Journal Publications:

  1. Jackson K., O’Keefe-McCarthy S. & Mantler, T. [2018] Moving toward a better understanding of the experience and measurement of breastfeeding-related pain, Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, DOI: 10.1080/0167482X.2018.1518421
  2. Jackson K., Mantler, T & O’Keefe-McCarthy S. (2018). (In Press). Understanding women’s experience of breast feeding-related pain. American Journal of Maternal Child Nursing,
  3. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., Yost, J., Taplay, K., Yates, E., Vasilaki, M., Romas, S., Flynn-Bowman, A., McPherson, M., & Keeping-Burke, L. (2018). The Predictive Value of Prodromal Symptoms on Major Adverse Cardiac Events: A Systematic Review Protocol. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 28 (1). Winter 2018; 10-15,       eISSN:2368-8068
  4. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., McGillion, M., Victor, C.J., Rizza., S., McFetridge-Durdle, J. (2017). Nociceptive and Neuropathic Pain Qualities in Men and Women with Acute Coronary Syndromes: A Complex Pain Presentation. Open Journal of Nursing 7(3) DOI: 10.4236/ojn.2017.73027.
  5. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., Ready, L., & Francis, S-L. (2017). Cardiac related prodromal symptoms- A Complicated Clinical Challenge. The Nurse Practitioner, 42(1), 1-3. DOI:10.1097/01.NPR.0000511010.36961
  6. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., Guo, S-L. (2016). Development of the Prodromal Symptoms-Screening Scale [PS-SS]: Preliminary Validity and Reliability. The Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing 26(2). ISSN: 2368-8068.
  7. Harkness, K. R., Buck, H.G., Wion, S. Carroll, T. Cosman, K. Kaasalainen, J. Kryworuchko, M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, D. Sherifali, P. Strachan, &. H. Arthur. (2016). Caregiver contribution to heart failure self-care (CACHS). Nursing Open Journal, 3(1), 51-60. DOI: 10. 1002/nop2.35.
  8. McGillion, M, Devereaux, P.J., Yost, J., Bender, D., Carroll, S.L., Peter, E., Ritvo, P., Krull, K., Lamay, A., S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, and the SMArT VIEW Team. (2016). The SMArT VIEW, CoVeRed: TecHnology Enabled monitoring and Self- MAnagemenT – Vision for patient EmpoWerment following Cardiac and VasculaR surgery. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 5(3), e149.
  9. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., McGillion, M., Victor, J.C., Jones, J. & McFetridge-Durdle, J. (2015). Prodromal symptoms associated with acute coronary syndrome acute symptom presentation. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. DOI: 10: 1177/1474515115580910.
  10. M. McGillion, J.C. Victor, S. L. Carroll, K. Metcalfe, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, N. Jamal, S. Gershman, H.M. Arthur, R. McKelvie, E.M. Jolicoeur, J. Hanlon, J. Stone, R. Beanlands, N. Svorkdal, & D. Stacey. (2015). The CREATE method for expressing continuous outcome data in absolute terms for use in patient treatment decision aids: A validation study. Medical Decision Making. 35(8), 959-966. 0272989X15598540
  11. Parry, M., Neilson C., Muckle, F., O’Keefe-McCarthy S., van Lien, R., & Meijer, J. (2015). A Novel Noninvasive Device to Assess Sympathetic Nervous System Function in Patients with Heart Failure. Nursing Research, 64(5), 351-360. DOI: 10 1097/NNR0000000000000111.
  12. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., & Ready, L. (2014). Impact of Prodromal symptoms on future cardiac-related events: A systematic review. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. DOI: 10: 1097/JNC0000000000000207.
  13. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., McGillion, M., Clarke, S., & McFetridge-Durdle, J. (2014). Pain and anxiety in rural acute coronary syndrome patients awaiting diagnostic cardiac catheterization. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. DOI: 10: 1097/JCN0000000000000203.
  14. Kandola, D., Banner-Lukaris, D., O’Keefe-McCarthy, S. & Jassel, D. (2014). Sampling Methods in Cardiovascular Nursing Research: An overview. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 24 (3), 15-18.
  15. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, M. McGillion, S. Nelson, S. Clarke, J. Jones, S. Rizza, & McFetridge-Durdle (2014). Acute Coronary Syndrome Pain and Anxiety in a Rural Emergency Department- Patient and Nurse Perspectives. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research. 46(2), 80-100.
  16. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, M. McGillion, S. Nelson, S. Clarke, J. McFetridge-Durdle, & J. Watt-Watson. (2014). Content Validity of the Toronto Pain Management Inventory-Acute Coronary Syndrome. Version. The Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 24(2), 11-18.
  17. M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, S. Carroll, J.C. Victor, J., T. Cosman, A. Cook, J. Hanlon, E.M. Joliceour, N. Jamal, R. McKelvie, & H. Arthur. (2014). Impact of Self-management interventions on stable angina symptoms and health- related quality of life: A meta-analysis. BMC. Cardiovascular Disorders. 14(14), DOI:10.1186/1471-2261-14-14.
  18. H.G. Buck, K. Harkness, R. Wion, S. Carroll, T. Cosman, K. Kaasalainen, J. Kryworuchko, M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, D. Sherifali, P. Strachan, &. H. Arthur (2014).Caregiver’s Contributions to Heart Failure Self-Care: A Systematic Review. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. DOI: 10.1177/1474515113518434
  19. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy & Parry, M. (2013). Writing Competitive Scientific and Clinical Abstracts: Tips for Success. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 23(1), 19-21.
  20. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy. (2009). Technologically-mediated Nursing Care: the Impact on Moral Agency. Nursing Ethics, 16(6), 786-796.
  21. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy. (2008). Women’s Experiences of Cardiac Pain: A Review of the Literature. Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 18(3), 18-25.
  22. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy., Santiago, C., & Lau, G. (2008). Ventilator-associated Pneumonia: Bundled Strategies-An Evidence-based Practice, World views on Evidence-Based Nursing, 5(4), 193-204.
  23. S. O’Keefe-McCarthy. (2006). Evidence-based Nursing Strategies to Prevent Ventilator-acquired Pneumonia. Dynamics: the Official Journal of the Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses. 17(1), 8-11.

Book Chapters:

  1. M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, & S. Ladak. (2017). Pain. In S.M Lewis et al., (editors), Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 4th ed., Toronto: Elsevier, Canada
  2. McGillion, M.H., O’Keefe-McCarthy, S., Jamal, N., Gershman, S. Managing Angina Pain, Coronary Artery Disease, and Related Conditions.(2015). In: S. LeFort (Ed.). Living a healthy life with chronic, painful conditions (1st ed.) (p.p. 303-321). Boulder: Bull Publishing.
  3. M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, N. Jamal & Gershman, S. (2014). The Chronic Angina Self Management Program. Supplement: In K. Lorig, H. Holman, D. Sobel, D. Laurent, V. Gonzalez, M. Minor (Eds.). (editor). Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions. 4th ed. Pp. 1-21). Boulder: Bull Publishing Company.
  4. M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, & S. Carroll. (2013). Self Management Training for Chronic Stable Angina: Theory, Process and Outcomes. In R. Rezzani (editor), Current Trends in Atherogenesis. (pp. 219-235). Croatia: In Tech Publishing.
  5. M. McGillion, S. O’Keefe-McCarthy, & J. Watt-Watson. (2012). Pain. In S.M Lewis et al., (editors), Medical Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 3rd ed., Toronto: Elsevier, Canada.
  6. J. Macdonald, & S. O’Keefe-McCarthy. (2009). The Nursing Process. In B. Kozier, G. Erb, A. Berman, S. Synder, S. Bouchal, L. Yiu, L. Stamler, & M. Buck (editors). Fundamentals of Canadian Nursing, Canadian 2nd ed. Toronto: Pearson Education Canada

Other Publications:

  1.  De Sousa Felicio, A, Takao Lopes C., O’Keefe-McCarthy, S. Murakami B., de Lucena Ferretii-Rebustini., Ribeiro dos santos, E. (In Press). Translation and transcultural adaptation of the Toronto Pain management Inventory-Acute Coronary Syndrome. Revista Latino- Americana de Enfermagem.
Artist #4

This painting is entitled “Raw Pain”, based on the narrative accounts of individuals’ experiences of cardiac prodromal pain described in a poem.