Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - School of Nursing
PhD Candidate (in progress) - 2014
University of Ottawa
MScN - 1997
BScN - 1994
University of Ottawa
RN Diploma - 1989
St. Boniface General Hospital School of Nursing
Linda Juergensen is a Registered Nurse and Ph.D. candidate from the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa with an interest in the sociopolitical context of health. As a former public health nurse, she has lived and worked in Canada, Africa and the Middle East. Her undergraduate and graduate training, teaching and research in community health nursing combines a local and global perspective, as well as a social justice and critical theory lens. For her Master’s thesis, she explored the meaning and function of illicit injection drug use for women from a feminist perspective. Her doctoral study describes the effects of viewing epidemics as “wars,” namely the war on HIV/AIDS, on public health policies, practices and the experiences of people at risk or living with the virus in Ontario. She is particularly interested in the concept of “engagement” and examining the implications of decolonization and reconciliation for the development of a more inclusive and comprehensive approach to public health care with people affected by HIV and Tuberculosis.
The question driving her research is: How can public health nurses help form more effective partnerships in the management of infectious diseases where “no one is left behind?”
- Health equity
- Public health nursing
- Critical theory
- Transformational leadership
- Collaborative practices
- Harm reduction
- Community-based participatory research
- Global citizenship
Articles in Refereed Journals:
1. Adams, S. & Juergensen, L. (Under Review). Toward critical thinking as a virtue: The case of mental health nursing education. Nursing Education in Practice.
2. Adams, S., van Daalen-Smith, C., & Juergensen, L. (Forthcoming).The indispensability of critique: Reflections on Bearing Witness to Mental Health Care. Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse.
3. Gifford, W. A., Squires, J. E, Angus, D. E, Ashley, L. A., Brosseau, L., Craik, J. M., Domecq, M., Egan, M. Holyoke, P., Juergensen, L., Wallin, L., Wazni, L., & Graham, I. D. (2018). Managerial leadership for research use in nursing and allied health care professions: A Systematic Review. Implementation Science, 13, 1-23.
1. Juergensen, L., Adams, S., Meerai, S., Kaszap, M., Bridgeman, J., Mackinnon, J., McFadden, G., Zamfir, R. & MacLean, R. (May 1, 2019). Deconstructing political policies and perceptions of drug use and stigma: A scoping review. Harm Reduction International (HRI) 2019 Conference, Porto, Portugal
2. Juergensen, L. (March 21, 2019). The effect of public health policies on stigma and innovations in HIV case management nursing. Webinar Series: Reducing stigma related to sexuality, substance use and STBBIs, Canadian Public Health Association, Ottawa, ON
3. Juergensen, L. (April, 2018). A case management nursing perspective on the “War on HIV/AIDS:” A critical reflection on the meaning of “engagement” in public health practice in Ontario. The 27th Annual Canadian Conference on HIV/AIDS Research, Vancouver, BC
4. Juergensen, L. (2017). A critical ethnography of the work of case management nurses in the ‘War on HIV/AIDS.’ Canadian Public Health Association National Conference, Halifax, NS
5. Juergensen, L. (2016). A critical concept analysis of ‘case management:’ Helping re-imagine the HIV/AIDS response. Canadian Association of Nurses in HIV/AIDS Care National Conference, Halifax, NS
Articles in the Media:
1. Holmes, D., Juergensen, L., Murray, S. J. (2018, November 21). The red line crossed, Jamal Khashoggi's life cannot be sacrificed for Canada's economy [Opinion-Editorial]. The Globe and Mail online.
2. Juergensen, L. (2018, August 16). Safe injection sites are an ethical imperative, not a political option [Opinion-Editorial]. Toronto Star, p. A12.
3. Juergensen, L. (2017, December 20). Current Issues in Public Health: Can you imagine a public health response without signs telling people what to do? [Opinion-Editorial]. Health Digest, Canadian Public Health Association, online journal.
Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)
Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)
Canadian Nurses Association
College of Nurses of Ontario
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario
Witness: The Canadian Journal of Critical Nursing Discourse
Editorial Collective Member
Ontario Graduate Scholarships
Ambassador's Award for Excellent Achievement, Canadian Embassy, Amman, Jordan
Dean's Award for Outstanding Extracurricular Achievement, Queen's University
University of Ottawa Gold Medal in Nursing
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Not Indicated
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated
Doctoral Thesis: The public health response to HIV/AIDS in Ontario: A critical ethnography of case management nursing.
Co-supervisors: Dr. Dave Holmes & Dr. Patrick O'Bryne, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
A. Mapping the meaning of engagement and promising practices in Tuberculosis (TB) care in Inuit Nunangat: A 'cartography of the present'
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount funded: $3000
Year Funded: 2019
Funded by: York University
B. Understanding and addressing the stigma of drug use: Examining "NIMBY" using Community-Based Participatory Research
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
Year Funded: 2018
Funded by: Other...
C. Building nursing capacity to provide culturally safe cancer survivorship care with Indigenous people in rural and remote areas: An integrated knowledge translation study
P.I.'s: Dr. Wendy Gifford & Dr. Roanne Thomas, Nursing Best Practice Research Unit, University of Ottawa
Amount funded: $400,000
Year Funded: 2017
Funded by: Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
D. Examining community-delivered HIV PEP for gay, bisexual and other MSM
P.I.: Dr. Patrick O'Byrne, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa
Year Funded: 2013
Funded by: Other...
E. PROUD: Participatory research in Ottawa - Understanding drugs
P.I.: Dr. Mark Tyndall, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa
Funded by: Other...
Curriculum Vitae (C.V. file):
CV of Linda Juergensen