Elaine Mordoch, RN, PhD
PhD, University of British Columbia
Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health (MICH)
Research Interests: a) mental illness within the family: experiences of children living with parental mental illness, parenting with a mental illness, adult children’s experiences of parental mental illness; marginalized youth’s experiences with mental illness and addictions; b) trauma: childhood sexual abuse and its impact on adult psychiatric presentations; intergenerational trauma and its relationship to education in mature Aboriginal students; c) intergenerational relationships with people who have dementia. Methods: grounded theory, phenomenology, PAR
Clinical Interests:Mental health promotion for children, adolescents and their families; marginalized youth, trauma informed care.
Teaching Areas: Mental health nursing, counselling skills, senior practicum advisement (undergraduate, BPRN and Aboriginal Focus Community Wellness Worker certificate program), Graduate program: Qualitative Research.
Mental health and marginalized youth: Promising practices and options for program delivery for Resource Assistance for Youth. Homeless Partnering Strategy (HPS): Human Resources and Skill Development Canada. With Ms. K. Holmes Executive Director for Resource Assistance for Youth. ($27, 727) 2013-2014
Exploring intergenerational trauma as a factor in Aboriginal post-secondary students’ progress with Dr. R. Gaywish. Extended Education Research Seed Fund, University of Manitoba. ($5,000) 2012 – 2013
Developing a research agenda for: Children with parents who have a mental illness and their families. Canadian Institute of Health Research Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant: Planning Grants competition. Lead: Dr. E. Mordoch, with Dr. B. Gladstone, Dr. R. Lees, Ms. S. Skogstad, Ms. J. Burpee, Ms. J. Hoeppner. ($12,755) 2011
Promoting intergenerational relationships between children and youth whose grandparents have dementia. Lead: Dr. E. Mordoch with Drs. L. Guse, K. Rogers, G. Thompson, Ms. A. Osterreicher. Fort Garry Legion Poppy Trust Fund. ($3000) 2011 -12
Interdisciplinary Student Research Project: The use of a social interaction assistive robot with residents with cognitive impairment/ dementia in long-term care and their families. Lead: Dr. E. Mordoch with Dr. L. Guse, Dr. K. Roger, Ms. A. Osterricher. Deer Lodge Center, Winnipeg, Manitoba ($15,000) 2010.
Nurses’ perspectives on the care of adults with psychiatric illness and histories of childhood sexual abuse with Dr. W. Chernomas, Health Sciences Center Foundation, Dolly Gemby Award ($4500) 2009 - 2010
Mordoch, E., Osterreicher, A., Guse, L., Roger, K. & Thompson, G. (2012). Use of Social Commitment Robots in the Care of Elderly People with Dementia: A Literature Review. Maturitas, 10.015 DOI 10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.10.015
Mordoch, E. & Gaywish, R. (2012). Is there a need for healing in the classroom? Exploring trauma informed education for Aboriginal Mature Students. [Aboriginal Education] in Education, 17(3)}. Retrieved at http://ineducation.ca/article/there-need-healing-classroom-exploring-trauma-informed-education-aboriginal-mature-students
Mordoch, E. (2012). Mental Health. In L. Stamler. & L.Yiu (Eds.) Community health nursing: A Canadian perspective (3rd Ed.). Toronto: Pearson Hall Education. Pages 334-339.
Temple, B. & Mordoch, E. (2012). Nursing students’ perceptions of disability and preparation to care for people with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Nursing Education.51(7),407-10.
Mordoch, E. (2010). How children understand parental mental illness: “You don’t get life insurance. What’s life insurance?” Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 19(1), 19- 25.
Kermanshahi, S.M., Vanaki, Z., Ahmadi, F., Karemnejad, A., Mordoch, E. & Azadfalah, P. (2008). Iranian mothers’ perceptions of their lives with children with mental retardation: A preliminary phenomenological investigation. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, 30(4), 317-326.
Mordoch, E. & Hall, W. (2008). Children’s perceptions of living with a parent with a mental illness: Finding the rhythm and maintaining the frame. Qualitative Health Research, 18(8), 1127- 1144.
Mordoch, E. & Hall, W. (2002). Children who are living with a parent who has a mental illness: A critical analysis of the literature and research implications. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, XV1 (5), 208 - 216.
Mordoch, E. (2007). Listening to children: The importance of children in the research process. In C. Chamberland, S. Leveille, & N. Trocme (Eds.), Des enfants a proteger, des adultes a aider: Deux univers a rapprocher. (pp, 53-67).Sainte-Foy: Presses de l’ Universite du Quebec. Chapter 3.
3rd Congress on Law and Mental Health. Book of Abstracts and Program. International Association of Law and Mental Health. Amsterdam, the Netherlands, July, 2013. Hotel Krasnapolsky, July 14th-19th, 2013. Mordoch, E., Osterreicher, A., Guse, L., Roger, K., & Thompson, G. Use of Social Commitment Robots in the Care of Elderly People with Dementia: A Literature Review. ACCEPTED
Gaywish, R. & Mordoch, E. (June2-5, 2013). CSSE 2013 University of Victoria in Victoria, British Columbia. Exploring intergenerational trauma as a factor in Aboriginal post-secondary students’ progress. ACCEPTED
Jarrin, I., Edwards, M., & Mordoch, E. (May 2-4, 2013). Registered Psychiatric Nurses Confederation World Congress for Psychiatric Nurses. The place for ethics in mental health nurses’ clinical judgement in the use of seclusion. Poster presentation, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Mordoch, E. (May 3, 2013). Shining a Light on Maternal Mental Health: Personal and Professional Perspectives. St. Boniface General Hospital Woman and Child Conference. Young Caregivers: Children who Live with a Parent with Mental Illness, Norwood Hotel, Winnipeg Manitoba. INVITED
Mordoch, E. (February 20, 2013). Adults’ Reflections on Growing up with a Parent with a Mental Illness. Focus on Young Carers, Sponsored by Fraser South and East Service Delivery areas Quality Assurance, MCPD and the Masters in Counselling Psychology Program, Trinity Western University, Langely, British Columbia. INVITED
Mordoch, E. & Gaywish, R. (October 24-25, 2012). Is there a Need for Healing in the Classroom? Exploring Trauma Informed Education for Aboriginal Mature Students. Creating a new legacy. Aboriginal mental health and wellness, Brandon, Manitoba.
Mordoch, E. (May 6-8, 2012). Child and youth mental health matters. First National Parental Mental Health Conference, Third International World Congress on Children of Parents with Mental Illness, First International Young Carers Congress, Vancouver, British Columbia.Mordoch , E., & Pomrenke, M., Perceptions of children growing up with a parent with mental illness; Mordoch, E., Parenting with a mental illness
Mordoch, E. (June 18, 2012) Co-occurring Disorders Institute. Perceptions of adults who have grown up with a parent with a mental illness, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba. INVITED
Blair Lawton, D., Mordoch, E., & Chernomas, W. (July 12-24, 2012) Sigma Theta Tau International European Conference: Diversity Across Europe: Implications for Nursing, Cardiff, Wales, UK Poster Presentation: What is the lived experience of women transitioning from incarceration to the community? A Proposal
Mordoch, E. (October 26-28, 2011). 5th Mental Health Nursing in the 21st Century: Social and Professional Responsibility. National Mental Health Nurses Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Mordoch, E. (July 17-23, 2011). 32nd International Congress on Law and Mental Health. Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. Drs. E. Mordoch, G. Duncan, J. Aldridge Presentations on aspects of children growing up with parental mental illness.
Mordoch, E. Through the Eyes of a Child: Stigma perceived by Children growing up with parental mental illness. – Mordoch, E. Adults’ Perceptions of growing up with parental mental illness.
2012 Excellence in Professional Nursing Education Award, College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba
2011 Mental Health and Marginalized Youth: Promising practices and options for program delivery for resource assistance for youth. Homeless Partnering Strategy (HPS): Human Resources and Skill Development Canada. With Ms. K. Holmes Executive Director for Resource Assistance for Youth. ($27, 019.00)
2011 Developing a research agenda for: Children with parents who have a mental illness and their families. Canadian Institute of Health Research Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant: Planning Grants competition. Lead: Dr. E. Mordoch, with Dr. B. Gladstone, Dr. R. Lees, Ms. S. Skogstad, Ms. J. Burpee, Ms. J. Hoeppner. ($12,755.00)
2011 Promoting intergenerational relationships between children and youth whose grandparents have dementia. Lead: Dr. E. Mordoch with Drs. L. Guse, K.. Rogers, G. Thompson, Ms. A. Osterreicher. Fort Garry Legion PoppyTrust Fund. ($3000.00)
2011 Interdisciplinary Student Research Project: Reducing discomfort in personal care home residents with dementia: A pilot study of a social Interdisciplinary Student Research Project: assistive robot activity. Lead: Dr. G. Thompson with Drs. L. Guse, E. Mordoch, K. Rogers, B. Dehl Jones, Ms. C. Adduri, Mr. R. Kebicz, Mr. D. Dyck.