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School of NursingOther Titles: Graduate Program Coordinator
Office Hours: Upon Request
Graduate student supervisor
atrial fibrillation; rural cardiac service delivery; rural health equity, telehealth; aging; new graduate nurse transition
Courses & Teaching
NRSG 542: Introduction to Leadership and Management
I practiced in medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and critical care before moving into nursing education, where I have spent most of my nursing career. Prior to joining UBC Okanagan in 2006, I held academic positions at the University of South Carolina Upstate and the University of New Brunswick.
RHE-SETS (Rural Health Equity – Social Enterprise & Technology Synergies): https://ruralhealthequity.com/
PhD Georgia State University
MSc Queens University
BSN University of New Brunswick
Research Interests & Projects
UBC Eminence Program: Rural Health Equity through Social Enterprise and Technology Synergies (RHE-SETS), 2019-2022
BC Support Unit: Understanding the Meaning, Value, and use of Patient-Reported Data for Personal Health Records within a Primary Care Network in Rural BC, 2019-2021
Canadian Institutes of Health Research: The Virtual Atrial Fibrillation Clinic: Improving Specialty Care Delivery in Rural Communities, 2016-2022
Selected Publications & Presentations
Selected Publications (Past 5 Years)
Wilson, R., Rush, K.L., Reid, C., LaBerge, C. (Accepted 03 FEB 2021). Gender and the Symptom Experience before an Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis. Western Journal of Nursing Research.
Wilton, S., Kaul, P., Islam, S., Atzema, C., Cruz, J., MacFarlane, K., McKelvie, R., Poon, S., Lambert, L., Rush, K.L., Deyell, M., Wyse, D.G., Cox, J, Skanes, A., Sandhu, R. (Accepted JAN 2021). Surveillance for outcomes selected as atrial fibrillation quality indicators in Canada: 10-year trends in stroke, major bleeding, and heart failure. Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open.
Rush, K.L., Burton, B., Smith, M., Singh, S., Schaab, K., Gorges, M., Janke, R., Currie, L. (2021). News article portrayal of virtual care for Canadian healthcare delivery in the first seven months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Telemedicine Reports, 2.1, 1-10.
Gorges, M., Rush, K.L., Burton, L., Mattei, M., Davis, S., Scott, H., Smith, H., Currie, L. (2021). Preferred functions of personal health records in rural primary health clinics in Canada – provider perspectives. Applied Clinical Informatics, 12(1), 41-48.
Wilson, R., Rush, K.L., Hatt, L., Reid, C., Laberge, C. (Published Online 09 Sept 2020). The symptom experience of early and late treatment seekers before an atrial fibrillation diagnosis. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.
Rush, K.L., Burton, L., Olivier, R., Wilson, R., Janke, R., Loewen, P., Schaab, K., Lukey, A., Galloway, C. (2020). Transitions in atrial fibrillation care: A systematic mixed studies review. Heart, Lung, and Circulation, 29(7), 1000-1014.
Wilson, R., Rush, K. L., Hatt, L., Reid, R. C, & Laberge, C. G. (2020). The symptom experience of patients with atrial fibrillation before their initial diagnosis. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 35(4), 347-357.
Rush, K.L., Burton, L., van der Merwe, F., Hatt, L., Galloway, C. (2019). Atrial fibrillation care in rural communities: A mixed methods study of physician and patient perspectives. BMC Family Practice, 20: 144.
Sandhu, R.K., Wilton, S., Cruz, J, Atzema, C., MacFarlane, K., McKelvie, R., Lambert, L., Rush, K.L., Zimmerman, R., Lefebvre, D., Oakes, G., R., Deyell, M., Wyse, G., Cox, J., Skanes, A. (2019). An update on the development and feasibility assessment of Canadian quality indicators for atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Canadian Journal of Cardiology Open, 1(4), 198-205.
Rush, K.L., Burton, L., Schaab, K., Lukey, A. (2019). The impact of nurse-led atrial fibrillation clinics on healthcare and patient outcomes: A Systematic Mixed Studies Review. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18(7), 526-533.
Rush, K.L., Hatt, L., Gorman, N., Janicki, L., Polasek, P., & Shay, M. (2019). Planning telehealth for older adults with atrial fibrillation in rural communities: Understanding stakeholder perspectives. Clinical Nursing Research, 28(2), 130-149.
Rush, K.L., Howlett, L., Munro, A., Burton, L. (2018). Videoconference compared to telephone in healthcare delivery: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 118, 44-53.
Rush, K.L., Goma, F., Barker, J., Ollivier, R., Ferrier, M., Singini, E. (2018) Hypertension and risk factors in Zambian adults in Western Province: A rural-urban comparison. Pan African Medical Journal, 30, 97
Rush, K.L., Hatt, L., Janke, R., Burton, L., Ferrier, M., Tetrault, M. (2018). The efficacy of telehealth delivered educational approaches for patients with chronic diseases: A Systematic Review. Patient Education and Counseling, 101(8), 1310-1321.
Rush, K.L., Hatt, L., Shay, M., Gorman, N., Laberge, C., Reid, C., & Wilson, R. (2017). The stressors and coping strategies of older adults with persistent atrial fibrillation prior to and following direct current cardioversion. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 36(9), 1145-1165.
Rush, K.L., Oelke, N.D., Shay, M., & Pedersen, C. (2017). Seeing the rural healthcare journeys of older adults with atrial fibrillation through a photographic lens. Chronic Illness, 17(3), 204-216.
Selected Grants & Awards
Excellence in Advancing Nursing Knowledge & Research Award, Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (ARNBC), 2017
Award of Excellence in Nursing Education, College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, 2014