Dr. Fran Racher
R.N., B.Sc.N., B.A., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Racher has over 20 years of experience as a nursing educator and rural health researcher. She is currently professor emerita at Brandon University and thesis advisor to graduate psychiatric nursing students.
Ph.D., Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary
M.Sc., Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba
B.Sc.N. and B.A. (Psychology), Brandon University
R.N. Diploma, Brandon General Hospital
Dr. Racher’s areas of interest are rural and northern health, access to health services, community development, mental health, gerontology, and philosophy of nursing. Dr. Racher has conducted a variety of research studies and received funding from SSHRC, CIHR, MHRC, BURC, Rural Secretariat, and the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada. Current activities are focused on thesis supervision of graduate psychiatric nursing students.
Thomson, A.E., Racher, F., & Clements, K. (2019). Caring for the entire unit: Psychiatric nurses’ use of awareness. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 57(9), 17-29.
Thomson, A.E., Racher, F., & Clements, K. (2019). Person-centered psychiatric nursing interventions in acute care settings. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 40(8), 682-689.
Pachkowski, K.S. & Racher, F.E. (2017). Ethical practice in community health. In A. Vollman, E. Anderson, & J. McFarlane (Eds.), Canadian community as partner: Theory and multidisciplinary practice (4th ed., pp. 27-40). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Gibson, R., Racher, F.E., & Annis, R. (2017). Negotiating the cultural context of community care. In A. Vollman, E. Anderson, & J. McFarlane (Eds.), Canadian community as partner: Theory and multidisciplinary practice (4th ed., 140-156). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Racher, F., Hyndman, K., Anonson, J., Arries, E., & Foster, C. (2014). Taking the right action in the right way: A comparison of frameworks for assessing the health and quality of life of a post-secondary student campus community. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice: An International Journal, 28(3), 228-251.