Dr. Nancy Moules, RN, BN, MN, PhD

Nancy Moules

Professor

Faculty of Nursing

Associate Dean - Research

Faculty of Nursing

Member

Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute

Member

Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute

Full Member

# International Family Nursing Association

Media contacts

Karen Cook, Senior Manager - Communications

Office: +1.403.220.4361
Email: kcook@ucalgary.ca
Twitter: @ucalgarynursing

Web presence

Phone number

Office: 403.220.4635

Location

Office: PF2228

Admin Assistant/Faculty Administrator
Gaylynne Plysiuk
gaylynne.plysiuk@ucalgary.ca

Background

Educational Background

PhD Nursing, University of Calgary, 2000

MN Nursing, University of Calgary, 1997

BN Nursing, University of Calgary, 1995

Biography

A professor in the Faculty of Nursing, Dr. Moules is also the Associate Dean, Research for the Faculty. She is the editor of the Journal of Applied Hermeneutics and co-founder and Chair of the Canadian Hermeneutic Institute. Dr. Moules supervises master's and doctoral students with interests in her research areas of hermeneutics, oncology, grief, and family. A recipient of teaching excellence awards, including the University of Calgary Teaching Excellence in Graduate Supervision, and two CARNA Research Excellence awards (Research 2011; Education, 2015), she was the 2012 recipient of the CNA Order of Merit for Nursing Education and the CASN 2015 Excellence in Nursing Education. She was the 2021 recipient of the Graduate Student Association Supervisors' Award. She held a Killam Annual Professorship from 2012-2013 and was admitted to the Order of the University of Calgary in 2013.

Research

Areas of Research

Family and Grief
Summary of Research

My program of research is currently focused on family relationships and the impact of grief and loss. This loss may be associated with relational effects of cancer on families. Research focuses on psychosocial aspects of child and family cancer care and on palliative care. My research method is hermeneutics based on the philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer

Participation in university strategic initiatives

Courses

Course number Course title Semester
NURS 783 Adv Qual Research Methods 2023
NURS 723 and 623 Hermeneutic Research Spring 2023

Projects

The Public Face of Grief: Social Media and Bereavement

This is a SSHRC funded study on the social media and grief. In this study (with Dr. Catherine Laing, Dr. Ted George, and Dr. Robert Neimeyer), we are examining how parents who have had children die navigate social media in their grief experiences. 

Awards

  • GSA Great Supervisor Award, Graduate Student Association UCalgary. 2021
  • CARNA Excellence in Nursing Education, 2015
  • CASN Teaching Excellence Award, 2015
  • International Family Nursing Association Award of Excellence, 2015
  • U of C Teaching Award in Graduate Supervision, 2015
  • Nominated for GSA Great Supervisor Award, 2014
  • Admission to The Order of the University of Calgary, 2013
  • Nominated for Graduate Students' Association Award for Supervisory Excellence, 2013
  • Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Order of Merit for Nursing Education, 2012
  • Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Teaching Excellence Award, 2012
  • Killam Annual Professorship Award, 2012
  • Canadian Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) Excellence in Nursing Research award, 2011
  • Covenant Health Faculty of Nursing Advancement of Nursing Research Award, 2011
  • Students' Union Teaching Excellence Hall of Fame Award, 2011
  • Chair in Child and Family Centred Cancer Care, Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta. 2010
  • Nursing Professorship in Child and Family Centred Cancer Care, ACHF/ACHRI. 2010
  • Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
  • Students' Union Teaching Excellence Award, 2008

Publications

  • Hermeneutic practice: What Gadamer has to teach nursing. Nancy J Moules. Routledge. (2022)
  • Chapter 42: Interviewing the Internalized Other. Nancy J Moules. Taylor & Francis/Routledge. (2021)
  • Swimming in Air. Nancy J Moules. DOI Press. i-iii. (2019)
  • Conducting Hermeneutic Research: From Philosophy to Practice. Moules, N.J., McCaffrey, G., Field, J.C., & Laing, C.M. . Peter Lang. (2015)
  • War stories: Capturing the complexity of weight with experts in eating disorders and obesity. Andrew Estefan; Shelly Russell-Mayhew; Nancy Jean Moules. (2021)
  • The family experience of psychologically traumatic births: A proposed area of study. Graham McCaffrey; Jullia Imanoff; Nancy J Moules. (2020)
  • Shifting scales: Moving toward a socio-political view of body weight. Shelly Russell-Mayhew; Jessica Saunders; Andrew Estefan; Nancy Jean Moules. (2020)
  • Hermeneutic Practice: What Gadamer Has to Teach Nursing. Nancy Jean Moules. (2019)
  • Understanding the VID-KIDS Intervention from the Maternal Perspective: A Hermeneutic Research Inquiry. Jennifer Bon Bernard; Penny Tryphonopoulos; Nancy J Moules; Suzanne Tough; Nicole Letourneau. (2019)
  • When Allergies Take a Backseat. Karen Dobbin-Williams; Nancy Jean Moules. (2019)
  • Understanding the VID-KIDS Intervention from the Maternal Perspective: A Hermeneutic Research Inquiry. Suzanne Tough; Nancy J Moules; Jennifer Bon Bernard; Penny Tryphonopoulos; Nicole Letourneau. (2019)
  • When Allergies Take a Backseat. . Nancy Jean Moules; Karen Dobbin Williams. (2019)