Connie Schumacher RN, PhD

Assistant Professor, Nursing

Connie Schumacher PhD

Office: EA 322

Extension: x4441 

Dr. Connie Schumacher is a registered nurse with expertise in emergency avoidance and transitions from hospital to home. She has 20 years of clinical experience in Cardiac Care and Emergency, and 5 years in Community nursing. Prior to joining Brock University, Dr. Schumacher completed a 3 year post-doctoral appointment with McMaster University’s Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact where she was the clinical lead for the DIVERT-CARE trial and collaborated on projects using interRAI home care and ICES data.   

  • Utilization of interRAI assessments and scales, interRAI DIVERT Scale for emergency avoidance strategies and models of care 
  • The lived experience of community populations with cardiorespiratory symptoms 
  • Caregiver education resource development 
  • Qualitative Methods 
  • Heart Failure Self-Care
  • Associate Editor Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nurses 
  • Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nursing, Provincial Director – Ontario
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario 
  • RNAO Nursing Research Interest Group
  • American Association of Heart Failure Nurses 
  • iCARE- interRAI Clinical Application of Research Evidence 
  • Canadian Nurses Association 

Schumacher C, Dash D, Mowbray FI, Klea L, Costa AP. A qualitative study of home care client and caregiver experiences with a complex cardio-respiratory management model. BMC Geriatrics. 2021. 21:295. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02251-5

Dash D, Schumacher C, Jones A, Costa AP. Lessons learned implementing and managing the DIVERT-CARE Trial: A community-based chronic disease self-management model. BMC Geriatrics (2021). 21:303

Mowbray FI, Jones A, Schumacher C, Hirdes J, Costa AP. External validation of the detection of indicators and vulnerabilities for emergency room trips (DIVERT) scale: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Geriatrics. 2020 Dec;20(1):1-7.

Bielska IA, Manis DR, Schumacher C, Moore E, Lewis K, Agarwal G, Mondoux S, Jewett L, Speicher DJ, Liu RH, Leyenaar M, McLeod B, Upadhye S (2020) 18 (1) 9. Health Sector Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Ontario, Canada – January to May 2020. Public Health and Governance/Zdrowie Publiczne i Zarządzanie; 18(1) 9. doi:10.4467/20842627OZ.20.010.12664.

Schumacher C, Jones A, Costa AP. Home Care Nursing Visits and Same-Day Emergency Department Use: Which Patients Are Most at Risk? Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. August 2020. doi:10.1177/0844562120949426

Qureshi D, Schumacher CTalarico R, Lapenskie J, Tanuseputro P, Scott M, Hsu A.  Describing differences among recent immigrants and long-standing residents waiting for long-term care: a population-based retrospective cohort study. 2020. JAMDA  

Jones A; Bronskill S; Schumacher C; Rahim A; Feeney D; Seow H; Costa AP. Effect modification of access to afterhours primary care on the association between home nursing visits and same-day emergency department use. 2020. Annals of Family Medicine. doi:10.1370/afm.2571  

Schumacher, C L. Using the Grounded Theory Method to Delineate the Central Concept in a Qualitative Study: Crafting the Story. 2020. SAGE Research Methods Cases.  doi:10.4135/9781529734485. Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.  

Costa, A.P.; Schumacher, C.; Jones, A.T.; Dash, D; Campbell, G.; Junek, M., Agarwal, G.; Bell, C.; Boscart, V.; Bronskill S.; Feeny, D.; Hebert, P.C.; Heckman, G.A.; Hirdes, J.P.; Lee, L.; McKelvie, R.S.; Mitchell, L.; Sinha, S.; Davis, J.; Priddle, T.; Rose, G.; Gillan, R.; Mills, D.; Haughton, D. The DIVERT-CARE (Collaboration Action Research & Evaluation) Trial Protocol: A Multi-Provincial Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trial of Cardio-Respiratory Management in Home Care. 2019. BMJ Open. 9 (12). doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2019-030301  

Schumacher C; Dash D; Correia R; Reid L; Chesney C. Standardized Care Plans for Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Community Care. 2019. Canadian Cardiovascular Nursing Journal. 29 (2), 23-30.  

Schumacher C; Lackey C; Haughton D; Peirce T; Boscart V M; Davey M; Harkness K; Heckman G A; Junek M; McKelvie R; Mitchell L; Sinha S and Costa A P. A chronic disease management model for home care patients with cardio-respiratory symptoms: the DIVERT-CARE Model. 2018. Canadian Cardiovascular Nursing Journal. 28(3), 18-26.  

Jones, A.; Schumacher C.; Bronskill S.; Campitelli M.; Poss J.; Seow H.; Costa A.P. The association between home care services and same-day emergency department utilization: a case-crossover study. 2018. CMAJ, 190(17), E525-E531. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.170892 

 Schumacher C; Hussey L; Hall V.  Heart failure self-management and normalizing symptoms: An exploration of decision making in the community. 2018. Heart and Lung47 (4), 297-303.  

  • Health Education 
  • Nursing Practicum: Experiencing Chronicity 
  • Nursing Theory: Experiencing Chronicity