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Name Erin Patterson
School School of Health & Life Sciences and Community Services
Program Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Academic and Professional Designations
  • BScN 

  • MN 

  • PhD

Title Professor
Courses Taught
  • Level 3 Problem Based Learning 
  • Level 4 Clinical 
  • Professional Community Nursing Practice 
  • Aging and Society
Areas of Expertise & Interest

  • Care of the older adult population including access to health and supportive care services 

  • Home care, including access to services, work, work environments, and home care workers (nurses & support workers) roles, responsibilities and scope of practice 

  • Home care nurse retention

Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities

Lead Research Analyst (2014-2016) 

University of Toronto, Toronto Ontario 

Primary Investigator:  Dr. Anne Tourangeau 

Funding Source:  Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care 

Title:  The Impact of Home Care Nurse Staffing, Work Environments and Collaboration on Patient Outcomes 

 

Research Assistant (2013-2014) 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

Primary Investigator:  Dr. Anne Tourangeau 

Funding Source:  Ontario Ministry of Health and Longer Term Care 

(Nursing Health Services Research Unit) 

Title:  Knowledge Translation and Exchange Program:  Database Project 

 

Research Assistant (2011-2014) 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

Primary Investigator:  Dr. Anne Tourangeau 

Funding Source:  Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care 

Title:  Determinants of Nurse Faculty Retention/Determinants of Home Care nurse retention 

 

Project Coordintor (2009-2012) 

Health Interventions Research Centre, Ryerson University 

Toronto, Ontario 

Primary Investigator:  Dr. Souraya Sidani 

Funding Source:  Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care 

Title:  The forgotten component of care quality:  A study of nursing process 

 

Registered Nurse (2008-2009) 

Saint Elizabeth Health Care 

Brampton, Ontario 

 

Registered Nurse (2007-2008) 

Saint Joseph’s Home Care 

Hamilton, Ontario 

 

Registered Nurse (2005-2008) 

Neurosurgery, Hamilton Health Sciences 

Hamilton, Ontario 

 

Health Care Aide (2002-2004) 

Saint Elizabeth Health Care 

Hamilton, Ontario

Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications

Examining Variation in Access to Long-term Home Care Services for Ontario Seniors 

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario 

Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing 

Supervisor:  Ann Tourangeau, PhD Committee:  K McGilton, PhD, A. Laporte, PhD 

 

Employment in Home Health Care:  The Experience of the New Graduate Nurse 

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario 

Master of Nursing Degree 

Supervisor:  Corinne Hart, PhD Committee:  N Purdy, PhD, S Bishop, PhD 

 

Publications:  Peer Reviewed 

 

Patterson, E., Wan, Y.W.T., & Sidani, S. (2013).  Non-pharmacological nursing interventions for the management of patient related fatigue:  a literature review.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22, 268-278. 

 

Patterson, E., Hart, C., Bishop, S., & Purdy, N. (2013).  Deciding if home care is right for me:  the experience of the new graduate nurse.  Home Health Care Management and Practice, 25(4), 147-154. 

 

Tourangeau, A., Patterson, E., Rowe, Al, Saari, M., Thomson, H., MacDonald, G., Cranley, L., & Squires, M. (2014).  Factors influencing home care nurse intention to remain employed.  Journal of Nursing Management, 22(8), 1015-1026. 

 

Tourangeau, A., Saari, M., Patterson, E., Ferron, E.M., Thomson, H., Widger, K & MacMillian, K. (2014).  Work, work environments and other factors influencing nurse faculty intention to remain employed:  a cross-sectional study.  Nurse Education Today, 34(6), 940-947. 

 

Tourangeau, A., Wong, M., Saari., M., & Patterson, E. (2015).  Generation specific incentives and disincentives for nurse faculty to remain employed.  Journal of Advanced Nursing, 71(5), 1019-1031. 

 

Tourangeau, A., Patterson E., Saari, M., Thomson, H., & Cranley, L.  (2015) – epub ahead of print).  Work Related Factors Influencing Home Care Nurse Intent to Remain Employed.  Health Care Management Review. 

 

Publications:  Reports 

 

Tourangeau, A., Villeneuve, M., Laporte, A. Berta, W., Patterson, E., Saari, M., Rowe, A., Ye, L., & Killackey, T. (2014 [December]).  Examing the impact of home care nurse staffing, work environments and collaboration of patient outcomes:  A scoping literature review.  Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-term Care. 

 

Tourangeau, A., Saari, M., Rowe, A., Patterson, E., & Villeneuve, M., (2015[March]).  The Role of Nurses in Assigning, Delegating, Teaching and Supervising Patient Care Activities to Unregulated Care Providers in Home Care:  A Jurisdictional Scan of Legislation, Regulation and Policy in Canada.  Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-term Care. 

 

Tourangeau, A., Villeneuve, M., Saari, M., & Patterson, E. (2015 [March].  The Impact of Home Care Nurse Staffing, Work Environments and Collaboration on Patient Outcomes Phase II:  Policy Implications for Ontario.  Ontario Ministry of Health & Long-term Care. 

 

Presentations: 

Research Talks – External 

 

Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference 

Toronto, Ontario 

Presenters:  Patterson, E., & Saari, M. 

Title:  Examining Variation in Access to Post Acute Home Care Services 

 

Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference 

Niagara Falls, Ontario 

Presenters:  Saari, M., Patterson, E., & Tourengeau, A. 

Title: Structures of Post-Acute Home Care Service Delivery and Extended Home Care Length of Stay Among Ontario Seniors 

 

Canadian Home Care Association (CHCA) Home Care Summit 

Ottawa, Ontario 

Presenters:  Saari, M., Patterson, E., & Tourangeau, A.E. 

Title:  Understanding the Structures of Home-Based Care Delivery:  Developing A Picture of the Home Care Team 

 

Research Talk – Invited 

 

A Presentation for the Ontario Renal Network 

Toronto, Ontario 

Presenters:  Saari, M. & Patterson, E. 

Title:  Understanding the Structures of Home-Based Care Delivery:  A Presentation for The Ontario Renal Network 

 

A Presentation for Home Care Ontario 

Toronto, Ontario 

Presenters:  Tourangeau, A., Saari, M. & Patterson, E. 

Title:  Understanding the Structures of Home-Based Care Delivery:  A Presentation for Home Care Ontario 

 

Research Posters – Internal 

 

The Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing 3rd Annual Research Day 

Toronto, Ontario 

Presenter:  Patterson, E. 

Title:  Employment in home health care:  The experience of the new graduate nurse 

 

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Doctoral Research 

Symposium 

Toronto, Canada 

Presenters:  Tourangeau, A., Patterson, E., Thomson, H., Saari, M., Widger, K., & MacMillan, K. 

Title:  Work, Work Environments and Other Factors Influencing Nurse Faculty Intention to Remain Employed in Academic Institutions. 

The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Doctoral Research 

Symposium 

Toronto, Ontario 

Presenters:  Saari, M., Patterson, E. & Tourangeau, A. 

Title:  The Impact of Continuity of Care on Outcomes for Community-based Seniors with Dementia. 

 

Research Posters – External 

 

The 5th National Community Health Nurses Conference 

Halifax, Nova Scotia 

Presenter:  Patterson, E. 

Title:  Employment in home health care:  The experience of the new graduate nurse 

 

The University Health Network Nursing Research Day 

Toronto, Canada 

Presenters:  Sidani, S., Patterson, E., Lo, J., Leung, J. & Kelly, H. 

Title:  Interventions to address nursing sensitive outcomes:  Nurses’ perspective 

 

The International Nursing Administration Research Conference 

Baltimore, MD 

Presenters:  Tourangeau, A., Patterson, E., Saari, M., & Thomson H. 

Title:  Factors Affecting Home Care Nurse Intention to Remain Employed 

 

The International Nursing Administration Research Conference 

Baltimore, MD 

Presenters:  Saari, M., & Patterson, E. 

Title:  Cost Utility Analysis of Post-Acute Care for Hip Fracture:  A Canadian Perspective 

 

Canadian Association on Gerontology (CAG) Conference 

Calgary, Alberta 

Presenters:  Saari, M., Patterson, E., Harry, R., Raffaghello, J. & Tourangeau, A. 

Title:  Task-shifting:  Unregulated Care Providers’ Expanded Role in the Care of Complex Patients in Home Care 

 

Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) Conference 

Markham, Ontario, Canada 

Presenters:  Patterson, E., Saari, M., Rowe, A., Killackey, T. & Tourangeau, A. 

Title:  Understanding the Evolving Role of the Personal Support Worker:  Task Shifting in Home-Based Care 

 

World InterRAI Conference 

Toronto, Ontario, Canada 

Presenters:  Saari, M., Patterson, E. & Tourangeau, A.E. 

Title:  The Impact of Continuity of Care on Outcomes for Community-based Seniors with Dementia.



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