Rosalie Starzomski, University of Victoria

Associate Director nursing Victoria, British Columbia rosestar@uvic.ca

Bio/Research

My research and scholarly contributions are focused on understanding and critically examining aspects of the health care environment in order to develop strategies to improve health outcomes for patients and their families, particularly in the areas of nephrology and organ transplantation.


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Bio/Research

My research and scholarly contributions are focused on understanding and critically examining aspects of the health care environment in order to develop strategies to improve health outcomes for patients and their families, particularly in the areas of nephrology and organ transplantation.

In addition, I am interested in developing strong moral climates in health care settings to ensure that health care providers are able to use their expertise to provide high quality patient/family care. In order to do this, a part of my research and scholarly work focuses on leadership, advanced nursing practice, influencing change and developing health policy to support nurses and interdisciplinary teams to provide this type of care.

I am very interested in fostering consumer participation in health care decision-making and critically examining health technology development in Canadian society. My major thrust has been to work with nurses, interdisciplinary teams, and patients and their families to provide consultation, expertise and support in the health care community in a variety of ways. Specifically, I have been working in the areas of health care and nursing ethics, health policy, nephrology nursing and organ donation and transplantation. One of my goals is to help to develop a comprehensive and coordinated system of health care for people in Canada with chronic kidney disease. To this end, I have been in various leadership roles with the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Council for Donation and Transplantation, and have used my research findings to influence change.



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