Research Studies

Connecting you with the opportunity to share and participate in research studies. Please click on the titles below to expand them for more information.

Patients that are directly discharged home or transferred from ICU 


The University of Saskatchewan is working on a study to determine healthcare providers' and stakeholders' satisfaction and comfort level with patients who have been directly discharged home from the ICU or transferred out of the ICU. The survey is confidential and anonymous. The results of this survey may be presented in peer-reviewed publications and scientific presentations. Learn more and take the survey.

Clinical Threshold for a Patient to have a Reasonably Foreseeable Natural Death for the Purposes of Eligibility for Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) 


You are invited to participate in a survey that is part of a research study to determine the clinical threshold for a patient to have a reasonably foreseeable natural death for the purposes of eligibility for MAiD.
The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
The purpose of the research is to inform clinicians who will make determinations about eligibility for a patient to receive MAiD, specifically whether or not the patient’s medical situation would make their natural death be reasonably foreseeable. The research study is conducted by Dr Kim Colangelo, Sarah Baillie (MA), and Dr Caleb Zelenietz. 
The only foreseeable risk is of an emotional response, given that MAiD is a controversial subject. There are no anticipated benefits. Participation is voluntary and you are able to stop participating at any time.
You are NOT required to provide any personal information such as your name, address or telephone number, and you are able to skip any questions that you would prefer not to answer.  The survey system will NOT record your e-mail address or IP (internet protocol) address.  All answers are anonymous.
If you agree to participate in the survey please note that you must complete the survey in one sitting. In other words, the system will not let you save your survey responses and return to complete them later.
Please note that when you submit your response, you will NOT be able to withdraw them as we cannot link the survey responses back to you.
Your participation is important to us. It will help explore patient’s access to MAiD and potentially lead to a standardization of eligibility. If you have any questions or concerns about this study, do not hesitate to contact the Primary Investigator, Dr. Kim Colangelo, at
This study has been approved by the University of Manitoba Health Research Ethics Board.
By continuing on and completing the on-line survey you are consenting to participate in the on-line survey.

Refugee health service delivery in Manitoba: A collaborative interprofessional perspective 


July 09, 2020

Dear Nurses,

This anonymous survey is being sent to all licensed/registered Physicians, Surgeons, Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physiotherapists, and Pharmacists in Manitoba as part of a study conducted jointly by the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy, Rehabilitation Sciences and Medicine at the University of Manitoba to better understand how health services is being delivered to refugees in Manitoba. More specifically, we would like to learn more about health care providers’ current knowledge on interprofessional collaborative health care services to refugees. Findings of this study will inform future projects on the delivery of refugee health. This research has been approved by the Education/Nursing Research Ethics Board at the University of Manitoba.

We are inviting all licensed health professionals in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy to participate in this study. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete, and no personal identifying information will be collected. 

If you are interested in learning more about this study and would like to complete the survey, please click on the following link to learn more and consent to participate:
If you have any questions, comments or concerns that you wish to bring to the research team, you can email Dr. Lynn Scruby at at any time.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this study.


Dr. Lynn Scruby, RN, PhD
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
College of Nursing, RFHS

Other investigators:
Dr. Moni Fricke, College of Rehabilitation Sciences,
Dr. Silvia Alessi-Severini, College of Pharmacy,
Dr. I fan Kuo, College of Pharmacy,
Dr. Ian Whetter, Max Rady College of Medicine,