Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing

Navi Mental Health Wayfinder

Louise Rose

Associate Professor (on leave)

“It takes a team.”

Dr. Louise Rose researches the care and management of patients requiring mechanical ventilation across the continuum of care, including in the emergency department, intensive care unit, step-down facilities, long-term care facilities and home. Her research is informing public policy and health care funding.

Dedicated to improving the experience of mechanically ventilated patients, Dr. Rose currently holds the TD Nursing Professorship in Critical Care Research at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, previously held the inaugural Bloomberg Limited-Tenure Professorship in Critical Care Nursing, and has received a CIHR New Investigator award and a Career Scientist Award from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

At U of T Nursing, she draws from her practice experience on medical-surgical, cardio-thoracic and trauma intensive-care units in her teaching of the latest research that supports exemplary acute care, critical care and high dependency nursing. .

Dr. Rose is the Research Director of and an Adjunct Scientist with the Provincial Weaning Centre of Excellence at Toronto East General Hospital. One of the Centre’s mandates is to help individuals wean from mechanical ventilation. In 2011, the hospital presented her with the Chief of Staff Choice Award for Research Leadership. Dr. Rose is also an Adjunct Scientist at Mount Sinai Hospital, at the Li Ka Shing Institute at St. Michael’s Hospital and with the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences.

  • Academic Credentials
    2007 – PhD, University of Melbourne, Australia
    2002 – MN, University of Melbourne, Australia
    1998 – BN, Massey University, New Zealand
    1991 – Diploma in Nursing, Wellington Polytechnic School of Nursing, New Zealand
  • Publications
    Dr. Rose’s PubMed link is available here.

PhD Students / Trainees

Elena Luk

Daily Physical Restraint Interruption in Adult ICU Patients: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial

Preventing patient-initiated treatment interference is cited as the main reason for physical restraint use in adult ICUs. Yet, recent literature suggests physical restraints do not consistently prevent treatment interference and may be associated with more risk than benefit to patients. The primary purpose of Elena Luk’s pilot study is to examine the procedures for a definitive randomized control trial that will evaluate whether a daily physical restraint interruption intervention can improve patient outcome for adult patients restrained in the ICU.


Site Directory