- Below is a list of her selected publications:
O’Connor, D. & Braun, J. (under contract with Routledge Inc.) Decision-making and capacity issues within community-based practice with older adults: a relational approach for understanding and assessing. Expected delivery date: September 2020.
Bartlett, R & D. O’Connor (2010) Broadening the Dementia Debate: Toward Social Citizenship. London: Policy Press. (50/50 co-author)
O’Connor, D. and Purves, B. (eds) (2009) Decision-making, Personhood and Dementia: Exploring the Interface. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
O’Connor, D. & Nedlund, A-C (guest co-editors) (2016) Citizenship and Dementia Special Edition, Dementia: International J. of Social Research & Practice 15(3)
O’Connor, D. (2020) Practicing social citizenship in a context of compromised decision-making capacity: Realizing and Protecting Human Rights. Elder Law Review 12
O’Connor, D., Mann, J., & Wiersma, E. (2018) Stigma, Discrimination and Agency: Diagnostic disclosure as an everyday practice shaping social citizenship. Journal of Aging studies, 44, 45 - 51
O’Connor, D. & Kelson, E (2018) Boomer Matters: Exploring the needs and experiences of aging boomers using the emotional health program based in a senior’s community centre. J. of Gerontological Social Work, 61(1), 61-77.
Wiersma, E., O’Connor, D, Loiselle, L., Hickman, K. Heibein, B., Hounam, B. & Mann, J. (2016) Creating Space for Citizenship: The Impact of Group Structure on Validating the Voices of People with Dementia Dementia: International Journal of social research and practice 15(3).
Phinney, A., Kelson, E., Baumbusch, J., O’Connor, D., & Purves, B. (2016) Walking in the Neighbourhood: Performing Social Citizenship in Dementia. Dementia: International Journal of social research and practice 15(3)
Small, J. Hulko, W., O’Connor, D. & Drance, E. (2016) Verbal and nonverbal indicators of quality of communication between care staff and residents in ethnoculturally and linguistically diverse long-term care settings," Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.
Chan, SM. & O’Connor D. (2014) Personhood: Including the Chinese Person with Dementia in Research, Policy and Practice. Journal of Ethnic And Cultural Diversity in Social Work (1531-3204).
Brondani MA, MacEntee M, O’Connor D. (2011) E-mail as a data collection tool when interviewing older adults.International Journal of Qualitative Methods 10(3): 221-230.
O’Connor, D. (2010) Personhood and Dementia: Toward a Relational Framework for Assessing Decisional Capacity. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice,5(3), 22-30.
O’Connor, D. (2010) Understanding and Assessing (In) Capacity: Promoting Social Work Competence. Perspectives, 32(3).
O’Connor, D., Phinney, A. & Hulko, W. (2010) Dementia at the Intersections: Exploring social location in the dementia experience. Journal of Aging Studies 24(4)
O’Connor, D., Hall, M. & Donnelly, M. (2009) Assessing capacity in a context of abuse. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect.
Chan, S.M. & OConnor, D. (2008) Finding a Voice: The Experiences of Chinese Family Members participating in Family Support Groups . Social Work with Groups. 31(2), 117 – 135
Sims-Gould, J. & O’Connor, D. (2008) Family Caregiver Support: Identifying the Role of a Provincial Organization in the Provision of Regionally Based Support. Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, 26(2), 107 - 121.
Phinney, A., Chaudhury, H., O’Connor, D. (2007) Doing as much as I can: Exploring meaningful activity in dementia. Aging and Mental Health. 11(4), 384 – 393.
O’Connor, D. (2007) Developing a caregiver identity: the positioning process. Journal of Aging Studies. 21 , 165-174
O’Connor, D., Phinney, A., Smith, A., Small, J., Purves, B., Perry, J., Donnelly, M., Drance, E., Chaudhury, H., Beattie, L. (2007) Dementia Care: Developing a research agenda for broadening the vision. Dementia: International Journal of social research and practice 6(1), 121 – 143.
Bartlett, R. L. & O’Connor, D. (2007) From Personhood to Citizenship: broadening the lens for dementia practice and research. Journal of Aging Studies 21, 107 – 118.
Shemerani-Shakir, F. & O’Connor, D. (2006) Aging in a foreign country: Voices of Iranian women aging in Canada. Journal of Women and Aging,
Orr, A. and O’Connor, D. (2005) Dimensions of Power: Older women’s experiences with electroconvulsive therapy. Women and Aging. 17 (1/2): 19 – 36.
O’Connor, D., J. Young, and M. Saul. (2004) Living with Paraplegia: Tensions and Contradictions. Health and Social Work 29(3): 207-219.
O’Connor, D. and B. O’Neill (2004) Toward Social Justice: Teaching Qualitative Research. Journal of Social Work Education. 24(3/4)
O’Connor, D. (2002) Toward Empowerment: ReVisioning Family Support Groups. Social Work with Groups 25(4): 37-56.
Freeman, A. and O’Connor, D. (2002) Seen but not heard: Older women’s experience of hospitalization. Canadian Social Work Review 19(2):65-84/
Perry, J. and D. O’Connor (2002) Preserving Personhood: (Re)Membering the spouse with dementia.. Family Relations.
O’Connor, D. L. (2001) Journeying the Quagmire: Exploring the discourses that shape qualitative research. AFFILIA: Journal of Women and Social Work 16(2) pp 138-158.
O’Connor, D. L. (1999) Living with a Memory-Impaired Spouse: (Re)Cognizing the Experience. Canadian Journal on Aging. 18(2) pp.211-235
O’Connor, D. L. (1995) Caring for a Memory-Impaired Spouse: A Gender Sensitive Perspective. Journal of Women and Aging 7(3)
O’Connor, D. L. (1995) Supporting Spousal Caregivers: Exploring the Meaning of Service Use. Families in Society 76(5).
O'Connor, D. (1993) The Impact of Dementia: A Self Psychological Perspective. Journal of Gerontological Social Work 20(3/4).
Gebotys, R., D. O'Connor and K. Mair. (1992) Public Perceptions of Elder Physical Mistreatment. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect. 4(½).
O'Connor, D. and D. Radford. (1987) Special Care: Who Needs It? Journal of Long Term Care, 23(2).
O’Connor, D. & Mann, J. (2019) The meaning of ‘collaboration’: a candid conversation between a researcher and a dementia advocate . Nedlunds, A.C., Bartlett, R. & Clarke, C. (eds) Everyday Citizenship and People with Dementia. London: Routledge
Small, J., Chan S. M, Drance, E., Globerman, J, Ho, L., Hulko, W., O'Connor, D., Perry, J. & Stern, L. (2017) Verbal and Nonverbal Turn-taking Behaviours of Care Staff and Residents in Linguistically Diverse Long-term Care Settings
O'Connor, D., & Kelson, E. (2009). Personhood, dementia and the use of formal support services: exploring the decision-making process. In D. O'Connor, & B. Purves. (Eds.) Decision-making, personhood and dementia: Examining the interface. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
O'Connor, D., & Donnelly, M. (2009). Confronting the challenges of capacity assessments: Dementia in the context of abuse." In D.O'Connor, & B. Purves. (Eds.) Decision-making, personhood and dementia: Examining the interface. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
O’Connor, D., & Purves, B. (2009). Decision-making, personhood and dementia: Mapping the terrain. In D. O'Connor. & B/Purves. (Eds.) Decision-making, personhood and dementia: Examining the interface. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
O’Connor, D., Purves, B., & Downs, M. (2009). Decision-making and dementia: Toward a social model of understanding. In D. O'Connor, & B. Purves. (Eds.) Decision-making, personhood and dementia: Examining the interface. London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
Baldwin, C., & Capstick, A with Phinney, A., Purves, B., O’Connor, D., Chaudhury, & Bartlett, R. (2007). Conceptualizing personhood in dementia. In C. Baldwin, & A. Capstick. (Eds.) Tom Kitwood on Dementia: A reader and critical commentary (pp. 171-188). London: Jessica Kingsley Press.
O'Connor, D. (2003). Anti-oppressive practice with older adults: A feminist post-structural perspective. In W. Shearer (Ed.), Emerging perspectives on anti-oppressive practice (pp. 183-199). Toronto: Canadian Scholars Press.
O’Connor D. L.(1999) Constructing Community Care: (Re)Storying Support. In S. Neysmith (ed) Critical Issues for Future Social Work Practice with Aging Persons. New York: Columbia University Press.