Abe Oudshoorn, PhD

Abe Oudshoorn

Assistant Professor

Room 2304, FNB
519-661-2111 x86042
aoudsho@uwo.ca

Education and Training

  • BScN, PhD (Western University)

Academic Appointments

  • Department of Psychiatry, Western University

Research in Profile

Research Interests

  • Homelessness prevention
  • Women’s homelessness
  • Health promotion
  • Refugee housing outcomes
  • Qualitative methods
  • Participatory action research
  • Poverty and health
  • Mental health
  • Public policy
  • Health equity

Additional Information

Current Projects

Principal Investigator

  • Transforming Emergency Shelter into Affordable Housing with Support, funded by Canada’s National Housing Strategy - CMHC
  • Long term housing outcomes of under-housed Syrian refugees, funded by SSHRC - Insight
  • Simulated professional practice to reduce stigma in mental health nursing, funded by Western University
  • Refugees’ Pathways into Emergency Shelter, funded by Western University

Co-Investigator

  • Exploring the Impact and Changes that a Temporary Overdose Prevention Site has had on the Lives of the Site Users: A Narrative Study, funded by the Middlesex London Health Unit
  • Chronic Pain in Women Living with Social Inequities: A Critical Systems Thinking Approach Analysis, funded by the Women’s College XChange
  • Health Equity in Context: Local/Global Solutions for Global/Local Problems, funded by Western University
  • The MINDS of London-Middlesex: A community working collectively for youth mental health and wellbeing, funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Adapting and scaling-up “Peer Navigators” to targeted populations of street-involved youth in Canada and Kenya to increase linkage to HIV prevention, testing, and treatment, funded by CIHR – Team Grant
  • Mobilizing Narratives for Social Change, funded by SSHRC - PDG

Featured Projects/Publications

  • Oudshoorn, A., Forchuk, C., Hall, J., Smith-Carrier, T., & Van Berkum, A. (2018). An evaluation of a Housing First program for chronically homeless women. Journal of Social Inclusion, 9(2), 34-50.
  • Oudshoorn, A., Van Berkum, A., & Van Loon, C. (2018). A history of women’s homelessness: The making of a crisis. Journal of Social Inclusion, 9(1), 5-20.
  • Oudshoorn, A., Ward-Griffin, C., Berman, H., Forchuk, C. & Poland, B. (2016). Relationships in healthcare and homelessness: Exploring solidarity. Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless. doi: 10.1080/10530789.2016.1254862
  • Oudshoorn, A., Ward-Griffin, C., Poland, B., Berman, H., & Forchuk, C. (2013). Community Health Promotion With People who are Experiencing Homelessness. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 30(1), 28-41.
  • Oudshoorn, A., Ward-Griffin, C., Forchuk, C., Berman, H., & Poland, B. (2012). Client-Provider Relationships in a Community Health Clinic for People who are Experiencing Homelessness. Nursing Inquiry. doi: 10.1111/nin.12007

Recent Publications

  • Annor, B. & Oudshoorn, A. (In Press). The health needs of families experiencing homelessness. Housing, Care and Support.
  • Fisher, M.E. & Oudshoorn, A. (In Press). Debriefing: A concept analysis. Nursing Education Perspectives.
  • Buccieri, K., Oudshoorn, A., Frederick, T., Schiff, R., Abramovich, A.., Gaetz, S. & Forchuk, C. (2019). Hospital discharge planning for Canadians experiencing homelessness. Housing, Care and Support, 22(1), 4-14.
  • Oudshoorn, A., Forchuk, C., Hall, J., Smith-Carrier, T., & Van Berkum, A. (2018). An evaluation of a Housing First program for chronically homeless women. Journal of Social Inclusion, 9(2), 34-50.
  • Oudshoorn, A., Van Berkum, A., & Van Loon, C. (2018). A history of women’s homelessness: The making of a crisis. The Journal of Social Inclusion, 9(1), 5-20.
  • De Forge, R., Ward-Griffin, C., St-Amant, O., Hall, J., McWilliam, C., Forbes, D., Klosek, M. & Oudshoorn, A. (2017). Evaluating dementia home care practices: A reification of care norms. Journal of Aging Studies, 43, 23-31.

Research Affiliations

Teaching Areas

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Mental Health
  • Nursing Science
  • Community Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems

Awards

Professional Activities

  • Member, Advisory Council, Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
  • Partner, Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness