This list of selected publications provides an overview of different projects I’ve been involved with or led. Many of these papers are open access and free to download without subscriptions to the journal or to an academic database (just click on the link). For any articles that are not open access, please contact me and I’d be happy to provide you a copy of any article.
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Concepts, Ideas, Summaries, Overviews:
- Ungar T, Knaak S, Norman C. (2017). Using the power of the media to reduce the risk of suicide [http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j4742.full]. BMJ 2017;359:j4742 doi: 10.1136/bmj.j4742. [Open Access]
- Knaak S, Ungar T (2017). Towards a mental health inequity audit [http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(17)30281-X/fulltext]. Lancet Psychiatry, 4:583. [Open Access]
- Knaak S, Mantler E, Szeto AS (2017). Mental illness-related stigma in healthcare: Barriers to access and care and evidence-based solutions [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0840470416679413]. Healthcare Management Forum, 30(2) 111-116. [Open Access]
- Chen S-P, Dobson K, Kirsh B, Knaak S et al (2016). Fighting Stigma in Canada: Opening Minds Anti-stigma Initiative (Mental Health Commission of Canada) [https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-319-27839-1_14]. In W. Gaebel et al. (eds.) The Stigma of Mental Illness – End of the Story? Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
- Knaak S, Ungar T, Patten S (2015). Mental illness stigma as a quality of care problem [http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanpsy/article/PIIS2215-0366(15)00382-X/abstract]. Lancet Psychiatry, 2:863-4.
- Ungar T, Knaak S, Szeto A (2015). Theoretical and practical considerations for combating mental illness stigma in healthcare [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10597-015-9910-4?wt_mc=internal.event.1.SEM.ArticleAuthorAssignedToIssue]. Community Mental Health Journal, 52(3);262-271. [Open Access]
- Knaak S, Ungar T, Patten S (2015). Seeing is believing: Biological information may reduce mental health stigma amongst physicians [http://anp.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/04/28/0004867415584643.full]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 49(8). [Open Access]
- Stuart H, Chen SP, Christie R, Dobson K, Kirsh B, Knaak S et al (2014). Opening Minds in Canada: Background and rationale [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/070674371405901S04]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,59(10 Suppl 1):S8-S12. [Open Access]
- Stuart H, Chen SP, Christie R, Dobson K, Kirsh B, Knaak S et al (2014). Opening Minds in Canada: Targeting change [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/070674371405901S05]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry,59(10 Suppl 1):S13-S18. [Open Access]
- Ungar T, Knaak S (2013). The hidden medical logic of mental health stigma [http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0004867413476758]. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry 47(7):611-612.
- Knaak, S (2006). The problem with breastfeeding discourse [http://journal.cpha.ca/index.php/cjph/article/view/700/700]. The Canadian Journal of Public Health, 97(5):412-14. [Open Access]
- Knaak, S (2004). On the reconceptualizing of gender: Implications for research design [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1475-682X.2004.00093.x]. Sociological Inquiry, 74(3):302-317.
- Ungar T, Norman C, Knaak S. (2017) Think you can Shrink? A Proof-of-Concept Study for Men’s Health Education through Edutainment [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41347-016-0009-8]. J Tech Behav Sci, first published online January 11, 2107. DOI: 10.1007/s41347-016-0009-8. [Open Access]
- Knaak S, Patten S (2016). A grounded theory model for reducing stigma in health professionals in Canada [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/acps.12612]. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 134(S446):53-62.
- Knaak S, Karpa J, Robinson R, Bradley L (2016). ‘They are us–we are them’: Transformative learning through nursing education leadership [http://hmf.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/04/01/0840470416628880.full.pdf?ijkey=bG37Blm8A 2r9QdI&keytype=finite]. Healthcare Management Forum, 1-5. DOI: 10.1177/0840470416628880. [Open Access]
- Andrews T, Knaak S (2013). Medicalized mothering: experiences with breastfeeding in Canada and Norway [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1467-954X.12006]. The Sociological Review,61(1):88-110.
- Knaak S (2010). Contextualising risk, constructing choice: Breastfeeding and good mothering in risk society [https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13698571003789666]. Health, Risk & Society,12(4):345-355.
- Knaak S (2009). “Having a tough time:” Towards an understanding of the psycho-social causes of postpartum emotional stress [https://jarm.journals.yorku.ca/index.php/jarm/article/view/22511/20991]. Journal of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement, 11(1):80-94. [Open Access]
- Knaak S, Szeto AS, Kassam A, Hamer A, Modgill G, Patten S. (2017) Understanding Stigma: A pooled analysis of a national program aimed at healthcare providers to reduce stigma towards patients with a mental illness [http://jmhan.org/index.php/JMHAN/article/view/19]. Journal of Mental Health and Addictions Nursing, 1(1):e19-e29. [Open Access]
- Beaulieu T, Patten S, Knaak S, Weinerman R, Campbell H, Lauria-Horner B (2017). Impact of Skill-Based Approaches in Reducing Stigma in Primary Care Physicians: Results from a Double-Blind, Parallel-Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial. [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28095259] Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, First published date: January-17-2017. DOI: 10.1177/0706743716686919.
- Fernandez A, Tan KA, Knaak S, Chew BH, Ghazali SS (2016). Effects of a brief psychoeducational program on stigma in Malaysian pre-clinical medical students: A randomized controlled trial [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40596-016-0592-1]. Academic Psychiatry, Aug 15:1-7.
- Knaak S, Szeto ACH, Fitch K, Modgill G, Patten S (2015). Stigma towards borderline personality disorder: Effectiveness and generalizability of an anti-stigma program for healthcare providers using a pre post randomized design [http://bpded.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40479-015-0030-0]. Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, 2: 9. [Open Access]
- Knaak S, Modgill G, Patten S (2014). Key Ingredients of Anti-Stigma Programs for Health Care Providers: A Data Synthesis of Evaluative Studies [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4213748/]. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 59(10 Suppl 1):S19-S28. [Open Access]
- Modgill G, Patten SB, Knaak S, Kassam A, Szeto AC (2014). Opening minds stigma scale for healthcare providers (OMS-HC): Examination of psychometric properties and responsiveness [http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-244X/14/120]. BMC Psychiatry, 14(1):120. [Open Access]
- Knaak, S (2005). Breast-feeding, bottle-feeding and Dr. Spock: The shifting context of choice [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/j.1755-618X.2005.tb02461.x]. Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology, 42(2):197-216.