Lindsey Boechler

 

Lindsey Boechler EdD (Student), MA, ACP

Researcher

Centre for Health Research, Improvement and Scholarship

Lindsey.Boechler@saskpolytech.ca

 

Profile

Lindsey Boechler began with the Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences in 2015 as a Paramedic programs faculty member, transitioning into the role of Program Head in 2017. Prior to becoming an educator, she had been practicing as an advanced care paramedic in urban, rural, and industrial settings since 2004. Lindsey is a student in the Doctorate of Educational Leadership program at the University of Saskatchewan. She obtained her Master of Arts- Leadership from Royal Roads University. Lindsey provides leadership and support to faculty through mentoring, sharing best practices, and evaluation processes while encouraging reflective learning and improvement in practices.

Lindsey’s most current research includes studies pertaining to the experiences of frontline personnel during COVID-19, healthcare accessibility for marginalized populations, and virtual health supports. Her research focuses on optimizing pathways of care in hopes of reducing health disparities and improving care for patients of all cultural backgrounds. To do so, she is exploring various patient opinions, experiences, values, and preferences in hopes of enhancing culturally responsive care and supporting improved patient outcomes. Taking a patient-oriented approach allows Lindsey’s research to be adapted to the needs of participants while embracing diversity and ensuring inclusivity.

Selected Grants

  1. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Meditative policing: A qualitative study exploring the value of virtual wellness practices for law enforcement, Seed Applied Research Program (SARP) grant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 2021
  2. Boechler, L. (Co-Investigator), Health matters for international students: (In)equities with online support during COVID-19, Seed Applied Research Program (SARP) grant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 2021
  3. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Assessing the mental health support needs for Indigenous adolescents residing in rural and remote Sask: A mixed-methods study exploring the potential of virtual reality technology, College and Community Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), 2021
  4. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Strategies for Poverty Reduction in Moose Jaw, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences Internal Scholarship Grant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 2021
  5. Boechler, L. (Co-Investigator), Health matters for international students: (In)equities with online support during COVID-19, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences Internal Scholarship Grant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 2021
  6. Boechler, L. (Co-Investigator), The ethical challenges for frontline health and law enforcement professionals during COVID-19: A secondary analysis, School of Nursing and School of Health Sciences Internal Scholarship Grant, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, 2021
  7. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Assessing the mental health support needs for Indigenous adolescents residing in northern Saskatchewan: A community based participatory action research study exploring the potential use of virtual reality technology to promote mental health and wellbeing, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Research Innovation Fund, 2021
  8. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Exploring the use of virtual reality technology to promote mental health and well-being of Indigenous adolescents and young adults in rural and remote Saskatchewan, Provost’s NSERC Research Fund, 2021
  9. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Lived experiences of paramedics during the COVID-19 pandemic, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences Internal Grant, 2020.
  10. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities to promote equitable access to mental health services for Indigenous youth, Saskatchewan Polytechnic Seed Applied Research Program (SARP) Internal Grant, 2020.
  11. Hubbard Murdoch, N., Nelson, H., & Boechler, L., The experience of COVID-19 in Saskatchewan: The knowledge translation plan, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) Research Connections COVID-19 Rapid Response, 2020
  12. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System through Patient-Oriented Research, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2020
  13. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System to Ensure Accessibility to Care for Immigrants, Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR) in partnership with Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), 2019-2021.
  14. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System to Ensure Accessibility to Care for Immigrants, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences Internal Grant, 2019- 2020.
  15. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Unifying for Health Equity: Revitalizing the Saskatchewan Health System to Ensure Accessibility to Care for Immigrants, Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA) from Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2019.
  16. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Mapping the success route for Indigenous paramedic students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatchewan Polytechnic School of Health Sciences Internal Grant, 2018- 2019.
  17. Boechler, L. (Principal Investigator), Public Engagement: Essential partnerships to improve the quality of paramedic care in a transformed health care system in Saskatchewan, Patient Engagement Application Development Award (PEADA) from Saskatchewan Centre for Patient-Oriented Research (SCPOR), 2018.

Selected Dissemination

  1. Boechler, L., Cameron, C., Smith, J.C., Ford-Jones, P. & Suthers, P. (2021). Impactful approaches to leadership on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic: Lived experiences of Canadian paramedics. Healthcare Quarterly 24(3), 42-47. Doi:10.12927/hcq.2021.26620
  2. Boechler, L., Cormack, S., Ford-Jones, P., Cameron, C., Smith, J.C., & Suthers, P. (2021). PP36 Supporting paramedics on the frontlines amidst the COVID-19 pandemic: exploring impactful leadership approaches in Canada. Emergency Medicine Journal, 38(9), e6. Doi:10.1136/emermed-2021-999.36
  3. Cormack, S., Boechler, L., Ford-Jones, P., Cameron, C., Smith, J.C., & Suthers, P. (2021). PP33 Lived experiences of paramedics across England during the COVID-19 outbreak; initial results. Emergency Medicine Journal, 38(9), e6. Doi:10.1136/emermed-2021-999.33
  4. Boechler, L., Hubbard Murdoch, N., & Nelson, H. (2020). Interprofessional reflections: Pandemic duty to care. Canadian Paramedicine, 44(2), 50-51. Retrieved from https://canadianparamedicine.ca/featured-edition/
  5. Boechler, L., Suthers, P., Cameron, C., Ford-Jones, P., & Smith, C. (2020). Lived experiences of Canadian paramedics during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australasian College of Paramedicine International Abstracts- Oral and Poster Presentations. 17. Australasian Journal of Paramedicine. Retrieved from  https://doi.org/10.33151/ajp.17.888
  6. Nelson, H., Boechler, L., & Hubbard Murdoch, N. (2020). Researching at high-speed: Recording the story of the COVID-19 experience. Antistatis, 10(3). Retrieved from https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/antistasis/article/view/31448/1882526675
  7. Boechler, L., & Boechler, R. (2020, October). Policing in uncertain times: Lived experiences of Saskatchewan police officers during COVID-19. 16-19. Blue Line: Canada’s Law Enforcement Magazine. Retrieved from https://mydigitalpublication.com/publication/?m=44080&i=674130&p=0
  8. Sereda, A., Hiebert, J., Osler, L.A., Messer-Lepage, J., Remeshylo, K., Brost, J., Larre, J., Boehler, L., Seidl, C., & Backlin, C. (2020, May). Individually strong, collectively influential. Women in Paramedicine, 43(3), 34-36. Retrieved from https://canadianparamedicine.ca/featured-edition/
  9. Boechler, L., Hubbard Murdoch, N., & Nelson, H. (2020, May). Saskatchewan Polytechnic Health Sciences and Nursing researchers working on COVID-19 impact studies. Interviewer: A. Pratt [Email]. Education News Canada. Available from https://educationnewscanada.com/article/education/region/saskatchewan/29/834846/saskatchewan-polytechnicmay-20-2020-saskatchewan-polytechnic-health-sciences-and-nursing-researchers-working-on-covid-19-impact-studies.html
  10. Boechler, L., Xavier, R., Kumar, S., McTaggart, L., & Hector, D. (2020, March). Unifying for health equity revitalizing the Sask health system through patient-oriented research [Video]. Available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=38&v=FYTxvz8W_0Q&feature=emb_logo