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Canadian Excellence
Dr. Margaret Schneider

Dr. Margaret Schneider

Associate Professor, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Contact Information
Email: mschneider@wlu.ca
Phone: 519-884-0710 ext.4214   |  lab Science Research Centre, SR115 ext.3296

Office Location: Bricker Academic Building, BA510
Office Hours: By appointment
Languages Spoken

English

Academic Background
BASc. (University of Guelph); MA, PhD (University of Waterloo)
Biography

My academic interests cover the areas of disability, chronic illness, caregiving, therapeutic recreation, adapted activity, and qualitative research. Through the use of qualitative research methods, I attempt to understand the experiences of having a disability and/or chronic illness from the perspective of the individual, their family, and their support network. I have recently studied the lived experiences of fathers of children with autism, as well as the impact of home health care on the lives of mothers of children with cancer. For my doctoral research, I am investigating parents of children with cancer and the impact this illness has on the caregiving, work, family and leisure domains in their lives. I am also keenly interested in studying the health and well-being of individuals with a disability and/or chronic illness, and the ways in which these areas may be improved through effective programming.

Referred Journals

Schneider, M.A., & Fletcher, P.C. (2008). "I feel as if my IBS is keeping me hostage!" Exploring the negative impact of IBS and IBD upon university-aged women. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 14(2), 135-148.

Fletcher, P.C., Jamieson, A., Schneider, M.A., & Harry, R. (2008). “I know this is bad for me, but ...”: A Qualitative Investigation of Women with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Part II). Clinical Nurse Specialist, 22(4), 184-191.

Schneider, M.A. (2007). Broadening our perspective on spirituality and coping among women with breast cancer and their families: Implications for practice (Invited Paper). Indian Journal of Palliative Care, 13(2), 25-31.

Dawson, K.A., Schneider, M.A., Fletcher, P.C., & Bryden, P. (2007). Examining gender differences in the health and lifestyle behaviours of Canadian university students. The Journal for the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, 127(1), 1-8.

Fletcher, P.C., Bryden, P.J., Schneider, M.A., & Dawson, K.A. (2007). Health issues and service utilization of university students: Experiences, practices & perceptions of students, staff and faculty. College Student Journal, 41(2), 482-493.

Jamieson, A.E., Fletcher, P.C., & Schneider, M.A. (2007). Seeking control through the determination of diet: A qualitative investigation of women with irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 21(3), 152-160.

Schneider, M.A., & Mannell, R.C. (2006). Beacon in the storm: An exploration of the spirituality and faith of parents whose children have cancer. Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, 29(1), 3-24.

Fletcher, P.C., & Schneider, M.A. (2006). Is there any food I can eat? Living with irritable bowel syndrome and/or inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 20(5), 241-247.

Clarke, J.N., Fletcher, P.F., & Schneider, M.A. (2005). Mother’s home health care work when their children have cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 22(6), 365-373.


Publications

Schneider, M.A. (2004). Waiting for the other shoe to drop: The personal struggles experienced by parents of children with cancer [Abstract]. Journal of Palliative Care, 20(3), 258.

Schneider, M.A. (2004). Earning their stripes: Exploring the practical stressors experienced by parents of children with cancer [Abstract]. Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the Psychological, Social and Behavioural Dimensions of Cancer, 13(1), S49.

Schneider, M.A. (2003). Beacon in the storm: The role of spirituality and faith in the lives of parents of children with cancer [Abstract]. Psycho-Oncology: Journal of the Psychological, Social and Behavioural Dimensions of Cancer, 12(4), S163-164.

Nancarrow Clarke, J., Fletcher, P.C., & Schneider, M.A. (2003). Women’s health care work with children with cancer. In P. Van Esterik (Ed.), Head, heart and hand: Vol. 2. Partnerships for women’s health in Canadian environments (pp. 164-171). Toronto, Ontario: National Network on Environments and Women’s Health.

Presentations


Schneider, M.A., & Fletcher, P.C. (2007, November). “There isn’t enough time anymore”: The impact of caregiving upon the leisure lifestyles of parents of children with cancer. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Annual Symposium, Toronto, Ontario.

Fletcher, P.C., Schneider, M.A., & Clarke, J. (2007, November). The use of complementary and alternative medicine among pediatric patients. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Annual Symposium, Toronto,
Ontario.

Schneider, M.A. (2004, September). Waiting for the other shoe to drop: The personal struggles experienced by parents of children with cancer. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual International Congress on Care for the Terminally Ill, Montreal, Quebec.

Schneider, M.A. (2004, January). Earning their stripes: Exploring the practical stressors experienced by parents of children with cancer. Poster session presented at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society 1st Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida.

Schneider, M.A. (2003, November). Words to live by: Mental strategies used in coping by parents of children and adolescents with cancer. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Annual Symposium, Toronto, Ontario.

Fletcher, P.C., Schneider, M.A., & Clarke, J. (2003, November). When your child has cancer: A discussion of factors that affect mothers’ abilities to cope. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario Annual Symposium, Toronto, Ontario.

Schneider, M.A. (2003, April). Beacon in the storm: The role of spirituality and faith in the lives of parents of children with cancer. Poster session presented at the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology 2003: Sixth World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Banff, Alberta.

Schneider, M.A. (2002, May). Family matters! Responding to the needs of parents caring for children with a disability or chronic illness. Paper presented at the Therapeutic Recreation Ontario Conference, Kitchener, ON.

Schneider, M.A., Clarke, J., & Fletcher, P.C. (2002, May). House of cards: The emotion work of mothers who are managing their family's responses to childhood cancer. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference—Cancer and the Family, Halifax, NS.

Mannell, R.C., Zuzanek, J., & Schneider, M.A. (2002, May). Adolescents' experience of busyness, time pressure and well-being: Positive and negative effects of school, work, volunteer and extracurricular involvement. Paper presented at the Canadian Congress on Leisure Research, Halifax, NS.

Clarke, J., Fletcher, P.C., & Schneider, M.A. (2001, November). Women's health care work with children with cancer. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario’s 2001 Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer—Beyond Cure: Consequences and Care, Toronto, ON.

Clarke, J., Fletcher, P.C., & Schneider, M.A. (2001, November). Parents as advocates: Stories of surplus suffering when their children have cancer. Poster session presented at the Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario’s 2001 Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer—Beyond Cure: Consequences and Care, Toronto, ON.


Additional Information

 


 

Courses Taught 2013/2014

KP371- Introduction to Adapted Physical Activity

KP471 - Adapted Physical Activity for Individuals with Dev. Disabilities