M., Clausen, C., Frunchak, V., & Emed, J. McGill Nursing Collaborative. Nursing handoff: Nurses’ perception of handoff quality and judgment regarding the patient’s risk of deterioration. (2017-2018)
Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé (FRQS) & Ministry of Health & Social Services (MSSS) Quebec. Infrastructure grant. Co-Principal Investigators: Feeley, N. & Cossette, S. RRISIQ (Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec)/The Quebec Network on Nursing Intervention Research. (2014-2019)
Selected Publications and Papers
Clausen, C., Lavoie-Tremblay, M., Purden, M., Lamothe, L., Ezer, H., & McVey, L. (2017). Intentional partnering: a grounded theory study on developing effective partnerships among nurse and physician managers as they co-lead in an evolving healthcare system. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 73(9), 2156-2166. doi:10.1111/jan.13290
Kayser, J.W., Cossette, S., Côté, J., Bourbonnais, A., Purden, M., Juneau, M., Tanguay, J.F., Simard, M-J., Dupuis, J., Diodati, J., Tremblay, J-F., & Cournoyer, D. (2017). Evaluation of a web-based tailored nursing intervention (TAVIE en m@rche) aimed at increasing walking after an acute coronary syndrome: a multicenter randomized controlled trial protocol. Journal of Medical Internet Research JMIR.
Gaboury, J., Capaday, S., Somera, J., & Purden, M. (2017). How the Postpartum Hospital Environment Enables or Hinders Attainment of Mothers' and Fathers' Goals. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing (JOGNN), 46(1), 40-50.
St-Martin, L., Harripaul, A., Antonacci, R., Laframboise, D., & Purden, M. (2015). Advanced Beginner to Competent Practitioner: New Graduate Nurses’ Perceptions of Strategies that Facilitate or Hinder Development. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing, 46(9),392-400
Martorella, G., Gelinas, C., & Purden, M. (2014) Acceptability of a Web-Based and Tailored Intervention for the Self-Management of Pain After Cardiac Surgery: The Perception of Women and Men. JMIR Research Protocols, 3(4):e63 DOI: 10.2196/resprot.3175
Keeping-Burke, L., Purden, M., Frasure-Smith, N., Cossette, S, McCarthy, F., & Amsel, R. (2013). Bridging the transition from hospital-to-home: Effects of the VITAL Telehealth Program on recovery for CABG surgery patients and their caregivers. Research in Nursing and Health, 36, p.540-553.
Ruiz M. G., Ezer, H. & Purden, M. (2013). Exploring the nature of facilitating interprofessional learning: findings from an exploratory study. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 27(6), 489-495.