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Australia Adelaide CEPSA (JBC)

Centre for Evidence-based Practice South Australia: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

111 School of Nursing
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Dr Rick Wiechula

Director

Dr Rick Wiechula, RN OrthCert BA BNurs MNSc DNurs
Senior Lecturer and Post Graduate Coordinator

Deputy Director

Ms Tiffany Conroy, RN MNSc BN DipBusFLM GCert (UnivTeach&Learn)

Core staff

Prof Alison Kitson
Dr Asa Muntlin Athlin
Ms Briony Lia
Ms Daisy Kanneman
Mr David Foley
Mr Iain Everett
Associate Prof Judy Margarey
Ms Liz Kraft
Mr Paul McLiesh
Ms Philippa Rasmussen
Ms Rebecca Feo
Ms Sindy Millington
Ms Susan Gravier
Dr Tim Shultz
Dr Janet Kelly
Dr Rachel Kornhaber

Affiliates (Students)
Stephen Wright
Hussamaldeen Sabyani
Peter Teekens

Australia Aged Care (JBC)

The Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Joanna Briggs Institute
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Director

Trish McReynolds, CF JBI GCertBiometrics BHltSc(Nursing) RN

Deputy Director

Gail Harding

Background

The Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit aims to enhance the quality of clinical care in aged care across Australia. It does this by producing high quality, reliable, evidence based information specific to the aged care sector and through the delivery of programs to support and enhance the use of this information in practice.

The Joanna Briggs Aged Care Unit is now jointly operated by the Joanna Briggs Institute and the Care Quality Association (ACQA).

The Aged Care Unit supports the Institute’s primary aim, which is to promote the synthesis, dissemination and uptake of evidence in aged care and to create standards in practice across the sector nationally that are built upon the best available evidence. In addition to this activity, The Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit also engages in complementary research that investigates how evidence can be implemented successfully in the aged care setting and identifying gaps between current practice and standards of practice.

The relationship with ACQA demonstrates the link between the Aged Care Accreditation Standards and Expected Outcomes with clinical evidence based practice.

Australia Aged Care (EIG)

Aged Care Quality Association Evidence Implementation Group

The Joanna Briggs Institute
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Director

Trish McReynolds, CFJBI GCertBiometrics BHltSc(Nursing) RN Director, The Joanna Briggs Institute Aged Care Unit

Evidence Implementation Group Members

Louise Absalom (Pt Augusta Tafe)
Danny Mitrousidis (Associate Director Joanna Briggs Aged Care Unit)
Rosalie Wegner Registered Nurse (CHSA - Jamestown Hospital)
Lyn Dearlove Registered Nurse (Nerrilda Nursing Home Pt Augusta City Council)
Robert Miller (Star of the Sea Wallaroo)
Liz Hanna (Whyalla Aged Care)
Cobi Hyberts (CHSA Eastern Eyre Health and Aged Care)
Linda Burke (CHSA Eastern Eyre Health and Aged Care)
Penny Hooper (Am Ramsay Village Pt Augusta City Council)
Lyn Gray (Quality Manager, Lerwin Nursing Home)
Sue Marcus (EN/Quality Assistance, Lerwin Nursing Home)
Matt Kowald (CHSA Clinical Services Coordinator, Eudunda Hospital Inner North Country Health Services)
Gail Adler (Mathew Flinders Home Inc Pt Lincoln)
Mary Dowd (CHSA Waikerie Health Services)
Lynlee Ashenden (CHSA Clinical Service Coordinator Kapunda Homes)
Yvonne Pengilly, EN (Hamley Bridge Hospital)
Maggie Hayward, Adminisration/Quality Coordinator (Hamley Bridge Hospital)
Dawn Hilditch, EN (Hamley Bridge Hospital)
Julie-Anne Christie, EN (Hamley Bridge Hospital)

Proposed topics/ areas of interest:

  • Assessment of pain in residential aged care
  • Prevention of Constipation in Older Adults
  • Pressure Area Care (Aged Care)
  • Management of Challenging Behaviours
  • Weight Loss in aged care
  • Advanced Care Planning

JBI Practical Application of Clinical Evidence (PACES) Training

Training program completed on 19 July 2010 in Pt Augusta, South Australia

Australia Brisbane (JBC)

The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing & Midwifery: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Nursing Research Centre
Level 2
Aubigny Place
Mater Health Services
South Brisbane 4101
Australia

Director

Kathryn Kynoch RN BN MN PhD Candidate
Systematic reviews, evidence based practice, intensive care nursing

Deputy Director

Sonia Hines, RN, Cert IV TAE, BN, Grad Dip Ed (Tertiary & Adult), MAppSci (Research), PhD candidate 
Systematic reviews, evidence-based practice, acute care nursing

Core staff

Annie McArdle, RN, RM, Maternal & Child Health, Masters of Advanced Practice(Health Care Research)
Cara Cabilan, RN, BN, Master of Applied Science (Research) candidate
Priscilla Pather, RN, BN, Grad Dip Intensive Care Nursing, Clinical Research Nurse Intern
Clint Moloney, RN, BN, MHLTHSCI (Research) PhD
Melissa Taylor, RN, BN, MN, PhD Candidate
Loretta Anderson, RN, RM, IBCLC, Nursing Research Centre, Clinical Research Nurse Intern
Sue Wright, Cert IV Management, DipBus  (Senior Admin Officer)

Background

The Queensland Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery is based at the Mater Health Services. The QCEBNM undertakes a range of clinical research and evidence-based activities focusing on improving the effectiveness of nursing and midwifery care. Educational activities of the Centre are focused on developing the skills and confidence of clinical nursing and midwifery staff in locating, appraising and integrating evidence into their practice. Projects facilitating the implementation of evidence-based practice are also a particular interest for this Centre.

Australia Canberra (JBC)

The Australian Capital Regional Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery Practice: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

ACT Health Research Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Practice
Australian National University
PO Box 11
Woden ACT 2606
Australian Capital Territory
Australia

Director

Dr Tracy Robinson PhD, BA (Hons), List A Nurse

Deputy Director

Dr David Larkin
david.larkin@canberra.edu.au

Core Staff

Prof Deborah Davis
Assoc Prof Marian Currie
Dr Sally Ferguson
Dr Brett Scholz
Stephanie Webster
Dr Susan Hunt
Prof Jane Frost
Ms Lori Delaney

Management Committee

Dr Jan Taylor
Ms Ronnie Croome
Prof Brenda Happell
Dr Susan Hunt

Research Interests

Pressure injury prevention and management (wound care)
Cancer (symptom clusters, caregiving, quality of life, supportive care needs)
Falls prevention and management

Australia CEBHA QLD (JBC)

CEBHA-Centre for Evidence-Based Healthy Ageing: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Centre for Evidence Based Healthy Ageing (CEBHA)
Room 339, Block N
School of Nursing
QUT, Kelvin Grove, Qld
Australia

Acting Director

Mrs Mary-Anne Ramis - RN BN MPhil (Clinical Sciences), Grad Cert Infection Control, PhD Candidate

Deputy Directors
Vivienne Tippett - BA, Grad.Dip.Psych, MPH, PhD

Core staff

Dr Aaron Conway PhD, BNurs (Hons)
Prof Ann Bonner PhD, Marts, BAppSc (Nurs)
Dr David Lim DrPharmacy, Grad Cert Academic Practice
Esther Lau PhD, Grad Cert Research Commercialisation, BPharmacy, Grad Cert Academic Practice
Dr John Rosenberg PhD
Dr Kathleen Finlayson PhD, MNursing
Manuel Serrano Santos PhD, Clinical Diploma Primary Care Community Pharmacy
Sonya Osborne PhD, MNursing (Research), Grad Cert Higher Education, Grad Cert Perioperative Nursing
Dr Raymond Chan PhD, RN, BN, MAppSc, FACN

Affiliate/Student Members
Belinda Chaplin
Christopher O’Donnell
Elia Barajas Alonso
Gail Neilson
Hung Tran 
Jeff Sommerfeld 
Jennifer Fox 
Jill Campbell
Joanne Stephens
Josephine Martelli 
Judith Singleton 
Ibi Patane
Kimberley Alexander
Laurent Frossard
Marea Patounas 
Molly Milazi
Monica Ding
Mitchell McMaster
My Nguyen
Nahla Abdulgadir Hassan Tayyib
Natalie Bradford

Niall Higgins
Paula Duffy
Pamela Rowntree
Peter Horrocks
Rikki McTavish
Robyn Penny
Shirley Chambers
Simon Wong
Stuart Ekberg
Theresa Green
Thuy Duong Tran
Tzu-Jung (Kathy) Tseng
Wei He
Wei-Hong (Wendy) Liu

Background

The Centre for Evidence Based Healthy Ageing (CEBHA), is comprised of an alliance between the School of Nursing, School of Clinical Sciences and IHBI and aims to provide education and support regarding the conduct of systematic reviews across disciplines. By providing support to staff and HDR students in the generation, translation and utilisation of evidence, CEBHA is able to support evidence-based practice, using JBI resources and tools in learning & teaching in the field of healthy ageing and care for older people. A primary objective of CEBHA is to promote the widespread use of evidence in teaching (theory & clinical) and in research, thereby contributing to both JBI's and QUT's aspirations for advancing high quality teaching and learning as well as research, to deliver solutions and skilled graduates that address the needs of the real world.

Australia Chronic Disease VIC (JBC)

The Centre for Chronic Disease Management: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

School of Rural Health
Monash University 
Clayton  VIC  3800 

Director

Dr Hanan Khalil PhD, Senior Lecturer/Pharmacist Academic, Monash University

Deputy Director
Dr Cheryle Moss

Core Staff

Elise Luders
Joanna Boast
Georgina Willetts
Helen Chambers
Kylie Foltin
Lisa McKenna
Meredith McIntyre
Petra Bovery Spencer
Rosalind Lau
Wendy Cross
Virginia Plummer

Expert Reference Group

Professor Desley Hegney, University of Western Australia, School of Population Health
Professor Aziz Sheikh, University of Edinburgh, Centre for Population Health
Assoc Prof Sue Pullon, University of Otago, Dept of Primary Health Care & General Practice

Background

The Centre for Chronic Disease Management is a collaboration between Monash University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery, Graduate Medical School, Department of Rural and Indigenous Health, partnering with Latrobe Regional Hospital and Latrobe Community Health Service. This mix of collaborators brings a wealth of research experience across chronic disease management and ensures that evidence can be implemented at the point of care.

The aim of the Centre is to promote the development and implementation of evidence-based health care in chronic disease.The Centre has a special interest in the impact of chronic disease in regional and rural communities and health service.

Australia Dementia QLD (ESG)

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Consumers, Carers & Social Research : Evidence Synthesis Group

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre
Queensland University of Technology
Victoria Park Road
KELVIN GROVE QLD 4059
Australia

Convenor

Professor Elizabeth Beattie

Evidence Synthesis Group Members

Sonia Hines
Jenneke Foottit
Judy McCrow
Susan Gledhil
Patricia Shuter
Prof Jenny Abbey
Susi Wis

Background

The Dementia Collaborative Research Centres are an Australian Government Initiative. This Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), conducts research which concentrates on issues that affect Consumers and Carers within the area of Social Research and multidisciplinary care in Dementia.
Collaborative partners in this undertaking are Alzheimer's Australia, Curtin University of Technology, Griffith University, Hammond Care Group and La Trobe University through ACEBAC. QUT coordinates, undertakes, facilitates and promotes reviews and research.

This DCRC is currently undertaking eight projects within five themes:
1. Diagnosis, assessment and management of pain for people with dementia
2. Carer and community issues
3. Residential/industry models
4. Quality of life, lifestyles, prevention of functional decline and acute care issues
5. Palliative care and end-of-life issues

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

Date and location of training program registered/completed for each member listed above:
27 August 2004. Location: Adelaide (Modules 1-5)
30 March 2007. Location: Brisbane (2007) and Adelaide (2004) (Modules 1-5)
30 May 2006. Location: Brisbane (Modules 1&2)
14 December 2006. Location: Brisbane (Modules 3&4)

Australia Newcastle (JBC)

University of Newcastle Evidence Based Healthcare Informing Research (CEBHIR): an Affiliate Centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia

Director

Associate Professor Ashley Kable RN, Dip Teach Nurs Ed, Grad Dip Health Serv Man, PhD, MRCNA
Deputy Head of School - Research
Associate Professor of Nursing, with an extensive clinical background and research expertise in collaborative research addressing clinical problems in acute care settings and professional/workforce issues in the acute care context

Deputy Directors
Prof Clare Collins PhD; BSc; Dip Nutr&Diet; Dip Clin Epi
Dr Tracy Burrows PhD; GradCert Teach; BHSc (N&D)
Dr Melinda Hutchesson PhD; B Hlth Sc (Nut & Diet) (Hons)

Core Staff

Professor Michael Hazelton PhD; MA; BA; Psych Nursing Cert; General Nursing Cert; Fellow of the Australian College of MH Nurses (Life Member)
A/Prof Tracy Levett-Jones PhD; RN; MEd; BN; Dip App Sc (Nursing)
Mr Samuel Lapkin PhD; RN; BN Hons (1st Class)
A/Prof Pamela van der Riet PhD; Meduc, BA, Dip Nurse Ed, IC & CC Cert, General Nursing Cert
Dr Margaret Harris PhD; Grad Dip Hlth Soc Sc; BHealth Sc; Dip App Sc
Dr Sarah Jeong PhD; MN; Grad.Dip; BN
Dr Sharyn Hunter PhD; BSc(H)
Ms Carol Norton BHS; Grad.Dip. Mid; MMid; Grad. Dip Tert Studies
Ms Jacqueline Pich PhD Candidate; BN(Hons I); BSc
Ms Carol Arthur RN; Dip.AppSc; BN; MPhil
Ms Danielle Noble M Adult Educ; MN; Grad Cert Adv NP; Cert 4 Workplade Train & Assess
Ms Noelene Hickey PhD; MPET; MN; Grad Dip Cont Ed; BHlth Sc (Nurs); RM; RN
Dr Mark McEvoy PhD; M Med Sc Clinical Epi; Grad Dip Genetic Counselling; BSc
Dr Lesley MacDonald Wicks PhD; B Hlth Sc (Nut & Diet) (Hons)
Dr Carole James PhD(OT); MHSc(OT); BSc(OT); Dip COT
Ms Caroline Hills M Sc (Rehab); Dip OT; BSc (Hons) (Hlth Stud-Occ Ther); Grad Cert Tert Teach
Dr Surinder Baines PhD; Grad Dip (Nut); Grad Dip (Diet); BSc
Ms Debbie Booth M App Sci (LIS); Grad Dip (Info Tech); BA
A/Prof Helen Warren-Forward PhD; BSc(Hons)
Ms Daphne James PhD (MRS) candidate; GradCert Teaching; Assoc.Dip Nuclear Med
A/Prof Jane Maguire PhD, BNurs(Hons), BA , Grad Cert In Child and Adolescent Health, RN, Associate Professor
A/Prof Vanessa McDonald PhD; DipHlthScien(Nurs); Bnurs
Ms Lorinda Palmer BSc; DipEd; Grad.Dip (Nursing); RN: MN
Dr Lyn Ebert PhD; MN; Grad.Dip; Grad.Cert; RN; RM
Dr Graeme Browne PhD, RN, MPhil, B Hlth Sc (Nurs)
C/Prof Teresa Stone RN, RMN, BA, MHM, PhD FACMHN

Prof Sally Chan PhD, RN, FAAN
Ms Natalie Govind RN, BN
Joanna Bohatko Naismith BOHS (Merit), Master Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation (MWIMOR), PhD Candidate
Denise Higgins Dip.App.Sc.DT; BOH; BHlthSc(Hon); GCPTT; PhD Candidate
Suzanne Snodgrass
Gjyn OToole
Fiona Hawke B Ap Sci (Pod) Hons, Grad Cert. Tertiary Teaching, PhD
Kay Franks
Leanne Brown
Leonie De-Bellis

Students
Ms Namira Williams PhD candidate; MN; Cert IV Training & Assessment; Cert Midwifery; Diploma Tropical Public Hlth; Dip App Sc in Nursing
Ms Napaporn Aeamla-Or PhD Candidate; MN (Mental Hlth & Psych Nurs); BN (Hons)
Ms Wai-Yew Yang Registered Dietitian, UK; MMed Sc in Human Nutrition; BSc (Dietetics)
Ms Joanne Harmon BN (Hons); BAppSci(Cons Tech)
Ms Shanna Fealy PhD Candidate
Ms Sophie Dilworth PhD Candidate
Mr Peter Sinclair PhD Candidate
Dr Gena Lantry PhD Candidate
Ms Kedsaraporn Kenbubpha PhD Candidate
Ms Mieko Omura PhD Candidate
Mr Scott Baird PhD Candidate
Mr Khalaf Alotaibi PhD Candidate
Ms Kerry Peek PhD Candidate
Mrs Gunilla Haydon PhD Candidate
Ms Jan Roche
Ms Mary-Ellen Hooper
Joanna Mohammadi

Background

The School of Nursing and Midwifery and other schools in the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle are actively engaged in research in the following areas

  • Clinical simulation and clinical decision-making in nursing education
  • Workforce and professional issues
  • Work related injury and prevention
  • Acute Care nursing
  • Older person nursing
  • Mental health nursing
  • Paediatric, Youth and Family nursing
  • Midwifery

Much of this research is multi-disciplinary and is highly relevant to clinical practice and professional contemporary health service delivery in a range of settings and communities. This is supported by a rapidly growing research higher degree program and a continuing commitment to improving the quality of research outputs in collaboration with our research partners in the Faculty of Health and industry partners in Area Health Services.

The University of Newcastle Affiliate Centre is made up of members from the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle.

All members of the centre, including the Director, have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program.

1-4 December 2014
Prof Sally Chan, Gunilla Haydon, Graeme Browne, Jason Phillips, Shanna Fealy, Peter Sinclair, Khalaf Alotaibi, Kedsaraporn Kenbubpha,
Mary-Ellen Hooper, Kay Franks, Scott Baird, Natalie Govind
18 February - 10 May 2013, The Joanna Briggs Institute, Adelaide Australia
Kerry Peek
25 February - 1 March 2013, University of Newcastle, Australia
Lorinda Palmer, Namira Williams, Lyn Ebert, Rachel Rossiter, Gena Lantry, Napaporn Aeamla-Or, Amanda Patterson,
Andrew Lloyd, Cameron Younger, David Lyall, Denise Higgins, Fiona Hawke, Gjyn O Toole, Al-jadani, 
Joanna Bohatko-Naismith, Namira Williams, Napaporn Aeamla-Or, Suzanne Snodgrass

9-13 July 2012, The Joanna Briggs Institute, Adelaide, Australia
Jane Maguire, Vanessa McDonald

5-9 March 2012, The Joanna Briggs Institue, Adelaide, Australia
Sophie Dilworth

15-19 November 2010, University of Newcastle, Australia
Professor Michael Hazelton, Dr Mark McEvoy, Professor Clare Collins, Lauren Williams, Carole James, Caroline Hills, Surinder Baines, Lesley Wicks, Tracy Burrows, Debbie Booth, Joanne Harmon, Wai-Yew Yang and Associate Professor Helen Warren-Forward.

6-8 October 2009, University of Newcastle, Australia
Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Associate Professor Tracy Levett-Jones, Associate Professor Pamela van der Riet, Dr Margaret Harris, Dr Sarah Jeong, Dr Teresa Stone, Dr Sharyn Hunter, Ms Carol Norton, Ms Libby Denmead, Ms Lyn Francis, Ms Jacqueline Pich, Ms Jan Roche, Ms Carol Arthur, Ms Danielle Noble, Ms Lynne Slater, Ms Noelene Hickey

2-6 March 2009, The Joanna Briggs Institue, Adelaide, Australia
Mr Samuel Lapkin

2004
Dr Helen Bellchambers

Australia Perth (JBC)

The Western Australian Group for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Curtin University
Perth, Australia School of Nursing and Midwifery
Curtin University of Technology
GPO Box U 1987
Perth Western Australia 6845
Australia

Director

Dr Sally Wilson PhD , MSc(Nsg), BSc(Nsg),  Paed Cert, CHN, RN, RM, MACN 
Paediatric nursing, child and family health, data linkage, quantitative research methods

Deputy Director

Dr Lucia Gillman PhD, PGD ClinNur (Emerg), BAppSc(Nurs), RN 
Emergency Nursing
lucia.gilman@health.wa.gov.au

Core Staff

Dr Heather Kidd PhD  MNsg, BApp Sc , RN 
Organisational development, Inter-professional education, Nursing Education and Research

Dr Jillian Adams PhD, MSc (Nurs), BAppSc (Nurs), RN
Injury prevention

Liz Frehner MSc (Nurs), Grad Cert (Wound Care), BSc (Nurs), RN, MCNA
Wound Care, Aged Care

Emeritus Professor Robin Watts AM, PhD, M HlthSc, BA, Dip N Ed, RN, FCNA
Primary Health care, Paediatrics, Child Health, Wound Care

Background

The Western Australian Centre for Evidence Informed Healthcare Practice is associated with the Princess Margaret and King Edward Memorial Hospitals and Curtin University of Technology. The WA Centre undertakes a range of practice-oriented research activities to improve the effectiveness of nursing practice and health care outcomes, with a particular focus on the health of women and children.

Australia Perth (ESG)

Royal Perth Hospital JBI Evidence Synthesis Group

Royal Perth Hospital JBI Evidence Synthesis Group
Royal Perth Hospital
Wellington Street Campus
BOX X2213 GPO
Perth Western Australia 6847
Australia

Convenor

Heather Kidd
Nursing Director: Education Centre

Group Members

Lucia Gillman, Acting Nurse Coordinator
Jillian Adams, Staff Development Educator: Research
Hugh Davies, Clinical Nurse, ICU

Background

Royal Perth Hospital was the first Hospital established in Western Australia and is its largest teaching hospital. It is one of Australia's largest and busiest hospitals, treating approximately 77,000 in-patients and 298,000 outpatients per year. The second largest trauma workload in Australia is managed at RPH, which also has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Australasia with presentations exceeding 58,000 year.

RPH has a distinguished international record in patient care, teaching and research, hosting Nobel Prize-winning research and world-leading experts in areas such as stroke, burns care and HIV research.

Nursing’s Evidence Synthesis Group is made up of staff members of the hospitals Education Centre responsible for a diverse range of postgraduate nursing education, research and corporate training programmes.

All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program 22 August 2005, Adelaide, South Australia 27 July 2006, Perth, Western Australia

Australia Primary Health Care SA (JBC)

The Australian Centre for Evidence-Based Primary Health Care: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) / Silver Chain
1 Richmond Road
Keswick
SA 5035
Australia

Director

Associate Professor Keith Evans

Deputy Director

Ms Katherine Trowbridge MNSc, Nrs, Prac

Core Staff

Ms Karen Kiesau BALIM, Cert IV TESOL
Ms Sylvia Pikes MNSc

Australia St John of God WA (EIG)

St John of God Hospital Murdoch JBI Evidence Implementation Group

St John of God Hospital Murdoch
100 Murdoch Drive
Murdoch WA 6150
Australia

Convenor

Sarah Jane Harris
Clinical Nurse Policy and Research

Group Members

Tony Patton - Nurse Manager
Gail Ross-Adjie - Nurse Researcher

Areas of Interest

Falls prevention
Blood glucose monitoring
Eye care in ICU
Constipation associated with analgesia

JBI Practical Application of Clinical Evidence (PACES) Training

All members of the utilisation group, including the convenor, must have registered to undertake or have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute PACES Training Program.

October 2008, The Joanna Briggs Institute, Adelaide, South Australia.

Australia SomerCare VIC (EIG)

SomerCare Rainbow Chimers: A JBI Evidence Implementation Group

SomerCare
22 Graf Road
Somerville VIC 3912 Australia

Convenor

Damien Malone

Evidence Implementation Group Members

Ros Cochrane-Lane
Dianne Muich

Proposed topics/areas of Interest

Lifestyle
Clinical Care

JBI Practical Application of Clinical Evidence (PACES) Training

Training program completed in August 2007 as part of the JBI Clinical Fellowship Program

Australia Sydney (JBC)

The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

University of Western Sydney
Locked Bag 1797
Penrith South DC
NSW 1797
Australia

  •  deborah.parker@westernsydney.edu.au
  •  +61 2 9685 9034
  •  +61 2 9685 9343

Director

Prof Deborah Parker

Deputy Directors

Dr Jann Foster
 j.foster@westernsydney.edu.au

Core Staff

Prof Rhonda Griffiths
Prof Esther Chang
Prof Alan Bensoussan
Dr Lucie Ramjan
Dr Christine Taylor
Dr Stephen McNally
Dr Olaydie Ogunsiji
Dr Amanda Johnson
Dr Sandra Mackey
Dr Cannas Kwok
Dr Antoinette Cotton
Dr Belinda Cochrane
Dr Cathy Dickson
Ms Jane Koch
Ms Jan Sayers
Ms Dolly Maris Villanueva
Dr Vicki Xafis


Background

The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care (NSWCEBHC) was established in 2001. The Centre is based at the School of Nursing and Midwifery –University of Western Sydney.The NSWCEBHC has a strong research program, including conducting systematic reviews (SR) and implementing research evidence. A feature of the Centre is the utilisation of clinicians to work with the core team to complete research.

Training Programs

The New South Wales Centre for Evidence Based Health Care (NSWCEBHC) conducts various training programs to assist clinicians and academics to develop their skills in evidence based practice. The training programs range from brief (half day, one or two days) workshops to comprehensive (five day) workshops. The aim of the workshops is to equip clinicians with the knowledge and skills to identify, appraise and utilise evidence based research as the basis for clinical practice. All workshops involve practical exercises and include facilitators’ notes for future reference:

Introduction to Evidence Based Practice
Development of Guidelines
Finding the Evidence
Critical Appraisal
Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program (5 Day Program)

Systematic Reviews

Jeffrey K, Bourgeois S. The effect of Personal Digital Assistants in supporting the development of clinical reasoning in undergraduate nursing students: a systematic review 2011

Lapkin S, Fernandez R, Levett-Jones T, Bellchambers H. The effectiveness of using human patient simulation manikins in the teaching of clinical reasoning skills to undergraduate nursing students: a systematic review 2010

Blythe S, Chang E, Johnson A, Griffiths R. The efficacy of nurse implemented non-pharmacological strategies for the symptom management of agitation in persons with advanced dementia living in residential aged care facilities: a systematic review 2009

Chau J, Thompson D, Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Lo H. Methods for determining the correct nasogastric tube placement after insertion: a meta-analysis 2009

Mansah M, Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Chang E. Effectiveness of strategies to promote safe transition of elderly people across care settings 2009

Chair SY, Fernandez R, Lui M, Lopez V, Thompson D. The clinical effectiveness of length of bed rest for patients recovering from trans-femoral diagnostic cardiac catheterisation 2008

Halcomb E, Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Newton P, Hickman L. The infection control management of MRSA in acute care 2008

Halcomb E, Griffiths R, Fernandez R. Role of MRSA reservoirs in the acute care setting 2008

Halcomb E, Griffiths R, Fernandez R. The role of patient isolation and compliance with isolation practices in the control of nosocomial MRSA in acute care 2008

Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Everett B, Davidson P, Salamonson Y, Andrew S. Effectiveness of brief structured interventions on risk factor modification for patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic review 2007

Halcomb E, Moujalli S, Griffiths R, Davidson P. Effectiveness of general practice nurse interventions in cardiac risk factor reduction among adults 2007

Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Ussia C. Effectiveness of solutions, techniques and pressure in wound cleansing 2004

Griffiths R, Fernandez R, Mostacchi M, Evans V. Comparison of Educational Interventions for Mental Health Consumers Receiving Psychotropic Medication 2004

Fernandez R, Griffiths R and Murie P. Comparison of late night and early morning removal of short-term urethral catheters 2003

Fernandez R, Griffiths R, Naylor CJ. Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary total parenteral nutrition team in the hospital setting 2003

Australia Wollongong (JBC)

Centre for Evidence based Initiatives in Health Care: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
University of Wollongong
St George/Sutherland Hospitals and Health Services
James Laws House, Level 1
St George Hospital, Kogarah

Director

Prof Ritin Fernandez RN, MN PhD

Deputy Directors

Dr Lorna Jane Moxham
Professor of Mental Health Nursing
 lmoxham@uow.edu.au

Core Staff

Angela Brown
Cecile Perrin
Megan Higgs
Shahla Meedya
Sharon Bourgeois
Suzanne Polis
Victoria Traynor

Affiliate/Student Members
Tania Burns                              
Katherine Caldwell                    
Hong Chen                               
Ciaran Obrien
Shelley Tranter
Lorna Moxham
Elizabeth Halcomb
Vicky Manning
Maria MacKay
Kylie Smith
Moira Stephens
Nicola McEwen
Renee Brighton
Roy Brown
Richard Fleming
Joanne Joyce McCoach
Jenny Sim
Susan Liersch
Rebekkah Middleton
William Ericksson
Michael Darragh
Narabjit Kaur
Elizabeth Curtis
John Holgate


Background

The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Indigenous Health (SNMIH) located within the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences is a teaching and research university committed to closing the gap between academia and practice. Supported through the provision of clinical resources by the St George Hospital, the Centre will create an opportunity for clinicians, academics and other key stakeholders to make a significant impact on the delivery of high quality of clinical care, education and leadership through evidence generation, synthesis, transfer, and utilization. The Centre will incorporate numerous clinicians, researchers, academics and other key stakeholders across the health specialities including education, leadership, mental health, chronic disease, maternal-child care, acute care, community care, health promotion, chronic and long-term care, and nurse administration.

Belgium Leuven (JBC)

Belgian Interuniversity Collaboration for Evidence-based Practice (BICEP): an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Belgium Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine - Belgian Cochrane Branch
CEBAM
Kapucijnenvoer 33
Block j
Bus 7001, Leuven 3000
Belgium

Director

Bart Geurden, RN, MSc, Phd-student (University of Antwerp & CEBAM)
(mal)nutrition, chronic & elderly care, translation and implementation of knowledge in nursing practice, nursing theory, fundamentals of care
Deputy Director
Jef Adriaenssens, RN, MSc, PhD-student (CEBAM)
occupational stress in emergency nurses, dissemination of nursing science, emergency care, language barriers in emergency care

Core Staff

Lucia Alvarez, RN, MSc (Université Catholique de Louvain & CEBAM)
Cecile Piron, RN, MSc (Université Catholique de Louvain & CEBAM)
Nadine Jacqmin, RN, MSc (CEBAM)
Trudy Bekkering, PhD (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven & CEBAM)
Ingeborg Simpelaere, Speach therapist, MSc, PhD-student (CEBAM)
Sophie Opsomer
Erika Vanhauwaert
Peter Pype
Sofie Joossens
Myriam Deveugele

Advisory board

Walter Sermeus RN, PhD (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Peter Van Bogaert, RN, PhD (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Sofie Verhaeghe RN, PhD (Universiteit Gent)
Karin Hannes, PhD (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Bert Aertgeerts, MD, PhD (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Hans Van Brabandt, MD, PhD (Director of CEBAM, KCE)
Filip Cools, MD, PhD (CEBAM)
Stijn Van de Velde, PhD (CEBAM)

Botswana Gaborone (ESG)

University of Botswana JBI Evidence Synthesis Group

University of Botswana
Department of Nursing Education
P. Bag 00702, Gaborone
BOTSWANA

Convenor

Sheila Shaibu

Group Members

Dintle K Mogobe
Wananani Tshiamo

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program June 2005, Durban, Republic of South Africa

Brazil Sao Paulo (JBC)

The Brazilian Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Escola de Enfermagem da Universidade de São Paulo
Av. Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar, 419
São Paulo, SP - 05403-000
Brazil

Director

Professor Diná Monteiro da Cruz
Collective Health Department, School of Nursing, University of São Paulo

Deputy Director

Dr Gilcéria Tochika Shimoda PhD, MNSc

Core staff

Prof Ana Maria Chiesa PhD, MNSc
Prof Divane de Vargas PhD, MNSc
Prof Elma Lourdes Campos Pavone Zobolli PhD, MNSc 
Fernanda Ayache Nishi MNSc
Dr Flávia de Oliveira Motta Maia PhD, MNSc
Juliana Akie Takahashi BSc
Prof Luiza Akiko Komura Hoga PhD, MNSc 
Prof Maria Luiza Gonzalez Riesco PhD, MNSc
Prof Vanda Elisa Andres Felli PhD, MNSc
Prof Cassia Baldini Soares PhD, MNSc
Prof Juliana Nery de Souza Talarico, RN, PhD
Prof Maria Clara Padoveze, RN, PhD
Vilanice Alves de Araújo Püschel, RN, PhD

Affiliates

Adilson Mendes
Adriana Francisco Amorim
Adriano Rogerio Baldacin Rodrigues
Alva Helena de Almeida
Ana Lucia Mendes Lopes
Anna Luiza de Fatima Pinho Lins Gryschek
Barbara Barrionuevo Bonini
Bruna Goulart Goncalves
Carina Barreto
Carine Teles Sangaleti Miyahara
Caroline Figueira Pereira
César Augusto Guimarães Marcelino
Claudia Regina Seraphim
Deborah Rachel Audebert Delege Silva
Denise Yoshie Niy
Elda de Oliveira


Eloa Otrenti
Elisabete Finzch Sportello
Erika de Souza Guedes
Fabiana Gulin Longhi Palacio
Flávia de Oliveira Motta Maia
Flora Barbosa Silva
Francisca Marquez Doren
Geisa Colebrusco de Souza
Iara Coelho Zito Guerriero
Jessica Gallante Reis
Jessica Y Matuoka
Juliana Dias Reis Pessalacia 
Juliana Nery de Souza
Juliana Reale Cacapava Rodolpho
Karina Sichieri
Larissa Oliveira
Leidy Johanna Rueda Diaz
Lislaine Aparecida Fracolli 
Luciana Cordeiro
Marcia Eiko Karino
Maria Clara Padoveze 
 

Mariana Alvina dos Santos 
Mariana Cabral Schveitzer 
Marina Peduzzi
Martha Rumiko Kayo Hashimoto
Micheline Souza
Milena Temer Jamas 
Oswalcir Almeida de Azevedo 
Patricia Lima Ferreira Santa Rosa
Pilar Espinoza 
Rodrigo Jensen
Roseli Moreira
Sayuri Tanaka Maeda
Silvana Margarida Benevides Ferreira
Sonia Maria Junqueira Vasconcellos de Oliveira
Talita Raquel Santos
Tatiana Yonekura
Teresa Schimidt
Vanessa de Brito Poveda
Vilanice Alves de Araujo Puschel

Background

The Centrehas its headquarters at the University of São Paulo and will be directed by the School of Nursing and by the School of Public Health, in partnership with the University Hospital of the University of São Paulo.

The Brazilian Centre represents the efforts of these three units to promote evidence-based health care aimed at professionals who work in research, teaching, assistance, and management, policy makers, and health system users. The Brazilian Centre intends to spread throughout the Brazilian territory the perspective that the use of the best evidence to inform decisions in clinical, managerial and public policies areas is essential for an effective health care program. Strong academic leadership in preparing health professionals; testified capability to conduct research and to prepare researchers; and the partnership with health institutions and health governmental organizations are the basis for the Brazilian Centre work.

Centre Objectives

  • Promote the evidence-based health care perspective throughout the Brazilian territory
  • Facilitate communication among professionals, institutions, organizations, and health system users about evidence-based health care
  • Foster qualification of health professionals (clinicians, managers, and policy makers) in evidence-based health care
  • Facilitate the access of Brazilian professionals, students, and health users to resources for production, synthesis, transference and use of evidence
  • Promote knowledge on evidence-based health care
  • Promote the development of primary research, based on gaps identified by systematic reviews
  • Participate in Collaborating activities of the Joanna Briggs Institute
  • Support national and international initiatives to promote the evidence-based health care

Czech Republic (JBC)

The Czech Republic (Middle European) Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Czech Republic (Middle European) Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care
Hnevotinska 3 775 15
Olomouc
Czech Republic

Director

Dr Miloslav Klugar PhD
Evidence-based health care, epidemiology, determinants of health and disease, physiology, hyperbaric medicine

Deputy Director
Dr Jana Mareckova PhD
Evidence-based health care, quantitative research, nursing, patients satisfaction

Core Staff

MSc Sona Bockova
Juraj Cap PhD
Zuzana Kelnarova
Jitka Klugarova PhD
Donald N Roberson PhD
Dagmar Tuckova PhD

Student Fellows
Tomasz Lasota 
Jakub Lašák
Naveen Sunny
Daniel Garoof
Nerielle Fundano
Hamza Ahmed Khan 

Administrator
MSc Bohdana Gruzova
 bohdana.gruzova@upol.cz

Cameroon Yaounde (JBC)

The Cameroon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Cameroon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care
BP 318489, Yaounde
CAMEROON

Director

Asahngwa Constantine Tanywe
 asahngwa@gmail.com

Deputy Director

Mr Matchawe Chelea

Core staff

Tsafack Takadong Julie Judith
Utabella Wandji Khan
Bonglaisin Julius Nsawir
Khan Utabella Wandji

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Centre have or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program 6 November 2008, Cordoba, Spain

Canada Edmonton (JBC)

Covenant Health Canada: An Affiliated Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute

Covenant Health Corporate Office # M-136 Main Floor
Cabrini Centre
16811-88 Avenue, Office #136
Edmonton, Alberta, T5R-5Y6
Canada

Acting Director

Sharna Polard
Manager, Library Services, Convenant Health

Deputy Director

Lynn Klein, MA
Corporate Director, Professional Practice, Libraries & Research, Convenant Health
 lynn.klein@convenanthealth.ca

Core Staff

Barbara Roemer RN, BScN
Karen Macmillan RN, MN
Sheli Murphy RN, MBA, MScN, PhD
Cory Komant RN, BScN
Melissa Johnson BSc, MSc
Scott Aylwin BA, PhD
Ann Syme, RN, PhD
Konrad Fassbender, PhD
Angie Chiu, BA, MSc

Background

Covenant Health is a province-wide health care organization delivering services in Alberta which is located in Western Canada. Services range from tertiary care to community based ones with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations.

Covenant Health is Canada's largest Catholic Health care organization with over 14,000 physicians, employees and volunteers serving in 12 communities across Alberta. A major provider in Alberta's integrated health system, Covenant Health works with Alberta Health Services and community partners to positively influence the health of Alberatans through a broad range of programs and services. One of Covenant Health's strategic directions is to continuously improve quality and safety for the patients and families they serve.

Canada Ontario (JBC)

The Queen's Joanna Briggs Collaboration for Patient Safety: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada (QJBC)

Queen's Joanna Briggs Collaboration for Patient Safety
School of Nursing, Queen's University
92 Barrie Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6
Canada

Director

Christina Godfrey, RN, PhD Senior Methodologist and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Queen's University
 +613 533-6000 x 78760
 godfreyc@queensu.ca

Assistant Director

Kim Sears, RN, PhD
Deputy Director, Healthcare Quality and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Queens' University
 searsk@queensu.ca

Rosemary Wilson, RN (EC) PhD
Deputy Director, Clinical Practice and Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Queen's University
 rosemary.wilson@queensu.ca

Core Staff

Janice McVeety, RN MHA
Patient Safety Officer
 +1 613 533-6000 x 78683
 mcveetyj@queensu.ca

Amanda Ross-White, MLS
Library Scientist
 +1 613-533-6000 x 78695
 amanda.ross-white@queensu.ca

Joan van den Hoek, BNSc 
Project Officer
 +1 613-533-6000 x 78722
 joan.vandenhoek@queensu.ca

Jennifer Medves, RN, PhD 
 +1 613-533-2669
 jennifer.medves@queensu.ca

Joan Almost, RN, PhD
 +1 613-533-6000 x 74748
 joan.almost@queensu.ca

Elizabeth VanDenKerkhof, RN, DrPH
 +1 613-533-6000 x 74743
 elizabeth.vandenkerkhof@queensu.ca

Marian Luctkar-Flude, RN, MScN
 +1 613-533-6000 x 77383
 marian.luctkar-flude@queensu.ca

Deborah Tregunno, RN, PhD
 +1 613-533-6000 x 74742
 tregunno@queensu.ca

Monakshi Sawhney, RN, PhD
 +1 613-533-6000 x 75391
 mona.sawhney@queensu.ca

Kevin Woo, RN, PhD
 +1 613-533-6000 x 74747
 Kevin.woo@queensu.ca

Mary Smith, RN, MScN
 mary.smith@queensu.ca

Meg Carley, BA
 meg.carley@queensu.ca

Genevieve Pare, BSc, MSc
 paregen@queensu.ca


National Partners:

Patients for Patient Safety Canada 
 www.patientsforpatientsafety.ca

Accreditation Canada
 www.accreditation.ca/

Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI)
 www.patientsafetyinstitute.ca

Regional Partners:

Queen's University School of Nursing
 nursing.queens.ca

Hotel Dieu Hospital
 www.hoteldieu.com

Co-Investigators

Faculty at the School of Nursing, Queen's University are actively engaged in systematic reviews. As principal or co-investigators on reviews related to their research programs, as supervisors of graduate students, and as peer reviewers, they use and support the JBI methodology.

Background

Originally established jn 2004, QJBC is the Canadian collaborating centre of the international Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI). In 2009, supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), QJBC became a founding partner in an academic-policy consortium with the Canadian Patient Safety Institute (CPSI) and Accreditation Canada.

Firmly grounded in a framework of integrated knowledge translation (iKT), QJBC provides leadership, best practices, research, resources and collaborative opportunities in the science of synthesis and patient safety. By combining academic, clinical, investigational, and methodological expertise, QJBC is uniquely positioned to address KT requirements with patient safety in a variety of academic, policy and practice environments. An extensive environmental scan and documentary analysis conducted at the outset of the centre's formation, coupled with an engaged advisory board have ensured that QJBC remains responsive to policy, practice, and consumer perspectives and priorities. QJBC investigators are currently responding to requests to facilitate a broad scope of patient safety evidence synthesis, adaptation, and implementation initiatives. We continue to build capacity within the university sector (faculty, health sciences students, library scientists), foster public engagement (e.g. tailoring review outputs) and provide support to additional Canadian JBI centres as they embrace our iKT approach and ultimately formalize their organizations as JBI Centres.

Canada St Elizabeth (ESG)

Saint Elizabeth Health Care JBI Evidence Synthesis Group

Saint Elizabeth Health Care
90 Allstate Parkway
Marham, ON L3R 6H3
CANADA

  •  0011-1-905-940-9655 ext 6438

Convenor

Nancy Lefebre 
 NancyLefebre@saintelizabeth.com

Group Members

Kim Dalla Bona
Alison Macdonald

Background

Canadian home and community care leader, Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SEHC), has partnered with Queen’s Joanna Briggs Collaboration (QJBC) to establish the first Evidence Synthesis Group in North America as part of a prestigious international health research network.

As an Evidence Synthesis Group, SEHC conducts systematic reviews of nursing research from a community perspective in areas such as chronic disease management, palliative care, IV therapy and healthy work environments. With ongoing mentorship and support from QJBC, nurses synthesize their findings into a succinct statement that describes the current state of knowledge in a particular area of practice.

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2008, Saint Elizabeth Health Care (SEHC) is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization that shares its talent and wisdom nationally and internationally through direct care and service, consultation, and education and e-learning to support the transformation of care for families, health organizations and communities. With a century of experience and a dynamic talent team of 4,000, the organization delivers more than three million home care visits annually and has been recognized as one of Canada's 50 Best Employers, Best Workplaces, and a Best Practice Spotlight Organization.

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

Canada New Brunswick (ESG)

University of New Brunswick (UNB) Saint John JBI Evidence Synthesis Group

PO Box 5050
Department of Nursing & Health Sciences
University of New Brunswick
Saint John, NB
E2L 4L5

Evidence Synthesis Group Convenor

Assistant Professor Lisa Keeping-Burke RN, PhD

Evidence Synthesis Group Members

Tracy Carr RN PhD
Karen Furlong RN PhD
Linda Hansen BA MLS
Rose McCloskey RN PhD
Dianne McCormack RN PhD
Linda Yetman RN PhD

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

  • 04/07/11 Queen's University, Kingston, ON
  • 09/07/12 Queen's University, Kingston, ON

Affiliate Collaborating Centre

Queen's Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre

Denmark Nursing (JBC)

Danish Centre of Systematic Reviews: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Centre of Clinical Guidelines – Danish National Clearing house 
Frederik Bajers Vej 7E
Department of Health Science and Technology
University of Aalborg
9220 Aalborg
Denmark

Director

Palle Larsen RN MScN, PhD Student

Deputy Director

Sasja Juul Håkonsen RN MScN

Background

The initiative to establishing the CCG was taken by the Danish Nursing Society (DNS). CCG’s main responsibility is to promote high quality evidence-based clinical guidelines.

The CCG is owned by DNS, which is an umbrella organisation for 19 scientific societies within nursing in Denmark. DNS works closely with The National Board of Health, medical scientific societies and other relevant partners within the health care sector in Denmark and the Nordic countries.

The Centre was initially established by and for nursing in Denmark. However, there is a great desire for the cooperation with other allied health care professions.

The foundation for CCG was laid out in 2005, when it became clear that the existing guidelines for nursing care varied in quality and were based on limited evidence. The guidelines were either not published or if published they had different recommendations for the same problem. This resulted in inappropriate use of resources. A clinical guideline is defined as "systematically developed statements that can be used by professionals and patients when they must decide on appropriate and proper healthcare performance in specific clinical situations".

The Centre for Clinical Guidelines is physically located at the Department of Health Science and Technology University of Aalborg. Primary stakeholders are nurses employed at the nation's hospitals and teachers of university colleges, but other health professions, are expected to eventually contribute to and benefit from the centre.

The location of the centre at the University of Aalborg creates an opportunity for increased cooperation between academic and clinical competencies. Moreover, the Centre will be able to identify new areas of research within nursing and other professions.

Purpose

The Purpose of the Centre for Clinical Guidelines – Danish National Clearinghouse is:

  • To assess the quality (technical & methodological) of clinical guidelines in nursing
  • To establish and maintain a database of approved clinical guidelines
  • To be part of a national and international cooperation for the development of clinical guidelines
  • To identify areas for future research
  • To initiate and engage in research activities at a national and international level
  • To initiate and engage in educational activities designed to enhance the quality and development of clinical guidelines
  • To disseminate knowledge on existing clinical guidelines

The operation of the CCG is based on membership fees and income from other sources. Members of the CCG subscribe for membership for a period of five years. At the moment 30 out of 32 hospitals (5 university hospitals and 25 regional hospitals) support the CCG and all six university colleges are members of CCG. These colleges offer a Professional Bachelor Degree Programme (3½ years) to all allied hospital care staff.

Core Staff

Birgitte Schantz Laursen PhD Ass Prof
Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt RN, PhD
Merete Bender Bjerrum PhD 
Erik Elgaard Sorensen RN, PhD
Ida Sofie Nygaard
Mette Spliid Ludvigsen PhD Senior Researcher
Mette Trads RN, Phd Student
Pernille Palm PhD Student
Professor Preben U Pedersen RN PhD

Doha SIDRA (ESG)

Sidra Centre for Women's and Pediatric Evidence Based Health Care: an Evidence Synthesis Group of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Located in Doha on Qatar Foundation's 2,500 acre Education City campus, the Sidra Medical and Research Center is expected to open in 2012. It will initially have 400 beds with infrastructure to enable expansion to 550 beds in a subsequent phase. Sidra Medical & Research Center is designed to encompass three essential missions:

  • World-class clinical care
  • Medical education
  • Biomedical research

Part of a collaborative effort entitled "one program in multiple institutions," Sidra will work closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation in regard to all three missions, raising the standard of health care throughout the country, particularly for Women and Children, and providing valuable opportunities for research and learning. The need for pediatric professionals to access independent advice on the effectiveness, appropriateness and cost benefits of specific health and care interventions; and to implement evidence and evaluate its impact has been recognised in most advanced economies, but current efforts to summarise, disseminate and establish systems for its utilisation are largely confined to other areas of acute care and primary health care. This centre seeks to fill this gap, by providing a service that will be the first of its kind internationally.

Director

Deborah Norton-Westwood

England Nursing and Midwifery (JBC)

The University of West London Centre for Evidence-based Healthcare: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

University of West London
Paragon House
Boston Manor Road
Brentford
Middx TW8 9GA

Director

Prof Heather Loveday
Director Richard Wells Research Centre, Systematic Review

Deputy Director

Dr Amalia Tsiami 
 amalia.tsiami@uwl.ac.uk

Administrator

Meg Morse
 meg.morse@uwl.ac.uk

Core Staff

Agnieszka Bak, Research Assistant, Systematic Reviewer
Sharon Elliott, Senior Lecturer, Systematic Reviewer
Alison Tingle, Research Development Lead, Systematic Reviewer
Dr Amalia Tsiami, Associate Professor Food Science, Systematic Reviewer, Trainer
Dr Jennie Wilson, Associate Professor Healthcare Epidemiology, Systematic Reviewer, Trainer

Background

The University of West London Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery links with health care providers across London and the Thames Valley, which comprise some of the most diverse social and economic populations in England. The Centre has well-established links with local NHS Trusts, and will work with nurses and midwives from the acute and primary health care sectors to develop, implement and evaluate evidence to promote, support and sustain best practice. The Centre has a particular focus on pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, women's health, infection prevention and control, and communicable diseases.

England Nottingham (JBC)

The University of Nottingham Centre of Evidence Based Health Care: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

University of Nottingham
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Queens Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2UH
United Kingdom

Director

Prof Fiona Bath-Hextall

Deputy Director

Dr Catrin Evans

Management Committee

Fiona Bath-Hextall
Catrin Evans
Jo Cooper
Wendy Stanton
Nicola Darlington

Core Staff

Elizabeth Hendron
Heather Wharrad
Jeanette Eldridge
Jo Cooper
Jo Leonardi-Bee
John McLuskey
Joseph Manning
Julie McGarry
Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith
Linda East
Sylvia Nalubega
Victoria Hood

Systematic Reviews

Author(s) Title Status
NOTT

Adult user's attitudes and beliefs regarding herbal & food supplements for the relief of chronic pain

Review in Progress

NOTT

Health professionals' views about the universal childhood immunisation programme

Review in Progress

NOTT

Interventions for improving coordination of reach to grasp following stroke: Systematic Review

Review in Progress

NOTT

The needs and experiences of people with a diagnosis of skin cancer

Review in Progress

England Plymouth (JBC)

Centre for Health and Social Care Innovation, Plymouth University: an Affiliated centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Plymouth University
Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
4th Floor Rolle Building, Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA UK

Director

Prof Bridie Kent
Professor in Leadership in Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences), Plymouth University

Deputy Director
Dr Jenny Freeman
Associate Professor (Reader) in Physiotherapy
School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences), Plymouth University
jenny.freeman@plymouth.ac.uk

Core Staff

Prof Ruth Endacott, Professor in Clinical Nursing (Critical Care)
Prof Heather Skirton, Professor in Health Genetics
Prof Janet Richardson, Professor of Health Service Research
Prof Jos Latour, Professor in Clinical Nursing
Prof Jonathan Marsden, Professorship and Chair in Rehabilitation
Dr Jenny Morris, Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Health Studies
Dr Graham Williamson, Lecturer in Nursing (Adult)
Dr Joanne Paton,Lecturer in Podiatry
Dr Anita Slade,Programme Lead MSc in Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy and Lecturer Occupational Therapy
Dr Neil Artz,Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Dr Katrina Bannigan, Associate Professor (Reader) of Occupational Therapy
Joanna Triplett, Information Specialist,  Academic Support, Technology & Innovation (Technology & Information Services)
Julie Moody, Information Specialist, Academic Support, Technology & Innovation (Technology & Information Services)
Amanda Denton, Programme lead MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation
Frazer Underwood, Consultant Nurse / Associate Director of Nursing, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
Lyn Westcott
Mary Birken
Avril Collinson
Heather Hunter
Anne Payne

Affiliates - PhD and Master's Students

Jane Peters
Louise Winfield
Janet Thatcher
Caroline Jamison
Lee Cameron
Terry Gorst
Angie Logan
Rachel Rapson
Richard Collings
Karen Moss
Kevin Hambridge
Susan Bracefield
Selina Goodman
Emma Kirk
Lisa Burrows
Debra Cheeseman
Damian Davey
Caitlin Dean
Gayle Githens-Mazer
Sian Goddard
Mary O’Toole
Timothy Powell
Rosie Raine
Kate Tantam
Caroline Thomas
Emma Underwood
Dawn Warren
Nicci Aylward-Wotton

Background

Our focus is on innovations for health and social care, supporting the synthesis of evidence related to topics that directly meet the needs of the healthcare sector and its stakeholders. This will provide knowledge information that influences policy development and clinical practice across the continuum of care spanning, hospital, aged care and community settings. We are a truly multidisciplinary centre, which is fully integrated with health care organisations in the region.

Plymouth University (www.plymouth.ac.uk) is renowned for its engagement with the community and external agencies, as well as encouraging collaboration within and across Faculties. It also has a mission to be ' the enterprise university', resulting in Plymouth being a dynamic and innovative place to work and study. The centre is located in Plymouth itself, a city which has a strong maritime heritage and is situated in the beautiful south west of England.

England Teesside (JBC)

Teesside Centre for Evidence-based Practice: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Teesside University
Borough Rd, Tees Valley
Middlesbrough TS1 3BA
United Kingdom

Director

Dr Louisa Ells

Deputy Director
TBA

Core Staff

Professor Hora Soltani
Professor Greg Atkinson
Professor Dorothy Newbury-Birch
Dr Liane Azevodo
Dr Samantha Harrison
Dr Vicky McGowan
Lesley Cooper
Sarah-Louise Dinsdale
Dora Machaira
Shannon Robalino
Joan Olajide
Michaela Senek
Caroline DeBrun
Josette Bettany-Saltikov
Susan McAsey

Background

Teesside University is based in Middlesbrough in the North East of England. This is an area of high deprivation where health is generally worse than for England as a whole.  A key focus of the Affiliate Centre is therefore to work collaboratively with clinical and practice colleagues to develop a programme of work that is relevant to local health and social care needs but also has national and international impact.

Ethiopia Jimma (JBC)

The Ethiopian Malaria Alert Centre: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Jimma University
PO Box 378
Jimma,
Ethopia

Centre Director

Dr Morankar Sudhakar

Deputy Director
Dr Mirkuzie Woldie

Core Staff

Abdissa Biruksew
Abdulhalik Workicho Bushra
Abebe Abera
Abiyot Girma
Abebe Mamo
Adebola Emmanuel Orimadegun
Aderajew Nigussie
Ahmed Zeynudin Kassim
Alemayehu Atomsa
Allen Kabagenyi
Amanuel Gebremedhin
Amene Tesfaye
Andualem Tesfaye
Awol Jemal
Bedilu Deribe
Belay Yimam
Bezawit Temesgen
Bitaya Admassu
Daniel Dana
Daniel Tolosa
Dejene Tilahun Nigussie
Dessalegn Massa
Dessalegn Tamiru
Desta Hiko Gemeda
Elias Ali Yesuf
Endalew Zemene
Eshetu Girma
Fekadu Assefa
Fekadu Yadassa
Fentaye Chemir
Garumma Tolu
Getasew Assefa

Getu Ataro
Gurmesa Tura
Habtamu Jarso
Habtamu Sime
Hailay Gesesew
Hailemariam Segni
Haimanot Ewnetu
Henok Asefa
Jokotade Olarerin
Kalkidan Hassen Abeta
Kedir Abdella
Kinfe Tesfay
Lakew Abebe Gebretsadik
Lamesa Dube
Lealem Gedefaw
Leja Hamza
Makeda Sinaga
Mamo Desalegn
Mamusha Aman
Markos Tesfaye
Matiwos Soboka
Mesay Mariam
Mirkuzie Woldie Kerie
Misra Abdulahi Ahmed
Mohammed Biza
Mohammed Taha
Mubarek Abera
Muhumuza Christine
Mulatu Gashaw
Mulgeta Tarekegn
Muluemebet Abera
Nebiat Nigussie
Netsanet Fentahun Babbel
Nezif Hussien

Ronald Anguzu
Rosely Ilesanmi
Sadikalmahdi Hussen
Sempeera Hassard
Sena Belina
Shifera Asfaw
Shimeles Ololo Sinkie
Shimelis Mitku
Solomon Ali
Tamirat Tefera
Tefera Belachew
Tesfahun Chanie
Tewodros Eyob
Tigetsu Alemu
Tigist Astale
Tirsit Retta Woldeyohanes
Titi Akingbola
Tizta Tilahun
Tolassa Wakayo
Tsegaye Tewelde
Tsinuel Girma
Tsion Assefa Beyene
Wakjira Kebede
Yohannes Kebede
Zenebe Negeri
Zewdie Birhanu

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Centre have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program.

Date and location of training program registered/completed for each member listed above:
1. 17/9/2007 Location: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
2. 19/5/2014 - 23/5/2014 Location: Jimma, ETHIOPIA

Ghana Kintampo (JBC)

The Kintampo Health Research Centre Ghana: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Kintampo Health Research Centre (KHRC)
Box 200 Kintampo
GHANA, West Africa

Centre Director

Dr. Yeetey Akpe Kwesi Enuameh MD, MSc, DrPH (Community Health & Prevention)
Evidence-based healthcare and practice, adolescent health, sexual and reproductive health, non communicable diseases, infectious and tropical diseases, health policy, policy communication
 
yeetey@gmail.com

Deputy Director
George Adjei BSc (Mathematics & Stats), MSc (Field Epid)
Communicable & non-communicable diseases, evidence-based healthcare
 
geoz30@yahoo.com

Core Staff

Bright Akpalu BA (Psychology), MPhil (Clinical Psychology), Cert in Psychiatric Research Methods 
Kenneth Ae-Ngibise BEd. Psychology, MSc Field Epidemiology
Thomas Kwasi Gyan BA (Integrated Development Studies), MPH (Population and Reprductive Health) 
Nettey Obed Ernest Akai BA (Psychology and Philosophy) MPhil (Population Studies) 
Martha Ali Abdulai BSc (Community Nutrition), Master of Public Health (specialization in HIV/AIDS)
Kwame Kesse Adjei Bsc (Nutrition and Food Science), MPH (PFRH)
Dennis Adu-Gyasi BSc (Med. Lab. Tech.), MSc/PGDip, I.D., DLSHTM, PhD (Immunology) Candidate, AACC Certs
Kwabena Gyaami Amoah MD(Stomatology), MSc(Orthodontics), FICD, FGCPS
Sabastina Amoako BSc. Biochemistry
Lucy Asamoah-Akuko MD, MPH, PhD Fellow
Yaw Asante Awuku BSc, MBChB, SCREM,FWACP (Int. Med)
Philip Dawon Bilson BSc. (Zoology) MSc. (Clinical Trials)
Awurabena Quayeba Dadzie B Ed
Rebecca Akua Kyerewaa Dwommoh MPH (Health economics specialty)
Francis Dzabeng BSc (Applied Chemistry), MSc(Health Informatics), MPM-Fellow AAPM
Sandra Ama Hewlett BDS, M.Clin.Dent , FGCPS
Emmanuel Nashiru Mahama BSc. Mathematics & Statistics, Post Grad. Diploma in Medical Statistics, MSc Medical Statistics
Gifty Fosuaa Nuamah BA Geography and Rural Development
Solomon Nyame BEd. Psychology and MA Population Studies
Francis Sarkodie BSc, MSc, PhD Fellow (LSTM-UK)
Theresa Afia Serwaa Tawiah, Bachelor of Education (Social Science)
Livesy Naafoe Abokyi BA, MPH
Owusu Boahen BA, MPH
Francis Agbokey
Isaac Asante BPharm
Abubakari Sulemana Watara BA, MPhil
Mieks Frenken Nyarko Twumasi BSc 
Farrid Boadu BSc
Kingsley Victor Yimbilmor Kayan Dip Med Lab

Dr Yeetey Enuameh, Director
George Adjei, Deputy Director
JBC Ghana Kintampo staff

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Centre have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program.

Date and location of training program registered/completed for each member listed above:
1. 17/9/2007 Location: CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
2. 12/5/2014 - 16/5/2014 Location: KINTAMPO GHANA

Finland Helsinki (JBC)

Finnish Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: An Affiliated centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Host Institution:
Nursing Research Foundation
Asemamiehenkatu 2
FI-00520 Helsinki, Finland

Director

Dr Arja Holopainen, RN, PhD  arja.holopainen@hotus.fi 
Dr Arja Holopainen has a long career in nursing education. Currently she is working as a research director in Nursing Research Foundation. She is leading the WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing in Finland. Her main research interests are evidence implementation, nursing education and mental health nursing.

Deputy Directors

Professor Kaija Saranto, PhD, RN, FACMI, FAAN   kaija.saranto@uef.fi
Professor Saranto has launched the first master's and doctoral degree programmes in health and human services informatics in Finland in 2000 at the University of Eastern Finland, Department of Health and Social Management following the international development in the field. She has actively promoted the educational premises for both university level and continuing education students. Her research interest is the role of classifications in EHRs as well as educational and organizational issues in information system implementation. Currently she is leading a research group focusing on Medication Safety.

Dr Heidi Anttila, Senior Researcher, PT, PhD   heidi.anttila@thl.fi
Dr Anttila acts as a Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). Her research interests are e.g. rehabilitation, functional capacity, disability services and supports.

Core staff

Danielsson-Ojala Riitta, Planner PhD-candidate, MNSc
Haatainen Kaisa, Patient Safety Manager, Adjunct Professor PhD
Hakulinen Tuovi, Adjunct Professor PhD
Siltanen Hannele, PhD-candidate, MSc, RN
Heikkila Asta, Dean PhD
Junttila Kristiina, Dr PhD
Jylha Virpi, Researcher, PhD-candidate, MSc, PT
Kinnunen Ulla-Mari, Senior Lecturer PhD
Koivunen Marita, Adjunct Professor, Nursing Director PhD
Korhonen Anne, Researcher PhD
Korhonen Teija, Researcher PhD
Kortteisto Tiina, Director of Nursing PhD
Leino Kaija, Director of Nursing PhD
Lindfors Kirsi, CNS, PhD-student, MNSc, RN
Maijala Virpi, Senior Lecturer MNSc, RN
Montin Liisa, Senior Lecturer PhD, RN
Makelainen Paula, Principal Lecturer PhD
Paavilainen Eija, Professor PhD
Pitkänen Anneli, Director of Nursing PhD
Puolakka Kristiina, Nursing Director PhD
Polkki Tarja, Dr PhD
Raussi-Lehto Eija, Senior Lecturer MSc (Health Care)
Ryttylainen-Korhonen Katri, Head of Department PhD
Seppanen Salla, Director of Faculty of Social Services PhD-student, MNSc, RN
Tervo-Heikkinen Tarja, Clincial Nurse Consultant PhD, RN

Management Committee

Chair:Pelkonen Marjaana, PhD  
Ministry of Social Affairs and Health

Kyngas Helvi, PhD
University of Oulu

Lammintakanen Johanna, PhD
University of Eastern Finland

Merasto Merja, MSc
Finnish Nurses Association

Makelainen Paula, PhD 
Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences

Makinen Eeva, MD
National Institute for Health and Welfare

Turunen Hannele, PhD
Kuopio University Hospital, University of Eastern Finland

Saijonkari Maija, MSc
National Institute for Health and Welfare

Right to attend: Director and Deputy Directors

Background

The Nursing Research Foundation (www.hotus.fi) operates as the host institution of the Centre. The Centre has four more co-partners: National Institute for Health and Welfare (www.thl.fi), University of Eastern Finland (www.uef.fi/stj), Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (www.mamk.fi) and Northern Savo Hospital District: Kuopio University Hospital (www.kuh.fi).  

In addition, the Centre has six affiliated partners: Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District, Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Satakunta Hospital District and Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

The expertise of the Centre concentrates around methods of systematic reviews and evidence implementation in the broad area of health care including acute care, primary health care and continuing care. A second field of expertise is delivering of a high quality course programs on systematic reviewing and evidence-based practice in general, as well as a follow-up implementation of evidence into practice.

India New Delhi (JBC)

Centre for Health Policy in India - an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Centre for Health Policy in India
607, Umiya Sadan
Plot - 4, Sector 4,
Dwarka, New Delhi
110 078 (INDIA)

Director

Shital Bhatt

Deputy Directors

Pallav Bhatt
 ampallav@gmail.com

Vatsal Chhaya
 vatsannidhi@yahoo.com

Japan Hyogo University (JBC)

The Kobe Linguistic Translation Centre (KOBELT centre), Hyogo University of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, Centre for International programs: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Hyogo University of Health Sciences
1-3-6 Minatojima, Chuo ku
Kobe, 650-8530
Japan

Director

Prof Emiko Suzui PhD, RM, RN

Deputy Director

Prof Toshie Tsuchida PhD, RN

Core Staff

Professor Akiko Nishimura PhD, RM, RN
Professor Hizuru Amijima PhD, RN
Associate Professor Hisami Sasagawa PhD, RN
Professor Hatsumi Kanzaki PhD, RN
Associate Professor Tomi Tanaka MA, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Lecturer Kanako Fujii,MA, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Lecturer Chikase Sadanaga,MA, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Associate Lecturer Satoshi Takatani,MA, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science

Translation Members
Professor Masako Saito MA, RM, RN, Kansai University of International Studies
Associate Professor Kimie Okada MA, RM, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Lecturer Yuka Iio MA, RM, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Associate Lecture Chihiro Katada MA, RM, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Associate Professor Hiromi Fujii PhD, RM, RN, Kobe City College of Nursing
Associate Professor Kyoko Shimazawa MA, RM, RN, Kobe City College of Nursing
Deputy Director Yuri Kasamatsu MA, RM, RN, Nursing Department, The Hospital of Hyogo College of Medicine
Associate Professor Rie Ikeda PhD, RM, RN, Faculty of Health and Welfare Scinece, Okayama Prefectural University
Lecturer Hiromi Tanino PhD, RM, RN, School of Nursing, Niimi College
Associate Professor Nami Fujioka PhD, RM, RN, Yamaguchi University, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Professor Mari Haku PhD, RM, RN, School of Health Sciences, The University Tokushima
Associate Lecture Kanako Yamada MA, RM, RN, Osaka Prefecture University
NICU Nurse Sanae Fukui MA, RM, RN, Yodogawa Christian Hospital
Associate Professor Yuko Honma PhD, RM, RN, Mukogawa Women's University, School of Nursing
Associate Lecture Kayo Yamana MA, RM, RN, Hyogo University of Health Science
Lecturer Maki Taniguchi MA, RM, RN Japanese Red Cross Society, Himeji School of Nursing
Professor Michiko Nakashima PhD, RM, RN, School of Nursing, Asahi University

Supervisors
Professor Michiko Machiura PhD, RM, RN, School of Nursing, Osaka Prefecture University
Associate Professor Rie Konno PhD, RM, RN, Department of Nursing, Kansai University of International Studies

Background

• The JBI-Kobe Linguistic Translation Center (JBI-KOBELT Center), located within the Hyogo University of Health Sciences (HUHS), School of Nursing. The KOBELT Center is well positioned to promote the mission of the Joanna Briggs Institute for Japanese Midwives and Nurses. Add, KOBELT Center will engage both academic and practice associates in evidence generation, synthesis, transfer and utilization.

• The HUHS, School of nursing has existing education affiliation agreements with over 400 agencies including hospitals, community agencies, long term care setting, and schools. In 2007 at Port Island in Kobe, HUHS has started its activity with three faculties simultaneously, School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing and School of Rehabilitation as a member of Hyogo College of Medicine Group which has over 40 years of history as medical college and teaching hospitals at Nishinomiya, Hyogo Prefecture.

• The purpose of the KOBELT Center for Linguistic Translation is to provide evidence-based practice and research products and services to health care agencies using Japanese language. In add, this entrepreneurial center is a unique approach to marketing faculty expertise in research and evidence-based practice to specially midwives and nurses. Moreover, this center provides an opportunity for vibrant, collaborative learning and research by faculty and postgraduate students interacting with real world healthcare practice problems through faculty experts who serve as evidence-based practice and research consultants to area healthcare organizations.

Japan Osaka (JBC)

The Japan Centre for Evidence Based Practice: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Osaka University
Graduate School of Medicine
Division of Health Science
1-7 Yamadaoka Suita
Osaka 565-0871
Japan

Director

Dr Kiyoko Makimoto, RN, MPH, PhD
Professor
 kmakimot@sahs.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Deputy Director

Dr Mikiko Ito, RN, PhD
Associate Professor
Systematic Review Program  itmkk@sahs.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Dr Miyae Yamakawa, PhD, BSN
Associate Professor 
Systematic Review Program miyatabu@sahs.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Co-Assistants

Miyae Yamakawa, BSN, MNS, PhD
Translation Program

Core Staff

Kiyoko Makimoto PhD
Mikiko Ito PhD 
Miyae Yamakawa PhD 
Hiroko Watanabe PhD
Mie Shiraishi PhD
Shingo Ueki MNS

Research Associates

Rie Konno, PhD
Adjunct faculty, Osaka University

Kayoko Omura, PhD, BSN
Adjunct faculty, Osaka University

Kazumi Fujimura, RN, PhD
Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Medicine Yamaguchi University

Jun Motomura, BSN, MNS

Sachie Takeuchi, RN, MS, PhD
Associate professor, Mie University

Setsuko Shimmitsu, BSN, MA, PhD
Adjunct faculty, Osaka University

Chisato Hayashi, BSN, PhD
Graduate School of Nursing Osaka City University

Tamaki Kumagai, BSN, PhD
Faculty of Health Care and Nursing, Juntendo University

Yuta Koto, BSN, MNS 
Osaka Medical Center and Research Institute fo Maternal and Child Health

Members

Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine
Masue Inoue, Assistant professor
Shingo Ueki, Doctoral student
Kei Matoba, Doctoral student
Kanako Moroi, Master's student
Sayaka Suga, Master's student
Chiaki Fukuda, Master's student

Related Websites

Osaka University
 http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en

Osaka University, Graduate School of Medicine/ Faculty of Medicine
 http://www.med.osaka-u.ac.jp/index-e.html

Osaka University Hospital
 http://www.hosp.med.osaka-u.ac.jp/index.html

Osaka University Global Collaboration Centre
 http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/index.html

Kenya Nairobi (JBC)

Afya Research Africa (ARA): an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Afya Research Africa (ARA)
On the Grounds of Gertrude Children's Hospital
PO Box 20880-00202
Nairobi, Kenya

  •  cliffmwita@gmail.com

Director

Dr Clifford Mwati

Deputy Director

Dr Samson Gwer

Core Staff

Dr Barack Ongulo
Dr Leah Mwai
Dr Deepika Bisht
Dr Doreen Karimi Mutua
Dr George Moturi
Ms Hellen Gatakaa
Dr Salim Omondi Amos
Dr Grace Dena
Dr Henry Amdany
Dr Hellen Wambui

Background

Our centre's work is focused on identifying simple solutions that can positively impact on the health care needs of people living in Sub Saharan Africa. Our activities include partnering with CISCO systems, Gertrude Children Hospital and Kenyatta University to enhance the delivery of health services to under-served populations through innovative ventures such as telemedicine and community health kiosks, as well as promoting evidence based health care through the conduct of systematic reviews and implementation of best practices at the point of care.

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Centre have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program.

Date and location of training program registered/completed for each member listed above:

21 September 2007, Cape Town, South Africa

Korea Seoul (JBC)

The Yonsei Evidence Based Nursing Centre of Korea: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Yonsei University College of Nursing
250 Sungsan-ro Seodaemun-gu
Seoul, Korea
120-752

  •  w3nurse@yuhs.ac
  •  http://nursingcollege.yonsei.ac.kr/en/

Director

Eui-Geum Oh, RN, PhD 
 euigeum@yuhs.ac
Evidence based nursing, QOL in people with chronically illness, Symptom management

Deputy Director / Review Coordinator

Dr Sunah Kim RN PhD
 psy0962@yuhs.ac

Management Committee

Prof Eui-Geum Oh RN PhD
Prof Su Nah Kim RN PhD
Prof So-Sun Kim RN PhD
Prof Mo Na Choi RN PhD
Prof Sang Hee Kim RN PhD
Prof Yeon Soo Change RN PhD
Prof Ju Hee Lee PhD, RN  JHL@yuhs.ac

Research Reviewers

Eui-Geum Oh RN PhD
Juhee Lee RN PhD
So-Sun RN PhD
Mo Na Choi RN PhD
Sang Hee Kim RN PhD
Yeon Soo Chang RN PhD
Prof Hyejung Lee RN PhD
Prof Hyangkyu Lee RN, PhD
Prof Heejung Kim RN, PhD
Prof Jeongok Park NR PhD

Research Associate

Mr Young Man Kim RN, MSN 0100002@yuhs.ac
Ms Hyun Joo Lee RN, MSN bkhj83@naver.com

Myanmar Yangon (JBC)

The Yangon Centre for Evidence Based Health Care: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, Myanmar

Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science
Mingaladon
11021
Yangon Region
Myanmar

  •  yinyin1926@gmail.com
  •  95 951 84292
  •  95 031 35073

Director

May Khin Thein
 maykhinthein@gmail.com

Deputy Director

Professor Yin Yin  
RN, BA (Psyco), BNSc, MNSc (Adelaide), MPA, Ph.D (La Trobe). Dip in Med Ed
 yinyin1926@gmail.com

Core Staff

Ms Tin Moe Thwe Lecturer/Head of the Pharmacology Dept
Mr Soe Lwin Lecturer/ Head of  the Anatomy Dept
Dr Law Ha Aung Lecturer/Head of  the Physical Medicine Dept
Mr Shwe Lin Ag Assistant Lecturer
Dr Kyaw Aung Thann Assistant Lecturer
My Myo Min Maung Assistant Lecturer
Mr Ag Ko Than Assistant Lecturer
Mr Soe Thet Paing Assistant Lecturer
Mr Ko Ko Kyaw Shein Assistant Lecturer
Mr Ye Wai Kyaw Assistant Lecturer
Mr Kyaw Min Aung Assistant Lecturer
Mr Pai Thit Sar Assistant Lecturer
Mr Htet Win Assistant Lecturer
Mr Ag Soe Maw Assistant Lecturer
Mr Aung Aung Assistant Lecturer
Ms Ohnmar Myint Lecturer/Head, Community Health Nursing Dept
Ms Tin Moe Thu Lecturer/Head, Family Health Nursing Dept
Ms Moe Yu Mon Assistant Lecturer
Ms Phyu Cin Thandar Tun Assistant Lecturer
Mr Soe Win Assistant Lecturer
Ms Lin Lin Ko Nursing Officer, DSLH
Ms Ohnmar Myint Assistant Lecturer,MINP
Ms Ohnmar Myo Assistant Lecturer, MINP
Dr Kyaw Sandar Lecturer/Head of the Medical Imaging Technology Department
Dr Zaw Zaw Htet Lecturer Pharmacology Department
Dr Zin Zaya Win Lecturerof Medical Laboratory Technology Department
Ms Saw Kalyar Lecturer/Head Adult Health Nursing Department
Ms Naw Htoo Phawdo Lecturer/Head Medical Education Department

Research Associates

Dr. Soe Hlaing
M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc (Medicine), MRCP (UK)
Professor/Head, Adult Health Nursing Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Professor Dr. Kay Thi Htun
M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc (Paed), D.C.H (Glasgow), MRCP (UK), FACTM (Australia), Dr Med.Sc (Paed), Dip in Med Ed
Professor/Head, Department of Child Health
Defence Services Medical Academy

Dr. Aye Aye
M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc (OG), MRCOG (UK), Dr Med. Sc (OG)
Professor/Head, Family Health Nursing Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Vaung Saun Thang
M.B.B.S., D.P.M (Ygn), M.Med.Sc (Psychiatry) Singapore
Dip in Med Ed
Professor/Head, Mental Health Nursing Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Kyan Aung
M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc (Pharmacology), PhD (London)
Professor/Head, Pharmacology Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Tin Zaw
M.B.B.S., DMRD (YGN), DMRD (Liverpool), F.F.R. (Ireland), FRCR (London)
Professor/Head, Radiography Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Phyu Phyu Kyaing
M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc (Medical Rehabilitation)
Lecturer/Head, Physiotherapy Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Kay Thi Kyaw
M.B.B.S., M.Med.Sc (Microbiology)
Lecturer/Head, Microbiology Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Sandar Swe
M.B.B.S, M.Med.Sc (Pathology), Ph.D (Pathology)
Professor/Head, Pathology Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Tin Moe Mya
M.B.B.S, M.Med.Sc (Pathology), Ph.D (Pathology)
Lecturer, Pathology Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Dr. Yin Yin
RN, BA (Psycho), BNSc, MNSc (Adelaide), PhD (La Trobe)
Lecturer, Non-Clinical Nursing Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

MS. Cho Cho Than
RN, BSc (Physics), BNSc, MNSc (Adelaide)
Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing Department
Military Institute of Nursing and Paramedical Science

Myanmar Public Health (JBC)

The National Myanmar Center for Evidence Based Healthcare: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

The University of Public Health
246 Myoma Kyaung Rd
Corner of Bogyoke Aung San Rd & Myoma Kyaung Rd
Yangon
LATHA TOWNSHIP YANGON

Director

Prof Nay Soe Maung MBBS, MAB, MPH, ICHD (Belgium), FACTM (Australia), Dip in Med Ed, MDev S
Health Policy and Management, Health System Strengthening, Vector Borne Diseases; Malaria, DHF, Filariasis, HIV/AIDS, Health Economic and Health Care Financing
 naysoemg26@gmail.com

Deputy Director

Dr Htin Zaw Soe DFT, MBBS, MMedSc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics
 drhzsoe@gmail.com

Core Staff

Dr Kyaw Tint, BDS, MDsc, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, University of Dental Medicine, Yangon
Prosthodontics, Oral Implantology, Regenerative Dental Medicine

Ms Myint Htay, BSc(Zoology), BNSc, MNSc
Associate Professor, University of Nursing, Yangon
Translational Science, Clinical Teaching strategies

Naw Clara, MNSc,
Lecturer, Community Health Nursing, University of Nursing, Yangon
Nursing Education, Community Health, Family Health Nursing

Dr.ThaeThae Min, MBBS, M.MedSci (Microbiology), PhD
Assistant Lecturer, University of Medicine (1), Yangon
Microbiology and Immunology

Ms Khin Thein, BMSc, MNSc
Head/Associate Professor, University of Nursing, Yangon
Maternal and Newborn Nursing

Professor Cho Cho Nyant, MBBS (1986) UMC1, MMedSc (Patho) 1994 UMC1, PhD (Patho) 2003 UMC1
Professor at University of Medicine (1), Yangon
Histopathology especially on lymph node pathology

Dr Kyaw Swa Mya, MMedSc (Public Health) 2007 UMC2
Position: Lecturer at Unviersity of Medicine (1), Yangon
Health care use and poverty

Dr Cho Cho Aung, MBBS (2004) UMC1, MMedSc (Physiology) 2010 UMC1
Lecturer University of Medicine (1), Yangon
Physiological changes such as cardiovascular or ventilator changes associated with some conditions

Mrs Ni Ni Win, BPharm (2001), MPharm (2009)
Assistant Lecturer University of Pharmacy
Quantitative determination of drugs by various methods (method development)

Ms Su Su Yee, MPharm
Lecturer and Head University of Pharmacy
Bioassay guided isolation from natural sources and develop the formulation to clinical trial

Dr Zaw Moe Thein, BDS University of Dental Medicine, 1990, MDS 1996, PhD University of Hoing Kong 2007, Dip Med Ed UOPH 2012
Associate Professor at University of Dental Medicine, Mandalay
Mixed species biofilms study, Oral cancer and pre-cancer- related study, Library based study
Mrs Aye Paing,MA, MNSc, BNSc
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Mental Health, University of Nursing, Yangon
Fundamentals of Nursing Care


Nigeria Oyo State (ESG)

Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Synthesis Group: Nigeria

PO Box 15824
Dugbe Ibadan
Oyo State
NIGERIA

Convenor

Ms Jokotade Jemilat Olarerin

Group Members

Dr Olanrewaju Oladimeji
Mrs Rose Ekama Ilesanmi

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program:

28 June 2005, Durban, South Africa
3 Sept 2014, Nottingham, England

Philippines Santo Tomas (ESG)

The Center for Health Research and Movement Science: an Evidence Synthesis Group of the Joanna Briggs Institute, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines

College of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Santo Tomas
Espana Manila
Philippines 1008

Convenor

Associate Professor JANINE MARGARITA R. DIZON, MSPT, PTRP
College of Rehabilitation Sciences - University of Santo Tomas
Clinical Lecturer University of Adelaide
Editor in Chief - Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences
Consultant Research Unit of the Philippine Center for Sports Medicine, Philippine Sports Commission

Group members

Assistant Professor KATERINA L.B. ATLAS, OTRP
Occupational Therapy Internship Supervisor
College of Rehabilitation Sciences- University of Santo Tomas

Katerina L.B. Atlas
Assistant Professor LUDMINA SVETLANA M. CALAYAN, MSPT, PTRP
College of Rehabilitation Sciences- University of Santo Tomas

Ludmina Svetlana M. Calayan
Assistant Professor VALENTIN C. DONES III, MSPT, PTRP, COMT, DMS
College of Rehabilitation Sciences- University of Santo Tomas
Review Board - Philippine Journal of Allied Health Sciences

Valentin C. Dones III
Instructor PAULIN GRACE MORATO, OTRP
University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences

Assistant Professor JOSEPHINE JOY B. REYES, MPE
Sports Science Department Chair College of Rehabilitation Sciences- University of Santo Tomas
Review Board - Philippine Journal of Allied Health
Sciences Head - Sports Physiology Unit of the Philippine Center for Sports Medicine, Philippine Sports Commission

Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

All members of the Centre have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program.

Date and location of training program registered/completed for each member listed above:

1 May 2006, University of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia
1 March 2007, College of Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

Portugal Coimbra (JBC)

The Portugal Centre for Evidence Based Practice: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra
Rua 5 de Outubro e ou Avenida Bissaya Barreto
Apartado 55
3001-901 Coimbra Portugal

  •  investiga@esenfc.pt
  •  +351 239 487217

Director

Prof Manuel Alves Rodrigues RN PhD Habilitation

Deputy Director

João Luís Alves Apóstolo RN PhD

Core Staff

Aida Maria de Oliveira Cruz Mendes RN PhD
Carlos Melo-Dias RN PhD
Cristina Loucano Lic 
Daniela Filipa Batista Cardoso RN 
Eduardo José Santos RN
Paulo Joaquim Pina Queirós RN PhD
Rogério Manuel Clemente Rodrigues RN PhD
Maria do Céu Barbieri Figueiredo RN PhD
Hugo Leiria Neves RN M.S.
Maria dos Anjos Dixe RN PhD
Carmen Queirós RN M.S.
Paulo Alexandre Oliveira Marques RN PhD
Helena Maria Macedo Loureiro
Manuela Josefa da Rocha Teixeira PhD
Adriana Coelho RN Master
Prof. Ana Paula Camarneiro
Prof Maria de Lurdes Lomba
Prof Maria José Paixão
Prof Rosa Silv
Vitor Parola RN Master

PR China BUCM Beijing (JBC)

School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
11 N 3rd Ring Rd E
Chaoyang, Beijing, China

Director

Dr Liu Hongxia

Deputy Directors

Dr Ma Xueling
Dr Su Chunxiang

Core Staff

Hong Guo
Ningning Jin
Qi Wang
Xiaoni Hou
Jing Meng
Huifeng Wang
Chunguang Yu
Shuping Zhang
Hongmei Duan
Hailing Guo
Xingshan Liu
Ying Sun
Tang Ling
Yu Liu

Xun Lin
Yunlan Jiao
Hui Hu
Shuli Ma
Lijun Chen
Ziangeng Zhang
Fen Zhou
Ruiyang Sun
Jing Zhao
Yufang Hao
Shujin Yue
Zue Qiao

Background

The Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Centre for Evidence-based Nursing is the third Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) in mainland China, and it is the first Collaborating Centre to engage in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Nursing. The centre will focus on evidence synthesis and evidence implementation. The purpose of this centre is to combine the concepts and patterns of Evidence-Based Nursing (EBN) with the characteristics of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Nursing, to instruct the TCM Nursing personnel to apply the best evidence for clinical practice, to improve the effectiveness of TCM Nursing practice and health care outcomes, to popularize it all over the world, and to improve the level of clinical and scientific research of TCM Nursing.

School of Nursing, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

The School of Nursing, BUCM (formerly known as the Nursing Department, BUCM) was founded in 1984 and was the first higher nursing education institute of TCM in China.

The school began to enrol certificate-earning students officially in 1985 and bachelor degree students in 2000. The first master degree program of TCM Nursing started in 2004, which was transformed into Master Degree of Integrative Medicine in 2013. In the last three decades, the School has trained numerous advanced nursing professionals with an outstanding background in Chinese Medicine as well as proficiency in contemporary nursing theories, fundamental knowledge and skills.

There are 34 faculty members in the School of Nursing, including 3 professors, 7 associate professors. Among the 23 full-time lecturers, 12 have doctoral degree, 7 have master degree. The School consists of four departments: Fundamental Nursing, Clinical Nursing, Humanities in Nursing and TCM Nursing. The teaching staff hold qualifications for both teaching and clinical practice, with the enthusiasm of providing the best learning experiences for students from diploma, graduate and postgraduate training programs and meeting the needs of individuals seeking to become nurses, or to continue professional development after registration.

The School of Nursing is fully dedicated to teaching, scientific research and curriculum development. In 2012, the School was awarded as the First Level Discipline in nursing science, also named as a Municipal-level Key Discipline in Beijing and Key Discipline of the SATCM. The school faculty enthusiastically involves in research activities. The main research areas focus on but not limited in EBN, care for patients with long-term conditions, TCM Nursing Skills, nursing education, clinical nursing care and health care management. The School has also established international collaborations with the renowned universities from many countries. Faculty in the school have published many teaching materials and reports, such as 28 textbooks for The 11th Five-Year Plan and The 12th Five-Year Plan as chief-editors, among which, three have been awarded as excellent teaching materials in Beijing.

The School of Nursing values the training of international nursing care professionals and has established bilingual nursing curriculums. The School has invited foreign teachers to provide nursing English education. So far, there have been 23 foreign teachers from four countries to teach professional English, totally 1,664 credit hours. Currently, the School is discussing cooperation with universities in the United States, Australia, and other foreign countries. Since 2007, the School has also established a number of international professional partnerships in the United States and Australia, which provided opportunities for 21 staff and students to undertake teaching and academic exchange programs. There have been three cohorts of students who visited Japan, United States, and Austria for short-term exchange study. The School has also hosted more than 200 international nursing visitors from a variety of countries.

PR China Peking (JBC)

Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

PUHSC Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing
Peking University School of Nursing
38 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District
Beijing 100191, P.R.China

  •  sunhongyu@bjmu.edu.cn
  •  8610-82801610 Ext 8013
  •  nursing.bjmu.edu.cn/

Director

Prof. Guo, Guifang (PhD, RN)
Dean & Professor, Peking University School of Nursing

Deputy Directors

Prof. Shang, Shaomei (MSN, RN)
Associate Dean & Professor, Peking University School of Nursing

Prof. Lu, Hong (PhD, RN)
Associate Dean & Professor, Peking University School of Nursing

Continuing Education Coordinator

Ms. Sun, Hongyu (MSN, RN)
Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Peking University School of Nursing
Phone: (8610) 8280 2248
Fax: (8610) 8280 2248
Email: sunhongyu@bjmu.edu.cn

Core Staff

Hou, Shuxiao, MSN, RN, Associate Professor
Li, Mingzi, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Lu, Qian, PhD, RN, Professor
Sun, Yumei, MS, RN, Associate Professor
Wang, Zhiwen, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Xie, Hong, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Wan, Qiaoqin, MSN, RN, Associate Professor
Pang, Dong, PhD, RN, Associate Professor
Hou, Rui, MSN, RN, Associate Professor
Wang, Yan, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor
Jiang, Hua, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor
Yang, Yuanyuan, MSN, RN, Assistant Professor

Background

The Joanna Briggs Institute and Peking University Health Science Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in 2012 to establish the PUHSC Centre for Evidence-based Nursing in Beijing, China. It is the second Collaborating Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) in mainland China, and it is well positioned with supportive faculty members and abundant clinical resources from the teaching hospitals.

The purpose of this centre is to extend the evidence-based nursing practice to a wider population. It will contribute to the production of systematic reviews by faculty members, students, as well as nursing specialists in the affiliated hospitals and communities. Moreover, the Centre will strive to become a role model of generating and utilizing the evidence based practice in China. The centre will put efforts in providing the opportunity for clinicians and educators to share their expertise in research and Evidence-Based Practice, promoting dissemination and transferring knowledge generated by the Joanna Briggs Institute. Furthermore, the center will enrich the existing evidence with literature written in Chinese.

Giving the fact that Peking University School of Nursing has been the leading pioneer in China for years, the establishment of PUHSC Collaborating Centre will surely make an impact upon nursing practice in China. It will contribute to JBI in expanding their goal of producing systematic reviews, disseminating the knowledge, and ultimately implementing evidence based nursing practice globally.

About Peking University Health Science Center

Peking University Health Science Center (PUHSC) is a well-structured, multi-disciplined, and comprehensive medical education institution with a long history. It has built a unique campus culture that advocates diligence, rigor, objectivity and creativity. With the strong support of the central government, this first public medical school of China will continue to offer quality medical education to the Chinese health care system. Its highest goal is, with all its heart and all its might, to create an internationally recognized medical institute of excellence and to offer first-class medical education for the health of all human beings.

PUHSC has 6 schools and 8 university hospitals. In addition, 13 hospitals in Beijing serve as teaching hospitals. PUHSC offers a full range of courses for 8 specialties including basic medical sciences, clinical medicine, preventive medicine, stomatology, pharmacy, nursing, medical laboratory diagnosis and biomedical English. It has 47 accredited doctoral programs and 59 master programs.In addition to offering undergraduate and graduate programs, it also plays an active role in continuing education. PUHSC has developed 20 disciplines that have gained national recognition.

PUHSC, the first Medical Institution of Western medicine founded by Chinese Government, is developing rapidly in the new era, with its academic atmosphere of Diligence, Rigor, Objectivity, and Creativity and its ethos of Firm political orientation, truth seeking in study and devotion in service. In the process of building an outstanding university in the world, PUHSC, with the strong support of the central government, will attain its final goal: institute and offer first-class medical education with all its heart and all its might.

About Peking University School of Nursing

Peking University School of Nursing (formally known as Faculty of Nursing, Beijing Medical University) was among the first nursing schools to restore advanced nursing education in China. It was granted to be the first school of offering Master Degree program in nursing by the National Education Committee, the People's Republic of China in 1990. It is also the key institution of the Education Steering Committee for higher education in nursing, approved by the Ministry of Education P. R. China. The school has existing educational affiliation agreements with more than 20 agencies including hospitals, community health centers and long-term care settings. Moreover, it has access to rich resources from both main campus of Peking University and the Health Science Center.

At present, Peking University School of Nursing offers four degree programs: PhD, Master, Bachelor, and Associate Degree Programs as well as various continuing educational programs for post-registration nurses. In total, the School has an enrollment of more than 1600 students. The goal of the school is to produce graduates with solid knowledge of nursing science, competency and passion. The school has put enormous efforts in curriculum design and teaching method innovation and reform, and received Peking University Education Achievement Award in 2001 & 2004, Beijing Education Achievement Award, and National Education Achievement Award in 2005.

Peking University School of Nursing comprises of five academic departments: Fundamental Nursing, Medical & Surgical Nursing, Midwifery, Women & Child Health, Community Nursing and Humanities in Nursing. Forty-six faculty and staff members are now actively engaged in the present teaching and research. Twenty of them have senior professional titles and fourteen of them have a PhD degree. They have varies research grants to facilitate national and international research and professional development from Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, Beijing Health Bureau, Capital Medical Development Funds, as well as oversea foundations such as China Medical Board Foundation, Project HOPE Foundation, UNPFA Foundation. Representatives from each of academic departments have shown great interests in working with the JBI Collaborating Center. The main research areas range from clinical nursing to community care, health polices, nursing administration and education. Research projects cover vulnerable population across life span, from perinatal care to longterm care of the elderly.

For more information, please visit nursing.bjmu.edu.cn

PR China Shanghai (JBC)

The Fudan Evidence Based Nursing Center: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, Fudan University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China

School of Nursing
Fudan University
305 Feng Lin Road
Shanghai 200032, Peoples Republic of China

  •  huyan@fudan.edu.cn
  •  +86 21 6416 1784
  •  +86 21 6416 1784
  •  nursing.fudan.edu.cn

Director

Prof Hu Yan, PhD
Dean, School of Nursing, Fudan University

Deputy Director
A/Prof Zhou Yingfeng PhD

Advisory Committee

Chairperson:
Prof Wang Weiping
Deputy President of Fudan University

Vice Chairperson:
Ms Dai Baozhen
Former Dean, School of Nursing, Fudan University

Committee Members

Prof Wang Weiping
Deputy President of Fudan University

Ms Dai Baozhen
Former Dean of School of Nursing Fudan Uni

Ms Gao Qiuyun
Director of Nursing Program Office, Health Administrative Department, Shanghai Health Bureau

Ms Wong Suzhen
Director-gerenal, Shanghai Nursing Association

Prof Wang Jiyao
Dean of Evidence-based Medicine Center, Zhongshan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University

Prof Zhou Hejian
Vice President, Hua Shan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University

Prof Feng Yujie
President of the Women's Hospital affiliated to Fudan University

Prof Huang Guoying
President of the Children's Hospital affiliated to Fudan University

Core Staff

Jia Shoumei, PhD A/Prof
Ge Xiangyu, MScN Lecturer 
Zhou Yingfeng, PhD A/Prof 
Qian Xiaolu, BScN A/Prof of Nursing 
Wang Junqiao, MScN A/Prof 
Cao Yuling, MScN Lecturer 
Zhao Ying, MScN Lecturer 
Yang Honghong, MScN Lecturer 
Li Zheng, MScN A/Prof 
Lu Huijuan, MScN A/prof 
Chen Liqun, MScN A/Prof 
Ding Yan, PhD Prof of Nursing
Lin Cen, MScN Lecturer
Xing Weijie, PhD Lecturer
Xu Yan, RN, BScN Nurse
Chen Jie, RN, MScN Head Nurse
Wang Yang, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Gui Chunyi, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Wu Peixia, RN, MScN Senior Nurse
Lu mingming, MScN Lecturer 
Huang Xiaoyan, MScN Lecturer 
Cao Yanpei, RN, MScN, Director of nursing department 
Xu Jianming, RN, MScN, Director of nursing department 
Cheng Yun, RN, MScN, Director of nursing department 

Zhang Yuxia, PhD, Director of nursing department  
Xi Shuxin, RN, MScN, Director of nursing department
Li Xiaoying, RN, MScN Head Nurse 
Zhang Xiaoju, PhD 
Xinxuan Cao, MScN Lecturer 
Yu Chen, PhD Lecturer 
Haiou Xia, PhD Prof of Nursing 
Gu Ying, RN, MScN
Gu Chunyi, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Zhang Junping, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Huang Li, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Zheng Wenyan, RN, BScN 
Liu Ruiyan, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Ma Hui, RN, BScN Head Nurse
Chen Ruobing, RN BScN Head Nurse
Shen Yuehong RN, BScN
Zhu Li RN, BScN
Liu Huahua RN, BScN
Huang Zhe RN, BScN
Huang Jihua RN, BScN
Zhang Yu RN, BScN
Cheng Lei RN, MScN
Wang Yingwen RN, BScN
Hu Fei RN, BScN
Gu Lingli RN, BScN

Background

Establishment of HK Centre

The Fudan Centre for EBN was launched in November 2004 in School of Nursing Fudan University. It is the first centre for evidence-based nursing in mainland China. The Centre was opened by Mr Yang Guoqiang, the Executive Director of Foreign Affairs Office of Shanghai Municipality, and Dr Alan Thomas, Australian Ambassador to the People Republic of China.

Seminars and workshops

2004
Comprehensive Systematic Review Training
Provided by Prof Alan Pearson and Ms Tiffany Conroy
Participants: 22 core researchers of Fudan University Centre

2005
Evidence Based Nursing Seminar
Provided by Fudan University Centre for EBN
Participants: 40 senior nurses and nurse educators from Shanghai

2006 - 2014
Evidence Based Nursing workshop - Chinese National Continuing Nursing Education Program
Program: 1-2 workshops per year
Provided by Fudan University Centre for EBN
Participants: 60 senior nurses and nurse educators from mainland China

Implementation Projects

Eye care for intensive care patients 
Fall prevention for patients in hospital 
Hand Hygiene among surgical ICU Health Care Workers of a tertiary hospital 
Nasogastric tube feeding of critically ill patients in NICU
Self-management for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Management of physical restraints in critically ill patients in ICU
Management of nipple pain association with breastfeeding among postnatal
Newborn umbilical cord care in an  obstetric and gynecological hospital 
Prevention of breast engorgement among postpartum women
Management of peripheral intravascular devices in children
Post operative pain assessment for verbal children undergoing surgery
Paediatric falls prevention
Assessment and management of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neurotoxicity
Nutritional management for gastrointestinal cancer patients with chemotherapy
Management of stoma among Colorectal Cancer Patients

Linguistic translation

Evidence summaries: 769 translated into simplified Chinese
Recommended Practice: 188 translated into simplified Chinese
Best Practice Information Sheet: 28 translated into Chinese

Database of simplified Chinese Interventional nursing Studies

Journal papers: 1575
Dissertations: 284

Systematic Reviews

Lu Huijuan, Ge Xiangyu, Liu Shuling. The effectiveness of oral care on reducing oral microbial flora in critically ill adults with endotracheal intubation

Lu Taiyun & Jia Shoumei. The Effectiveness of Diet Therapy on Malnutrition in Patients Resulting From Maintenance Hemodialysis

Hu Yan, Gu Pei, & Zhang Xiaoju. The Effectiveness of Rehabilitation Program on Shoulder Function of Breast Cancer Patients after Modified Radical Mastectomy

Xi Shuxin, Li Zheng, Huang Xiaomeng, Gui Chunyi. The effectiveness of Voice Rehabilitation on Vocalization in Post-Laryngectomy Patients

For further information please contact:

Prof Zhou Yingfeng 
School of Nursing, Fudan University
305 Feng Lin Road
Shanghai, 200032
P.R China

Tel: +86 21 6418 9170
Fax: +86 21 6418 9170
Email: zyingfeng@fudan.edu.cn
website: nursing.fudan.edu.cn

PR China Zhongshan Hospital ICU (EIG)

Zhongshan Hospital: JBI Evidence Implementation Group

Zhongshan Hospital
Affiliated to Fudan University 180 Fenglin Road
Shanghai 200032
PR China

Convenor

Zhang qi MNurs,RN
Evidence-based nursing for critically ill patients in ICU

Group Members

Cheng Lihong RN,ADNS,MSNA
Pan Wenyan RN,BNurs,MSNA
Tao Jiale RN,BNurs,MSNA
Xu Jianming RN BNurs, MSNA
Zhang qi MNurs, RN
Ruiyan Liu RN BNurs,MSNA

Areas of Interest

Eye care among critically ill patients in intensive care unit.

JBI Practical Appliation of Clinical Evidence System (PACES) Training

  • 19 January 2011 Joanna Briggs Institute
  • 3 April 2012 Fudan University Center of Evidence-based Nursing

Support Resources and expertise

Our nurse staffs have access to a networked computer situated close to their work station. They can use JBI COnNECT+ to search for summarised-evidence on line and use PACES. Zheng Wenyan attended the Evidence Based Nursing Course of Fudan University Nursing School in 2010 and attended the Evidence Based Clinical Fellowship program of JBI in 2011.

Romania Bucharest (JBC)

The Romanian Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Order of General Medical Assistants Midwives and Medical Assistants in Romania
Bucharest (OGMAMMARB)
Str. Avrig
Nr. 12, Sector 2
Bucharest
ROMANIA

  •  mazilu.carmen@oammrbuc.ro

Director

Carmen Mazilu RN, MA
Clinical and research interests focused in the areas of anaesthesia, intensive care, pain and emergency care

Deputy Director

Raluca Sfetcu, MA, PhD, Asoc. Prof. Spiru Haret University

Core Staff

Dr. Florentina Furtunescu, MA, PhD, Assoc. Prof. at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy  
Ana Maria Daniela Rosu, RN, BA
Corina Gagiu, RN, BA
Daniela Stan RN, MA 
Ela Gorgonetu RN
Mirela Bidilica, RN, MA 
Viorica Nedelcu, RN, MA

Romania Public Health (JBC)

The Romanian Centre For Evidence Based Public Health: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

Scoala Nationala de Sanatate Publica, Management si Perfectionare in Domeniul Sanitar Bucuresti, Romania
31 Vaselor Street
Bucharest
ROMANIA

Director

Dr. Silvia Florescu

Deputy Director

Dr. Silvia Gabriela Scintee

Core Staff

Dr. Carmen Angheluta
Dr. Carmen Sasu
Ec. Constanta Mihaescu-Pintia
Prof. Cristian Vladescu
Dr. Firuleasa Ingrid Laura
Dr. Marius Ciutan
Dr. Mihnea Dosius
Dr. Mona Victoria Moldovan
Dr. Ruxandra Diaconescu
Dr. Simona Musat
Dr. Teodora Ciolompea
Dr. Vasilica Constantinescu

Specialists

Dr. Carmen Angheluta MD, MSc, Ph Student, PHHM* Senior specialist
Director, Center for Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Nona Delia Chiriac MD, MSc, PhD Student, Researcher, PHHM Senior Specialist
Director, Center for Research and Evaluation of Health Services, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Teodora Ciolompea MD, Family Medicine Senior Specialist
Director, Health Promotion National Centre, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Marius Ciutan MD, PHHM Specialist
Executive Editor of the Journal Management in Health, Center for Research and Evaluation of Health Services, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Vasilica Constantinescu MD, MSc, Pediatric Specialist, Consultant-trainer
Center for Training in Public Health, Administration and Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Ruxandra Diaconescu MD, MSc, PHHM Specialist
Center for Research and Evaluation of Health Services, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Silvia Florescu MD, PhD, Researcher, PHHM Senior Specialist
Center for Research and Evaluation of Health Services, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Lupan Cristina MD, MSc, Consultant-trainer
Center for Training in Public Health, Administration and Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Marian Matei Sociologist, PhD student
Health Promotion National Centre, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Popovici Daniela Georgeta MD, MSc, Family Medicine Senior Specialist, Trainer
Center for Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Stefania Rasoiu. Economist, Consultant-Trainer
Center for Training in Public Health, Administration and Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Carmen Sasu MD, MSc, Researcher, PHHM Senior Specialist
Center for Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Silvia Gabriela Scintee MD, MSc, PhD, PHHM Senior Specialist
Deputy Director, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Dr. Mihaela Stoican MD, MSc, PhD Student, Family Medicine Specialist
Center for Health Services Management, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

Prof. Dr. Cristian Vladescu MD, PhD, PHHM Senior Specialist
General Director Chief Editor of the Journal Management in Health, National School of Public Health Management and Professional Development (NSPHMPD)

* Public Health and Health Management (PHHM)

Scotland Aberdeen (JBC)

The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

The Institute for Health and Wellbeing Research 
Robert Gordon University
Aberdeen, AB10 7QG
Scotland
United Kingdom

  •  k.cooper@rgu.ac.uk
  •  +44 (0) 1224 262957
  •  +44 1224 262555

Director

Dr Kay Cooper
Academic Lead for Enterprise in Health and Social Care & Director, The Scottish Centre for Evidence-based Multi-professional Practice

Deputy Director

Prof Pamela Kirkpatrick
 p.kirkpatrick@rgu.ac.uk

Core Staff - Research Fellows

Anne Wallace
Anne Whitcombe
Dr Audrey Stephen 
Bryan McCann
Colin McLelland
Craig Walker
Dawn Mitchell
Derek Stewart
Donna Wynne
Elaine Stewart
Fiona Murdoch
Dr Fiona Work
Dr Giovanna Bermano
Judith Bisset
Julie Jones
Dr Ioannis Agouris
Kate Goodhand
Dr Katherine Burgess
Katherine Spink
Dr Katie MacLure
Dr Katrina Forbes-Mckay
Kirstyn Anderson
Prof Lesley Diack
Dr Lyndsay Alexander
Dr Maguy El Hajj
Dr Mary Addo 
Morag Howard
Dr Morag McFadyen
Dr Myra Mackenzie-Fraser 
Dr Paul Swinton
Rachel Unwin
Dr Steve Smith
Dr Sundari Joseph
Dr Vibhu Paudyal
Dr Valerie Sheach Leith
Valery Burnett
Victoria Park
Dr Winifred Eboh

Associate Reviewers

Dr Kay Currie - Glasgow Caledonian University
Susanne Cruickshank - Napier University, Edinburgh
Wendy McInally - Napier University, Edinburgh

PhD Students

Mai Alquibaisi
Saeed Al Shemeili
Abdulla Khalifa
Alaa El-Awaisi
Catherine Gibson

Systematic Reviews

Ms Pamela Kirkpatrick, Dr Peter Wimpenny, Mrs Ethel Wilson. Support for Older People with COPD in Community Settings: A Systematic Review of Qualitative Research.
August 2012

Dr Mary Addo, Dr Audrey Stephen, Ms Pamela Kirkpatrick. Acute mental Health/psychiatric nurses' experiences of clinical supervision in improving their well being in their workplace: a systematic review protocol.
January 2013

Dr Audrey Stephen, Dr Giovanna Bermano. Competencies and skills to enable effective care of severely obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery: a systematic review protocol from a multidisciplinary health care perspective.
March 2013

Dr Kay Cooper, Dr Sylvia Wilcock. A comprehensive systematic review protocol of the effectiveness of peer support interventions for community dwelling adults with chronic non-cancer pain.
May 2013

Mrs Sonya MacVica, Dr Sylvia Wilcock. Supporting Breast-feeding Establishment amongst Women from Disadvantaged Groups: A Comprehensive Systematic Review Protocol.
May 2013

Mr Saeed Al Shemeili, Prof Derek Stewart, Dr Sylvia Wilcock. A systematic review protocol of the risks of adverse effects of anticholonergic agents in elderly patients.
May 2013

Fiona Work, Dr Sylvia Wilcock. The meaning of the grief experience for a male following bereavement of a significant other: a systematic review protocol.
Planned; June/July 2013

European Collaborations

Ms Sasja Jul Hakonsen, Prof Preben Ulrich Pederson, Prof Thordis Thomsen Prof Fiona bath-Hextall, Ms Pamela Kirkpatrick, Ms Brigit Norgaard Christensen. Diagnostic accuracy of a validated screening tool for monitoring nutritional status in patients with colorectal cancer: a systematic review protocol.
June 2013

Glasgow Caledonian Reviews

Dr Kay Currie, Dr Karen Harkness, Dr Grace Lindsay. The association between mild cognitive impairment and self-care activity in community dwelling adult patients who have a diagnosis of chronic heart failure: a systematic review protocol.
May 2013

Dr Kay Currie, Dr Lisa Kidd, Dr Alex Clark. Community dwelling patient and caregivers' self-care needs in relation to heart failure: a qualitative systematic review protocol.
May 2013

Scotland Edinburgh (ESG)

Edinburgh Napier University: JBI Evidence Synthesis Group

School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care
Faculty of Health Life and Social Sciences
Comely Bank Campus
Edinburgh
EH4 2LD
United Kingdom

  •  J.Donaldson@napier.ac.uk
  • Convenor

    Thanos Karatzias
     T.Karatzias@napier.ac.uk

    Group Members

    Dr Lynn Kilbride
    Prof Catriona Kennedy

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program in Edinburgh 2009.

    Singapore Cancer Institute (EIG)

    National University Cancer Institute Singapore (NCIS) Nursing Evidence Implementation Group: a JBI Evidence Implementation Group

    National University Cancer Institute Singapore
    1 Lower Kent Ridge Road
    NUH Medical Centre, Level 10
    Singapore 119082

    NCIS Nursing EUG group photo

    Evidence Implementation Group Convenor

    Ms Lim Lay Cheng, RN, Adv Dip (Oncology), BN

    Evidence Implementation Group Members

    1. Ms Chen Xiao Juan , RN, Adv Dip (Oncology), BN
    2. Ms Gracia Mary Grace Uranza, RN, Adv Dip (Oncology), BN
    3. Ms Tay Li Hui, RN, BN
    4. Mr Pierre Yim Wing Chi, RN, BN
    5. Mr Lee Ang Yun, RN, BN

    Evidence Implementation Group Advisers
    1. Dr. Emily Ang, RN, CCNC, ONC, Cert Edu, BN, MN, DNurs


    National University Cancer Institute Singapore (NCIS) Nursing Evidence Utilisation Group is endorsed by JBI since 2010.  The purpose is to improve current clinical practices through clinical audit using JBI Practical Application of Clinical Evidence System (JBI PACES).

    Vision

    To be a reference group for evidence based practice (EBP)

    Mission

    To promote utilisation of best available evidence in clinical practice Activities:
    1. Disseminate information on EBP within NCIS.
    2. Facilitate and support EBP within NCIS.
    3. Encourage Registered Nurses to participate in EBP project.

    Proposed Topics/ Areas of Interest

    1. Central Venous Catheter
    2. Fall Prevention
    3. Hand Hygiene
    4. Management of pain in patients with cancer
    5. Nursing Round
    6. Bed bathing
    7. Vital signs
    8. Handover process
    9. Sharp Injuries
    10. Meal Time Assistance

    Support resources and expertise

    The advisor and the convenor of the utilisation group have completed the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) Clinical Fellowship Program. All members have password access to the JBI website to search for best practice articles.

    1. Ang E, Chow YL. General pain assessment among patients with cancer in an acute care setting: a best practice implementation project. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 2010; 8: 90–96.
    2. Tan C. Hand hygiene compliance sustenance program among registered and enrolled nurses in a Hematology-Oncology unit. PACEsetterS, 2012; 9 (1): 26-33
    3. Garcia MGU, Ang E, Ahmad NM, Lim CC. Correct placement of blood pressure cuff during blood pressure measurement. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 2012; 10: 191–19652
    4. Chai CF, Chow YL. Hand hygiene adherence among the healthcare providers working in the radiation therapy centre: a quality improvement project. PACEsetterS, 2012; 9 (2): 29-34
    5. Kasinathan S, Ang E, Lee J. Patient handover in the oncology setting: an evidence utilization project. International Journal of Evidence based Healthcare, 2012; 10 (4): 369-376
    6. Chen XJ, Ang E, Nasir N. Nutrition screening among Patients with cancer in an acute care hospital: a best practice implementation project International Journal of Evidence based Healthcare, 2012; 10 (4): 337-381
    7. Chong M, Chow YL, Kong C, Ang E. Maintaining patency of central venous access devices by registered nurses in an acute ambulatory setting: an evidence utilization project. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 2013; 11; 20-25
    8. Wee WMY, Ang E, Ng PI. Oral hygiene of patients with cancer in an acute oncology ward: a best practice project. International Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, 2013; 11 (3): 194-201
    9. Chua Chue Teng, Ang Emily. Nursing rounds reduce the use of call lights: An oncology unit implementation project. Singapore Nursing Journal, 2014: 41 (3): 21-28

    Completed Evidence Implementation Project 2011

    1. Hand hygiene compliance sustenance program among registered and enrolled nurses in a Haematology-Oncology unit.
    2. Nutrition screening among Patients with cancer in an acute care hospital: a best practice implementation project.
    3. Correct placement of blood pressure cuff: an evidence utilisation project.
      Patient handover in the oncology setting: an evidence utilisation project.
    4. Maintaining Patency of Central Venous Access Devices by Registered Nurses in an Acute Ambulatory Setting: An Evidence Utilisation Project
    5. Hand Hygiene Adherence amongst healthcare providers in the radiation therapy centre: a quality improvement project
    6. Bed bathing among adult patients in a private oncology ward within an acute care hospital: a best practice implementation project

    Completed Evidence Implementation Project 2010

    1. General pain assessment among patient with cancers in an acute setting: a best practice implementation project.
    NCIS Nursing EUG group photo

    Singapore Health Service Management (JBC)

    The National Healthcare Group HSOR Collaborating Centre for Evidence Based Health Services Management: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Health Services & Outcomes Research
    National Healthcare Group
    6 Commonwealth Lane, #04-01/02
    Singapore 149547

    •  joseph_antonio_molina@nhg.com.sg
    •  +65 6496-5256
    •  +65 6496 6939
    •  www.nhg.com.sg/

    Director

    Dr Joseph Molina MD, MSc (PH)

    Deputy Director

    Ms Tan Woan Shin BSocSc (Hons) (Economics), MSocSc (Economics)
     woan_shin_tan@nhg.com.sg

    Core Team Members

    Heng Bee Hoon MBBS, MSc (Public Health, FAMS) 
    Teow Kiok Liang MSc (Industrial & Systems Engineering) 
    Charis Ng Wei Ling MPH, BA (Psychology & Communications)
    Cheryl Lobo BA (History)
    Kelvin Teo Wee Sheng BA (Economics) (Magna Cum Laude), MA (Economics)
    Palvannan R. Kannapiran BEng (Mechanical Engineering), MEng (Industrial & Systems Engineering)
    Pradeep Paul BSMS, MSc (Epidemiology)
    Ruijie Li, MSc (Occupational Therapy) 
    Sun Yan MSc (Data Mining) PhD (Medical Informatics)
    Zhecheng Zhu MSc (Information Engineering), PhD (Industrial & Systems Engineering)

    Singapore Mental Health (JBC)

    The Joanna-Briggs Institute-Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) Centre for Evidence-Based Practices in Mental Health Care: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Buangkok Green Medical Park
    Singapore

    •  imh_appt@imh.com.sg
    •  6389 2200
    •  www.imh.com.sg

    Director

    Dr. Xie Huiting PhD, BHSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN 
    Assistant Director, Nursing (Education) Institute of Mental Health, Singapore
     hui_ting_xie@imh.com.sg
    Highly skilled Registered Nurse with more than 10 years of clinical experience caring for clients
    with mental health conditions. Possess more than 4 years of research experience working cohesively with the multidisciplinary
    research team to conduct research in the clinical and community settings of Singapore and
    United States of America.

    Deputy Director

    Li Ziqiang PhD (Candidate), BSN, RN, RMN
    Senior Staff Nurse
    Department of Nursing Administration
    Institute of Mental Health

     Ziqiang_LI@imh.com.sg

    Core Staff

    Ms Poh Chee Lien BN, MHSE, RN, AdvDip (Gerontology)
    Mr Wang Jia BSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN
    Mr Liu Lei, BSN RN RMN BSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN
    Ms Xu Changqing MSN, BHSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN
    Mr Zhou Zhenyu MSN, BHSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN



    JBI Committee Members

    Mr. Wang Jia BSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN 
    Ms. Xu Changqing MSN, BHSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN 
    Ms. Li Ziqiang PhD (Candidate) BSN, RN, RMN
    Mr Zhou Zhenyu, MSN, BHSc (Nursing), AdvDip (Mental Health), RN, RMN

    Background

    The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is the only tertiary psychiatric care institution in Singapore. Located on the sprawling 25-hectare campus of Buangkok Green Medical Park in the north-eastern part of Singapore, IMH offers a multidisciplinary and comprehensive range of psychiatric, rehabilitative and counseling services. The 2010-bedded hospital aims to meet the needs of three groups of patients – children and adolescents (age below 19 years), adults and the elderly. Besides clinical services, IMH also IMH also coordinates and oversees training of clinicians, nurses and allied health professionals in psychiatry and conductes research related to mental health. Over the years, IMH has established a signficant reputation for quality psychiatry research. For more information, visit www.imh.com.sg

    Singapore Nursing (JBC)

    The Singapore National University Hospital (NUH) Centre for Evidence-Based Nursing: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Evidence-Based Nursing Unit
    National University Hospital
    Main Building, Level 6
    5 Lower Kent Ridge Road
    Singapore 119074

    Director

    Prof Emily Ang (RN, CCNC, ONC, BN, MN, DNurs)
    Deputy Director, Clinical and Oncology Nursing
    Oncology, Supportive Care, Translating Evidence with Practice

    Deputy Director

    Dr Siti Zubaidah bte Mordiffi (RN, OTNC, BN, MHlthSc, Phd)
    Assistant Director, Evidence-Based Nursing Unit
     Siti_zubaidah@nuhs.edu.sg

    Area of Expertise

    Oncology, Supportive Care

    Area of Interest
    Translating Evidence with Practice

    Core Staff

    Dr Dora SP Lang RN, BSN, Phd
    Ms Tho Poh Chi, RN, Adv Dip Nsg (Orthopaedics)
    Ms Yip Wai Kin RN, BSN
    Ms Goh Mien Li, RN, Adv Dip Nsg (Orthopaedics), BHlthSc (Nsg), MHlthSc (Edun)

    Dr Emily Ang, Director
    Dr Siti Zubaidah, Deputy Director
    Singapore Nursing building

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Contributed By NUS ALCNS Nursing Honors Students

    Koh Yiwen, Prof Desley Hegney, Dr Vicki Drury. A comprehensive systematic review of the nurses perceptions of risk from exposure to emerging acute respiratory infectious diseases and the effectiveness of strategies used to facilitate healthy coping in acute hospital and community healthcare settings (329)
    2010 Vol 8 Issue 23

    Tay Li Hui, Prof Desley Gail Hegney, Dr. Emily Ang NK. A systematic review on the factors affecting and the strategies to enhance effective communication between registered nurses and oncology adult patients in an inpatient setting (330)
    2010 Vol 8 Issue 22

    Leow Qi He Mabel, Dr Vicki Blair Drury, A/Prof Poon Wing Hong. The experiences and expectation of terminally ill patients receiving music therapy in the palliative setting: a systematic review (331)
    2010 Vol 8 Issue 27

    Lim Siew Hoon, He Hong-Gu, Mackey Sandra. Parental involvement in their school-aged children's post operative pain management in the hospital setting: a systematic review (332)
    2010 Vol 9 Issue 28

    Ihsan Mattar, A/Prof Chan Moon Fai. A Comprehensive Systematic Review of the Factors that Impact Nurses Performance in Conscious Level Assessment (334)
    2011 Vol 9 Issue 8

    Lim Chi Ching, Ms Kamala Devi, Dr Emily Ang NK. Anxiety in patients with breast cancer undergoing treatment: a systematic review (335)
    2010 Vol 8 Issue 25

    Loh Hu, Dr Emily Ang NK, Dr Yeoh Eng Juh Allen. Adverse drug reactions of oral dexamethasone in children and adolescents with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a systematic review (336)
    2011 Vol 9 Issue 11

    Zi Yang Wong, Dr Moon Fai Chan, Mr N.V. Thayala. A systematic review of the effectiveness of music listening in reducing depressive symptoms in adults (337) 2010 Vol 8 Issue 31

    Lim Chai Sean, Dr Emily Ang NK, Dr Chan Moon Fai. Effectiveness of nutritional counselling on anthropometric measures in adult patients with cancer undergoing treatment and their perception and satisfaction level: a comprehensive systematic review (341)
    2011 Vol 9 Issue 24

    Chin Ke Wei, Dr. Chow Yeow Leng, Dr. Serena Koh Siew. The use of the Visual Analogue Scale for the assessment of labour pain: a systematic review (342)
    2010 Vol 8 Issue 24

    South Africa Durban (ESG)

    The South African Centre for Evidence Based Nursing and Midwifery: an Evidence Synthesis Group of the Joanna Briggs Institute

    School of Nursing, Faculty of Community and Development Disciplines
    University of KwaZulu-Natal
    Memorial Tower Building
    Durban 4041
    South Africa

    Convenor

    Prof Petra Brysiewicz

    Group Members

    Ms Penny Orton

    Developments

    March 2004 - Workshop for the core team in conducting comprehensive Systematic Reviews. The Workshop was facilitated by Prof Alan Pearson and Mr Rick Wiechula from JBI.

    On 1st April 2004, the Centre was formally launched. Prof Alan Pearson provided an informative overview of the activities of JBI and the expectations of Collaborating Centres.

    Systematic Reviews

    The South African Centre is currently developing a proposal to undertake Systematic Review in three aspects of home-based care for persons living with HIV/AIDS in Africa. The three reviews will focus on the following:

    The experience of caregivers
    The effectiveness of home-based care
    The feasibility of home-based care

    South Africa Johannesburg (JBC)

    The Witwatersrand Centre for Evidence-based Practice: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Centre for Health Science Education
    University of the Witwatersrand
    Parktown
    Johannesburg 2193
    South Africa

    •  Patricia.McInerney@wits.ac.za
    •  +00 27 11 717 2073
    •  +00 27 11 717 2323

    Director

    Assoc Prof Trish McInerney PhD
    Education Development Co-ordinator, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
    Education in the Health Sciences

    Deputy Director

    Dr J Basu MBBCh; obstetrician; Deputy director of the centre
     Jayati.Basu@wits.ac.za

    Office Assistant

    Mr Gobotsamang Motlhabani

    Core Staff

    Chay Ford Wits Health Sciences Library
    Claire van Deventer MBBCh ; family medicine specialist
    Aimee Stewart PhD; Physiotherapist
    Hellen Myezwa PhD; Physiotherapist
    Wiedaad Slemming MSc(Physiotherapy); Community Physiotherapist
    Benita Olivier Snr lecturer

    Members

    Claire van Deventer

    Advisory Panel

    Dr David Croce - Centre for Research in Health Economics (Milan)
    Dr N Aurora - Executive director - INCLEN
    Prof Gro Jamtvedt - Department of evidence-based practice, Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services
    Dr Nandi Siegfried - Cochrane South Africa
    Prof Beverley Kramer - Assistant Dean, Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand

    Spain Madrid (JBC)

    The Spanish Centre for Evidence Based Healthcare: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, Institute of Health Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

    Institute of Health Carlos III
    Nursing and Health Care Research Unit (Investén-isciii)
    Monforte de Lemos, st. nº 5. Pavillon 13
    28029 Madrid
    Spain

    Director

    Dr. Teresa Moreno-Casbas, RN, MSc, PhD

    Deputy Director

    Esther González-María, RN, MSc, PhD cadidate

    Core Staff

    From ISCIII:
    Laure Albornos-Muñoz, BSci
    Gema Escobar-Aguilar, RN, MSc, PhD candidate

    From Andalucía:
    Mª del Rosario Garcia-Juárez
    Serafin Fernandez-Salazar

    From Asturias:
    Beatriz Braña-Marcos

    From Baleares:
    Jeronima Miralles-Xamena

    From Cáceres:
    Ana Belen Perez-Jimenez Raul Roncerco-Martin

    From Cantabria:
    Jose Luis Cobo-Sánchez

    From Catalunya:
    Carmen Fuentelsaz-Gallego

    From Castilla la Mancha:
    Pilar Córcoles-Jimenez




    From Castilla y León: 
    Rosa Isabel Sánchez-Alonso
    Azucena Santillán-García

    From Canarias:
    Pedro Ruyman Brito-Brito

    From Galicia:
    Jose María Rumbo-Prieto 

    From La Rioja:
    Soledad Martinez-Saenz

    From Madrid:
    Susana Morte Esteban

    From Murcia:
    Mª Dolores Castillo-Bueno

    From Navarra:
    Esther Ezquerro-Rodriguez

    From País Vasco:
    Mª Angeles Cidoncha-Moreno

    From Valencia:
    Nuria Domenech-Climent

    Affiliate Staff

    Carlos Beremejo-Caja
    Angel Martín-García
    Ana Rodríguez-Gonzalo
    Mª Josefa López-Navarro
    Juan José Arnau-Alfonso

    Background

    The Spanish Collaborating Centre (CCEIJB) (www.evidenciaencuidados.es) belongs to the Nursing and Healthcare Research Unit (Investén-isciii) at the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII). Its scope is nationwide and almost all regions in Spain are involved: Andalucía, Asturias, Baleares, Canarias, Cantabria, Catalunya, Castilla La Mancha, Castilla y León, Galicia, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia, País Vasco, Valencia y Navarra.

    The CCEIJB contributes to improvements in the quality and outcomes of health care through promoting and supporting evidence-based practice. It does this through supporting the transfer, translation and utilization of evidence and undertaking research that advances these processes.

    One of our main tasks is the translation of the reports and tools into Spanish in order to be a key for the Spanish speaking countries. Our principal aim is to help for the development, promotion and support of the evidence based approach to health care.

    Click below for Best Practice Information Sheets in Spanish
    www.evidenciaencuidados.es/es/index.php/bpis
    www.evidenciaencuidados.es/es/index.php/bpis-pacientes

    Switzerland BEST (JBC)

    Bureau d'Echanges des Savoirs pour des praTiques exemplaires de soins (BEST): an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    BEST
    Rue du Bugnon 21 - 06 - 215
    1011 Lausanne
    Suisse

    •  info@best-sante.ch
    •  +41 79 556 04 15

    Director

    Dr Beatrice Perrenoud

    Deputy Director
    Dr. Jacqueline Wosinski

    Management Committee

    Jacques Chapuis
    Serge Gallant
    Francoise Ninane
    Prof. Anne-Sylvie Ramelet
    Dr. Christine Pirinoli
    Nataly Viens-Python

    Core Staff

    Dr Cedric Mabire (Nursing) 

    Team Members

    Sonia Ratel

    Additional Centre Staff

    Coraline Stormacq MPH RN
    Cécile Jaques (Librarian)

    Overview

    The Swiss JBI Center (BEST) results from a collaboration between two tertiary schools in health (HESAV and HEdS-La Source), one university (University of Lausanne) and one university hospital (CHUV) of Switzerland.

    Area of Expertise

    The Centre contributes to the production of Systematic Reviews and to the transfer and utilization of evidence to clinical practice. To accomplish these missions, the BEST benefits from an extensive network of collaboration through its members from both the academic and clinical settings. The activities are developed in four main areas, i.e. nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy and radiology.

    Partners websites

    Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV)
    www.chuv.ch

    Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source (HEdS-La source)
    www.ecolelasource.ch

    Haute Ecole de Santé Vaud (HESAV)
    www.hesav.ch

    Institut Universitaire de Formation et Recherche en Soins (IUFRS)
    www.unil.ch/sciences-infirmieres

    Taiwan Hualien (JBC)

    The Taiwanese Centre for Evidence-based Health Care: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan

    Department of Nursing
    Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology
    Hualien
    Taiwan

    •  sung@ems.tcust.edu.tw
    •  886-3-8572158 ext. 2435

    Director

    Huei-Chuan (Christina) Sung
    RN, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
    Aged care, complementary therapy, long-term care

    Deputy Director

    Shoa-Jen Perng
    RN, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Nursing

    Core Staff

    Chia-Huei Tai RN, MSN, Head nurse, Department of Nursing, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Chien-Hui Huang PhD, A/Professor and director, Department of Physical Therapy, Tzu Chi university, Hualien, Taiwan
    Hsin-Feng Su RN, MSN, Lecturer, Department of nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Lee-Chun Tang RN, MSN, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Ling-Ling Lee RN, PhD, A/Professor, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Mei-Yu Hsu RN, MSN, Wound , Ostomy and Incontinence Nurse, Department of Nursing, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Shin Yann Tsai RN, MSN, Lecturer, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Shu-Chen Wang RN, MSN, Deputy director, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan 
    Shu-Chuan Chang RN, PhD, A/Professor, School of Nursing, Tzu Chi University; Director, Department of nursing, Tzu Chi medical centre, Hualien, Taiwan
    Shu-Fen Lin RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Shu-Min Chang RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Tzu Chi university, Hualien, Taiwan
    Wan- Hsiang Wang RN, MSN, Supervisor, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Wen-Li Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of medical imaging and radiological sciences & institute of radiological sciences, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Mao-Chin Hung, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of medical imaging and radiological sciences & institute of radiological sciences, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Chang-Shu Tsai, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of medical imaging and radiological sciences & institute of radiological sciences, Tzu Chi College of Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Wen-Yi Tsao RN, MSN, Assistant Head Nurse, Department of Nursing, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan
    Ying-Tzu Chang RN, MSN, Assistant Professor, Department of nursing, Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Hualien, Taiwan
    Yu-Lu Wu, PhD, A/Professor, Department of Physical Therapy,Tzu Chi university, Hualien, Taiwan

    Management Committee

    Shoa-Jen Perng, RN, PhD - Associate Professor and director, Department of Nursing
    SHu-Fang Wang - Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
    Chien-Hui Huang, PhD - Associate professor and director, Department of Physical Therapy
    Yu-Lu Wu, PhD - Associate Professor and director, Department of Physical Therapy
    Shu-Chuan Chang, RN, PhD - Associate professor, School of Nursing, Tzu Chi University; Director, Department of nursing
    Lee-Chun Tang, RN, MSN - Lecturer, Department of Nursing
    Mei-Ling Lin, RN, MSN - Lecturer, Department of Nursing
    Shin-Yann Tsai, RN, MSN - Lecturer, Department of Nursing
    Miao Hsing Chen, RN, MSN - Lecturer, Department of Nursing
    Ming-ju Chiang, RN, MSN - Lecturer, Department of Nursing
    Fang-Ying Chu, MSN - Lecturer, Department of nursing
    Shu-Chen Wang, RN, MSN - Supervisor, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi General Hospital
    Wan-Hsiang Wang, RN, MSN - Head Nurse, Department of Nursing, Tzu Chi General Hospital
    Mei-Yu Hsu, RN, MSN - Wound Ostomy and Incontinence Nurse, Department of Nursing, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital
    Hui-kuan Chang, RN, MSN - Head nurse, Department of Nursing, Buddhist Tzu Chi General Hospital

    Research Assistant

    Chia-Ying Lin, RN, BSN,  Research Assistant, Taiwanese Center for Evidence-Based Health Care, Hualien, Taiwan

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Collaborating Centre, including the Director, have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program Date and location of training program registered/completed for each member listed above:

    1. 22/06/2007 Location: ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

    2. 22/07/2007 Location: ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA

    3. 12/07/2004 Location: NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND

    Taiwan Taipei (JBC)

    The Taiwan Joanna Briggs Institute Collaborating Centre: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

    School of Nursing
    National Yang-Ming University
    155, Sec. 2
    Li-Nong St Peitou
    Taipei
    Taiwan 122
    R.O.C.

    •  peifan@ym.edu.tw
    •  886-2-28267163
    •  886-2-28229973
    •  www.ym.edu.tw/son

    Director

    Dr Pei-Fan Mu PhD University of Minnesota
    Professor & Deputy Dean School of Nursing and JBI Reviewer
    Family nursing, Pediatric nursing, Oncology nursing, Neuro-sicence nursing, Phenomenology, Qualitative research, Evidence-based nursing

    Deputy Director(s)

    Dr Kwua-Yun Wang
      kywang7@vghtpe.gov.tw
    02-28712121 #7234

    Dr Hao-Min Cheng
      hmcheng@ym.edu.tw

    Dr Ya-Jung Wang
      yajungw@ym.edu.tw


    Core Faculties in TJBCC

    1. Faculties from School of Nursing
    2. Faculties from Institute of Rehabilitation Science and Technology
    3. Core members of Taiwan Evidence-based Medicine Association
    4. Core members of Department of Nursing, Veteran General Hospital
    5. Core members of Evidence-based Medicine Center, Veteran General Hospital

    Core Staff

    Shu Yu, M.S Ph.D. (National Taiwan University)
    Professor & Dean of School of Nursing National Yang-Ming University
    Research areas: Community health nursing, Professional issues, Research of gerontological nursing, Nursing research

    Yu-chih Chen, PhD. (University of South Carolina)
    President, Taiwan Evidence-based nursing association 
    Research areas: Medical and surgical nursing care, Nursing administration and Management, Medical and Nursing quality management

    David Hung-Tsang Yen, PhD. (National Yang-Ming University)
    KinMen Hospital Superintendent
    Research areas: Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, Toxicology

    William Ji-Shian Huang, PhD. (National Yang-Ming University)
    Vice Chairman of Faculty of Medicine, Professor of Urology, Attending Physician
    Research areas: Surgery. Urology, Reproductive endocrinology, Andrology

    Cheng Hao-min, B.A. (National Yang-Ming University)
    Attending Physician, Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
    Research areas: Cardiovascular hemodynamics, Echocardiography, Pecutaneous coronary intervention

    Teh-Fu Hsu, M.A. (National Yang-Ming University)
    Attending Physician, Department of Medical Research and Education, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
    Research areas: Emergency Medicine

    Lin, Shirling, M.N.(University of Washington)
    Nurse Supervisor, Department of Nursing,Taipei-Veterans General Hospital, Taipei
    Research areas: Intensive Nursing Care, Medical -Surgical Nursing Care, Nursing Research, Biostatistics

    Mei-Bih Chen, M.S. (National Yang-Ming) Supervisor, Taipei Veteran General Hospital

    Chang Hsiu Chuan, M.N. (Tzu-Chi University)
    Nurse Supervisor, Department of Nursing ,National Yang-Ming University Hospital
    Research areas: Nursing administration management, Surgical Nursing

    Ray-Yau Wang, PhD (PhD in Physiology, National Yang-Ming University)
    Professor & Chief Secretary of Institute and Faculty of Physical Therapy, and JBI reviewer
    Research areas: Neurological Physical Therapy, Geriatrics, Motor Control.

    Yea-Ru Wang, PhD. (Physiology, National Yang Ming University)
    Professor
    Research areas: Neurological Physical Therapy, Neurophysiology, Clinical Electrophysiology.

    Pei-Fan Mu, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
    Professor & Deputy Dean School of Nursing, and JBI reviewer
    Research areas: Family stress and coping, Caring of children with chronic illness, Family boundary and functions, Child health psychology, Phenomenology.

    Zxy-Yann Jane Lu, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)
    Professor
    Research areas: Women's health, Community health nursing, Qualitative research, Transcultural nursing, Medical anthropology.

    Ien-Lan Wei, Ph.D (University of Purdue)
    Professor
    Research areas: Nutrition, Clinical nutrition, Human responses in health and illness: metabolic and alimentary.

    Li-Chan Lin, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
    Professor
    Director, Institute of Clinical and Community Health Nursing, National Yang-Ming University
    Research areas: Improvement of quality of care in long-term care facilities, Stress and coping, measurement, Professional Issues, Research of gerontological nursing.

    I-Chuan Li, DNS. (Indiana University)
    Professor & JBI reviewer
    Research areas: Home care, Community health nursing, Health policy, Assessment of demands in long-term care.

    Hsien-Hsien Chiang, M.S. (National Defense Medical College)
    Professor & JBI Reviewer
    Research areas: Psychiatric mental health nursing, Nursing research, Introduction to nursing, Nursing ethics, Group Therapy.

    Chiang-Chiang Sheng M.S. (National Yang-Ming) MS. Superviser, Taipei Veteran General Hospital.

    Li-Yin Chien, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins University)
    Professor
    Research areas: Community health nursing, Nursing research, Quality of Life in children.

    Hui-Bih Yuan M.S. (National Yang-Ming University) MS. Superviser, Taipei Veteran General Hospital.

    Shwn-Jen Lee, PhD (New York University)
    Associate professor
    Research areas: Motor control & Learning, Clinical Neurology, Biomechanics, Assistive technology, Health-related fitness for children.

    Tzyy-Jiuan Wang, PhD. (Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University)
    Associate professor
    Research areas: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Kinesiology, Manual Therapy.

    Ying Mei Liou, Ph.D. (National Taiwan University)
    Assistant professor & JBI Reviewer
    Research areas: Community health and health promotion, Car accident, School health, Smoking and health promotion.

    Chiu-Mieh Huang, Ph.D. (Texas University)
    Assistant professor
    Research areas: Sleep and Depression in Childbearing Women, Women's and Perinatal Health Promotion, Health Educational Media Development and Evaluation.

    Tzu-I Tsai PhD. (UCLA)
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas: Community and family health, Medical anthropology, Behavioral science and health education, Women's health.

    Hsuei-chen Lee (PhD Program in Health Policy & Management, Institute of Public Health, National Yang Ming University)
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas: Geriatric Physical Therapy, Neurological Physical Therapy, Health Policy, Long-term Care.

    Kai-Wei Katherine Wang, PhD. (Queensland University of Technology, Australia)
    Assistant Professor & JBI Reviewer
    Research areas: Pediatric Nursing, Home Care Nursing, Qualitative Research, Family Nursing.

    Wen-Ying Chen, PhD. (Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University)
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas: Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy, Spine Physical Therapy, Electromyography.

    Yi-Fen Shih, PT, PhD. (Bioemchanics section, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, UK)
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas: Orthopedic and sports biomechanics, Musculoskeletal researches, Orthopedic and sports physical therapy.

    Dr. Lok-Hi Chow, Ph.D. (National Yang-Ming University)
    Assistant professor, Director Anesthesiologist at Veteran General Hospital, Taiwan, ROC

    Shu-Chen Kou, Ph.D. (National Yang-Ming University) MS.
    Head Nurse, Taipei Veteran General Hospital.

    Tze-Fang Wang, M.S. (Ph.D. candidate Johns Hopkins University)
    Associate Professor
    Research areas: Community health nursing.

    Dr. Ai-Fu Chiou Ph.D. Professor,of University of Illinois, Chicago (USA) School of Nursing, National Yang-Ming University

    Dr. Jen-Chen Tsai
    Professor, Doctor of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Rush University.

    Yu-Chi Chen, M.S. (Ph.D. candidate National Yang-Ming University)
    Assistant Professor
    Research areas: Adult nursing, Fundamental nursing, hospice care.

    Shu-He Huang, M.S.
    Supervisor, Nursing Department, Taipei Veteran General Hospital
    Research areas: Adult nursing, Fundamental nursing, Physical assessment, hospice care.

    Man-Hua Yang, M.S.
    Lecturer
    Research areas: Adult nursing, Fundamental nursing, Physical assessment, professional issues, Research of gerontological nursing.

    Mei-Wun Tsai, Ph.D. (Epidemiology, National Taiwan University)
    Lecturer
    Research areas: Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy, Health Promotion, Exercise Physiology, Clinical Electrophysiology.

    Dr. Kuei-Chang Su, MD (MSc in Evidence Based Health Care)
    Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Veteranas General Hospital-Kaohsiung ,Taiwan,
    Director of Evidence-based Medicine Center at Veterans General Hospital-Kaohsiung &
    Director of Taiwan Evidence-based medicine association
    Research areas: Plastic surgery, Clinical trials

    Dr. Chuanfang Lee, MSc, PhD. (University of Bath, UK)
    Senior Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy Practice Tri-Service General Hospital, Post doctor of Cochrane Lib
    Research areas: Evidence-based Medicine, Health-related Quality of Life, Measurement Pharmonology.

    Dr. Hu, Ming-Ssia Ph.D.
    Associate professor, Taiwan University Physical Therapy Department
    Research areas: Physical therapy, motor control and motor learning, postural control, geriatric and long term care.

    Dr. Chingn-N Lo, MPH, MD.
    Show Chwan Memorial Hospita, Director of Evidence-based Medicine Center.
    Research areas: Orthopaedic Surgeon, Knee reconstruction, Sports medicine, Computer Science.

    Ya-Wen (Betty) Chiu, M.E.M., Ph.D. (Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, USA)
    Assistant Investigator, Center for Health Policy Research and Development, National Health Research Institutes.
    Research areas: Evidence-based medicine (EBM) research and development, EBM promotion strategy and policy, International health policy, Health security, Biotechnology

    Dr. Ya-Jung Wang PhD Assistant Professor,
    Doctor of Philosophy, School of Nursing, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

    Shin-Shang Chou PhD The United States University of Illinois Chicago Campus
    Associate professor Deputy Director, Department of Nursing, Taipei-Veterans General Hospital, Taipei
    Research areas: Intensive Nursing Care, Medical -Surgical Nursing Care

    Shwu-Feng Tsay PhD
    Deputy Director, Health Bureau, Taichung Cit Government, Adjoin Associate Professor, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Taiwan

    Dr. I-Wen Chang,PhD
    (The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) AHN, Nursing Department, Taipei Veteran General Hospital

    Mrs. Kan-Min Chen MS. AHN, National Taipei College of Nursing Nursing Department, Taipei Veteran General Hospital

    Mei-Rong Weng MS (National Yang-Ming University)
    Supervisor, Nursing Department, Taipei Veteran General Hospital

    Bao-Huan Yang, RN, PhD (National Yang-Ming University)
    Associate professor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University of Science and Technology.

    Mei-Yin Lee, RN, PhD (National Yang-Ming University)
    Assistant professor, Ching Kuo Institute of Management and Health

    Hui-Chuan Yang, RN (PhD candidate, National Yang-Ming Unviersity)
    Lecturer, School of Nursing, HungKuang University, Taichung, Taiwan

    Dr. Ying-Ju Chang RN PhD (Case Western Reserve University)
    Professor, Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University

    Dr. Nai-Ying Ko RN. PhD (University of Washington)
    Professor, Department of Nursing, National Cheng Kung University Dr. Yueh-Juen Hwu RN, Phd. (University of Ulster) Professor & Dean, School of Nursing, Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology

    Dr. Li-Yin Chang PhD.  (National Yan-Ming University)
    Deputy Dean, Department on Nursing Taichuang Veteran General Hospital

    Mrs Tzyy-Jean Huang MS (PhD Student National Yan-Ming University)
    Head Nurse, Taipei Veteran General Hospital 

    Dr I-Ching, Evita Hou PhD (National Yang-Ming University)

    Dr Niang-Huei, Peng PhD (University of Missouri-St. Louis)

    Dr. Chi-Wen Chen PhD (Yang-Ming University)
    Associate Professor

    Dr Shu-Hua Yang NP, PhD (Tapei Veteran General Hospital)

    Dr Jui-Yuan Su PhD (Taipei Veteran General Hospital)
    Head Nurse, Lecturer

    Ji-Han Chen

    Shu-Yen Liu

    Fu-In Tang

    Aims of the Taiwan Joanna Briggs Collaborating Centre

    The purpose of this center is to advance cutting edge, state-of-the-art evidence-based nursing practice, research, and education within an interdisciplinary context. The goal is to turn research into action. Improve health care and patients outcomes in the clinical setting and community through evidence-based practice, research, and education.

    The objectives of the center are to:

    • Define nursing roles in establishing an evidence-based practice culture.
    • Furnish a venue for interdisciplinary evidence-based methods and practice.
    • Facilitate transfer of nursing knowledge to nursing and health care practice.
    • Provide education in evidence-based nursing through undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and a continuing education program.
    • Encourage, facilitate, coordinate, and conduct research and interdisciplinary investigations in the field of evidence-based nursing.

    Evidence Based Practice Workshops

    The workshops offered by the Taiwan JBCC include:

    • A one day workshop for health service administrators, clinical nurses, faculties, graduate nursing students and other health professionals.

    Systematic review and evidence-based health care conference Date: September 9, 2005

    • Introduction to the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and TJBCC
    • Introduction the systematic review strategies, critical review of the literature, and best practice of JBI
    • Examine the translation of evidence into practice
    • Introduction of meta-analysis and meta-synthesis
    • A one day workshop for health service administrators, clinical nurses, faculties, graduate nursing students and other health professionals.

    Systematic review and evidence-based practice conference Date: September 23, 2005

    • Introduction to the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and TJBCC
    • Introduction the systematic review strategies, critical review of the literature, and best practice of JBI
    • Examine the translation of evidence into practice
    • Introduction of meta-analysis and meta-synthesis
    • A one day workshop for health service administrators, clinical nurses, faculties, graduate nursing students and other health professionals.

    Liking the literature and empirical worlds: what we have known and what we haven’t done.
    Date: January 18, 2006

    • Significance and contribution of systematic literature review model proposed by JBI
    • Common gaps between critical review and empirical health delivery process
    • Applying critical review findings to mange empirical health issues: case management
    • Applying critical review findings to mange patient education issues
    • Applying critical review findings to mange nursing care policy

    Appraisal and meta-synthesis of qualitative research conference
    Date: 2007.1.20

    Asia Pacific Evidence-based Medicine network Conference: Promoting Evidence-based integrated healthcare 2007.
    Date: Nov. 28th 2007

    1. Mu, Pei-Fan; Panel Discussion (Evidence-based Nursing section) Asia Pacific Evidence-based Medicine Network Conference: Promoting Evidence-based integrated healthcare 2007.

    Evidence-based Nursing in Clinical Practice Conference. Veteran General Hospital-Taichung, TJBCC.
    Date: 97.2.19 (535 audiences)

    1. Introduction of evidence-based practice
    2. Appraisal of quantitative research
    3. Appraisal of quantitative research
    4. Systematic review: meta-analysis
    5. Systematic review: meta-synthesis
    6. Clinical guideline development

    Thailand Chiang Mai (JBC)

    The Thailand Centre for Evidence-based Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Science (TCEBNMHS): a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University (3rd Building 4)
    Chiang Mai, 50200
    Thailand

    •  patraporn.t@cmu.ac.th
    •  +6653946063; 6653945049
    •  +66-53-217145
    •  www.nurse.cmu.ac.th/jbicmu

    Director

    Associate Professor Dr Patraporn Tungpunkom PhD, APN, BNS (Honor)
    Department of Psychiatric Nursing
    Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
    Mental health and Caregiving for person and family with mental illness across life span

    Deputy Director

    Assistant Professor Dr Jindarat Chaiard PhD, RN

    Secretarial

    Associate Professor Dr Piyanut Xuto PhD, APN, RN

    Assistant Secretarial

    Nursing Research Center
    Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University
     nattha_s@mail.nurse.cmu.ac.th

    Information Technology Staff

    Miss Preechayakorn Chaiyaso

    Advisory Team

    Professor Dr Wipada Kunaviktikul
    Associate Professor Dr Punpilai Sriareporn

    Core Staff

    Evidence Synthesis Team
    Associate Professor Dr Wanchai Lertwatthanawilat PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor Dr Rojanee Chintanawat PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor Dr Nuttamon Vuttanon PhD, RN
    Assistant Professor Dr Kwaunpanomporn Thummathai RN, MSN and PhD
    Dr Wanpen Songkham PhD, RN

    Evidence Utilisation Team
    Instructor Nongluck Chaloumsuk PhD, RN

    Evidence Transfer Team
    Assistant Professsor Dr Jutamas Chotibang PhD, RN
    Dr Kulawadee Abhicharttibutra PhD, RN

    Dr Patraporn Tungpunkom, Director
    JBC Thailand core staff
    JBC Thailand staff

    Background

    The Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Nursing, Midwifery, & Health Science (TCEBNM HS) is the collaborating center of the Joanna Briggs Institute in Thailand. The TCEBNMHS is associated with Faculty of Nursing, Chiang Mai University. The TCEBNMHS undertake a range of practice-oriented activities to support evidence based health care in order to improve health outcomes.

    Vision

    The TCEBNMHS will be the leading at national and international levels focusing on producing quality systematic reviews and evidence based practice.

    Mission

    1. To promote evidence based nursing in Thailand.
    2. To conduct systematic review.
    3. To disseminate best practice information.
    4. To facilitate the effective implementation of evidence and the evaluation of its impact on health care practice.
    5. To undertake training, consulting, and research activities in systematic review and evidence based practice.

    Roles

    1. Evidence Synthesis: Conducting systematic review as well as training others health care providers / researchers to conduct systematic review,
    2. Evidence Transfer: Translating best practice information sheets into Thai language and disseminating information to inform nurses and others health care professionals,
    3. Evidence Utilization: Training and facilitating the effective implementation of evidence and the evaluation of its impact on health care practice and health outcomes.

    Training Course

    1. Comprehensive Systematic Review Training program (CSRT)
    Module 1: Introduction to EBHS and the Systematic Review of Evidence (1 day)
    Module 2: The appraisal, extraction and pooling of quantitative data from experimental, non-experimental, diagnostic and prognostic studies (2 days)
    Module 3: The appraisal, extraction and pooling of qualitative data from qualitative studies, narrative and text from opinion papers (2 days)

    2. Evidence Implementation Training (2 days)

    BCNU Thailand ESG

    BCNU Thailand Evidence Synthesis Centre

    Boromarajonani College of Nursing
    Udon thani
    88 Moo1 Nongphai, Mueang,
    Udon thani, 41330

    Convenor

    Dr Adchara Khammathit

    Group Members

    Ms Sumuttana Kaewma
    PhD candidate of Saint Louis University, USA

    Ms Onanong Nilphat
    PhD candidate of Chiangmai University, Thailand

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Evidence Synthesis Group, including the convenor, have either registered or completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program:

    6-10th November 2013, The Thailand Centre for Evidence Based Nursing, Midwifery and Health Science, Thailand.

    Background

    BCNU is the pioneer college of nursing, located in North East of Thailand. We have nursing instructors, graduated doctoral degree from various countries; for example, Australia, New Zealand, USA, UK, and also from famous universities in Thailand. The group convenor, Dr. Adchara, gained experiences to conduct systematic reviews through her master degree in University of South Australia and Queensland University of Technology.

    The group is affiliated with The Thailand Centre for Evidence-based Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Science (TCEBNMHS).

    USA Chamberlain College (ESG)

    Chamberlain College of Nursing Evidence Synthesis Group

    Chamberlain College of Nursing
    3005 Highland Parkway
    Downers Grove
    IL 60515 USA

    •  colynn@chamberlain.edu
    •  +1-503-319-7277

    Convenor

    Dr Chad O'Lynn PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF (Acting)

    Group Members

    Janice Unrah Davidson PhD DNP RN-BC FNP-BC NEA-BC CNE ANEF FAANP
    Patricia Fedorka, PhD, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNE
    Shelley Johnson, EdD, RN-BC, NE-BC, CNE
    Chad O’Lynn, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
    Ellen Poole, PhD, RN, CPAN, CNE
    Jill Walsh, DNP, RM, CEN

    Background

    Chamberlain College of Nursing is a multi-state college that educates nurses at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Tracing its roots to the founding of the Deaconess School of Nursing in 1889, Chamberlain now provides pre-licensure nursing education on 19 campuses in 13 states and post-licensure online nursing education nationwide.

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program:

    Date Location
    May 2014 / March 2015 Rutgers(Quant / Qual SR training)
    UCSF(QI Clinical Fellowship training)
    2013/2014/2015 Purdue (Quant/Qual SR training)
    Rutgers (Economic SR training)
    UCSF (QI Clinical Fellowship training)
    July 2014 Rutgers (Quant/Qual SR training)
    Jan. 2015 Rutgers (Economic SR training)
    2013 Purdue(Quant / Qual SR training)
    June 2014 Rutgers(Quant / Qual SR training)
    July 2014 UCSF(Comprehensive SR training)
    March 2014 UCSF(Comprehensive SR training)
    Jan. 2015 Rutgers(Economic SR training)

    Affiliate Collaborating Centre

    The group is affiliated with the UCSF JBI Centre for Synthesis & Implementation in San Francisco California.

    USA Dallas (ESG)

    USA Children's Medical Center of Dallas: an Evidence Synthesis Group

    Children's Medical Center
    1935 Medical District Drive
    Dallas TEXAS 75235

    Convenor

    Kathy Speer

    Group Members

    Tracy Chamblee
    Lindsey Patton
    Ginger Young
    Jerithea Tidwell

    Background

    Children's Medical Center
    Founded in 1913, the not-for-profit Children's Medical Center is the seventh-largest pediatric health care provider in the country, receiving more than 760,000 patient visits annually at its two full-service campuses in Dallas and Plano, multiple specialty clinics and 16 primary care MyChildren's locations. Children's was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level I Trauma status and is the primary pediatric facility affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more than 100 years, Children's has been dedicated to making life better for children. For more information, please visit childrens.com.

    Training Completed

    March 2011
    March 2012
    March 2014

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program

    Affiliate Collaborating Centre

    Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research: a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute.

    USA Indiana (JBC)

    The Indiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing Practice: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    School of Nursing
    Purdue University Calumet
    2200 169th Street
    Hammond
    IN 46323
    USA

    •  ljhopp@pnw.edu
    •  219 989-2823
    •  www.ebnp.org/

    Director

    Prof Lisa Hopp PhD, RN, FAAN

    Deputy Director (Evidence Utilization)

    Dr Jane Walker PhD RN
     walkerj@pnw.edu

    Deputy Director (Evidence Synthesis)

    Prof Leslie Rittenmeyer PsyD, RN, CNE
     rittenme@pnw.edu

    Core Staff

    Dr Beth Vottero PhD, RN, CNE 
    Dr Cheryl Moredich DNP, RN
    Ms Dorothy Soverly MS, RN
    Dr Ellen Moore DNP, RN
    Ms Janice Tazbir MS, RN
    Ms Marcia Keith MLIS
    Dr Michelle Block PhD, RN
    Prof Peggy Gerard PhD, RN 
    Dr Taryn Eastland PhD, RN
    Dr Susan Misner
    Dr Laurie Ann Ferguson DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FNP-C, CPNP
    Dr Gwendolyn George DNP, FNP-BC
    Patricia Pearce PhD, RN
    Dr Mariann Curia
    Dr Janet Davis
    Dr Nicole Blodgett
    Dr Olga Lazala
    Mary Morrow

    Affiliate
    Michael Alagna

    USA Louisiana (JBC)

    The Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC School of Nursing: an Affiliate center of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    LSUHSC School of Nursing
    Louisiana Center for Evidence Based Nursing at LSUHSC-NO:
    An Affiliate Centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute
    1900 Gravier Street, 5D2
    New Orleans, LA 70112
    USA

    •  mbenne@lsuhsc.edu
    •  504.568.4220
    •  504.568.5154

    Director

    Dr Marsha Bennett DNS, APRN, ACRN, CNE

    Deputy Directors

    Dr Deborah Garbee PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC
    Dr Demetrius Porche DNS, PhD, APRN, FNP, CS, FAANP, FAAN

    Core Staff

    Dr Denise Danna, DNS, RN, NEA-BC, CNE, FACHE
    Dr Laura Bonanno, DNP, CRNA
    Dr Susan Orlando, DNS, APRN, NNP-BC
    Dr Stephanie Pierce, PhD, RN, CNE
    Dr Todd Tartavoulle, DNS, APRN-CNS
    Dr Jennifer Manning, DNS, RN, CNS
    Dr Jennifer Badeaux, DNP, CRNA
    Dr Jennifer Martin, DNP, CRNA
    Dr Katherine Carter, DNP, PHNCNS-BC
    Dr Lorrie Powel, PhD, RN
    Dr Leanne Fowler, DNP, AG/ACNP-BC, MBA, RN, CCRN, CNE
    Dr Marie Adorno, PhD, APRN, CNS, RNC
    Dr Alison Davis, PhD, RN
    Dr David Kalil, DNP, CRNA
    Dr Paula Kensler, DNP, MBA, RN
    Dr Rose Schaubhut, DNP, MN, MPH, NEA-BC
    Dr Julie Tipton, DNS, RN, CPN, CNE
    Ms Julie Schiavo, MLIS, AHIP

    Affiliates

    Ms Mary Marix, MLS, AHIP (retired, but consulting)

    Background

    The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans (LSUHSC-NO) School of Nursing (SON) is the only SON within an academic health sciences center in Louisiana, and LSUHSC-NO is considered the flagship academic health sciences center in the state. The SON is engaged with several strategic clinical and academic partners to produce scholarship through generation of new evidence, and evidence synthesis, translation, and utilization. Affiliation with the Joanna Briggs Institution will provide the Louisiana Center for Evidence–Based Nursing at LSUHSC SON a globally-focused approach to improving the healthcare of both Louisiana and world citizens.

    USA New Jersey (JBC)

    The Northeast Institute for Evidence Synthesis and Translation (NEST): a Collaborating center of The Joanna Briggs Institute Rutgers School Of Nursing

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
    School of Nursing
    Stanley S. Bergen, Jr. Building
    65 Bergen Street, Suite # 1015
    Newark, NJ 07101-3001
    USA

    Director

    Dr Susan Salmond EdD RN

    Deputy Director
    Dr Cheryl Holly EdD RN

    Assistant Director of Education
    Dr Yuri T Jadotte MD
    Dr Jason Slyer Pace Univerity DNP

    Core Staff

    Dr Aileen Fitzpatrick Pace University DNP
    Dr Amita Avadhani Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Asunta Beardsley Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Barbara Caldwell Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Barbara Cannella Rutgers University PhD RN
    Dr Cathy Concert Pace University DNP
    Dr Cindy Sickora Rutgers University DNP
    Dr D. Anthony Forrester Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Delores Benn Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Denise Tate Rutgers University EdD
    Dr Dennis Carmody Rutgers University PHD
    Dr Frances Munet-Vilaro Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Gerti Heider Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Jo-Ann Singleton Pace University PhD
    Dr Joyce Hyatt Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Judith Barberio Rutgers University PhD, MA, RN
    Dr Kathleen Patusky Rutgers University PhD, RN
    Dr Mary DiGiulio Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Mary Kamienski Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Margee Rogers Pace University DNP
    Dr Margaret Sullivan Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Marie Londrigan Pace University PhD
    Dr Melanie Percy Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Mercedes Echevarria Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Pamela de Cordova Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Patricia Hindin Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Patrick Mattis Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Peijia Zha Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Priscilla Worrall Pace University PhD
    Dr Rita Musanti Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Rosalie Grantoza Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Rosario Estrada Rutgers University DNP
    Dr Rose Mary Daniele Pace University DNP
    Dr Rubab Qureshi Rutgers University MD PhD
    Dr Sabrina Chase Rutgers University PhD
    Dr Sallie Porter Rutgers University DNP PhD RN

    Affiliates

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers Schoolf of Nursing (July 13-17, 2015):
    Susan Fulginiti
    Michele Hanifin
    Evelyn Akanbi

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (June 16 - 18, 2015):
    Breanne Biondi
    Abdelmoeen Dandis
    Arjun Gupta
    Foram Jasani
    Roshani Shah

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Pace University (April 10 & May 1, 2015):
    Kathleen Boyle
    Doreen Castillo
    Shellene Dietrich
    Precillia Fairman
    Patrice Fraser
    Lisa Hogan
    Coleen Jimenez
    Melida Knibbs
    Maureen Meehan
    Angela Mercedes
    Shadiatu Moustapha
    Coleen Ranaghan
    Fatema Sadeque-lqbal
    Rexi Thomas
    Rose Ulysse
    Ismael Umali
    Helen Walter

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (February 16 - 20, 2015):

    Luckshman Coomaralingam
    Raina Fitzgerald-Anderson
    Silvia Guevara
    Lorena Tobias
    Oluwatosin Tokede
    Abrar Tounsi

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (January 2 - 4, 2015):
    Nahomie N. Eloy-Gotay
    Jennifer E. Golding
    Tracey A. Malast
    Nicole Martinez
    Sherry B. Stein
    Natalia M. Watkins

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (Nov 14 - Dec 14, 2014):
    Lisa Belinfanti
    Irina Benenson
    Cathy Blaskewicz
    Josephine Bodino
    Molly Bradshaw
    Debbie Brucato-Duncan
    Tammy L Cooper
    Avaretta Davis
    Soledad G Dela Merced
    Primerose Germain
    Karen DeStafano
    Denise A Johnson
    Beth E Knox
    Renee Kurz
    Ladawna Leeth
    Jacklyn M Luna-Maglaqui
    Andrea Odwin-Clarke
    Joan F Osczepinski
    Anuradha Pant
    Maryann Sadler
    Patricia Saveriano
    Debora Tracey
    Tracy R Vitale
    Nancy C Whelan
    Dawn M Zimmerman

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (July 21 - 23, 2014):
    Vladimir Bonhomme
    Sepehr Moradian-Rizi
    Bharat Nandu
    Prashanth Palvannan
    David Ray
    Samir Sabharwal


    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (July 14 - 18, 2014):
    Sabratha Thomas
    Gail Wilson

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (March 5 - 7, 2014):
    Roy Connell
    Susmith Koneru
    Enid Sun
    Joseph Oliver
    Susan Klimkowski
    Ashwin Karanam
    Matt Van Auken

    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Pace University (Jan 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014): 
    Silas Abarenica
    Emilia Addo
    Karyn L. Boyar
    Hemlata Carr
    Yves Casimir
    Karol DiBello
    Ellen Dombrowski
    Aileen Fitzpatrick
    Jane Hall-Alston
    Suja John
    Mei Yu Liang
    Annmarie McDermott
    Supawadee Pitakmongkolkul
    Marcia Scott-Hudson
    Sharon Shyrier
    Hanna Tadbiri
    Ann Marie Uebbing
    Marvelin Williams



    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (Sept 23, 2013 to Sept 27, 2013):

    Adewale Adefowoju
    Lisa Belinfanti
    Linda DeBonis
    Maria DeMarco
    Randa Francis
    Deborah Gutter
    Cathy McCormick
    Laura Murawski
    Lilian Okereke
    Germain Primerose
    Lorna Schneider
    Dorsa Seimaa
    Mary Stachowiak
    Constantin Vintilescu
    Olivia sims
    Nancy Klein


    Students enrolled in Doctor of Nursing Practice Program at Rutgers School of Nursing (Spring 2014 Semester):

    Lynet Agrawal
    Alfred Millicent
    Gilly Arthurs
    Lynet Boreland
    Andrea Brown
    Durline Brown-Manhertz
    Archiel Buagas
    Stephanie Chambers-Graves
    Zing Lian Chen
    Patrice Fraser
    Antoinette Frussinetty
    Kathy Hetherington
    Stella Ikwuazom
    Rincy Joseph
    Ohnma Kyaw
    Ngozi Nwogu
    Janice Simpson
    Karolina Ubogaya
    Diana Wint

    Research Interests

    Benn Delores
    Caldwell Barbara - Psychiatric illness, sleep
    Chen Huey-Shys
    Estrada Rosario
    Ferrera Lucille
    Forrester Anthony
    Grantoza Rosalie
    Heider Gerti
    Hindin Patricia
    Holly Cheryl - Acute care (heart failure, emergency, pre-hospital care); health policy; economics
    Hyatt Joyce
    Jadotte Yuri - Dermatology; urban health; evidence-based medicine; systematic reviews of quantitative/qualitative/economic evidence; meta-analysis; comparative effectiveness research; interprofessionalism; patient/provider satisfaction
    Lagaud Guy
    Levin Rona
    Londrigan Marie - Gerontology; long term-care; public health; primary health care; health promotion disease prevention; shared decision-making; qualitative inquiry including participatory action research and hermeneutics; qualitative and quantitative systematic reviews
    Mattis Patrick - Community and acute care; healthcare informatics; healthcare quality improvements
    Munet-Vilaro Frances - Latino immigrant; health literacy; health disparities; stress and coping
    Musanti Rita
    Paplanus Lisa - Vascular disease systematic reviews or primary research; family witnessed resuscitation; family witnessed invasive procedures
    Percy Melanie - Child development and resilience; effect of poverty on child behavior/stress and learning; interventions to support success in low-income children; patient-provider relations; and international capacity building
    Qureshi Rubab - Immigrant, minority, maternal and child health, and disparity
    Salmond Susan - Nurse leadership; orthopedics nursing
    Shortridge-Baggett Lillie - Self-management of chronic illness; self-efficacy theory; attitudes towards care of older adults; prevention of functional decline in older adults during hospitalization and transitions; strategies for teaching evidence-based practice; models of distributive education
    Sickora Cindy
    Singleton Jo-Ann - Leadership; intra and interprofessional education and practice; care of self; team work; coaching
    Slyer Jason - Heart failure, chronic disease management, self care, care transitions, group medical visits, meta-analysis
    Steefel Lorraine - Student and faculty research development (mentoring to facilitate research and publication)
    Tate Denise Worrall Priscilla - Healthy [inpatient] work environments; professional and interprofessional autonomy; EBP awareness, implementation, dissemination; information literacy of professional nurses in acute care, ambulatory, and community settings; systematic reviews related to these listed topics

    USA Texas (JBC)

    Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research: a Collaborating centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    TCU Box 298620
    Forth Worth,
    Texas 76129
    USA

    Director

    Dean Susan Mace Weeks, DNP, RN, CNS, LMFT, FAAN
    Dean, Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences
    Director, Center for Evidence-Based Practice & Research Texas Christian University
    Conducting systematic reviews of evidence and implementing the findings to improve health outcomes

    Deputy Director

    Kathy Baker PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, FAAN
    Kay Sanders DNP, CRNA
    Suzy Lockwood PhD, MSN, RN, OCN, FAAN
    Debbie Rhea Ed.D
    J Dru Riddle DNP, CRNA

    Core staff

    Alyce S Ashcraft PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
    Alysha Sapp MLS BA, AmC 
    Amy Selimos RN, MSN, PCNS-BC
    Andrea Erwin PhD, RN
    Anne Dabrow Woods DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC
    Brenda Reed DNP, RN, FNP-BC
    Boglarka Huddleston MA, MS
    Brian Benham DNP, CRNA 
    Carol  Howe PhD, RN, CDE
    Charles Walker PhD
    Cynthia Edgelow MSN, RN, CGRN
    Delores Hubbard Saddler, PhD
    Donna Ernst MSN, RN, CGRN
    Donna Hamby DNP, RN, APRN, ACNP-BC
    Donna Zucker PhD, RN, FAAN 
    Dennis Cheek PhD 
    Diane Hawley PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CNE 
    Gina Alexander PhD, MPH, MSN, RN 
    Ginger Young MSN, RN, PCNS-BC
    Huanying Qin MS
    Hylda Nugent DNP, CRNA 
    Ingrid Watkins MSN FNP-BC CGRN
    Iswarya Srinivasan BSN, RN
    Janie Wells PhD, RN
    Jane Grassley PhD, RN, IBCLC
    Jeanette Crenshaw DNP, RN, LCCE, IBCLC, NEA-BC, FAAN
    Jerithea Tidwell PhD RN, PNP-BC, PCNS-BC
    Jo Ann Tilley DNP, RN, CPNP
    Jordan Hopchik MSN, FNP-BC, CGRN
    Karen Smith DNP
    Karie Falder MSN, RN, PCNS-BC
    Kathleen Ellis PhD, RN
    Kathleen Fedyszen MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, SCRN
    Kathy Speer PhD,RN,PNP-BC
    Kenneth Lowrance DNP, APRN, CNS, FNP-BC, DCC, NEA-BC
    Lavonne Adams PhD, MS, RN, CCRN 



    Lea Montgomery MS, RN
    Leigh Griffis DNP, RN, CPN, NE-BC
    Leslie McRae-Matthews MSN CGRN
    Linda Martin DNP, RN, CFNP
    Lisa Bashore PhD, RN, CPNP, CPON
    Lisa Smith MLSLori Hodge DNP, RN
    Marilee Schmelzer PhD, RN
    Marilyn Schaffner PhD, RN, CGRN
    Marinda allender MSN, RN, CPN
    Mark Welliver DNP
    Mary Lou Bond PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, FAAN
    Mike Sadler DNP, MSNA, CNA, BSN 
    Monica Jenschke PhD, CRNA
    Nicki Roderman DNP, RN, CCRN, CNRN
    Remy Tolentino MSN, RN, NEA-BC
    Renee Wilson-Davis BSN, RN, CRNI
    Rhoda Redulla DNP, RN 
    Rhonda Hughes PhD, MHS, RN, FAAN 
    Robin Christian DNP, FNP-C, APRN
    Ronald Anderson M.D, B.S 
    Sally Carmen DNP, RN, CNL
    Sarah Manspeaker PhD, ATC 
    Sharon Dudley-Brown PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN 
    Sharon Gunn DNP
    Sherrie R McNamara RN BSN MBA (PhD student) 
    Shiela Griffin MSN, RN, CWON
    Stacie Shepler BSN, RN
    Stephanie Allen MS, RN, CNS
    Stephanie Butkus PhD, APRN, PNP
    Sue Nuccio MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CGRN
    Timothy Gollaher DNP, CRA
    Tracy Chamblee PhD, RN, PCNS-BC
    Vaughna B. Galvin DNAP, CRNA
    Wendy Fletcher DNP
    Wyndy Witala PhD, MS
    Zoranna Jones MS, RN

    Affiliates 2016

    Kathryn Bash
    Elizabeth Bruce
    Ricardo Carrillo
    Emelia Gessling
    Daniel Gideon
    Julia Gluth
    Cassie Held
    Hillary Huffner
    Kaci Jenkins
    Ryan Johnson
    Jessica Jones
    Aaron Landers
    Aaron Leddy
    Amanda Lopez
    John Mace
    Chelsey Maxwell
    Meredith Miller
    Donald Missel
    Noel Nacpil

    Brittany Needler
    Haley Nemcik
    John Nguyen
    Maggie Plog
    Paul Richard
    Kaylee Rogers
    Brittaney Ross
    Manda Segarra
    Amanda Spoon
    Chelsea Stephens
    Mackenzie Sullivan
    Victor Tackett
    Trace Teas
    Quyen Tran
    Michelle Turner
    Chelsa Wamsley
    Jane Wessel
    Kelly Zhou

    Affiliates 2015

    Megan Alberti
    Sherrin Alexander
    Clinton Alsup
    Logan Andrews
    Danielle Burns
    Courtney Carpenter
    Toi Chan-Cortes
    Zach Colwell
    Scott Cohan
    Jacquelyn Drummond
    Bryan Flattery
    Christopher Friedly
    Josh Fullerton
    Brittany Hollabaugh
    Jace Holton
    Paige Hopkins
    Laci Hudson
    Saul Martinez

    Katie Matkovich
    Andrew McMillin
    Adam Newman
    Mario Padilla
    Jyotsna Pant
    Cesar Rodriguez
    Katie Sims
    Sarah Simmons
    Hector Solera
    Mandy Spitzer
    Lisa Sutton
    Natalie Swor
    Julia Tran
    Jyothis Venus
    Lindsay Wuellner
    Stacie Shepler
    Jim Allard
    Jasmiry Bennett
    Aaron Leddy
    Amanda Lopez
    John Mace
    Ashley Martin
    Chelsey Maxwell
    James McIntosh
    Meredith Miller
    Donald Missel
    Daniel Mosher
    Jennifer Moss
    Noel Nacpil
    Brittany Needler
    Haley Nemcik
    John Nguyen
    Talisha Nichols

    Ramonda Busby
    Lisa Donnelly
    Amy Green
    John Kang
    Tawnya Lansdell
    Cari Lidgett
    CJ Merrill
    Susan Moats
    Naomie Moe
    Christi Thornhill
    Rodney White
    Sharon Williams
    Genevieve Wilson
    Claire Zangerle
    Maggie Plog
    Rowdy Preston
    Paul Richard
    Kaylee Rogers
    Brittaney Ross
    Manda Segarra
    Timothy Spinks
    Chelsea Stephens
    Mackenzie Sullivan
    Victor Tackett
    Trace Teas
    Lauren Tesch
    Joshua Thigpen
    Laurence Tippin
    Zingre Perry

    Drew Peterson
    Quyen Tran
    Michelle Turner
    Aaron Walterscheid
    Chelsa Wamsley
    Caitlin Weaver-Kaiser
    Jane Wessel
    Renee' Yarbrough-Yale
    Kelly Zhou
    Kathryn Bash
    Blake Bauman
    Elizabeth Bruce
    Jennifer Burke
    Ricardo Carrillo
    Jonathan Davis
    Kevin Dawson
    Kevin Diggins
    Emelia Gessling
    Daniel Gideon
    Julia Gluth
    Elizabeth Gray
    Cassie Held
    Hillary Huffner
    Kaci Jenkins
    Ryan Johnson
    Jessica Jones
    Aaron Landers





    Affiliates 2014

    Ashley Bonner
    Lica Barth
    Melanie Browder
    Cat Collins
    Kayla Cress
    Sunny Dedmon
    Becky Flowers
    Casi Hammer
    Jaime Henry
    Jeff Hoffman
    Jessica Jackson
    Kate Kochu
    Nikita Layson
    Jillian Mayhood
    Allison McFarland
    Brad Mitsdarffer
    Megan Moore
    Dustin Norman
    Ryan Pettit
    Erin Schwarz
    Thomas Trevorah
    Steve Zornack
    Seth Meng
    Jeff McKamey
    Nancy Powell
    Julie Hawkins
    Candy Baptist
    Jennifer Braziel
    Jacqueline Brock
    Marcia Chavez
    Leigh Cobb
    Jayme Hejny
    Vicky Keys
    Shieta March
    Casey Martin
    Bekki McKintosh
    Rona Ng'ethe
    Christi Nguyen
    Cecilia Olivas
    Amanda Rosales
    Katie Matkovich

    Dolora Sanares-Carreon
    Nathan Stortroen
    Pam Whitley
    Susan Yudt
    Megan Alberti
    Sherrin AlexanderClinton Alsup
    Logan Andrews
    Melissa Armstrong
    Stephanie Beall
    Megan Blasingame
    Rhiannon Brenner
    April Browning
    Jonathan Burke
    Danielle Burns
    Courtney Carpenter
    Toi Chan-Cortes
    Scott Cohan
    Zach Colwell
    Casey Crow
    Neil Cummings
    Jacquelyn Drummond
    Daniel Dunlap
    Bryan Flattery
    Katherine Franklin
    Christopher Friedly
    Josh Fullerton
    Beavan Garcia
    Aaron Gilbreath
    Amber Gore
    Brittany Hollabaugh
    Jace Holton
    Paige Hopkins
    Laci Hudson
    Mendy Jennings
    Grace Kamau
    Fred Marble
    Daisy Marin
    Christopher Markel
    Saul Martinez
    Shelby Mashburn

    Rachel McCartan
    Denay McCarty
    Andrew McMillin
    Chad Morgan
    Stephanie Moseley
    Adam Newman
    Jacqueline Nix
    Vibeke Nunez
    Mario Padilla
    Jyotsna Pant
    Cesar Rodriguez
    Sarah SimmonsKatie Sims
    Hector Solera
    Mandy Spitzer
    Amanda Spoon
    Josh Stewart
    Lisa Sutton
    Karyn Swallow
    Natalie Swor
    Mariam Tehven
    Julia Tran
    Nicole Trublowski
    Dallas Varoz
    Jyothis Venus
    Caroline Weatherly
    Lindsay Wuellner
    Melvin Yezak
    Jacquelyn Drummond
    Daniel Dunlap
    Bryan Flattery
    Katherine Franklin
    Christopher Friedly
    Josh Fullerton
    Beavan Garcia
    Aaron Gilbreath
    Amber Gore
    Brittany Hollabaugh
    Jace Holton
    Paige Hopkins

    Laci Hudson
    Mendy Jennings
    Grace Kamau
    Fred Marble
    Daisy Marin
    Christopher Markel
    Saul Martinez
    Shelby Mashburn
    Katie MatkovichRachel McCartan
    Denay McCarty
    Andrew McMillin
    Chad Morgan
    Stephanie Moseley
    Adam Newman
    Jacqueline Nix
    Vibeke Nunez
    Mario Padilla
    Jyotsna Pant
    Cesar Rodriguez
    Sarah Simmons
    Katie Sims
    Hector Solera
    Mandy Spitzer
    Amanda Spoon
    Josh Stewart
    Lisa Sutton
    Karyn Swallow
    Natalie Swor
    Mariam Tehven
    Julia Tran
    Nicole Trublowski
    Dallas Varoz
    Jyothis Venus
    Caroline Weatherly
    Lindsay Wuellner
    Melvin Yezak

    Affiliates 2013

    Allison McFarland
    Amanda Rowe
    Amanda Sykora
    Amber Van Haitma
    Andrea Knoll
    Annabelle Hicks
    Annie Abraham
    Ashlee Loewen
    Ashley Bonner
    Barbara Coughlin
    Bill Fontanilla
    Brad Mitsdarffer
    Brandy Gore
    Bree Brown
    Bria Warren
    Caroline Harris
    Cassi Hamner
    Cat Collins
    Chris Dedon
    Chris Sellers
    Christine Schreppel
    Colby Driggers
    Crissy Welch
    Curtis Nielsen

    Daisy Marin
    Dawn Berger
    Dolores Carreon
    Donna Hamby
    Doria Hadji
    Dustin Norman
    Erin Kiser
    Erin Schwarz
    francesco Dipierro
    Grace Kamau
    Jacob Salazar
    Jaime Henry
    Jason Grimm
    Jason Palm
    Jeanean Boyd
    Jeffrey Hoffman
    Jennifer Roberts
    Jessica Jackson
    Jessica McCall
    Jessica Walker
    Jill Mayhood
    Joanna White
    Joelle Benoit
    Joni Pdden

    Josh Casey
    Juan Abrencillo
    Julia Roberts
    Justin Smith
    Kacie Allen
    Kate Kochu
    Kayla Cress
    Kim Malley
    Kristie Anguiano
    Kristin Whitehead
    Lexie Futrell
    Lica Barth
    Lily Wong
    Lindsey Patton
    Mary Luong
    Mary Stowe
    Matt Harringer
    Megan Moore
    Meghan Glascock
    Melanie Browder
    Mercy Manaen
    Michelle Masters
    Mo Jones

    Molly Yong
    Nathan Dickerson
    Nicolas Nelson
    Nikita Layson
    Rachel Landfield
    Rebecca Flowers
    Reynalin Dayaday
    Rhema Suza
    Robert Mader
    Ronals Wyatt
    Ryan Pettit
    Sandra Gardner
    Sarah Gentry
    Sheri Hammond
    Simba Nyoni
    Stephanie Loggins
    Steve Tschoerner
    Steve Zornak
    Sunny Dedmoru
    Tammy Eades
    Thea Hines
    Thomas Trevorah

    Affiliates 2012

    Amy Forrester
    Aquia Ward
    Carrie Lee
    Catherine Mbango
    Celeste Johnson
    Deborah Krauser
    Donna Rich
    Jeff McKarney
    Jennifer Badaeux
    Julie Hawkins
    Kecia Kelly
    Kim Malley
    Kirstin Drake
    Lori Hodge
    Melinda Miller

    Meng Seth
    Mindy Gallagos
    Mirriam Talley
    Nicki Roderman
    Nicole Ogunleye
    Patricia Vanderpool
    Regan Elliott
    Robb Rose
    Sandra Haire
    Sarah Moody
    Shelley Seth
    Sonya Flanders
    Teresa Wited
    Thomas Flores
    Yuni Corwin

    Affiliates 2011

    Cassie Wright
    Dana Brooks
    Jenny Dian Adams
    Karen Smith
    Kathy Drescher
    Kim Posey
    Laura Garza-Gongora
    Madelyn Dunahoo
    Shonna Bracco
    Tracie Kirkland
    Vicki Good

    Affiliates 2010

    Angela Miller
    Donna Guirica
    Jo Tulley
    Lois Oquin
    Maria Thomas
    Mary Garnica
    Wendy Fletcher

    USA San Francisco (JBC)

    UCSF JBI Centre for Synthesis & Implementation: an Affiliate center of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    UCSF Medical Center
    Institute for Nursing Excellence,
    2233 Post Street, Ste.201, Box 1834
    San Francisco, CA USA 94115

    •  01-415-353-1993
    •  01-415-353-8561
    •  http://www.ucsfnursing.org/news-innovation/research/ucsf-jbi-centre

    Director

    Daphne Stannard, RN, PhD, CNS
    Director and Chief Nurse Researcher, Institute for Nursing Excellence
    University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center
    San Francisco, California

    Deputy Director

    Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN
    Clinical Nurse Educator, UCSF Medical Center

    Core staff

    Daphne Stannard, RN, PhD, CNS, Director, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN, Deputy Director, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Lindsay Bolt, RN-BC, MS, CNS, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Patricia Brennan, RN, PhD, DFNAP, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
    Sabina Gonzalez, RN, MS, CCRN, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Michelle Decoux Hampton, RN, PhD, Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing
    Michelle Henley, MLS, San Francisco General Hospital
    Christina Lemanski, RN, MSN, CPAN, CPN, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Melissa Lee, RN, MS, CNS-BC, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Tina Mammone, RN, PhD, UCSF Medical Center
    Erin Matsuda, RN, DNP, UCSF Medical Center
    Chrissie Moreno, RN, MSN, CNS, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    Cass Piper Sandoval, RN, MS, CNS, CCRN, UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence

    Advisory Group

    Min-Lin Fang, MLS, UCSF
    Sheila Antrum, RN, MHSA, NEA-BC, UCSF Medical Center

    Staff

    Susan Criswell
    Christina Luu

    UCSF Medical Center (EIG)

    UCSF JBI Centre for Synthesis & Implementation: JBI Evidence Implementation Group

    UCSF Medical Center Institute for Nursing Excellence
    2233 Post Street. Ste 201, Box 1834
    San Francisco, CA USA 94115
    01-415-353-1993

    •  Pamela.Worobel-Luk@ucsfmedctr.org
    •  1-415-353-1925

    Convenor

    Pam Worobel-Luk RN, MSN

    Evidence Implementation Group Members

    Daphne Stannard, RN, PhD, CNS
    Pam Worobel-Luk, RN, MSN, Convenor
    Adam Cooper, RN-BC, MSN

    Program Offerings
    JBI Clinical Fellows Program offered annually

    USA South Carolina (ESG)

    Medical University of South Carolina Center for Evidence-Based Practice and Outcomes Research: an Evidence Synthesis Group

    Convenor

    Emily Brennan, MLIS

    Group Members

    Elizabeth Crabtree, MPH, PhD(c)
    Marilyn Schaffner, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CGRN

    Background

    Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC):
    The Medical University of South Carolina has served the citizens of South Carolina since 1824. It is a state university with a medical center and six colleges for the education of a broad range of health professionals, biomedical scientists and other health related personnel. As part of South Carolina's most comprehensive clinical care delivery system, the MUSC Medical Center serves over 170,000 patients annually through four inpatient facilities, multiple centers of excellence and a vast network of hospital-based services, including:

    • 709 beds in four inpatient facilities (plus 58 neonatal care beds)
    • Medical University Hospital
    • Ashley River Tower
    • MUSC Children's Hospital
    • Institute of Psychiatry

    MUSC Center for Evidence-Based Practice and Outcomes Research:
    The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) Center for Evidence-Based Practice and Outcomes Research, housed jointly in the Library and the Quality Management department of the MUSC Hospital, aims to promote scientific inquiry, evidence-based practice, and quality outcomes at MUSC. These goals are accomplished through the development of EBP clinical decision support tools, EBP education for MUSC clinicians, and outcomes research.

    Training Completed

    February 2014
    July 2012

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Evidence Synthesis Group, including the convener, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program.

    Affiliate Collaborating Centre

    Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research: a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute.

    USA UMMC (ESG)

    UMMC School of Nursing Evidence Based Practice and Research Team

    UMMC School of Nursing
    2500 N. State St
    Jackson,
    MS 39216 USA

    •  Rchristian2@umc.edu
    •  +1-601-984-6253

    Convenor

    A/Prof Robin Christian DNP, FNP-C, APRN

    Group Members

    Kim Hoover 
    Janet Harris 
    Elizabeth Hinton 
    Sheila Keller 
    Marcia Rachel 
    Jennifer Robinson 
    Mary Stewart 
    Karen Winters
    Susan Lofton 
    Tina Martin
    Mary McNair 
    Jean Walker 
    Joy Akanji
    Amy Forsythe
    Melissa King
    Danny Stuart
    Sarah Bedi
    Olivia Clark
    Molly Moore
    Trannie Murphy
    Johnnie Sue Wijewardane

    Rachel Lee
    Eloise Lopez
    Kruti Patel
    Lynndi Price
    Darla Qaisi
    Ashley Ramage
    Brittany Ransom
    Lauren Sage
    Deloris Slade
    Conitra Wall
    Robert Ware
    Terra Watkins
    Jaime Wheeler
    Kristi Wilson
    Lorraine Gaddis
    Betsy Mann
    Carey McCarter
    Mae McDaniel

    Background

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Nursing (SON) is located on the campus of the State's only academic health science center. As the state's flagship nursing school, the nationally ranked SON offers a full spectrum of nursing programs, including bachelors, masters and dcotoral degree programs.

    The SON hosts one of the country's only basic science research labs located within a state-supported nursing school. Because of the resources available in the school and through the campus, it's faculty and students are provided the opportunity and support necessary to develop and implement a professional research and scholarship trajectory.

    The SON has access to the Rowland Medical Library. The Library advances improved health care by providing institutional leadership, instruction and expertise in knowledge management and by establishing a creative learning environment to strengthen the health professional education, research, patient care and service programs of the University. This library provides access to thousands of journals and other publications, much of which is available online.

    Comprehensive Systematic Review Training

    All members of the Synthesis group, including the convenor, have completed the required Joanna Briggs Institute Comprehensive Systematic Review Training Program:

    Date, Location
    20/Oct/14
    20/Jun/15
    20/Jun/15

    Affiliate Collaborating Centre

    The group is affiliated with the Texas Christian University Center for Evidence Based Practice and Research.

    Vietnam (JBC)

    The Hanoi Medical University Nursing Research Center for Evidence Based Healthcare: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Hanoi Medical University - HMU
    NO 1 TON THAT TUNG
    DONG DA, HA NOI

    Director

    Dr Nguyen Thi Lan Anh
     lananhnguyen76@gmail.com

    Deputy Director

    Dr Nguyen Thi Than Huong

    Core Staff

    Ha Dinh
    Nguyen Thi Hoa Huyen
    Dam Minh Ngoc
    Nguyen Thi Nguyet
    Tran Van Oahn
    Do Thi Thu Hien
    Thuy Thuy Ly
    Mai Tran
    Hoang Lan Van

    Wales Cardiff (JBC)

    The Wales Centre For Evidence Based Care: an Affiliate centre of The Joanna Briggs Institute

    Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care
    School of Healthcare Sciences
    Cardiff University
    East Gate House
    35-43 Newport Road
    Cardiff, Wales CF24 OAB UK

    Director

    Dr Judith Carrier

    Deputy Director
    Dr Jane Harden

    Core Staff

    Prof Davina Allen
    Elizabeth Gillen
    Angela Bowyer
    Nicola West
    Clare Hawker
    Deborah Edwards
    Rhian Barnes
    Dr Ray Samuriwo
    Mike Johnson
    Tim Gibson

    Background

    The Wales Centre for Evidence-based Care is a collaborating centre of the Joanna Briggs Institute which aims to develop the science of implementation and promote evidence- based practice through the development and evaluation of internationally excellent systems for evidence location, appraisal, translation and utilisation.

    Systematic Reviews

    Factors influencing the provision of End of Life care for adolescents and young adults with advanced cancer: a scoping review The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 12(7) 2014
    ( Edwards D., Carrier J., Gillen E., Hawker C., Sutton J. and Kelly D. )

    Promoting and supporting self-care management for adults living in the community with physical chronic illness: the effectiveness and meaningfulness of the patient-practitioner encounter
    (Rees S & Williams A)

    The effectiveness of strategies and interventions that aim to assist the transition from student to newly qualified nurse
    (Edwards D, Hawker C, Carrier J & Rees C)

    Supporting trail-blazing: A systematic review of the factors that facilitate or inhibit the implementation of new nursing roles: the experiences of UK consultant nurses
    (Hourahane G, West N, Barnes R, Bowyer A, Dundon J & Allen D)

    Mothers' and health visitors' perceptions of the support provided to mothers who have experienced domestic violence
    (Eynon J, Carrier J & Cartwright A)

    Effective interventions or methodologies which overcome individual, structural and organisational barriers
    (Lyne P, Allen D & Satherley P)

    The effectiveness of educational and psychological interventions for children with atopic eczema
    (Satherley & Ersser S)

    Progestogen for preventing miscarriage
    (Oates-Whitehead R, Haas D & Carrier J)

    Self-care management for adults with physical chronic illness
    (Rees S & Williams A)

    The effectiveness of ICPs for adults and children in health care settings: a systematic review
    (Allen D, Rixson L & Gillen E)

    The effectiveness, appropriateness and feasibility of nutritional screening tools in identifying adults at risk of malnutrition in the community
    (Maule H & Satherley P)

    The effects of music listening on adult patients pre-procedural state anxiety in hospital
    (Morgan L & Biley F)

    The effect of organisation and individual factors on health care professional's compliance with infection control guidelines in in-patient settings
    (Mayor S & Evans A)

    What is the Type and Weight Evidence Utilised in Measuring the Impact of "Care Pathway Technologies" on Service Integration in Stroke Care?
    (Rixson L & Allen D)