Barbara Jean Buckley
Dr. Barbara Jean Buckley
Position: Assistant Professor
InterestsBarbara Jean is a nurse educator and health researcher with an interest in ethics. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at the Thompson Rivers University (TRU) School of Nursing. Barbara Jean's research and publication focus is on the moral climate of health care delivery and ethical policy making with a particular interest in the health impact on marginalized populations due to increasing health care inequities in rural and remote Canada. She is engaged in a program of research that is aimed at improving the moral climate of rural health care delivery and toward more socially just, equitable, and ethical health care policy development.
Nursing and Health Care
*Health Care Ethics
*Moral Work Environments
*Rural Health and Rural Health Care Equity
*Health Care Delivery and Moral Agency
Nursing Practice Expertise
* Rural Emergency Nursing
* Acute Medicine and Telemetry
* Maternal Child Health
* Mental Health and Addictions
Research InterestsResearch and Scholarly Activity
* Ethics and Nursing Ethics
* Rural Health and Health Care Policy
* Moral Distress and Moral Climate
* Health Care Delivery and Health Care Provider Agency
* Critical Land-based Pedagogy
Current Research Grants
CIHR: Planning and Dissemination Grant (funded)
The Entrepreneurial Activities of Citizen-Led Coalitions in Supporting Rural Older Adults in Healthcare: Developing a Research Agenda $20,000 (1 year May 2016-May 2017).
Interior Health Evidence Informed Practice Challenge Grant 2016:
Co-Principle Investigator (funded)
The General Practice Service Committee (GPSC) Residential Care Initiative and the Impact of Physician Attitudes on Engagement in Residential Care $ 15,000 (December 2016-Mar 2018).
Education* Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing (PhD). The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. (2015).
* Master of Science in Nursing (MScN). The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. (2007).
* Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC. (2005).
* Graduate Nurse Program (GNRE). Malaspina University College (Vancouver Island University) Nanaimo, BC. (2003).
* Diploma in Nursing (Dip N). Kelsey Institute Saskatoon, SK. (1987).
Honours and Awards
* Canadian Bioethics Society Student Presentation Award (2013)
* Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Banting and Best Canada Scholar (2009-2014)
* University of British Columbia, Four Year Fellowship (2008-2012)
* University of British Columbia PhD Tuition Award (2007-2011)
* Ethel Johns & Isabel Maitland Stewart Memorial Scholarship (2008-2009)
* Frederick and Agnes Eatock Memorial Fellowship (2007-2008)
* Burroughs Welcome Student Research Award (2004)
Buckley, B.J. (2015). The structure and enactment of agency in the context of rural nursing practice. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. Available online at http://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/52673
Rodney, P., Buckley, B., Street, A., Serrano, E., & Martin, L.A. (2013). The moral climate of nursing practice: Inquiry and action. In Storch, J., Starzomski, R. & Rodney, P. (Eds.) Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd ed.). Toronto: Pearson-Prentice Hall.
Buckley, B.J. (2005). Ethical issues in community home health nursing practice. (Session 11:1). In: Community Home Health Nursing (N-380 by distance). Kamloops: TRU Printers.
Buckley, B.J. (2005). Legal issues in community home health nursing practice. (Session 11:2). In: Community Home Health Nursing (N-380 by distance). Kamloops: TRU Printers.
Buckley, B.J. (2005). The four D's of aging: Dementia, depression, delirium, and delusions. (Session 6:2). In: Community Home Health Nursing (N-380 by distance). Kamloops: TRU Printers.
Rodney, P., Kenny, N., Buckley, B.J., Birkner, R., & Langlois, S. (2013). TVN Ethical Framework: Board Workbook for TVN Board Workshop. Toronto: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network.
Buckley, B.J. (2009). Engaging Team Members in Designing and Implementing Enhancements to the Matsqui Sumas Abbotsford and Royal Columbian Operating Room Suites Clinical Practice Environments: Final Report prepared for the Fraser Health Authority.
Buckley, B.J. (2008). Moral Winter. Presented to BCNU membership in 16 province wide educational sessions to address nursing workplace moral issues.
Buckley, B.J. (2006). Acute Coronary Syndrome 3-Stage Clinical Pathway. (Developed for the IHA).
Buckley, B.J. (2017). Exploring Evidence in Wound Care: Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Invited panel presentation Wound's Canada Spring Regional Conference, Kamloops, BC.
Buckley, B.J. (2017). Fostering Reciprocity: Enactment of Agency to Fill the Cracks in Rural Healthcare. Canadian Bioethics Conference, Montreal.
Clark, N., & Buckley, B.J. (2017). Exploration of intersecting vulnerabilities for conducting research with refugee groups in the Canadian context. Canadian Bioethics Conference, Montreal.
Buckley, B.J. (2016). Fostering Reciprocity: Enactment of Agency in Rural Healthcare Structures. 2016 Rural Health Services Research Conference, Kamloops.
Buckley, B.J. (2014). We're It: Enactment of Agency in Rural Health Care Structures. Concurrent Session at the 25th Annual Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Vancouver, BC.
Buckley, B.J. (2013). Rural Health Care Structures and Enactment of Agency. Plenary Session at the 24th Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference, Banff, Alberta.
Buckley, B.J. (2012). Structure and Agency in Rural Nursing Practice. Invited Guest Lecture for UBC School of Nursing, N-580 The Philosophy of Evidence, Nursing Doctoral Program.
Buckley, B.J. (2010). The Concept of Moral Winter. Poster presentation at the 21st Canadian Bioethics Society Annual Conference, Kelowna, BC.
Buckley, B.J. & Rodney, P.A. (2009). Moral Distress. Invited two day workshop for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions 14th Biennial Convention, Vancouver, BC.
Buckley, B.J. (February, 2008). Moral Winter. Invited plenary speaker at the 13th Annual Ethel Johns Research Day, Vancouver, BC.
Paivinen, H., & Buckley, B.J. (2006). Eclipsing Venus. Poster presentation at the 17th International Conference on the Reductions of Drug Related Harm, Vancouver, BC.
Paivinen, H., & Buckley, B.J. (2006). Eclipsing Venus. Poster presentation. Thompson Rivers University Research Conference, Kamloops, BC.
Employment History* Assistant Professor (tenure track) with Thompson Rivers University (TRU) School of Nursing. Barbara Jean has had many years of clinical practice experience in several areas of nursing including: clinical ethics, acute medical, cardiac, ER, maternal and child nursing, daycare surgery, and burns.
Courses TaughtTeaching Experience
* Nursing 1800: Professional Practice II: Foundations of the Profession of Nursing (40 students) Fall 2015.
* Nursing 1800: Professional Practice II: Foundations of the Profession of Nursing (41 students) Fall 2016.
* Nursing 1840: Nursing Practice II: Coming to know the client (8 students for 104 hours of clinical practice Winter 2016.
* Nursing 1840: Nursing Practice II: Coming to know the client (8 students for 104 hours of clinical practice) Winter 2017.
* Nursing 4210: Nursing Practice 8: Transitioning to BScN Graduate (8 students; 432/39 hours clinical/seminar) Winter 2016.
* Nursing 3380: Consolidated Practice Experience CPE 3 (5 students in rural placements for 252 hours clinical practice). Spring 2017.
Professional AffiliationsProfessional Organizations and Service
* College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Member.
* Canadian Nursing Association, Member.
* Association of Registered Nurses of British Columbia, Member.
* Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, Xi Eta Chapter, Member.
* Canadian Bioethics Society, Member.
* Vice President and Director (Elected) Health Action Network Society (HANS), Vancouver.
* Semester One Lead, TRU School of Nursing, Fall 2016
* Senator (Elected) Thompson Rivers University, July 2016-December 2017
* Provincial Advisory Board Member, The Rural Health Services Research Network of BC (RHSRNbc).