Publications

2016
Pijl, E. M. (2016). My Personal Philosophy of Nursing. em_pijl_nursing_philosophy_2016.pdf
Pijl, E. M. (2016). My Personal Philosophy of Teaching. em_pijl_teaching_philosophy_2016.pdf
Pijl-Zieber, E. M., Awosoga, O., Spenceley, S., Hagen, B., Hall, B., & Lapins, J. (2016). Caring in the wake of the rising tide: Moral distress in residential nursing care of people living with dementia. Dementia, April.Abstract
OBJECTIVE:  Moral distress is increasingly being recognized as a concern for health care professionals. The purpose of this study was to explore the nature and prevalence of moral distress among nursing staff who care for people living with dementia. METHODS:  This study was focused on nursing staff caring for people with dementia in long-term care and assisted living sites. The Moral Distress in Dementia Care Survey instrument was distributed to 23 sites and nursing staff rated the frequency and severity of situations that were identified as potentially causing moral distress. RESULTS:  Moral distress is prevalent in the nursing staff who provide dementia care. Nursing staff reported experiencing moral distress at least daily or weekly. Both frequency and severity of moral distress increased with proximity to (amount of time spent at) the bedside. Moral distress had negative psychological and physiological effects on nursing staff, and affected intention to quit.
Sedgwick, M., & Pijl-Zieber, E. M. (2016). New Rural Acute Care Nurses Speak Up: "We're it" But We're Not Ready.. Journal for Nurses in Professional Development, 31(5), 278-83.Abstract
Many novice registered nurses feel ill-prepared for rural nursing practice. Using a mixed method design, an assessment of the learning needs of new graduate nurses (NGNs) working in rural hospitals in Alberta, Canada, was undertaken. NGNs in rural practice indicated that they struggle with becoming "multispecialists." Consequently, administrators and nurse educators need to tailor workplace structures by establishing collaborative programs with urban facilities and using orientation tailored to the learning needs of NGNs.
2014
Pijl-Zieber, E. M., Grypma, S., & Barton, S. (2014). Baccalaureate nursing education: has it delivered? A retrospective critique and a call to action. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership, 27(2), 27-34.
Pijl-Zieber, E. M., & Kellett, P. (2014). Chapter 21: Measuring Vital Signs. In Fundamentals: Perspectives on the Art and Science of Canadian Nursing. presented at the Philadephia, Philadephia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
2013
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Wotton, D., Currie, G., Siracusa, L., Martin Saarinen, J., & Kennedy, B. (2013). Redefining our impossible: Innovations in community health clinical education. In 7th National Community Health Nurses’ Conference. presented at the Kelowna, Kelowna.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Grypma, S., & Barton, S. (2013). Nursing Education: Rearranging Deck Chairs on the Titanic, or Cruising into our Golden Years? A Retrospective. In Western North-Western Region Canadian Association of University Schools of Nursing (WNRCASN) Conference. presented at the Edmonton, Edmonton.
Service, D., & Pijl-zieber, E. M. (2013). Painting by the numbers: Standardized care plans inhibit the art of nursing practice. Journal of Nursing Heterodoxy. Publisher's Version standardized_care_plans_inhibit_the_art_of_nursing_practice_jnh.pdf
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Barton, S., Konkin, J., Awosoga, O., & Caine, V. (2013). Competence and competency-based nursing education: Finding our way through the issues. Nurse Education Today, 34(5), 676-678.
Pijl Zieber, E. M. (2013). Doctor’s orders and the language of representation. Nursing Philosophy, 14(2), 139-147.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Barton, S., Konkin, J., Awosoga, O., & Caine, V. (2013). Mind the gap: quantifying the performance gap between observed and required clinical competencies in undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education Today, 34(5), 667-669.
2012
Pijl Zieber, E. M., & Buck, M. (2012). Chapter 28: Vital Signs. In Kozier’s Fundamentals of Nursing: The Nature of Nursing Practice in Canada, 2nd Canadian Edition. presented at the Toronto, Toronto: Pearson.
2011
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Siracusa, L., Yiu, L., Schofield, R., Diem, E., Hunt, C., Kennedy, B., et al. (2011). Enhancing Clinical Education for Community Health Nursing. In The Time is Now: Influence, Impacts, Outcomes. Community Health Nurses of Canada. presented at the Halifax, Halifax.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., & Kalischuk, R. G. (2011). Community health nursing practice education: Preparing the next generation. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1), 1-13.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., & Hagen, B. (2011). Towards culturally relevant nursing education for Aboriginal students. Nurse Education Today, 31(6), 595-600.
2010
Hagen, B., Wong-Wylie, G., & Pijl Zieber, E. M. (2010). Tablets or talk? A critical review of the research literature comparing antidepressants and counseling for the treatment of depression. The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 32(8), 102-124.
2009
Pijl Zieber, E. M. (2009). From K-12 to Health Care Professional: The Long and Winding Road. In Inaugural Conference of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Specialist Council (FNMIEC), Alberta Teachers Association. presented at the Calgary, Calgary.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Nugent, M., & Harris, S. (2009). Beyond Buzzwords: Undergraduate Nursing Students Employ the Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice to Change Their World. In Blazing Our Trail: Tools, Tactics and Taking Charge. Community Health Nurses Association of Canada. presented at the Calgary, Calgary.
2008
Hagen, B., Pijl Zieber, E. M., Souveny, K., & LaCroix, A. (2008). Let’s do lunch? Nursing ethics and gifts from the pharmaceutical industry. Canadian Nurse, 104(4), 24-28.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., Hagen, B., Armstrong Esther, C., Hall, B., Akins, L., & Stingl, M. (2008). Moral distress: an emerging problem for nurses in long-term care?. Quality In Ageing, 9(2), 39-48.
Garrett, M., Huff, C., Meyer, C., & Pijl Zieber, E. M. (2008). Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Screening Tool. npwthomecaretoolapril2008.pdf
2007
Pijl Zieber, E. M. (2007). Towards Culturally Relevant Education in Nursing and Allied Health Professions for First Nations People. In Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society Conference. presented at the Calgary, Calgary.
Pijl Zieber, E. M., & Haight, K. (2007). Project Based Community Health Practica: Building Capacity in Clinical Rotations and Rural Communities. In Practice Makes Perfect Conference. presented at the Vancouver, Vancouver.
Gregory, D., Pijl Zieber, E. M., Barsky, J., & Daniels, M. (2007). Aboriginal Nursing Education in Canada: An Update. Canadian Nurse, 104(4), 30-35.
2006
Pijl-zieber, E. M. (2006). History, Philosophy and Criticisms of Problem Based Learning in Adult Education, 13. presented at the Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. pblempijlzieber.pdf