Pamela Hawranik

Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dean; Professor of Health Disciplines


Publications (Peer Reviewed Journal Articles)

Perry, B., Edwards, M., Anderson, C., Chang, M., Kinshuk, Hawranik, P. (2016). Health-Related Technology Use by Older Adults in Rural and Small Town Communities. G. Joseph (Ed.). Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World. Routledge.

Hawranik, P., McIntosh, D., & Bell, S. (2016). Vision Care Services in Long Term Care Facilities: Why are they Overlooked?  G. Joseph, (Ed.). Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World, Routledge.

Gauvreau, S., Hurst, D., Cleveland-Innes, M. & Hawranik, P. (2016) Online Professional Skills Workshops: Perspectives from Distance Education Graduate Students. International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning, 17 (5), 91-108.

Forbes, D., Harrison, W., Woytkiw, T., Blake, C., Hawranik, P., Strain, L., Peacock, S., & Thiessen, E. (2015). Context Matters: Dimensions that facilitate the spread and uptake of evidence in northern home care centres. Journal of Family Medicine & Community Health, 2(8), 1070-1079.

Forbes, D., Strain, L., Blake, C., Peacock, S., Harrison, W., Woytkiw, T., Hawranik, P. Thiessen, E., Woolf, M., Morgan, D., Innes, A. & Gibson, M. (2015) Dementia Care Evidence: Contextual Dimensions that Influence Use in Canadian Northern Rural Home Care Centres. Online Journal of Rural Nursing and Health Care, 15(1),

Forbes, D., Blake, C., Thiessen, E., Peacock, S., & Hawranik, P. Light therapy for improving cognition, activities of daily living, sleep, challenging behaviour, and/or psychiatric disturbances in dementia. (2014). The Cochrane Collaboration, John Wiley & Sons

Hurst, D., Cleveland-Innes, M., Hawranik, P., & Gauvreau, S.  Online Graduate Student identity and Professional Skills Development.  (2013). The Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 43 (3), 36-53.

Hawranik, P. & Bell, S. (2012). Survey of vision services in nursing homes/long term care facilities in Alberta and Manitoba, Perspectives, 35(4), 6-7.

Goodridge, D., Hawranik, P., Duncan, V. & Turner, H. Are there Socioeconomic disparities in home health care service access and utilization: A Scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49 (2012), 1310-1319.

Krahn, V., Lengyel, C., & Hawranik, P. (2011).  Healthy Eating Perceptions and Factors Influencing Food Choices of Older Adults in Rural Communities. Journal of Nutrition for the Elderly, 30(3), 261-273. Selected to be the first article to be used  in the Healthy Aging Diet Practice Group Continuing Medical Education program in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Bell, S., Hawranik, P., & McCormac, K. (2011). Focus on Falls Prevention: A Quality Improvement Initiative. .AER Journal: Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness, 4(3), 133-138.

Peacock, S., Forbes, D., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Morgan, D., Jansen, L.,

Henderson, S., & Leipert, B (2009). Positive aspects of the caregiving journey: Using a strengths-based perspective to reveal opportunities. Journal of Applied Gerontology, first published on August 25, 2009 as doi:10.1177/0733464809341471.

Jansen, L., Forbes, D., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Kingston, D., Peacock, S., Morgan, D., Henderson, S., Leipert, B., & Normand, S. (2009). Formal Care Providers’ Perceptions of Home- and Community-based services: Informing Dementia Care Quality. Home Health Care Services Quarterly, 28, 1-23.

Krishnan, P. & Hawranik, P. (2008). Diagnosis and management of geriatric insomnia: A guide for nurse practitioners. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners 20, 590-599.

Hawranik, P. & Thorpe, K. (2008) Helping faculty enhance scholarship. Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. 39(4), 155-163.

Green, M. & Hawranik, P. (2008). Smoke-free policies in the psychiatric population on the ward and beyond: A discussion paper.  International Journal of Nursing Studies, doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2007.12.004.

Grymonpre, R. &  Hawranik, P. (2008). Rural residence and prescription medication use by community-dwelling older adults: A review of the literature. Journal of Rural Health, 24(2), 203-209.

Forbes, D., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Peacock, S., Kingston, D., Morgan, D., Henderson, S., Leipert, B. & Jansen, L. (2008). Availability, Accessibility and Acceptability of home and community-based services: Perspectives of unpaid caregivers of persons with dementia. Home Health Services Quarterly, 27(2), 75-99.

Forbes, D., Jansen, L., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Morgan, D., Henderson, S., Leipert, B., Peacock, S., & Kingston, D. (2008). Gender differences in use and perceived availability of home- and community-based services for people with dementia. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 40, (1), 38-59.

Hawranik, P., Johnston, P., & Deatrich, J, (2008). Therapeutic Touch and agitation in individuals with Alzheimer Disease. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 30(4), 417-434.

Hawranik, P. & Bell, A. (2007). Vision care in long term care facilities: An overlooked need. Canadian Journal of Geriatrics, 10(3), suppl. 1, 15-18.

Hawranik, P. & Strain, L. (2007). Giving voice to informal caregivers of older adults. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 39(1), 156-172.

Beel, A., Hawranik, P., McClement, S., & Daenick, P. Palliative Sedation. (2006). Palliative sedation: Nurses’ perceptions. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12(11), 510-518.

Hawranik, P., Deatrich, J., & Johnston, P. (2004). Therapeutic Touch: Another Approach for the Management of Agitation. Canadian Nursing Home, 15(1), 46-48. (invited to submit by editor).

Strain, L., Blandford, A., Mitchell, L., & Hawranik, P. (2003). Cognitively Impaired Older adults: Risk Profiles for Institutionalization. International Psychogeriatrics, 15(4), 351-366.

Hawranik, P. & Pangman, V. (2002). Perceptions of a Seniors Wellness Centre: A Community=s voice.   Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 28(11), 38-44.

Hawranik, P. (2002) Inhome service use by caregivers and their elders: Does cognitive status make a difference? Canadian Journal on Aging, 21(2), 257-271.
Hamel, C., Guse, L., Hawranik, P., & Bond, J.  (2002). Advance Directives and Community Dwelling Older Adults. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 24(2), 143-258.

Hawranik, P. & Pangman, V. (2002). Recruitment of Community-Dwelling Older Adults for Research: A Challenge. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 33(4), 171-184.

Hawranik, P. & Strain, L. (2001). Dementia, Disruptive Behaviors, and Home Care Service Utilization. Home Health Care Consultant, 8(11), 25-30.

Hawranik, P. & Strain, L. (2001).Cognitive Impairment, Disruptive Behaviours and Home Care Utilization. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 23(2), 148-162.

Hawranik, P. (2000). Development and Testing of a Community Clinical Evaluation Tool. Journal of Nursing Education, 39(6), 266-273.

Other Publications

Hawranik, P.,  Deatrich, J. & Johnston, P. (2009).  Author’s Response. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31(5), 681-682. The authors had been asked to respond to a letter to the Editor on their previously published article Therapeutic Touch and Agitation in Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Krahn, V., Lengyel, C. & Hawranik, P. (2012). Healthy Eating Perceptions of Older Adults Living in Canadian Rural and Northern Communities. Spectrum, Spring, 1-9.

Books or Book Chapters (In progress)

Forbes, D. & Hawranik, P. Context and its Influence on the Spread and Uptake of Evidence within Alberta North Zone Home Care Centres, Rural Linkages, AU Press, to be published in 2014.

Books or Book Chapters

Hawranik, P. (2013).  Sensory Alterations (Chapter 48). In Potter & Perry. Fundamentals of Nursing, Toronto: Elsevier.

Forbes, D. & Hawranik, P. (2011). Looming Dementia Care Crisis: Are Canadian Rural and Remote Settings Ready?  In J. Kulig  & A. Williams (Eds.). Health in Rural Canada. UBC Press.

Hawranik, P. & McKean, E. (2004). The Abuse of Older Adults: Issues and Prevention strategies (Chapter 6). In C. Ateah & J. Mirwaldt (Eds.). Within our Reach: Policies, Programs, and Practices to Prevent Abuse across the Lifespan. Invited author for chapter.

Reports Published

Forbes, D., Harrison, W., Strain, L., Peacock, S., Morgan, D., Hawranik, P., Woytkiw, T., & Blake, C. (2012). Contextual Factors within Northern Home Care Centres that Influence the Spread and Update of Research Evidence: A Pilot Study. University of Alberta & Alberta Health Services.

Forbes, D., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, P., Morgan, D., Henderson, S., Leipert, B., Peacock, S.,  Kingston, D. & Jansen, L. (2008). Final Report on Role of Home Care in Dementia Care. Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Scruby, L. & Hawranik, P. (2004). The Needs of Low Income Women with Children. Report prepared for Prairie Women’s Health Centre for Excellence, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Strain, L., Hawranik, P., Hussa Harvey, C., & Smith, D. (2003). Living with a Diagnosis of Alzheimer Disease. Report prepared for UM/SSHRC Research Grants Program, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Mitchell, L., Hawranik, P., & Strain, L. (2002). Age-related Physiological Changes: Considerations for older Farmers:Performance of Agricultural Tasks. Report prepared for the Seniors Abilities for Agricultural Tasks project, Canadian Agricultural Safety Program. Winnipeg, MB: Centre on Aging, University of Manitoba.

Hawranik, P., Johnston, P., & Monkman, F. (2001). Evaluation of Continence Rehabilitation Clinic.  Riverview Health Centre & Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba.

Hawranik, P. & Strain, L. (2000). Health of Informal Caregivers. Centre on Aging/Faculty of Nursing, University of Manitoba.

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles

The vast majority of these non-peer reviewed articles are prepared on a monthly basis for an educational package entitled The Art of Geronursing, which is distributed and published by MANREX. These articles are distributed to over 1,000 long term care institutions in Canada who utilize the medication preparation and distribution system produced by MANREX. The articles have been prepared by myself, written jointly with other authors or prepared by other authors but edited/modified by myself. The topics are selected by myself, from my knowledge of clinical issues in geriatrics and requests from the readership. I have co-ordinated, edited and written these articles since October 1995. As of February 2009, 148 articles have been published. I encourage undergraduate students who I hire as research assistants, graduate students, practicing nurses, and practitioners from other disciplines to prepare these articles. Below is only a list of those articles on which I included my name as an author or co-author.

Forbes, D., Jansen, L., Markle-Reid, M., Hawranik, M., Morgan, D., Henderson, S., Leipert, B., Peacock, S., & Kingston, D. (2008). Summary based on Gender differences in Use and Availability of Home and Community Based Services for People with Dementia. The University of Western Ontario-Research Data Centre. 3(1), 1-2.

Hawranik, P. (2008). Parkinson’s Disease: Part 2, Treatment. Art of Geronursing, 38(4), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2008). Parkinson’s Disease: Part 1,Etiology & Symptoms. Art of Geronursing, 35(3), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2007). Multiple Sclerosis – an Overview of Treatment Strategies. Art of Geronursing, 34(9), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2007). Multiple Sclerosis, Part 1. Art of Geronursing, 34(8), 1-4.

Bell, S. & Hawranik, P. (2007). A Study of Vision Care Services in Long Term Care Facilities. The Art of Geronursing, 13(4), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2007). Pharmacological Intervention for Chronic Pain. The Art of Geronursing, 13(2), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2007). Treatment of Chronic Pain in Older Adults, Part 3 of 3 Parts. The Art of Geronursing, 13(1), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2006). Chronic Pain and the Older Adult, Part 2 of 3 Parts. The Art of Geronursing, 12(11, 1-4. Hawranik, P. (2006). Chronic Pain and the Older Adult, Part 1 of 3 Parts. Pain Pathways and Pathophysiology. The Art of Geronursing, 12(10), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2005). Gardens and Dementia. The Art of Geronursing, 11(3), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2003). Dehydration in older adults: Assessment, Prevention and Treatment, Part 2. The Art of Geronursing, 9(4), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2003). Dehydration in older adults: More Common than you think. Part 1. The Art of Geronursing, 9(3), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2003). Physical Restraints: What are the Alternatives? Part 2. The Art of Geronursing, 8(2), 1-4.

Hawranik, P.(2003). Physical Restraints:Do they do More Harm than Good? Part 1. The Art of Geronursing, 8(1), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2002). Why the Once a Week Bath? The Art of Geronursing. 7(11), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2002). Elder Abuse and Neglect Part 2. Identification and Interventions. The Art of Geronursing, 7(8), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. (2002). Cranberry Juice for Urinary Tract Infections:Old Wives Tale or Scientific Evidence? The Art of Geronursing, 7(6), 1-4.

Hawranik, P. & Strain, L. (2002). Always on-call: The health of informal caregivers for seniors. Centres of Excellence for Women’s Health Research Bulletin, 3(1), 8-10.

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