Peer Reviewed Publications:

Cooper Brathwaite, A., Versailles, D., Juüdi-Hope, D., Sinclair, D., Coppin, M., Jefferies, K., Thomas Obewu, O., Campbell, R., Bradley, R., LaRonde-Ogilve, C., Garraway, C., Groom, B. & Grinspun, D. RNAO Black Nurses Task Force. Black Nurses in Action: A Social Movement to End Racism and Discrimination. Nursing Inquiry. (Under Review)

Paynter, M., Matheson, L., McVicar, L., Jefferies, K., Gebre, K., Marshall, P., Zylstra, G., MacEachern, D., Thomas, L. & Palliser-Nicholas, F. Peer Doula Support Training for Excluded Groups in Nova Scotia: A Community-Based Qualitative Study (Revisions requested February 2021). Public Health Nursing.

Jefferies, K. African Nova Scotian Grit: A Scholarly Personal Narrative About Nursing Leadership. Health Populations Journal. (In Press)

Jefferies, K. The Strong Black Woman: Insights and Implications for Nursing. The Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (Published – Available Online). doi: 10.1177/1078390320983900

Jefferies, K. Intersectionality Book Review. Atlantis, 41(2), 99-101. Available at:

Jefferies, K., Richards, T., Blinn, N., Sim, M., Kirk, K., Dhami, G., Helwig, M., Iduye, D., Moody, E., Macdonald, M., Tomblin Murphy, G. & Martin-Misener, R. Food security in African Canadian communities: A Scoping Review. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR). (Revisions Under Review)

Moody, E., Ganann, R., Martin-Misener, R., Ploeg, J., Macdonald, M., Weeks, L., Orr, E., McKibbon, S. & Jefferies, K. Out-of-pocket expenses related to aging-in-place for older people with frailty: a scoping review. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR). (Revisions Under Review)

Sim M, Rothfus M, Aston M, Kirk SFL, Frank L, Jefferies K, Macdonald M.  Breastfeeding experiences among mothers living with food insecurity in high resource, Western countries:  A protocol for the synthesis of qualitative evidence.  Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR). (Accepted – In Press)

Macdonald, M., Yu, Z., Weeks, L. E., Moody, E., Wilson, B., Almukhaini, S., Martin-Misener, R., Sim, M., Jefferies, K., Iduye, D., Need, D. & McKibbon, S. Assistive technologies that support social interaction in long-term care homes: a scoping review. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR). (Accepted – In Press)

Paynter, M., Jefferies, K. & Carrier, L. (2020). Nurses for police and prison abolition/ Infirmières pour l’abolition de la police et des prisons/ Enfermeras para la abolición de la policía y las prisiones. Public Health Nursing37(4), 471-474.

Jefferies, K., Martin-Misener, R., Tomblin Murphy, G., Thomas Bernard, W., Gahagan, J. African Canadian nurses in the nursing profession in Canada: A scoping review protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR). doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00376 (Accepted – Available Online).

Paynter, M., Jefferies, K., McKibbon, S., Martin-Misener, R., Iftene, A., Tomblin Murphy, G. (2020). Mother Child Programs for Incarcerated Mothers and Children and Associated Health Outcomes: A Scoping Review. Nursing Leadership, 33(1), 81-99. doi:10.12927/cjnl.2020.26189

Searle, J., Carrier, L, Jefferies, K. & Yu, Z. (2019). Diverse representation in nursing leadership: Developing a shared position statement on allyship. Creative Nursing, 25(4).

Jefferies, K., Tomblin Murphy, G., Helwig, M. (2019). Food security in African Canadian communities: A Scoping Review Protocol. Joanna Briggs Institute Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports (JBISRIR), 18(5), 1108-1115. doi: 10.11124/JBISRIR-D-19-00069

Macdonald, D., Aston, M., Tomblin Murphy, G., Jefferies, K, Mselle, L., Price, S., O’Hearn, S., White, M., Mbekenga, C., Kohi, T. (2019). Providing postpartum care with limited resources: The experiences of nurse-midwives and obstetricians in Tanzania. Women and Birth, 32(3), 391-398. doi: 10.1016/j.wombi.2018.07.016.

Jefferies, K. (2018). A Personal Leadership Development Plan for Black Undergraduate and Graduate Nursing Students. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership31(4), 57-62.

Jefferies, K., Aston, M. & Tomblin Murphy, G. (2018). Black Nurses Leaders in the Canadian Healthcare System. Canadian Journal of Nursing Leadership31(4), 50-56.

Jefferies, K., Tamlyn, D., Aston, M., Tomblin Murphy, G. (2018). Promoting visible minority diversity in Canadian nursing. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research51(1) doi: 10.1177/0844562118795812 

Jefferies, K., Goldberg, L., Aston, M., Tomblin Murphy, G. (2018). Understanding the invisibility of Black nurse leaders using a Black Feminist Poststructuralist Framework. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27 (15-16), 3225-3234. 

Mbekenga, C., Aston, M., Macdonald, D., Jefferies, K., Price, S., Mselle, L, Tomblin Murphy, G., Kohi, T., O’Hearn, S., White, M. (2018). How Tanzanian nurse-midwives and obstetricians develop postpartum relationships with women. International Journal of Childbirth, 8(1), 41-53.

Kohi, T. W., Aston, M., Mselle, L. T., Macdonald, D., Mbekenga, C., Murphy, G. T., Jefferies, K. (2017). Saving lives with caring assessments: How Tanzanian nurse‐midwives and obstetricians negotiate postpartum practices. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(23-24), 5004-5015. doi:10.1111/jocn.14000

Mselle, L. T., Aston, M., Kohi, T. W., Mbekenga, C., Macdonald, D., White, M., Jefferies, K. (2017). The challenges of providing postpartum education in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: Narratives of nurse-midwives and obstetricians. Qualitative Health Research, 27(12), 1792-1803. doi:10.1177/1049732317717695

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