Dr. Michelle-Marie Spadoni
Associate Associate Professor
Doctorate in Nursing Practice, the University of St. Catherine's St. Paul Minnesota, 2010
Master of Art (Clinical Nurse Specialist Track) College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Minnesota, 2002
Bachelor's in Nursing, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth Minnesota, 2000
Nursing Diploma (RN), Confederation College 1983
Fellowships: Associate Medical Services Phoenix Fellow
Teaching Award: Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing [2014 Teaching Award]
Teaching 'Areas': I have taught in years one and four in the undergraduate nursing program. Year One: foundational nursing theories and concepts in nursing, and care and comfort skills. Year Four: nursing leadership (patient safety, patient-family focused care, managing risk, and relational perspectives of nursing leadership and socially just nursing practice). I teach at the graduate level: nursing theory and philosophy.
Teaching Approaches: My teaching practices are rooted in a relational practice perspective as articulated by Gweneth Hartrick Doane and Colleen Varcoe, with a particular interest in narrative and aesthetic ways of knowing, informed by hermeneutic, critical feminist, post colonial and post-structural inquiry. Approaches that appreciate lived experience, and deconstruct and reconstruct issues of social location, power, and privilege at the intrapersonal (self), interpersonal (self/other/environment), and contextual (institutional, social, political, economic, historical) level.
I am a qualitative researcher, committed to narrative, story-based, and art-based inquiry. My scholarship interests include unearthing the meaning of--socially just nursing practice, moral distress, and expressions of well-being (including resilience, compassion, resistance), in contemporary nursing practice.
Smith, M., Spadoni, M., & Kioke, S. (2018). Where is cultural safety in education? Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry, 10 (2), 84-108.
Azghoul, M., & Spadoni, M. (2018) "Reflecting on-- Traditions, ceremony, and the formation of bachelor-prepared nurses." Reflective Practice Journal [CREP-2018 0064].
Spadoni, M., & Sevean, P. (2016). Relational inquiry—Attending to the spirit of nursing students. Religions, 7(34), 1-27.
Spadoni, M., Hartrick Doane, G., Sevean, P., & Poole, K. (2015). First-year nursing students—Developing relational caring practice through inquiry. Journal of Nursing Education, 54, 270-275.
Spadoni, M., Sevean, P., Doane Hartrick, G., Poole, K., Cornell, S., & McDougal, L. (2013).Difference: looking from inside out . In M. Berryman, A. Nevin, S. SooHoo, T, Ford. (Eds.). Culturally responsive inclusion. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.
Smith, P. M., Spadoni, M, M., & Proper, V. M. National survey of clinical placement settings across Canada for nursing and other healthcare professions—who’s using what? Nursing Education Today (2013), http://dx.doi.org10.10116/j.nedt.2013.02.011
Smith, P. M., & Sellick, S. M., & Spadoni, M. (2012). Tobacco cessation clinical practice guideline use by rural and urban hospital nurses: A pre-implementation needs assessment. Bio Medical Central Nursing, 11(6), p. 1-11.
Smith, P. M., & Sellick, S. M., & Spadoni, M. (2012). Tobacco cessation clinical practice guideline use by rural and urban hospital nurses: A pre-implementation needs assessment. Bio Medical Central Nursing, 11(6), p. 1-11. [refereed]
Smith, P. M., & Spadoni, M., & Proper, V. M. (2012). Abuse and smoking cessation in clinical practice. Journal of Clinical Nursing (2012). doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04219.x
Smith, M., Pillon, R., & Spadoni, M. (2020). Maawanji’idiwag—Meeting together in a good way. Engaging the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP): A Curricular Mapping Activity for the Ontario Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program. Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing.
Smith, M., Spadoni, M., Kioke, S. (2016). Report on the evaluation of the Aboriginal content of Ontario Primary Health Care Nursing Practitioner Program. Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing.