Joan Almost (PI), RN, PhD, Assistant Professor, Associate Director (Graduate Nursing Programs), School of Nursing, Queen's University
Joan received her PhD from the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto in 2010, and her MScN and BScN from Western University. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Health Interventions Research Unit at Ryerson University. The overarching purpose of her program of research is to: 1) develop robust knowledge on practice environments and work relationships; and, 2) systematically develop and evaluate interventions using the best available evidence tailored to healthcare settings to improve practice environments, work relationships, and patient/provider/organization outcomes. She has conducted extensive work in the area of conflict among nurses, and is currently completing a scoping review on the positive and negative behaviours in workplace relationships (CIHR Knowledge Synthesis Grant). She has been a Co-Principal Investigator on two studies funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. The first study (completed in 2010) examined the quality of nurses’ worklife in provincial correctional settings. The second study (completed in 2013) developed and evaluated the feasibility of an online educational intervention for nurses working in these settings.