Campus Directory: Ruth Grant Kalischuk

University of Lethbridge

Ruth Grant Kalischuk
Professor
Health Sci - Nursing Program
Office: M3118 (Markin Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2784
Fax: (403) 329-2668
Email:

Degrees

RN (Nursing); BN (Nursing); MEd (Education); PhD (Nursing)

Expertise

Healing, End-of-Life Care, Families Who Are Dealing With Crisis (e.g., trauma, violence), Nursing Education, Rural Health Care, Women’s Health, Integrative Therapies / Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Self-care, Environmental Factors Influencing Health, Primary Health Care, Spirituality

Research Areas

Healing, Palliative Care, Spirituality, Self-care, CAM, Trauma, Water and Health

Selected Publications

a. Contributions to Books
• Acharya, M.P., Grant Kalischuk, R., Klein, K., & Bjornlund, H. (2007). Health impacts of the 2005 flood events on feedlot farm families in southern Alberta, Canada. In WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment (ISSN 1743-3541). Ashurst, Southampton, UK: WIT Press.

b. Journal Articles (peer reviewed)
• Wedel, R., Grant Kalischuk, R., Patterson, E., & Brown, S. (2007). Turning vision into reality: Successful integration of primary healthcare in Taber, Canada. Healthcare Policy, 3(1), 80-95.

• Acharya, M., Grant Kalischuk, R., Klein, K.K., Bjornlund, H. (2007). Do water contamination reports influence water use practices on feedlot farms and rural households in southern Alberta? Canadian Water Resources Journal, 32(3), 1-14.

• Hagen, B., Grant Kalischuk, R., Sanders, J., & Hughes, D. (2007). Disappearing floors and second chances: Men’s journeys of prostate cancer. International Journal of Men’s Studies, 6(3),

• Acharya, M., Grant Kalischuk, R., Klein, K., & Bjornlund, H. (2007). Health impacts of the 2005 flood events on feedlot farm families in southern Alberta, Canada. Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, 103, www.witpress.com.

• Kulig, J., Hall, B., & Grant Kalischuk, R. (2006). Violence in rural communities: Youth speak out. Rural and Remote Health 6 (online), 2006:500. Available from: http://rrh.deakin.edu.au.

• Grant Kalischuk, R., Nowatzki, N., Cardwell, K., Klein, K.K. & Solowoniuk, J. (2006). Problem gambling and its impact on families: A literature review. International Gambling Studies, 6(1), 31-60.

• Grant Kalischuk, R., & Chow, J. (2005). Student nurses’ perspectives on complementary therapies. International Journal for Human Caring, 9(2), 105.

• Groft, J., & Grant Kalischuk, R. (2005). Nursing students learn about complementary and alternative health care practices. Complementary Health Practice Review, 10(2), 133-146.

• Kulig, J.C., Nahachewsky, D., Hall, B.L., & Grant Kalischuk, R. (2005). Rural youth violence: It is A Public Health Concern. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 96(5), 357-359.

In The Media

Researcher Hopes to Expand the Definition of "Good" Grief; Legend; February 2005.

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Livestock Agriculture and water use in Southern Alberta: A sociological, human health, and economic analysis Alberta Center for Water Research, $303,000, 2006-09.

Klein & Grant Kalischuk, University of Lethbridge
The healing journey: A longitudinal study of Aboriginal women affected by intimate partner violence Thurston, University of Calgary Tutty, Radtke, University of Calgary; Grant Kalischuk, University of Lethbridge & Meadows, University of Calgary
The healing journey: A longitudinal study of mothers affected by intimate partner violence, perceptions of their children's well-being and family-related service utilization Alberta Centre for Child, Family and Community Research, $50,000, 2006-08.

Tutty, University of Calgary; Grant Kalischuk, University of Lethbridge Radtke, Gibbs van Brunschot, & Thurston, University of Calgary
The healing journey: A longitudinal study of women who have been abused by intimate partners Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), $1,000,000, 2004-09.

Ursel et al.
Trauma and female problem gambling: A qualitative grounded theory study Alberta Alberta Gaming Research Institute, $69,814, 2008-10.

Water: Making do with what we have Alberta Alberta Water Research Institute, $1,713,000, 2009-14.

Previous Research

TitleGrant AgencyCompletion Date
Economic scoping study on climate change adaptation in Alberta Alberta Climate Change Adaptation Team 2005
Livestock agriculture and water use in Southern Alberta Alberta Ingenuity Centre for Water Research 2006
Preceptor feedback questionnaire School of Health Sciences 2006
Complementary therapies and self-care School of Health Sciences 2003
Rural youth violence Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research 2002


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