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Faculty of Community Services

Lori Schindel Martin

Title:

RN, PhD

Telephone:

416-979-5000, ext. 554257

Biography:

Lori Schindel Martin is an associate professor in the school and has held several advanced nursing practice positions in gerontological nursing over the past twenty years. Her program of research focuses on the health care needs of seniors living with cognitive impairments.  Current research studies include:  evaluating professional development programs developed to enhance the management of responsive behaviours exhibited by residents with dementia in long-term care facilities, and an exploration into the mealtime experiences of older adults with cognitive impairments. Martin currently teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs, with a special interest in high-fidelity mannequin simulation. She also acts as a faculty advisor to graduate students and is involved in graduate student supervision. She is the chair of the Gentle Persuasive Approaches Steering Committee, a national initiative focusing on the development and evaluation of educational objects designed to enhance the practice of front-line staff working with frail older adults in long-term care facilities.  She is also actively involved in the Ontario Gerontological Nursing Association, an interest group of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.

Research Interests:

Research projects:

  • Principal Investigator. Co-Investigators: Romaniuk, D., Purdy, N., Newman, K., Cooper, L. Educating First Year Nursing Students using an On-line Format of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (2014, Funding source: AGE)
  • Principal Investigator. Co-Investigators: Brazil, K.; Crawshaw, J.; Banks, J., McCoy, B. Maintaining Competency in Managing Dementia-related Aggression using an Activity-based Approach in Long Term Care (2011, Funding source: WSIB)

Current Courses:

  • NUR21 A/B: Nursing Concepts: Individuals and Families

  • NUR13 A/B: Assessment of the Healthy Individuals

  • NUR825: Family Health Nursing

  • MN8904/5: Advanced Nursing Practice

  • MN8902: Qualitative Research Methods

Selected Publications:

Books:

  • Schindel Martin, L. (Senior Editor), Bliss, M. (Editor), & Kafato, M. (Junior Editor). (2014). Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) in Dementia Care: Supporting Persons with Responsive Behaviours – Coach Manual (3rd Edition). Advanced Gerontological Education, 1 – 206.
  • Schindel Martin, L. (Senior Editor), Bliss M. (Editor), & Kafato, M. (Junior Editor). (2014). Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) in Dementia Care: Supporting Persons with Responsive Behaviours – Participant Manual (3rd Edition). Advanced Gerontological Education, 1 – 82.

Chapters:

  • Schindel Martin, L. (2011). Older adult health. In L. Stamler & L. Liu (Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective (3rd Edition). Toronto: Pearson.
  • Ryan, E.B., Schindel Martin, L. (2011). Using narrative arts to foster personhood in dementia. In. P. Bakhaus (Ed.), Communication in Elderly Care. London: Continuum.

Journal articles:

  • Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Ploeg, J., Brazil, K., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Carter, N., Schindel Martin, L., Sangster-Gormley, E., & Taniguchi, A. (2015). A mixed methods study of the work patterns of full-time nurse practitioners in Canadian nursing homes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24(9-10), 1327-1337.  doi:10.1111/jocn.12741. Epub December 19, 2014.
  • Madhavi, A., Guruge, S., Schwind, J., Schindel Martin, L. (2014). Exploring the experience of loneliness among older Sinhalese immigrant women in Canada. Perspectives: The Journal of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, 37(1), 6-14.
  • Vahabi, M., Schindel Martin, L. (2014). Food security: Who is Excluded? A Case of older people with dementia in long-term care homes. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, doi:10.1007/s12603-014-0447-y
  • Way, C., Keller, H., Dupuis, SL, Schindel Martin, L. (2014). Transitions to long-term care: how do families living with dementia experience mealtimes after relocating? Journal of Applied Gerontology, 33(5), 540-562.
  • McGovern, B., Lapum, J., Clune, L., & Schindel Martin, L. (2013). Theoretical framing of high-fidelity simulation in nursing with Carper’s fundamental patterns of knowing in nursing. Journal of Nursing Education, 52(1), 46-49.
  • Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Carter, N., Sangster-Gormley, E., Schindel Martin, L., Brazil, K., Taniguchi, A. (2013). Resident and family perceptions of the nurse practitioner role in long term care settings: A qualitative, descriptive study. BMC Nursing, 12(24), doi:10.1186/10.1185/1472-6955-12-14.
  • Kaasalainen, S., Ploeg, J., McAiney, C., Schindel Martin, L., Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Brazil, K., Taniguchi, A., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Carter, N., Sangster-Gormley, E. (2013).  Role of the nurse practitioner in providing palliative care in long-term care homes. International Journal of Palliative Care Nursing, 19(10), 477-485.
  • Sangster-Gormley, E., Carter, N., Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Schindel Martin, L., Akhtar-Danesh, N. & Wickson-Griffiths, A. (2013). A value added benefit of nurse practitioners in long-term care settings: Increased nursing staff’s ability to care for residents. Nursing Leadership, 26(3), 24-37.
  • D'Hondt, A., Kaasalainen, S., Prentice, D., Schindel Martin, L.  (2012). Bathing residents with dementia in long term care. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 7(4), 253-263. 
  • Genoe, R., Dupuis, SL, Keller, HH, Schindel Martin, L., Edwards, G., Cassolato, C. (2012). Adjusting to Change within the Context of Dementia: The Case of Mealtimes. Canadian Journal on Aging, 31(2), 173-194.
  • Voyer, P., Preville, M., Schindel Martin, L., Roussel, M., Beland, S., Berbiche, D.  (2011).  Factors associated with self-rated benzodiazepine addiction among community-dwelling seniors. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 22(1-2), 46-56.

Presentations:

  • Schindel Martin, Romaniuk, D., Purdy, N., Newman, K., Cooper, L., Kenmir, A., Weisenthal, S., Bliss, M., Freeman, C., McCoy, B. Introducing an online format of gentle persuasive approaches into Ryerson’s baccalaureate program (Oral). Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing 7th Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2015.
  • Nizum, N., Schindel Martin, L. Exploring the experiences of challenge and resilience in south Asian immigrant older adults living with mild dementia in the greater Toronto area (Oral). Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing 7th Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2015.
  • Zaplatsinska, M., Schindel Martin, L. Cultural competence of frontline health care providers caring for ethnically diverse older adults: A review and analysis of the literature (Poster). Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing 7th Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2015.
  • Freeman, C., Schindel Martin, L. Preparing sstudents for clinical placements: Impact of online dementia training (Poster). Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing 7th Research Day, Toronto, Ontario, June 9, 2015.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Romaniuk, D., Purdy, N., Newman, K., Cooper, L., Kenmir, A., Weisenthal, S., Bliss, M., McCoy, B. Introducing an online format of Gentle Persuasive Approaches into a baccalaureate nursing program (Oral). 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Charlottetown, May 28, 2015. Accepted as oral paper.
  • Bliss, M., Penko, M., McCoy, B., Schindel Martin, L., Kafato, M. Gentle Persuasive Approaches program: Scholarly and creative curriculum development (Oral). 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Charlottetown, May 28, 2015.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Bliss, M., McCoy, B., Penko, M., DiLoreto, P., Kafato, M. Evaluation of the Gentle Persuasive Approaches third edition curriculum (Oral). 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Charlottetown, May 28, 2015.
  • Leung, T., Rubel, J., Legree, D., Schindel Martin, L. Engaging our future leaders (Oral). 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Charlottetown, May 29, 2015.
  • Schwind, J. K., McCay, E., Beanlands, H., Schindel Martin, L., Martin, J., Binder, M., & Ally, S. (May 21, 2015). Mindfulness practice as a strategy in teaching-learning of university students. (Poster). Ryerson University Faculty Conference: Tomorrow’s Classroom. Toronto, ON, Canada.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Romaniuk, D., Purdy, N., Cooper, L., Kinmer, A., Weisenthal, S., Cherney, S., Marasco, G., McCoy, B., Bliss, M. Preparing Nursing Students to Care for People with Dementia: Phase 2 Study (Oral). 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 17, 2014.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Bliss, M. Transforming the learning experiences of dementia for professional care givers. (Oral). 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 17, 2014.
  • Schindel Martin, L., van Hulle, H. Collaboration is the key: responsive behaviours in dementia. (Oral). 43rd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Niagara Falls, Ontario, October 17, 2014.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Bliss, M. Learning activities to promote person-centred approaches in the dementia context. (Show & Tell) International Practice Development Conference 2014, Toronto, Ontario, September 24, 2014.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Bliss, M., Cowie, B. Enhancing person-centred sexual health assessment of older people: Use of actor simulation. (Workshop) International Practice Development Conference 2014, Toronto, Ontario, September 26, 2014.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Romaniuk, D., Purdy, N., Cooper, L., Kinmer, A., Cherney, S., Marasco, G., McCoy, B., Pourmajidi, S. Preparing Nursing Students to Care for People with Dementia during Clinical Practice Placements in Long-term Care Homes (Oral). 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Halifax, October 2013.
  • Vahabi, M. Schindel Martin, L., Malone, M., Wong, J. Lulat, Z. Rethinking Food Security: Issues related to older adults with Cognitive Impairment in Long-term Care Homes: A Focused Review of the Literature. 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Halifax,  October 2013.
  • Shalchi, P., Schindel Martin, L., Lapum, J., Kaasalainen. S., Gillies, L. Narrative stories of emergency department nurses caring for older adults with dementia. 42nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Halifax, October 2013.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Romaniuk, D., Kinmer, A., Cherney, S., Cooper, L., Purdy, N., Marasco, G., McCoy, B., d’Hondt, A., Pourmajidi, S., Howatt, P.Y. Preparing Students to Care for People with Dementia during Clinical Practice Placements. 6th Annual DCNS Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 2013. (poster)
  • Shalchi, P., Schindel Martin, L., Lapum, J., Kaasalainen, S., Gillies, L. Dementia narratives of emergency department nurses. 6th Annual DCNS Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 2013. (poster – Won best student poster award)
  • Vahabi, M. Schindel Martin, L., Malone, M., Wong, J. Lulat, Z. Rethinking Food Security: Issues related to older adults with dementia in Long-term Care Homes. 6th Annual DCSN Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 2013. (poster)
  • Purdy, N., Santa Mina, E., Cooper, L., Romaniuk, D., Waddell, J., Tucker-Scott, K., Mastrilli, P. Bishop, S., Schindel Martin, L. CRNE and N-CLEX: Predictors of student success. 6th Annual DCSN Nursing Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, June 2013. (poster)
  • Schindel Martin, L., Brazil, K., Banks, J., McCoy, B., Crawshaw, D., Ducak, K. Determining the sustainability dose of a responsive behavior education intervention in long
     term care. 17th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Vancouver, May 2013.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Taniguchi, A., Donald, F., Martin-Misener, R., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Sangster-Gormley, E., Ploeg, J., Carter, N., Brazil, K. Nurse Practitioners in Long Term Care: Enhancing Management of Responsive Behaviour. 17th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Vancouver, May 2013. (Roundtable)
  • Schindel Martin, L., Romaniuk, D., Kinmer, A., Cherney, S., Cooper, L., Purdy, N., Marasco, G., McCoy, B. Preparing Students to Care for People with Dementia during Clinical Practice Placements: Gentle Persuasive Approaches. 17th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Vancouver, May 2013.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Brazil, K. Banks, J., McCoy, B., Crawshaw, D., Ducak, K. Managing Dementia-related Aggression using an Activity-based Educational Approach in Long Term Care. Third International Conference on Violence in Health Care, Vancouver, October 2012.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Van Hulle, H. Collaboration is the key: Two organizations combine to enhance practice development to manage aggression exhibited by elder patients. Third International Conference on Violence in Health Care, Vancouver, October 2012.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Brazil, K., Banks, J., McCoy, B., Crawshaw, D., Ducak, K. A Mixed Methods Study of Dementia-related Responsive Behavior Education in Long Term Care. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Vancouver, October 2012.
  • Kaasalainen, S. Brazil, K., Ploeg, J., Taniguchi, A., Schindel-Martin, L., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., McAiney, C., Carter, N., Sangster-Gormley, E. Role of the Nurse Practitioner in Providing Palliative Care in Long Term Care Homes. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Vancouver, October 2012.
  • Keller, H., Dupuis, SL., Schindel Martin, L., Genoe, R., Reimer, H. The Life Nourishment Theory: Establishing the Significance of the Mealtime Experience for Families Living with Dementia. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Vancouver, October 2012. 
  • Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Carter, N., Sangster-Gormley, E., Schindel-Martin, L., Taniguchi, A. Brazil, K.  A Case Study of Resident and Family Perceptions of the Nurse Practitioner Role in Long Term Care Settings. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Vancouver, October 2012. 
  • Sangster-Gormley, E., Carter, N., Donald, F., Pleog, J., Kaasalainen, S., Martin-Misener, R., McAiney, C., Schindel Martin, L. Identifying value added benefits of nurse practitioners in long-term care homes: Enhancing nursing staff’s ability to care for older persons. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Vancouver, October 2012.
  • Way, C.,  Keller, H., Schindel Martin, L., Dupuis, S.L. Adjusting to long-term care: Mealtime strategies help families living with dementia “become at home” in the new environment. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Vancouver, October 2012. 
  • Wong, F., Keller, H., Schindel Martin, L., Sutherland, O. Examining the Mealtime Resilience of Families Living with Dementia. 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the CAG, Vancouver, October 2012. 
  • Martin-Misener, R., Donald, F., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Ploeg, J., Kaasalainen, S., McAiney, C., Carter, N., Sangster-Gormley, E., Schindel-Martin, L., Taniguchi, A., Brazil, K.  Practice Patterns of Nurse Practitioners in Canadian Long-term Care Residential Settings: Results of a National Mixed Methods Study, CAHSPR conference, May 2012.
  • Schindel Martin, L., McCoy, B. Evidence-informed Management of Aggressive/Responsive Behaviour Associated with Dementia in LTC: The Gentle Persuasive Approach. OLTCPA Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario, October 31, 2011.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Fox, B., Tower, C., McCoy, B. Activity-based Education as a Platform for a 100-Minute Refresher Dose of the Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Program in Long Term Care. 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Ottawa, Canada, October 2011.
  • Schindel Martin, L., McCoy, B., Montemuro, M. Advanced Practice Facilitation for Responsive Behavior Management in Geriatric Care: Lessons Learned over Seven Years of Gentle Persuasive Approaches Coaching. 40th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Ottawa, Canada, October 2011.
  • Schindel Martin, L., Gillies, L., Pizzacalla, A., Montemuro, M., Coker, E. Gentle Persuasvie Approaches in Dementia Care: Raising the Bar for Excellence in Acute Care. 4th Annual DCSN Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, June 17, 2011.
  • Suva, G., Schindel Martin, L., Gillies, L., Pizzacalla, A. Evaluation of the Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Hospital-based Dementia Care - A Qualitative Analysis. 4th Annual DCSN Research Day, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, June 17, 2011.
  • Gillies, L., Montemuro, M., Pizzacalla, A., Coker, E., Schindel Martin, L. Implementing the Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Program for Care of Older Adults with Dementia in the Hospital Environment. 16th bi-annual National Conference, Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Mississauga, Ontario, June 10, 2011.
  • Schindel Martin, L. Sexual Health Promotion for older adults: Using Actor Simulations to Prepare Professional Nursing Students. 16th bi-annual National Conference, Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Mississauga, Ontario, June 10, 2011.
  • Dupuis, SL., McGilton, K., Jonas-Simpson, C., Schindel Martin, L. Changing our Understanding of Behavior in the Dementia Context. 16th bi-annual National Conference, Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association, Mississauga, Ontario, June 10, 2011.
  • Montemuro, M., Gillies, L., Benner, J., Pepper, H., Robinson, K., Gusciora, J.,
    Schindel Martin, L. GPA Implementation in the Acute Care Setting. 26th International Conference of Alzheimer's Disease International, March 28, 2011, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Gillies, L., Pizzacalla, A., Coker, E., Montemuro, M., Robinson, K., Benner, J., Gusciora, J., Fram, N., Misaiszek, B., Schindel Martin, L. An Organizational Systems Approach to Implementation of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) in Acute Care. Leadership Network of Ontario, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario Conference, March 25, 2011, Toronto, Ontario. (Poster)

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Associate Professor

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  • DCC-560, Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex