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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
October 25, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Renée S. MacPhee

Dr. Renée S. MacPhee

Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Email: rmacphee@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.2754   |  lab 519-884-1970 ext.2002
Fax: 519-747-4594 (5050)
Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA515
Office Hours: By appointment only
Academic Background

BA Honours Psychology (Carleton)
MA Gerontology (Waterloo)
PhD Health Studies and Gerontology (Waterloo)

Biography

My academic areas of interest include health and aging.  During the past several years, I have taught the following courses in the Kinesiology and Physical Education department: KP231/KP232 (Health); KP261 (Research Methods); KP323 (Human Growth and Motor Development); KP371 Adaptive Physical Activity); KP431 (Aging and Health); and KP490 (Undergraduate Thesis Course). I am also responsible for teaching two courses in the Health Sciences program (HE100 and HE101).

My research focuses primarily on the use of Emergency Departments (ED) and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) by the elderly. Additional research interests include: occupational health and injury status of paramedics; development and implementation of bona fide physical fitness testing parameters for the field of emergency medical services (EMS); treatment and outcome of pre-hospital cardiac arrests; and, the role continuing education in adult learners, specifically health care professionals.
In my spare time, I can be found rowing (sculling) on the Grand River as part of the Master’s team at Kitchener-Waterloo Rowing Club.


Publications

Epp, T., MacPhee, R.S., Whitfield, K., Pickett, D.(2001).  Measuring  the Leisure Experience of Bathing. Seniors’ Housing Update, 10(2), 17-19.

Epp, T., MacPhee, R.S., Allman, A. (2001). Let There Be Light:  The aging eye and the need for illumination. Nursing Home, 12(2), 4-9.

Malott, O.W., MacPhee, R.S., Adlam, T.L. (2000). Alzheimer  Resource Manual (2nd edition). University of Waterloo.

Fletcher, P.C., Pearson, B., MacPhee, R.S. (1998). Wellness After Breast Cancer: A Needs Analysis for Health Promotion Programs Targeting Older Women.  A report for the Health Promotions and Programs Branch of Health Canada / Federal Government of Canada.

MacPhee, R.S. (1996). Confused Elderly in the Emergency Department. Incorporated in the St. Mary’s General Hospital Emergency Department accreditation documentation for the Ontario Ministry of Health.


Published Abstracts

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.P. & Waldbillig, D.K. (2007). Differentiating Community and Institutionalized Care Patients Attended to by Waterloo Regional Emergency Medical Services (WREMS). Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(1), S79.

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.P. & Waldbillig, D.K. (2007). Challenges, Concerns and Issues: Transferring the Elderly Patient by Ambulance. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 55(1), S80.

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.P. & Waldbillig, D.K. (2005). Utilization of Emergency Medical Services in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(4), S168.

MacPhee, R.S. (1997). Risk Factor Checklist in the Emergency Department: A Pilot Study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 46(4), S160.


Presentations to Scholarly Audiences

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.P. & Waldbillig, D.K. (2007). Differentiating Community and Institutionalized Care Patients Attended to by Waterloo Regional Emergency Medical Services (WREMS). Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting. Seattle, Washington.

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.P. & Waldbillig, D.K. (2007). Challenges, Concerns and Issues: Transferring the Elderly Patient by Ambulance. Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2007 Annual Scientific Meeting. Seattle, Washington.

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.P. & Waldbillig, D.K. (2005). Utilization of Emergency Medical Services in the Region of Waterloo,Ontario, Canada. Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society 2005 Annual Scientific Meeting. Orlando, Florida.

MacPhee, R.S., Hirdes, J.S., Arocha, J.F., Goggin,W.F. (2003).  Addressing the Needs of Olders Health Care Workers: Continuing Professional Education for Registered Nurses. Poster presented at the 32nd Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Aging (CAG) and Ontario Gerontological Association (OGA). Toronto, Ontario.

MacPhee, R.S., Stiles, P. & Lit,W.  A Review of PRN Medication Use on an Inpatient Geriatric Unit. (1999). Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA). San Francisco, California.

Fletcher, P.C., MacPhee, R.S., Pearson-Hirdes, B. & Hirdes, J.P. Moving Beyond Breast Cancer: Health Promotion Targeting  Older Women. (1999). Paper presented at the 28th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Aging (CAG). Ottawa, Ontario.

Fletcher, P.C. & MacPhee, R.S. Wellness After Breast Cancer.  (1998). Poster presented at the 27th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Aging (CAG). Halifax, Nova Scotia.

MacPhee, R.S., & Malott, O.W. (1997). Elderly at Risk for  Admission: Emergency Department Checklist. Paper presented at the 26th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Aging (CAG). Calgary, Alberta.

MacPhee, R.S. (1997). Risk Factor Checklist in the Emergency  Department: A Pilot Study. Poster presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS). Atlanta, Georgia.

Malott, O.W., MacPhee, R.S. & Wong, K. (1996). The Alzheimer Resource Manual: Evaluation of the Success of a Research Transfer Program. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), Washington, D.C.

MacPhee, R.S., Stones, M.J. & Weiss, M. (1996). Confused Elderly in the Emergency Department. Paper presented at the Community Emergency Medicine Research Competition at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Emergency Physicians (CAEP),  Edmonton, Alberta.

MacPhee, R.S, Stones, M.J. & Weiss, M. (1996). Diagnosis: Confusion NYD. Paper presented to the Emergency Physicians of Kitchener-Waterloo in conjunction with the Ontario College of Physicians Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, Kitchener, Ontario.

Additional Information

Current Funding:
MacPhee, R.S. (2010). An Investigation into the rate of Influenza A vaccinations among paramedics: A pilot study. Funding received from Wilfrid Laurier University Short Term Grant / SSHRC

MacPhee, R. S. & Stevenson, J.M. (2010). Investigation of injury rates and causes of injury among Ontario Emergency Services (EMS) paramedics. Funding received from Centre for Research Excellence in Musculoskeletal Disorders at the University of Waterloo

 


Courses being taught in 2010 / 2011:
Fall semester: KP431, KP490, HE100
Winter semester: KP261, KP490, HE 101