Rochelle Einboden

Scientist CHEO, Research Institute

Dr. Rochelle Einboden, RN, BScN, MN, PhD is an Associate Professor at the School of Nursing at the University of Ottawa and Endowed Research Chair in Nursing Care of Children, Youth, and their Families, CHEO and Scientist at the CHEO Research Institute.

Dr. Einboden has worked with children and families as a Registered Nurse for over 20 years in Canada and Australia. Her research is clinically grounded and socially relevant, drawing on critical social theory and methods to explore health policy, programs and everyday nursing practices. Committed to offering new ideas, perspectives and possibilities to address health inequity and enhance social justice for children, young people and their families, Rochelle’s program of research is organized around three key priorities:

1. Informing and shaping social understandings of children, families and violence

2. Methodological innovation to support analyses of practices, discourse, power and social positioning

3. Development of nurse-led equity-oriented care and policy across health and community services and settings

Dr. Einboden holds an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney and an adjunct appointment at Western Sydney University. She is also an Associate Editor of Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, a peer-reviewed international journal that focuses on applications of critical social ideas and theories to health and health care disciplines and practices.

Areas of Research: Nursing Practice, Violence, Child Neglect and Abuse, Critical Social Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, Health Policy, Social and Cultural Studies, Pedagogy and Education, Philosophy of Science and Technology

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Research Projects

  1. Control of resources in the nursing workplace: Power and patronage relations


    Within the increasing complexity of today's multicultural workplaces, how a support system worked among certain categories of nurses within the NICU and how hierarchical power relations were involved in that support was a subject of exploration in this study.

  2. SuperNurse? Troubling the Hero Discourse in COVID Times


    Childlike, our society and its leaders have chosen SuperNurse as the favourite toy of the day. She serves as a temporary distraction for fears and anxieties that have become more acute within the context of COVID-19’s powerful lesson: our health is deeply connected to that of others, animals and the earth. The already overflowing waste bin remains poised in the background.

  3. Beyond and around mandatory reporting in nursing practice: Interrupting a series of deferrals