Prof. Donna M. Wilson

Prof. Donna M. Wilson

University of Alberta, Canada



1990-1993 PhD, University of Alberta, Educational Administration

1984-1985 M.S., University of Texas, Gerontology and Nursing

1979-1981 Post-Basic Bachelor of Science, University of Alberta, Nursing Administration

1973-1976 Diploma, Royal Alexandra Hospital School of Nursing, Nursing


  1. Thomas, R., Wilson, D. M., et al. (in revision). End-of-life case/care management. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care.
  2. Cable-Williams, B., & Wilson, D. M. (in revision). Perspectives on the oldest old derived from an analysis of 1950-1999 Canadian mortality data. Canadian Journal on Aging.
  3. Wilson, D.M., Rhodenizer, M., Varga, M., Webber, C., & Lin-Ding, J. (in revision). Testing the efficacy of a new nursing assessment and intervention documentation tool. Canadian Nurse Journal.
  4. MacLeod, R., Wilson, D., et al. (in review). Death anxiety in New Zealand. Journal of Palliative Care.
  5. Marshall, S., & Wilson, D. (resubmitted). A review of geriatric failure to thrive research literature. Canadian Journal on Aging.
  6. Low, D., Wilson, D., et al. (resubmitted). Attitudes toward aging among persons with COPD. Canadian Journal on Aging.
  7. Ross, D., Wilson, D., Williams, B., & Kovacs Burns, K. (resubmitted). Discharge care of adults with COPD. Are we missing a teaching/learning opportunity? Research in Nursing & Health.
  8. Penz, K. Wilson, D. M., et al. (in press). Palliative care professional perceptions of effective interpersonal communication in the context of caring for older adults in rural settings. Journal of Rural and Community Development.
  9. Beaupre, L., Wilson, D. M., et al. (in press). Recovery of function following a hip fracture in geriatric ambulatory persons living in nursing homes: REGAIN-1 prospective cohort study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
  10. Wilson, D., Thomas, R., Kovacs Burns, K., Hewitt, J.A., Osei-Waree, J., & Robertson, S. (2012). Canadian rural-urban differences in end-of-life care setting transitions. Global Journal of Health Science, 4(5), 2012 (online journal). Doi: 10.5539/gjhs.v4n5pl.
  11. Visram, A., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). A descriptive-comparative study of medications used by older people prior to and following admission to a continuing care facility. Open Journal of Nursing, 2(1), 8-14. DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2012.21002.
  12. Wilson, D. M., Chamberland, C., & Hewitt, J. A. (2012). Educating youths to make safer choices: Results of a program evaluation study. Global Journal of Health Science, 4(2), 77-86. Doi: 10.5539/gjhs v4n2p77.
  13. Scherr, K., Wilson, D. M., Wagner, J., & Haughian M. (2012). Evaluating a new rapid response team: NP-Led versus intensivist-led comparisons. AACN Advanced Critical Care, 23(1), 32-42.
  14. MacLeod, R. D., Thompson, R., Fisher, J. W., Mayo, K. Newman, N., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). New Zealander's knowledge of palliative care and hospice services. The New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1348), 51-60.
  15. Sampath, P., & Wilson, D. M. (2012). A case study and state of science review: Private versus public healthcare financing. Global Journal of Health Science, 4(1), 118-126.
  16. Thurston, A. J., Wilson, D. M., & Hewitt, J. A. (2012). Current end-of-life care needs and care practices in acute care hospitals. Nursing Research and Practice, 2012, article ID 869303, 8 pages.
  17. Wilson, D., Goodwin, B., & Hewitt, J. (2011). An examination of death education in introductory nursing programs across Canada. Nursing Research and Practice, 2011(2011), Article ID 907172, 5 pages. doi:10.1155/2011/907172.
  18. Wilson, D. M., Hewitt, J. A., Thomas, R., Mohankumar, D., & Kovacs Burns, K. (2011). Age-based differences in care setting transitions over the last year of life. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2011, article ID 101276, 7 pages. DOI: 10.1155/2011/11276.
  19. Kaasalanaen, S., Brazil, K., Wilson, D. M., Willison, K., Marshall, D., Taniguchi, A., & Williams, A. (2011). Palliative care nursing in rural and urban community settings: A comparative analysis. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 17(7), 344-352.
  20. Wilson, D. M., Ratajewicz, S. E., Els, C., & Asirifi, M. A. (2011). Evidence-based approaches to remedy and also to prevent abuse of community-dwelling older persons. Nursing Research and Practice, 2011, article ID 861484, 4 pages.
  21. Cohen, J., Wilson, D., Thurston, A., & MacLeod, R. (2012). Access to palliative care services in hospital: A matter of being in the right hospital. Hospital charts study in a Canadian city. Palliative Medicine, 26(1), 89-94.
  22. Duggleby, W. D., Penz, K., Lipert, B. D., Wilson, D. M., Goodridge, D., & Williams, A. (2011, online access). 'I am part of the community but...' The changing context of rural living for persons with advanced cancer and their families. Rural and Remote Health 11 (online), 2011: 1733.
  23. Wilson, D. M., Cohen, J., Birch, S., MacLeod, R. Mohankumar, D., Armstrong, P., Froggatt, K., Francke, A., Low, G., McCormack, B., Hollis, V., & Williams, A. (2011). "No one dies of old age": Implications for research, practice, and policy. Journal of Palliative Care, 27(2), 148-156.
  24. Abou-Setta, A. M., Beaupre, L. A., Rashiq, S., Dryden, D. M., Hamm, M. P., Sadowski, C. A., Menon, M., Majumdar, S. R., Wilson, D. M. et al. (2011). Comparative effectiveness of pain management interventions for hip fracture: A systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine, 155(1), 1-19.
  25. Kitchen, P., Williams, A., Pong, R., & Wilson, D. (2011). Socio-spatial patterns of home care use in Ontario, Canada. Health & Place, 17(1), 195-206.

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