Joyette Aiken

Position: 
Lecturer
Education: 
MScN, Cert. NEd, RM, RN
Research Interests: 
  • Nurse-led Clinics /Heart failure/Cardiovascular Disease
  • Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Health Literacy
  • Medical
Publications: 

Book Chapters:

  1. Aiken,J., Lindo, JLM., Nevins, D.,. Pounall, V., Thomas, M., Baker -Reid, C., & Ward E. (2012) Lateral Violence in Nursing: The experience in two urban hospitals in Jamaica. In Needham., I., McKenna, K., Kingma, M & Oud, N., Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector Linking local initiatives with global learning (pp. 110-113). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kavanah

  2. Henry-Ferguson, V., Aiken, J., Wright, G., Noble-Myrie, V. & Waugh-Brown, V. (2016). “Expanding Jamaica’s Tourism Footprint: Medical Tourism. In Anderson, R. & Longsworth L. Economic Transformation of Jamaica: Policies, Competitiveness and Technology Innovations (pp. 198-232). Indiana: Trafford Publishing
  3. Lindo, JLM., Nevins, D., Aiken, J., Pounall, V., Thomas, M., Reid-Baker, C., & Ward E. (2012) Strategies for the mitigation of workplace violence in a Jamaican hospital In Needham., I., McKenna, K., Kingma, M & Oud, N., Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector Linking local initiatives with global learning (pp. 359-362). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Kavanah.

Articles:

  1. Davison, C. M., Kahwa, E., Edwards, N., Atkinson, U., Roelofs, S., Hepburn-Brown, C., ... & MacFarlane, D. (2013). Ethical challenges and opportunities for nurses in HIV and AIDS community-based participatory research in Jamaica. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 8(1), 55-67.

Abstract:

  1. Aiken, J. L., Weaver, S. R., Nevins, D., & Edwards, N. (2016). Impacting Heart Failure in a Lower Middle Income Country: A Jamaican Case Study. Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, 45(4), 380.

  2. Davis, M., Aiken, J. & Lindo, JLM. (2016).The knowledge, attitudes and practices of doctors and nurses at the Kingston Public Hospital regarding the use of Universal Precautions. Caribbean Journal of Nursing, 3(1) Suppl. 4.

  3. Davis, M. & Aiken, J. (2016). The knowledge, attitudes and practices of doctors and nurses at an urban public hospital regarding the use of universal precaution. West Indian Medical Journal 65 (Suppl 6): 42.

  4. Gordon-Singh, S. & Aiken, J. (2016).The effect of health  literacy level on health outcomes in patients with diabetes at a Type V health centre in Western, Jamaica. West Indian Medical Journal 65 (Suppl 6): 44.

  5. Morrison-Small, M., Aiken, J., Lindo, JLM., “Lateral Violence and its effect among nurses at a Jamaican Hospital”. West Indian Medical Journal 61 (Suppl. 6).

 Papers Presented (Oral Presentations):

  1. Marshall, S., Aiken, J. & Lindo, JLM. “Job satisfaction and absenteeism among registered nurses at a Jamaican Hospital”. Faculty of Medical Sciences Annual Research Conference. November 2012.

  2. Aiken, J., Lindo, JLM., Holder-Nevins, D., Pounall, V., Thomas, M., Baker-Reid, C. & Ward, E. “Lateral Violence in Nursing: The Experience in Two Urban Hospitals in Jamaica”. The 3rd International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Linking local initiatives with global learning. Vancouver, Canada. October 24-26, 2012.

  3. Kahwa, E., Hepburn Brown, C., Rae, T., Aiken, J., Atkinson, U., Dawkins, P., Edwards, N. & Roelofs, S.“Nurses’ Engagement in HIV and AIDS Research and Workplace Policy Development in Jamaica”. The 23rd Annual Nursing and midwifery Research Conference and 24th Mary J. Seivwright Day. The UWI School of Nursing, Mona, May 30-31, 2013.

  4. Kahwa, E., Atkinson, U., Dawkins, P., Aiken, J., Hepburn Brown, C., Rae, T., Edwards, N. & Roelofs, S. “Perspectives of nurses and decision makers on the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the nursing workforce”.The 23rd Annual Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference and 24th Mary J. Seivwright Day. The UWI School of Nursing, Mona, May 30-31, 2013.

  5. Davison,CM, Kahwa, E., Edwards, N., Atkinson, U , Susan Roelofs, S., Hepburn-Brown, C., Aiken, J., Dawkins, P., Rae, T. & MacFarlane, D. “Ethical Challenges and Opportunities for nurses in HIV and AIDS Community-Based Participatory Research in Jamaica”. Global Health Research Initiative: Teasdale Corti Program Symposium. Marriot Hotel, 100 Kent St. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. October 1-3, 2012.

  6. Kahwa, E., Atkinson, U., Dawkins, P., Aiken, J., Hepburn Brown, C., Rae, T., Edwards, N. & Roelofs, S. “Perspectives of nurses and decision makers on the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the nursing workforce”.Ministry of Health 3rd Annual National Health Research Conference, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica, November 22-23, 2012.

  7. Kahwa, E., Aiken, J., Atkinson, U., Dawkins P., Hepburn-Brown, C., Rae, T., Roelofs, S & Edwards, N. Leadership hubs: Dynamic Collaborations to Engage Nurses in Strengthening the Health Care System for HIV and Aids Care in Jamaica Ministry of Health, 3rd Annual National Health Research Conference, “Health Systems Strengthening” Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica, November 22-23, 2012.

  8. Aiken, J., Lindo, JLM., Nevins, D.,. Pounall, V., Thomas, M., Baker -Reid, C., & Ward E. Lateral Violence in Nursing: The experience in two urban hospitals in Jamaica”. Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector Linking local initiatives with global learning, Vancouver-Canada, October 24-26, 2012.

  9. Lindo, JLM., Nevins, D., Aiken, J., Pounall, V., Thomas, M., Reid-Baker, C., & Ward E. “Strategies for the mitigation of workplace violence in a Jamaican hospital”. Third International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector Linking local initiatives with global learning, Vancouver-Canada, October 24-26, 2012.

Poster Presentations:

  1. Davis, M. & Aiken, J. (2016). The knowledge, attitudes and practices of doctors and nurses at an urban public hospital regarding the use of universal precaution. Faculty of Medical Science 25th Annual Research Conference and Workshop on One Health One Caribbean. November 6, 9 – 11, 2016, Kingston, Jamaica.

  2. Gordon-Singh, S. & Aiken, J. (2016). The effect of health  literacy level on health outcomes in patients with diabetes at a Type V health centre in Western, Faculty of Medical Science 25th Annual Research Conference and Workshop on One Health One Caribbean. November 6, 9 – 11, 2016, Kingston, Jamaica.

  3. Aiken, J., Dawkins P., & Balachandar B. “Workplace Stress in Nursing Faculty in Jamaica’. Presented at the IDRC/Teasdale Corti Conference in Ottawa Canada, October 2012

  4. Eugene, V., Aiken, J., Campbell, K. & Kahwa, E. “Knowledge of hypertension and self-care practices among patients with hypertension at the University Hospital of the West Indies Hypertensive Clinic”. Faculty of Medical Sciences Annual Research Conference, November 2012.

  5. Rhoden, T., Campbell, K., Aiken, J., Lindo, JLM. & Kahwa E. “Self-efficacy and perceived factors associated with readmission of hypertensive patients on the medical wards at the Kingston Public Hospital”. West Indian Medical Journal 61 (Suppl. 6).

  6. McKay, K., Barton-Gooden, A., Aiken, J., Lindo, JLM. & Kahwa, E. “Factors contributing to medication administration errors among nurses in the intensive care unit of a Jamaican hospital”. West Indian Medical Journal 61 (Suppl. 6).

  7. Kahwa, E., Hepburn-Brown, C., Rae, T., Aiken, J., Atkinson, U., Dawkins, P., Edwards, N & Roelofs, S. Nurses Engagement in HIV and AIDS Research and Workplace Policy Development in Jamaica. Ministry of Health, 3rd Annual National Health Research Conference, “Health Systems Strengthening” Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica. November 22-23, 2012.

  8. Kahwa, E., Atkinson, U., Dawkins, P., Aiken, J., Hepburn Brown, C., Rae, T., Edwards, N. & Roelofs, S. “Perspectives of nurses and decision makers on the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on the nursing workforce”.Ministry of Health 3rd Annual National Health Research Conference, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica, November 22-23, 2012.

Peer Reviewer:

  1. 2010: Brunner & Suddarth’s Textbook of Medical Surgical Nursing  (12th ed.) - Unit 1. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Research Grant/ Funding:

Title: Lateral Violence in Nursing : The Jamaican Experience
Role: Primary Investigator
Funding Agency: PAHO
Period of award: April – June 2010
Value of Award: USD $1000

Title: Workplace Stress in Nursing Faculty in JamaicaRole: Primary Investigator
Funding Agency: Teasdale-Corti (seed-fund grant)
Period of Award : June 2011- Jan 2012
Value of Award: JA$ 245,450.00

Title: Teasdale Corti Initiative: “Strengthening Nurses’ Capacity in HIV Policy Development  in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean: - Project 2 – “ The Interface among health systems priorities, capacity-building and project innovation in sub-Saharan  Africa and the Caribbean”                                  
Role: Co- Investigator
Funding Agency: Teasdale Corti Initiative (ICHRC)
Period of award: 2007 - 2012
Value of Award: $1.6 M CAD