Elsie Duff, NP, PhD is a practicing primary care nurse practitioner and nurse educator. Her understanding of the NP role from practice, education and regulation has provided insight for NP student experiences and NP scope of practice. In addition to nursing undergraduate and graduate nursing degrees, she graduated with a master of adult education degree while continuing to work in direct clinical practice. Elsie has served as a board member of the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba, and held various executive positions with the Nurse Practitioner Association of Manitoba, and currently is a research committee member with the Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses. As a member of the International Council of Nurses Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse Network research committee she is currently engaged with nurses from around the world to revise and publish ICN advanced practice competencies.
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Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (Nursing) (professional)
Elsie Duff, is an educator, leader and clinician who has advanced the role of nursing for the benefit of Canadians. See more at: https://www.cna-aiic.ca/en/about-cna/awards-and-recognition/queen-elizabeth-ii-diamond-jubilee-medals/elsie-duff-manitoba#sthash.vCsEKbTw.dpuf
Western University: Doctorate Degree, Nursing Education Leadership 2016
Athabasca University: Graduate Degree, Nurse Practitioner Advanced Practice Nursing 2006
University of Manitoba: Graduate Degree, Adult Education 2003
Brandon University: Undergraduate Degree, Nursing 1997
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Rural and remote advanced nursing education: An integrative literature review
2016 International Rural Nursing Conference Rapid City, South Dakota
A Study of Nurse Practitioners: Relationships of Empowerment, Role Competence and Complex Socio-cultural Patient Safety Competence
Canadian Association of Advanced Practice Nurses Conference Winnipeg
To Twitter or Not to Twitter in Nursing Education
Western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing 2014 Conference Winnipeg
ZOTERO – Outstanding Tool to Enhance Research and Organize Sources
Manitoba Association for Distributed Learning and Training (MADLaT) Winnipeg
•Online virtual simulation is comparable to traditional simulation methods. •Students reported that virtual patients were more realistic than standard actor patients. •Students reported increased engagement with learning.
•Thirty percent of the adult population experience dysphonia, impacting quality of life. •Dysphonia etiology can range from benign to serious. •Dysphonia as a symptom of disease is frequently ignored. •No standardized screening tests exist. •Potential causes of dysphonia are identified. •Nurse practitioner practice interventions and plans of care are recommended.
•Anxiety and depression are frequent complaints in primary care. •Meditation or mindfulness strategies may help decrease health care costs and improve health outcomes for anxiety and depression. •In addition to Buddhist philosophy, the 2 main secular interventions of Western mindfulness are mindfulness-based stress reduction and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. •Mindfulness can be cultivated through a variety of practices, including meditation, body recognition, and yoga. •Nurse practitioners must ensure patient suitability before the initiation of mindfulness-based intervention.
Ovarian cancer is the most fatal of all gynecological malignancies and is the fifth leading cause of cancer death among women. Vague symptoms often lead to late diagnosis and poor prognosis. Fortunately, identification of risk factors can help nurse practitioners (NPs) ensure close attention of at-risk patients.
•Role of primary care nurse practitioner in the management of the patient before and after bariatric weight-loss surgery. •Review of the obesity epidemic, weight-loss surgery options, and possible postoperative complications to be aware of in primary care. •Review of the medical and psychological components of weight-loss surgery. •Strategies in primary care to prevent long-term weight regain after bariatric surgery.
•Bimanual examinations are not an effective screening tool in asymptomatic well women. •The bimanual exam is not recommended for cancer screening, sexually transmitted infection testing, or prior to initiation of contraception. •Clinicians continue to perform the bimanual exam despite evidence-based rationale as to its futility. •The greatest harm generated by pelvic exams is the detection of false-positive pathology.
Abstract: Increased awareness of adolescent sport concussions has led to legislation requiring a medical professional's permission to return to play. These patient-specific and evidence-based recommendations for nurse practitioners will ensure safe return to play decisions.
Nursing science is a topic students and faculty view with skepticism. The interchangeable terms and the need to understand the contextual nature of nursing philosophy lead to feelings of anxiety and confusion. Students question the relevance of learning nursing science in relation to practice. The analogy of a building is used to explain how nursing philosophy relates to practice. The analogy of interrelated concepts may help students gain an understanding of nursing science, which is essential to further knowledge development in nursing.