Clinical Role at the Time of the Designation Type of Institution, City Project Title (de Souza Nurse Designation) Objectives Location of Clinical Fellowship
APN Educator Acute Care  Hospital, G.T.A.
  • Developing education materials for Advance Care
  • Planning in geriatric population
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of bed side reporting
  • To enhance knowledge in gerontology and end-of-life care; To understand issues around death and dying, how the topic of advance directives is brought forth in LTC; challenges when the topic of advance directive and/or code status is expressed in LTC
  • To explore educational and practical programs in place for nurses and PSWs; andservices and care programs for the  aging population
  • To assess the facilitators and barriers in bed side reporting and to recommend changes in clinical practice
Geriatric In-Patient Unit, General In-Patient Unit
Manager of Oncology Program Acute Care  Hospital, G.T.A.
  • Developing a clinical pathway for the     management of febrile neutropenia
  • Developing resources and training  materials for staff on neutropenia management
  • To gain knowledge and expertise in the management of febrile neutropenia
  • To develop an order set and associated documents for neutropenia early identification and care pathway
  • To incorporate the pathway into current patient documentation
  • To carry out staff education on the new clinical pathway
Emergency Room and Inpatient Unit
Nurse Educator Acute Care  Hospital, G.T.A.
  • Developing an Advance Care Planning booklet for patients and families
  • Developing resources and training materials for staff on advance care planning
  • To develop supportive resources (algorithm and brochures) for patients and families to improve their understanding of CPR – harms and benefits and DNR.
  • To help support patient and family involvement in decision-making/ planning for end-of-life care; and reduce conflicts between patients and family members.
  • To develop resources and provide training to assist providers to better understand the patient experience/ situation and enhance their capacity to discuss CPR
Palliative Care Unit