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Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Director, Nursing Research & Knowledge Translation, CHEO
Nurse Practitioner, Concussion Clinic, CHEO
Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences,
University of Ottawa
613-737-7600 Ext. 3396
Research Practice Areas:
Current Research:
Dr. Macartney completed doctoral studies in Nursing at Queen’s University in 2013. Her thesis work examined the symptom experience and quality of life in pediatric brain tumor survivors using a mixed method, emergent study design. She hopes to continue this work in pediatric cancer survivors and children following concussive injuries. She has a particular interest in symptom assessment and translation of evidence-informed management guidelines into practice.
Research Team:
Dr. Macartney became Director of Nursing Research and Knowledge Translation at CHEO in the fall of 2014. She also maintains a clinical role as Nurse Practitioner in the Concussion Clinic. Gail began her pediatric career after joining the Neurosurgery team in 2009. She has a strong background in adult oncology having worked for many years as an Advanced Practice Nurse at the Ottawa Hospital and Regional Cancer Center. Gail is a certified oncology nurse and active member of the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology
Sample Publications:

Macartney, G., Harrison, M. B., Vandenkerkhof, E., Stacey, D., & McCarthy, P. (2014). Quality of life and symptoms in pediatric brain tumor survivors: A systematic review. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 31(2), 65–77.

Macartney, G., Stacey, D., Harrison, M., & VanDenKerkhof, E. (2014).Symptoms, coping and quality of life in pediatric brain tumor survivors: A qualitative study. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(4), 390-398.

Macartney, G., VanDenKerkhof, E., Harrison, M. B., & Stacey, D. (in press). Symptom Experience and Quality of Life in Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors: A Cross-Sectional Study. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Stacey, D., Macartney, G., Carley, M., Harrison, M. B., & Costars(2013). Development and evaluation of evidence-informed clinical nursing protocols for remote assessment, triage and support of cancer treatment-induced symptoms. Nursing Research and Practice, 1-11.

Macartney, G., Stacey, D., Carley, M., & Harrison, M. B. (2012).Priorities, barriers and facilitators for remote support of cancer symptoms: A survey of Canadian oncology nurses. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 22(4),235–240.

Vandyk, A. D., Harrison, M. B., Macartney, G., Ross-White, A., &Stacey, D. (2012). Emergency department visits for symptoms experienced by oncology patients: a systematic review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20(8),1589–1599.

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