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Nancy Moules

Nancy Moules, professor, Kids Cancer Care Foundation Chair in Child and Family Cancer Care, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary

Publications, Peer Reviewed

McCaffrey, G., & Moules, N.J. (2015). Encountering the great problems in the street: Enacting hermeneutic philosophy as research in practice disciplines. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, Article 1.

Bright, K., Brockway, M., Carrera, G., Kathol, B., Keys, E., Moules, N.J., Robinson, A., Smith-MacDonald, & Virani, A. (2015). Out of order: To Debbie and Dave, Chris and Bill, MJ and John. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, Article 3.

Laing, C.M., & Moules, N.J. (2015). “It’s not just camp!” Understanding the meaning of children’s cancer camps for children and families. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. doi: 10.1177/1043454214563934.

West, C., Bell, J.M., Woodgate, R., & Moules, N.J. (2015). Waiting to return to normal: An exploration of Family Systems intervention in childhood cancer. Journal of Family Nursing, 21(2), 261-294. doi: 10.1177/1074840715576795.

Laing, C.M., & Moules, N.J. (2015). Stories that heal: Understanding the effects of creating and viewing digital stories with pediatric oncology patients, families, and healthcare teams. The International Journal of Social, Policital and Community Agendas in the Arts, 9(3-4), 17-28.

Moules, N.J., Field, J.C., McCaffrey, G.P., & Laing, C.M. (2014). Conducting hermeneutic research: The address of the topic. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, Article 7.

Laing, C.M., & Moules, N.J. (2014), Children’s cancer camps: A sense of community, a sense of family. Journal of Family Nursing, 20(2), 185-203. doi: 10.1177/1074840714520717.

Raffin Bouchal, S., Rallison, L., Moules, N.J., & Sinclair, S. (2015). Holding on and letting go: Families’ experiences of anticipatory mourning in terminal cancer. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 72(1), 42-68. doi: 10.1177/0030222815574700.

Laing, C.M., & Moules, N.J. (2014). Stories from cancer camp: Tales of glitter and gratitude. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, January 31, 2014, Article 4.

Laing, C.M., & Moules, N.J. (2015). Children’s cancer camps: A way to understand grief differently. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 70(4), 436-453.

Cuthbert, C., & Moules, N.J. (2014). The application of qualitative research findings to oncology nursing practice. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41(6), 683-685.

Silva, M., Moules, N.J., Silva, L., & Bousso, R.S. (2013). The 15-minute family interview: A family health strategy tool. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, 47(3), 634-639.

Laing, C.M., & Moules, N.J. (2013). The island of misfit toys. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, August 5, 2013, Article 8.

Moules, N.J., Jardine, D.W., McCaffrey, G.P., & Brown, C.B. (2013). “Isn’t all of oncology hermeneutic?” Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 3, Article 3.

Boffa, J., Moules, N.J., Mayan, M., & Cowie, R.L. (2013). More than just great quotes: An introduction to Canadian Tri-Council’s qualitative requirements. Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, 24(2), 103-108.

McConnell, S., Moules, N.J., McCaffrey, G., & Raffin-Bouchal, S. (2012). The hidden nature of death and grief. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2, Article 10.

Thirsk, L.M., & Moules, N.J. (2013). “I can just be me”: Advanced practice nursing with families experiencing grief. Journal of Family Nursing, 19, 74-98. doi: 10.1177/1074840712471445.

Moules, N.J., Laing, C.M., McCaffrey, G., Tapp, D.M., & Strother, D. (2012). Grandparents’ experiences of childhood cancer, Part one: Doubled and silenced. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 29(3), 119-132. doi: 10.1177/1043454212439626.

Moules, N.J., McCaffrey, G., Laing, C.M., Tapp, D.M., & Strother, D. (2012). Grandparents’ experiences of childhood cancer, Part two: The need for support. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 29(3), 133-141. doi: 10117/1043454212439627.

Tapp, D.M., & Moules, N.J. (2012). Enlivening the rhetoric of family nursing: “there, in the midst of things, his whole family listening”. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, 2, Article 2.

McCaffrey, G., Raffin Bouchal, S., & Moules, N.J. (2012). Hermeneutics as a research approach: A reappraisal. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(3), 214-229.

Thirsk, L.M., & Moules, N.J. (2012). Considerations for grief interventions: Eras of witnessing with families. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying, 65(2), 107-124.

McCaffrey, G., Raffin Bouchal, S., & Moules, N.J. (2012). Buddhist thought and nursing: A hermeneutic exploration. Nursing Philosophy, 13(2), 87-97.

Moules, N.J., Bell, J.M., Paton, B.I., & Morck, A. (2012). Examining pedagogical practices in Family Systems Nursing: Intentionality, complexity, and doing well by families. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(2), 261-295. doi:

Moules, N.J. (2011). Internal connections and conversations: The internalized other interview in bereavement work. Omega: The Journal of Death and Dying, 62(2), 187-199.

Moules, N.J., & Johnstone, H. (2010). Commendations, conversations, and life-changing realizations: Teaching and practicing family nursing. Journal of Family Nursing, 16(2), 1-15. doi:10.1177/1074840710365148.

Norris, J.M., Moules, N.J., Pellitier, G., & Culos-Reed, S.N. (2010). Families of young pediatric cancer survivors: A cross-sectional survey examining physical activity behavior and health-related quality of life. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 27(4), 196-208. doi: 0.1177/1043454209358411.

McLeod, D.L., Tapp, D.M., Moules, N.J., & Campbell, M.E. (2010). Knowing the family: Interpretations of family nursing in oncology and palliative care. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14, 93-100. doi:10.1016/j.ejon.2009.09.006.

Marshall, A.J., Bell, J.M., & Moules, N.J. (2010). Beliefs, suffering, and healing: A clinical practice model for families experiencing mental illness. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care,46(3), 197-208. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-6163.2010.00259.x

Binding, L., Morck, A., & Moules, N.J. (2010). Learning to see the other: A vehicle of reflection. Nurse Education Today, 30(6), 591-594. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.12.014.

Moules, N.J., MacLeod, M., Thirsk, L.M, & Hanlon, N.  (2010). “and then you’ll see her in the grocery store”: The working relationships of public health nurses and high priority families in northern communities. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 25(5), 327-334. doi: 10.1016/j.pedn.2008.12.003.

Moules, N.J., & Simonson, K. (2009). Following in behind: An interview with theReverend Bob Glasgow on his practice with grief work. Illness, Crisis, & Loss, 17(1), 51-69.

Moules, N.J. (2009). Therapeutic letters in nursing: Examining the character and influence of the written word in clinical work with families experiencing illness. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 31-49.

Moules, N.J. (2009). A parent’s worst nightmare: Grief, families, and the death of a child. Journal of Relational Child and Youth Care Practice 21(4), 63-69.

Moules, N.J. (2009). The past and future of therapeutic letters: Family suffering and healing words. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 102-111.

Bell, J.M., Moules, N.J., & Wright, L.M. (2009). Therapeutic letters and the Family Nursing Unit:A legacy of advanced nursing practice. Journal of Family Nursing, 15(1), 6-30.

Binding, L., Moules, N.J., Tapp, D.M., & Rallison, L. (2007). Hermeneutic musings on learning: The dialogical nature of teaching interpretively. Journal of Educational Thought, 41(2), 179-189.

Moules, N.J., Simonson, K., Fleiszer, A., Prins, M., & Glasgow, B. (2007). The soul of sorrowwork: Grief and therapeutic interventions with families. Journal of Family Nursing, 13(1), 117-141.

Moules, N.J., Thirsk, L.M., & Bell, J.M. (2006). A Christmas without memories: Beliefs about grief and mothering – A clinical case analysis. Journal of Family Nursing, 12(4), 426-441.

Moules, N.J. (2006). A whispered story. In C. Sorrell Dinkins & J. Merkle Sorrell (Eds.),Listening to the whispers: Re-thinking ethics in healthcare (pp. 7-9). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.

Moules, N.J., Simonson, K., Prins, M., Angus, P., & Bell, J.M. (2004). Making room for grief:Walking backwards and living forward. Nursing Inquiry, 11(2), 99-107.

Rallison, L., & Moules, N.J. (2004). The unspeakable nature of pediatric palliative care: Unveiling many cloaks. Journal of Family Nursing, 10(3), 287-301.

Bell, J.M., Moules, N.J., Simonson, K., & Fraser, J. (2004). Marriage and illness: Therapeutic conversations with couples who are suffering. Vision 2004:  What is the future of marriage? (pp. 47-52).  Minneapolis, MN:  National Council on Family Relations.

Moules, N.J. (2003). Therapy on paper: Therapeutic letters and the tone of relationship. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 22(1), 33-49.

Bohn, U., Wright, L.M., & Moules, N.J. (2003).  A family systems nursing intervention following a myocardial infarction: The power of commendations. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(2), 151-165.

Moules, N.J., & Tapp, D.M. (2003). Family nursing labs: Shifts, changes, and innovations. Journal of Family Nursing, 9(1), 101-117.

Raffin Bouchal, S., & Moules, N.J. (2003). Loss, grieving and death. In S.Raffin Bouchal & S.Hirst (Eds.), Fundamentals of Canadian nursing: Concepts, process and practice (1st ed.) (pp. 1340-1365). Toronto ON, Canada: Pearson Education.

Moules, N.J. (2002). Hermeneutic inquiry: Paying heed to history and Hermes. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 1(3), Article 1. Retrieved September 2002 from

Moules, N.J. (2002). Nursing on paper: Therapeutic letters in nursing practice. Nursing Inquiry, 9(2), 104-113.

Moules, N.J. (2000).  Postmodernism and the sacred: Reclaiming connection in our greater than human worlds.  Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 26(2), 229-240.

Moules, N.J. (1998).  Legitimizing grief: Challenging beliefs that constrain.  Journal of Family Nursing, 4(2), 142-166. 

Moules, N.J., & Amundson, J.K. (1997).  Grief: An invitation to inertia.  A narrative approach to working with grief.  Journal of Family Nursing, 3(4), 378-393.

Moules, N.J., & Streitberger, S. (1997).  Stories of suffering; Stories of strength: Narrative influences in family nursing.  Journal of Family Nursing, 3(4), 365-377.

Tapp, D.M., Moules, N.J., Bell, J.M., & Wright, L.M. (1997).  Family skills labs: Facilitating the development of family nursing skills in the undergraduate curriculum.  Journal of Family Nursing, 3(3), 247-265.

Books/Book Chapters

Moules, N.J., McCaffrey, G., Field, J.C., & Laing, C.M. (2015). Conducting hermeneutic research: From philosophy to practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Moules, N.J., Laing, C., Morck, A., & Toner, N. (2011). Stepping into the middle: Family research in pediatric oncology - Connecting research and practice. In E. K. Svavarsdottir & H. Jonsdottir (Eds.) Family nursing in action (pp. 271-284). Reykjavik, Iceland: University of Iceland Press.

Moules, N.J. (2009). Grief and families: Applying the Illness Beliefs Model to bereavement. In L.M. Wright & J.M. Bell Beliefs: The heart of healing in families and illness (rev.ed, pp. 305-317). Calgary, AB, Canada: 4th Floor Press.



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