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B. Joyce Davison, Ph.D., R.N.

Research Scientist, The Prostate Centre at Vancouver Hospital Health Sciences Centre
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgery, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, School of Nursing, University of British Columbia

C-328, 2733 Heather St.
Vancouver, BC
Canada V5Z 3J5
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Fax: (604) 875-5024
E-mail: jdavison@vanhosp.bc.ca


Research Interest

Dr. Joyce Davison is a Research Scientist at The Prostate Centre at Vancouver Hospital Health Sciences Centre, and Director of the Prostate Education and Research Centre. She currently holds joint appointments in both the School of Nursing and Faculty of Medicine at UBC. She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy, an undergraduate degree and Master's degree in Nursing, and has received Postdoctoral training within the Department of Family Medicine- all at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg.

Dr. Davison's research program focuses on patient-physician communication specifically in the area of treatment decision making. Research is aimed at development and evaluation of information interventions that will enable both men with cancer of the prostate and their partners to be more involved in medical decision making throughout the illness trajectory. Current projects are being conducted to identify factors influencing individual's health decisions, and the efficacy of a decision aid to promote participation in treatment decision making. Outcomes of interest include: assumed role in medical decision making, psychological distress, quality of life, decisional regret, decisional conflict and patient satisfaction. Results from the research program will be utilized to develop a comprehensive research-based education program that could be implemented in other outpatient oncology settings with this population.



Davison BJ, Parker PA, Goldenberg SL.. Patients' preferences for communicating a prostate cancer diagnosis and participating in medical decision-making. BJU Int. 93 (1) : 47 - 51. 2004

Davison BJ, Goldenberg SL, Gleave ME, Degner LF. Provision of individualized information to men and their partners to facilitate treatment decision making in prostate cancer. Oncol Nurs Forum. 30 (1) : 107 - 14. 2003

Eng, J, Ramsum, D, Verhoef M, Guns, E., Davison B.J. and Gallagher R. A population based survey of complementary and alternative medicine use in men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. Integrative Cancer Therapies 2 (3) : 212 - 216. 2003

Davison BJ. Utilizing research to guide clinical practice in prostate cancer education. Oncol Nurs Forum. 30 (3) : 377 - 9. 2003

Davison BJ, Goldenberg SL. Decisional regret and quality of life after participating in medical decision-making for early-stage prostate cancer. BJU Int. 91 (1) : 14 - 7. 2003

Davison BJ, Gleave ME, Goldenberg SL, Degner LF, Hoffart D, Berkowitz J. Assessing information and decision preferences of men with prostate cancer and their partners. Cancer Nurs 25 (1) : 42 - 49. 2002

Davison BJ, Degner LF. Feasibility of using a computer-assisted intervention to enhance the way women with breast cancer communicate with their physicians. Cancer Nurs. 25 (6) : 417 - 24. 2002



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