Lynn McCleary, RN, PhD

Professor, Nursing

Office: EA 317
905 688 5550 x5160
lmccleary@brocku.ca

Lynn is a mental health and gerontological nurse. She works with research teams and service providers across the county and in Niagara, with a focus on health and social care for older people and their families. She is engaged in improving gerontology and geriatrics education in the health professions.

  • Dementia care
  • Family caregiving
  • Gerontology & geriatrics education
  • Health and social services
  • Registered Nurse
  • Past President Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association
  • Adjunct Member, Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto

McCleary, L., & McParland, T. (Eds.). (In press – 2020). Ross-Kerr and Wood’s Canadian Nursing Issues and Perspectives (6th edition). Elsevier Canada.

McCleary, L. (In press – 2020). Nursing research in Canada. In McCleary, L., & McParland, T. (Eds.). Ross-Kerr and Wood’s Canadian Nursing Issues and Perspectives (6th edition). Elsevier Canada.

McCleary, L. (In press – 2020). Knowledge translation and evidence-informed practice. In McCleary, L., & McParland, T. (Eds.). Ross-Kerr and Wood’s Canadian Nursing Issues and Perspectives (6th edition). Elsevier Canada.

McCleary, L.Powell, M., & Dullius, W. (In press – 2020). Transitioning from home in the community to an assisted living residence. In L. Garcia, N. Drummond, & L. McCleary (Eds). Evidence based approaches to dementia transitions: Riding the waves. Academic Press Books, Elsevier Inc.

N. Drummond, L. Garcia, & L. McCleary. (In press – 2020). Key transitions in living with dementia.  In L. Garcia, N. Drummond, & L. McCleary (Eds). Evidence based approaches to dementia transitions: Riding the waves. Academic Press Books, Elsevier Inc.

Elliott, M., Gardener, P., Narushima, L., & McCleary, L. (In press – 2019). Music lessons: Exploring the role and meaning of music for older adults with dementia. Accepted in the Canadian Journal on Aging, July 16, 2019.

Lewis, S. M., & McCleary, L. (2019). Nursing management: Delirium, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other dementias. In: S. L. Lewis, L. Bucher, M. M. Heitkemper, M. A. Harding, M. A. Barry, J. Lok, J. Tyerman, Y S. Goldsworthy (Eds.). Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada. (4th ed.) (pp. 1565-1584). Toronto, ON: Mosby Canada. 

Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., McCleary, L., Thompson, G., Hunter, P.V., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Cook, R., Dal-Bello Haas, V., Hill, C., Venturato, L., Papaioannou, A., You, J., & Parker, D. A. (2019). Scoping review of palliative care models to inform the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long Term Care (SPA-LTC) model. Nursing Leadership32(3), 8-26.

Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., McCleary, L., Thompson, G., Hunter, P.V., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Cook, R., Dal-Bello Haas, V., Hill, C., Venturato, L., Papaioannou, A., You, J., & Parker, D. (2019). A Stakeholder analysis of the Strengthening a Palliative Approach in Long Term Care (SPA-LTC) model. Nursing Leadership32(3), 28-39.

Hunter, P, V., McCleary, L., Akhtar-Danesh, N., Goodridge, D., Hadjistavropoulos, T., Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., Thompson, G., Venturato, L., & Wickson-Griffits, A. (In press). Mind the gap: Is the Canadian long-term care workforce ready for a palliative care mandate? Journal of Aging and Healthhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X18001629

Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., Durepos, P., McCleary, L., Ploeg, J. & Thompson, G. (2019). What are staff perceptions about their current use of emergency departments for long term care residents at end of life? Clinical Nursing Research, 28(6), 692-707. doi: 10.1177/1054773817749125

Prentice, K.McCleary, L., & Narushima, M. (2019). Gerontological competencies of therapeutic recreation staff working in long term care homes in Ontario, Canada. Canadian Journal on Aging 38(2), 168-179. doi: 10.1017/S0714980818000570

Smith-MacDonald, L, Venturato, L., Hunter, P., Kaasalainen, S., Sussman, T., McCleary, L., Thompson, S., Wickson-Griffiths, A., & Sinclair, S. (2019). Perspectives and experiences of compassion in long-term care facilities within Canada: A qualitative study of patients, family members and health care providers. BMC Geriatrics, 19, 128. doi: 10.1186/s12877-019-1135-x

Drummond, N., McCleary, L., Garcia, L, McGilton, K., Molnar, F., Dalziel, W., Xu, T.J., Hogan, D., Turner, D., Triscott, J., & Ibrahim, Q.  (2019). Assessing determinants of perceived quality in transitions for people with dementia and their caregivers: A prospective observational study. Canadian Geriatrics Journal22(1), 13-22. doi: 10.570/22.332.

Abudu-Birresborn, D.McCleary, L., Puts, M., Cranley, L., & Lui, V. (2019). Preparing nurses and nursing students to care for older adults in developing countries: A scoping review. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 92, 121-134. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2019.01.018

Hill, C., Duggleby, W., Kaasalainen, S., Venturato, L., Durepos, P., Kulasegaram, P., Thompson, G., Wickson-Griffiths, A., McCleary, L., Sussman, T., Surtees, D., & Hunter, P. (2019). An analysis of documents guiding palliative care in five Canadian provinces. Canadian Journal on Aging. doi:10.1017/S0714980818000594.

Thompson, G., Shindruk, C., McCleary, L., McClement, S., Chochinov, H., Sussman, T., Wickson-Griffiths, A., & Kaasalainen, S. (2019). “Who would want to die like that?” Perspectives on dying alone in a long-term care setting. Death Studies43(8), 509-520. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2018.1491484

Touhy, T.A., Jett, K.F., Boscart, V., & McCleary, L. (2018). Ebersole and Hess’ Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging. (2nd Canadian Edition). Toronto, ON: Elsevier Canada.

Drummond, N., McCleary, L., Freiheit, E., Molnar, F., Dalziel, W., Cohen, C., Turner, D., Miyagishima, R., & Silvius, J. (2018). Prescribing of antidepressant and antipsychotic medication in primary care for community-dwelling people with dementia. Canadian Family Physician, 64(11)e488-3497.

McCleary, L., Thompson, G., Venturato, L., Wickson-Griffiths, A., Hunter, P., Sussman, T., & Kaasalainen, S. (2018). Meaningful connections in dementia end of life care in long term care homes. BMC Psychiatry, 18:307. doi: 10.1186/212888-018-1882-9.

Birnbaum, R., McCleary, L., Saini, M., & Bala, N. (2018). Dimensions of Conflict for Separated Families Index: An index for family courts. Children and Youth Services Review, 88, 191-196. doi: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2018.02.046.

McCleary, L., Boscart, V., Donahue, P., & Harvey, K. (2017). Educator readiness to improve gerontological curricula in health and social service education. Canadian Journal on Aging36(4), 501-513. doi:10.1017/S0714980817000381

Blais, S.McCleary, L., Robitaille, A., & Garcia, L. (2017). Examining the benefits of intergenerational volunteering in long-term care: A review of the literature. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, 15(3), 258-272. doi: 10.1080/15350770.2017.1330056

Boscart, V., McCleary, L., Huson, K., Sheiban, L., & Harvey, K. (2017). Integrating gerontological competencies in Canadian health and social service education An overview of trends, enablers and challenges. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 38(1), 17-46. doi: 10.1080/02701960.2016.1230738

Koehn, S., Badger, M., Cohen, C., McCleary, L., & Drummond, N. (2016). Negotiating access to a diagnosis of dementia: Implications for policies in health and social welfare. Dementia: the international journal of social research and practice, 15, 1436-1456. doi: 10.1177/1471301214563551.

Garcia, L. J., McCleary, L., Emerson, V., Loepoldoff, H., Dalziel, W., Drummond, N., Cohen, C., Koehn, S., & Silvius, J. (2014). It’s all the little things: The pathway to diagnosis of Francophones living in a minority situation. The Gerontologist, 54, 964-975.

McCleary, L., Boscart, V., Donahue, P., & Harvey, K. (August, 2014). Core curricula for entry-to-practice health and social care worker education in Ontario: Needs assessment conducted for the Council of Ontario Universities. Report prepared for Council of Ontario Universities. http://cou.on.ca/policy-advocacy/health-education/pdfs/core-curricula-for-entry-to-practice-health-and-so

McCleary, L., Luinstra-Toohey, L., Hoogeveen, K., Boscart, V., & Donahue, P. (August, 2014). Perceptions of practitioners and practitioner organizations about gaps and required competencies for seniors’ care among health and social care graduates and workers: Needs assessment conducted for the Council of Ontario Universities. Report prepared for the Council of Ontario Universities. http://cou.on.ca/policy-advocacy/health-education/pdfs/perceptions-of-practitioners-about-gaps-and-requir

Lewis, S. M., & McCleary, L. (2014). Nursing management: Delirium, Alzheimer’s Disease, and other dementias. In: S. L. Lewis, M. M. Heitkemper, S. R. Dirksen, M. A. Barry, S. Goldsworthy, & D. Goodridge (Eds.). Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada. (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Mosby Canada.

Birnbaum, R., Saini, M., McCleary, L., & Hurwitz, H. (2013). A community-based response to address the needs of high-conflict separated families. Ontario Association of Children’s Aid Societies Journal, 58(1), 15-23.

McCleary, L., Persaud, M., Hum, S., Pimlott, N.J.G., Cohen, C., Koehn, S., Leung, K., Dalziel, W.B., Kozak, J., Emerson, V., Silvius, J., & Drummond, N. (2013). Pathways to dementia diagnosis among South Asian Canadians. Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice, 12, 769-789. doi: 10.1177/1471301212444806.

McCleary, L., & Blain, J. (2013). Cultural values and family caregiving for persons with dementia. Indian Journal of Gerontology, 27, 178-201.

Elliott, I. M., Kadis, D. S., Lach, L. M., Olds, J., McCleary, L., Whiting, S., Snyder, T., & Smith, M. L. (2012). Quality of life in young adults who underwent resective surgery for epilepsy in childhood. Epilepsia, 53, 1577-1586. doi 10.1111/j.1428-1167.2012003594.x

Rempel, L., & McCleary, L. (2012). Effects of the implementation of a breastfeeding best practice guideline in a Canadian public health agency. Research in Nursing & Health, 35,435-449. doi: 10.1002/nur.21495.

McCleary, L., Ray, K., Santos, J., & McCauslen, D. (2012). Implementation strategies (Chapter 4). In Toolkit: Implementation of Clinical Practice Guidelines, 2nd Edition. Toronto, ON: Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario.

Koehn, S., Spence, M., McCleary, L., Jarvis, P., Garcia, L., & Drummond, N. (2012). Understanding Chinese-Canadian pathways to a diagnosis of dementia through a critical-constructionist lens. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(1), 44-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jaging.2011.07.002

  • Professional and Therapeutic Communications
  • Promoting Mental Health
  • Nursing Practicum: Promoting Mental Health