The Leadership Award in Nursing Research is presented to the RN or NP who actively explores innovative ideas in nursing research. This individual enhances the image of nursing by engaging in efforts to disseminate research knowledge, and is in dialogue with RNs, NPs and nursing students to identify nursing research needs. The member has a proven ability to attract research funding and actively participates in the activities of professional organizations.
Martine Puts is an associate professor in the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. She loves working with older adults and their families. “I learn so much from working with them,” she says. “I am very proud of my team to have completed the first Canadian randomized controlled trial of geriatric assessment and management for older adults, for which we are analyzing the data.” Martine just published a position statement on oncology and cancer nursing care for older adults with cancer and their caregivers. It was published by the International Society of Geriatric Oncology, the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology, and the European Oncology Nursing Society. Her goal is to get more support, resources and education for nurses working with older adults with cancer. “I am very honoured to be nominated for the leadership in research award by my nursing colleagues.”