The goal of Dr Palfreyman's research program is to improve the care of those at risk of, or living with, wounds. It focuses on four interrelated and overlapping concepts related to wound care: causes, treatment, impact and, consequence of wounds. His research interests grew out of his clinical experience as a wound care nurse.
The program of research has been informed by the paradigm of patient centred care, which incorporates patient reported outcomes and experience as a means to improve healthcare provision, patient satisfaction and cost-effectiveness.
Areas relevant to Dr Palfreyman's program of research and interests include: mixed methods, literature review, psychometric evaluation, patient reported outcomes (PROs), secondary data analysis, health economics, and the use of simulation in education.
Dr Palfreyman teaches graduate and undergraduate classes including:
An introduction to reading, understanding and interpreting commonly used statistics in published health sciences research. The course provides a hands-on approach to understanding measurement, sampling, and statistical analysis techniques commonly used in health care research. It introduces the concepts of information literacy, health data and big data in electronic datasets and the statistical techniques used to interpret these data in meaningful ways. Credit may be obtained for only one of NURS 211 or 341.Fall Term 2020
The focus of this course is on quantitative research methods and on the nature and characteristics of the most commonly used statistical techniques in health research. Emphasis is given to the selection of appropriate methods and statistics to answer research questions; to data collection, analysis and interpretation of results; and to the appraisal of quantitative research literature. Attention is also given to knowledge synthesis, mixed method, ethics in research, and knowledge translation in advanced nursing practice.Fall Term 2020