Faculty & Staff

Giuliana Harvey, PhD, RN


Administrative Title: Assistant Chair, Curriculum 
Academic Title: Associate Professor

Office: Y361
email: gharvey@mtroyal.ca
phone: 403.440.8622


PhD, University of Calgary
MN, University of Calgary
BScN, University College of the Cariboo

Giuliana’s clinical career in nursing focused on the care of adults in medical surgical and critical care areas. As a critical care nurse she worked in the Intensive Care Unit and Post-Anaesthetic Recovery Room. She has had the opportunity to work in various acute care settings across Canada including UBC Hospital (Vancouver), Foothills Medical Centre and Peter Lougheed Hospital (Calgary), St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto). Giuliana pursued a Master of Nursing from the University of Calgary, where she developed an interest in the area of critical incident stress experienced by critical care nurses. She expanded on this area of interest in her PhD studies where she used a hermeneutic approach to understand the meaning of work-related critical incident stress experienced by ICU nurses


Areas of Instruction

  • Nursing Theory Related to Ethics, Legalities, Safety
  • Adult Health
  • Fundamentals in Nursing Theory
  • Psychomotor Skills

Area of Scholarship

  • Student Health and Well-being
  • Student Learning in Clinical Practice
  • Simulation

Selected Publications

Harvey, G., & MacLean, H. (2019). Edited Cardiac Care Canadian Clinical Nursing Skills and Techniques: First Canadian Edition.

Harvey, G., & MacLean, H. (2019). Edited Cardiopulmonary Functioning and Oxygenation Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing. In Astle, & W. Duggleby, Eds., Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, 6th Edition. Elsevier.

Harvey, G., Tapp, D. & Moules, N. (2016). Intensive Care Unit Nursing: An Interpretable and Hermeneutic Practice. Journal of Applied Hermeneutics, Article 14, 1-7.

Harvey, G. (2015). Connecting Theory to Practice: Using Guided Questions for Discussion in Clinical Post-Conference. Journal of Nursing Education, 54(11), 655-658.

Selected Presentations

Harvey, G., & Tapp, D. (2019). Work-Related Critical Incident Stress Experienced by Intensive Care Unit Nurses: A Theoretical Overview. Dynamics of Critical Care.

Harvey, G., & Lehman, J. (2018). A Tool for Patient Selection: An Approach for Preserving Patient Confidentiality. Western North-western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.

Harvey, G., & Dawson, D. (2018). Standardizing Clinical Post-Conference with the Use of Guided Questions. Western North-western Region Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing.