Dr. Kelli Stajduhar

Dr. Kelli Stajduhar
Position
Professor and Associate Director, Research and Scholarship
School of Nursing
Credentials

BN, MSN, PhD

Contact
Office: HSD A474

I joined the School of Nursing in 2004. In addition to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, I am involved in facilitating the growth of research and scholarship within the School as the co-Associate Director of Research and Scholarship.

Research

In addition to my role as Professor, I am also a research affiliate at the UVic Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health and am a Research Scientist with the Palliative Care Program, Fraser Health Authority. I have productive research collaborations with scientists across Canada, Australia, the UK and Sweden. I believe community engagement is a critical piece to scholarship. As such I am involved as a member in the following national committees: Palliative Expert Advisory, Canadian Institute for Health Information; Citizen Engagement, Canadian Frailty Network; and College of Reviewers, Canadian Institutes for Health Research. I am the Chair of the Research Trainee Program Health Services Review Panel, Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and am an Editor with the Journal of Palliative Care.

My clinical background is primarily oncology, palliative care, and gerontology. Prior to joining UVic as a faculty member, I worked as a nurse clinician, clinical nurse specialist, and a researcher with local health authorities.

My research focuses on developing the knowledge needed to inform the development of health and social support services in palliative and end of life care. This includes various aspects of care for the dying, family caregiving, and health and social policy issues related to chronically ill and vulnerable populations. I am particularly interested in family caregivers and marginalized and vulnerable populations across diverse settings. I currently lead a number of funded studies focused on family care work at the end of life, knowledge translation in acute and long term care settings, and on the integration of a palliative approach into areas not traditionally served by palliative care, for instance, services for the homeless.

I use both qualitative and quantitative methods in my research. I received a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and a Scholar award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, am the recipient of a CRNBC Award of Excellent for Nursing Research and the University of Victoria Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization. In 2016 I received the Award of Excellence in Nursing Research from the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing. In 2017 I was awarded the Ehor Boyanowky Academic of the Year Award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC and inducted as a Fellow into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Student supervision is an important part of my research program. I work with undergraduate, Master’s, PhD, medical, and post-doctoral students. My affiliations are primarily with the School of Nursing and the Social Dimensions of Health program; however, I also collaborate with Interdisciplinary Studies and the Island Medical program. In the community, I mentor clinical scientists and other highly qualified personnel in order to support engagement in research projects.

Teaching

I have taught in the undergraduate and graduate program. My beliefs about learning and teaching in higher education are a reflection of those things that I have always believed in my life – that is, that we learn and grow from each other. In this sense, I do not see myself as a "teacher" of knowledge, but rather as a "facilitator" of learning.

From my perspective, one of the most important aspects of teaching and learning is that we all come away from each experience with more than we bring. My overall goal as a facilitator of learning is to provide the opportunity for students to reflect on what is known and to open up the space to allow for a critical reconsideration of existing knowledge. As such, theoretical guidance for my learning and teaching approaches are situated within participatory and critical theoretical perspectives. Within this, my approach to learning and teaching is decidedly pragmatic in that I believe that the content that we teach and how we facilitate learning ought to have applicability in the "real world." Because of this, much of my teaching builds not only on theoretical knowledge, but also on practical, real-life experience in nursing. I believe that this approach is particularly important in a practice discipline such as nursing.

I place a high value on a collaborative approach to learning and teaching. We each come with professional and life experiences that I believe contribute to the educational process. For me, the expectation is that students will complete their studies understanding the importance of integrating lived experience with theoretical frameworks and nursing philosophies.

Publications

2018

  • Singh, P., Raffin Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Hack, T., Stajduhar, K., Hagen, N., Sinnarajah, A., Chochivov, H., & Sinclair, S. (2018). Healthcare providers’ perspectives on perceived barriers and facilitators of compassion: Results from a grounded theory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. (Online first). doi:10.1111/jocn.14357

  • Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Stajduhar, K., Singh, P., Hagen, N.A., Sinnarajah, A., & Chochinov, H.M. (2018). What are healthcare providers’ understandings and experiences of compassion? The healthcare compassion model: A grounded theory study of healthcare providers in Canada, BMJ Open Access. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019701

  • Krawczyk, M., Sawatzky, R., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Ӧhlen, J., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Laforest, E.M., & Cohen, S.R. (2018). Micro-meso-macro practice tensions in using patient-reported outcome and experience measures in hospital palliative care. Qualitative Health Research. (Online first). doi: 10.1177/1049732318761366

  • Stajduhar, K.I., & Dionne-Odom, J.N. (forthcoming, 2018). Palliative nursing care. In B.R. Ferrell & J.A. Paice (Eds.). Oxford Textbook of Palliative Nursing, 5th edition. New York: Oxford University Press.

2017

  • Stajduhar K.I., Sawatzky, R., Cohen, R., Heyland, D., Allan, D., Bidgood, D., Norgrove, L., & Gadermann, A. (2017). Bereaved family members' perceptions of the quality of end-of-life care across four types of inpatient care settings. BMC Palliative Care, 16, 59-71. doi:10.1186/s12904-017-0237-5

  • Thorne, S., & Stajduhar, K. (2017). Rebuilding the roots of patient-centred care. [Peer commentary on “Bringing nursing back to the future through people powered care” by Sharkey and LeFebre]. Special Focus on Nursing Leadership in Home and Community Care, 30(1), 23-29. doi:10.12927/cjnl.2017.25109

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Mollison, A., Gleave, D., & Hwant, S.W. (2017). Editorial: When cancer hits the streets. Current Oncology, 24(3), 1-2. doi:10.3747/co.24.3698

  • Sutherland, N., Ward-Griffin, C., McWilliam, C., & Stajduhar, K. (2017). Structural impact on gendered expectations and exemptions for family caregivers in hospice palliative home care. Nursing Inquiry, 24(e12157), 1-10. doi:10.1111/nin.12157

  • Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Lee, J., Liang, L., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Schalkwyk, T. Stajduhar, K., Tayler, C., Baumbusch, J., & Thorne, S. (2017). Embedding a palliative approach in nursing care delivery: An integrated knowledge synthesis. Advances in Nursing Science, 40(3), 293-279. doi:10.1097.ANS.0000000000000163

2016

  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Stajduhar, K., Pauly, B., Giesbrecht, M., Mollison, A., McNeil, R., & Wallace, B. (2016). Death is a social justice issue: Perspectives on equity-informed palliative care. Advances in Nursing Science, 39(4), 293-307. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000146

  • Sutherland, N., Ward-Griffin, C., McWilliam, C., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). Gendered processes in hospice palliative home care for seniors with cancer and their family caregivers. Qualitative Health Research, 26(7), 907-920. doi:10.1177/1049732315609571

  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sawatzky, R., Roberts, D., Cochrane, M., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). "Close to" a palliative approach: Nurses’ and care aides’ descriptions of caring for people with advancing chronic life-limiting conditions. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25(15-16), 2189-2199. doi:10.1111/jocn.13256

  • Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Lee, J., Dixon, D., Lounsbury, K., Pesut, B., Roberts, D., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis. BMC Palliative Care, 15(5), 1-14. doi:10.1186/s1290401600769. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-684X/15/5

2015

  • Stajduhar K.I., Sawatzky, R., Cohen, R., Heyland, D., Allan, D., Bidgood, D., Norgrove, L., & Gadermann, A. (submitted). Bereaved family members' perceptions of the quality of end-of-life care across four types of inpatient care settings. BMC Palliative Care.

  • Sawatzky, R., Roberts, D., Russell, L., Bitschy, A., Ho, S., Desbiens, J-F., Chan, E.K.H., Tayler, C., & Stajduhar, K. (submitted). Self-perceived competence of nurses and care aides providing a palliative approach in home, hospital, and residential care settings: A cross-sectional survey. Nursing Research.

  • Thorne, S., & Stajduhar, K. (forthcoming). Rebuilding the roots of patient-centred care. [Peer commentary on “Bringing nursing back to the future through people powered care” by Sharkey and LeFebre]. Special Focus on Nursing Leadership in Home and Community Care.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Mollison, A., Gleave, D., & Hwant, S.W. (2017). Editorial: When cancer hits the streets. Current Oncology, 24(3), 1-2. doi:10.3747/co.24.3698

  • Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Lee, J., Liang, L., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Pesut, B., Schalkwyk, T. Stajduhar, K., Tayler, C., Baumbusch, J., & Thorne, S. (2017). Embedding a palliative approach in nursing care delivery: An integrated knowledge synthesis. Advances in Nursing Science. Published on-line. doi:10.1097.ANS.0000000000000163

  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Stajduhar, K., Pauly, B., Giesbrecht, M., Mollison, A., McNeil, R., & Wallace, B. (2016). Death is a social justice issue: Perspectives on equity-informed palliative care. Advances in Nursing Science. Published on-line. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000146

  • Sutherland, N., Ward-Griffin, C., McWilliam, C., & Stajduhar, K (2016). Structural impact on gendered expectations and exemptions for family caregivers in hospice palliative home care. Nursing Inquiry. Published on-line. doi:10.1111/nin.12157

  • Sutherland, N., Ward-Griffin, C., McWilliam, C., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). Gendered processes in hospice palliative home care for seniors with cancer and their family caregivers. Qualitative Health Research, 26(7), 907-920. doi:10.1177/1049732315609571

  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Sawatzky, R., Roberts, D., Cochrane, M., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). "Close to" a palliative approach: Nurses’ and care aides’ descriptions of caring for people with advancing chronic life-limiting conditions. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25(15-16), 2189-2199. doi:10.1111/jocn.13256

  • Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Lee, J., Dixon, D., Lounsbury, K., Pesut, B., Roberts, D., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Stajduhar, K. (2016). Conceptual foundations of a palliative approach: A knowledge synthesis. BMC Palliative Care, 15(5). doi:10.1186/s1290401600769. Available: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-684X/15/5

  • Aoun, S., Deas, K., Toye, C., Ewig, G., Grande, G., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2015). Supporting family caregivers to identify their own needs in end-of-life care: Qualitative findings from a stepped wedge cluster trial. Palliative Medicine, 29(6), 508-517. doi: 10.1177/0269216314566061

  • Funk, L., Stajduhar, K.I., & Outcalt, L. (2015). What family caregivers learn when providing care at the end of life: A qualitative secondary analysis of multiple data sets. Palliative and Supportive Care, 13(3), 425-433.

  • Jeznach, A., Tuokko, H., Garcia-Barrera, M., & Stajduhar, K. (2015). Findings on advance care plans among cognitively impaired older adults. Canadian Journal on Aging, 34(2), 165-175. doi: 10.1017/S0714980815000021

  • Pesut, B., Potter, G., Stajduhar, K.I., Sawatzky, R., McLeod, B., & Drabot, K. (2015). Palliative approach education for rural nurses and health care workers: A mixed-method study. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 21(3), 142-151. doi: 10.12968/ijpn.2015.21.3.142

  • Aoun, S. M., Grande, G., Howtling, D., Deas, K., Toye, C., Troeung, L., Stajduhar, K., & Ewing, G. (2015). The impact of the carer support needs assessment tool (CSNAT) in community palliative care using a stepped wedge cluster trial. PLOS One, April 7, 2015. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123012

  • Aoun, S., Toye, C., Deas, K., Howting, D., Ewing, G., Grande, G., & Stajduhar, K. (2015). Enabling a family caregiver-led assessment of support needs in home-based palliative care: Potential translation into practice. Palliative Medicine, published online April 20, 2015, 1-10. doi: 10.1177/0269216315583436

  • Lang, A., Toon, L., Cohen, S.R., Stajduhar, K.I., Griffin, M., Fleiszer, A.R., Easty, T., & Williams, A. (2015). Client, caregiver and provider perspectives of safety issues in palliative home care: A mixed method design. Safety in Health, 1(1), 3. doi:10.1186/2056-5917-1-3

  • Giesbrecht, M., Wolse, F., Crooks, V.A., & Stajduhar, K. (2015). Identifying socio-environmental factors that facilitate resilience among Canadian palliative family caregivers: A qualitative case study. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13(3), 555-565. doi: 10.1017/S1478951513001028

  • Williams, A.M., Donovan, R., Stajduhar, K., & Spitzer, D. (2015). Cultural influences on palliative family caregiving: Service recommendations specific to the Vietnamese in Canada. BMC Research Notes, 8, 280. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1252-3

  • Shields, L., Molzahn, A., Bruce, A., Schick Makaroff, K., Stadjuhar, K.I., Beuthin, R., & Shermak, S. (2015). Contrasting stories of life-threatening illness: A narrative inquiry. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 52(1), 207-215. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.10.008

  • Reimer-Kirkham, S., Hartrick Doane, G., Antifeau, E., Pesut, B., Porterfield, P., Roberts, D., Stajduhar, K., & Wikjord, N. (2015). Translational scholarship and a palliative approach: Enlisting the Knowledge-As-Action framework. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(3), 187-202. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000077

  • Hartrick Doane, G., Reimier-Kirkham, S., Antifeau, E., & Stajduhar, K. (2015). (Re)theorizing integrated knowledge translation: A heuristic for Knowledge-As-Action. Advances in Nursing Science, 38(3), 175-186. doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000076

2014

  • Roberts, D., McLeod, B., Stajduhar, K.I., Webber, T., & Milne, K. (2014). Applying research into practice: A guide to determine the next palliative home care nurse visit. Home Healthcare Nurse 32(2) 88-95. doi: 10.1097/NHH.000000000000001

  • Giesbrecht, M.D., Crooks, V.A., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2014). Examining the language-place-healthcare intersection in the context of Canadian homecare nursing. Nursing Inquiry, 21(1), 79-90. doi: 10.1111/nin.12010

  • Thorne, S., Gregory Hislop, T., Kim-Sing, C., Oglov, V., Oliffe, J.L., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2014). Changing communication needs and preferences across the cancer care trajectory: Insights from the patient perspective. Support Care Cancer, 22(4), 1009-1015. doi:10.1007/s00520-013-2056-4

  • Pesut, B., Sawatzky, R., Stajduhar, K., McLeod, B., Erbacker, L., Chan, E. (2014). Educating nurses for palliative care: A scoping review. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing 16(1), 47-54. doi: 10.1097/NJH.0000000000000021

  • Stajduhar, K.I., & Tayler, C. (2014). Taking an “upstream” approach in the care of dying cancer patients: The case for a palliative approach. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 24(3), 144-153. doi: 10.5737/1181912x241144148

2013

  • Funk, L., & Stajduhar, K. (2013). Analysis and proposed model of family caregivers’ relationships with home health providers and perceptions of the quality of formal services. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 32(2) 188-206. doi: 10.1177/0733464811408699

  • Stajduhar, K.I. (2013). Burdens of family caregiving at the end of life. Clinical Investigative Medicine, 36(3), E121- E126.

  • Garland, E., Bruce, A., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2013). Exposing barriers to end-of-life communication in heart failure: An integrative review. The Canadian Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 23(1), 12-8.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., & Outcalt, L. (2013). Family caregiver learning – how family caregivers learn to provide care at the end of life: A qualitative secondary analysis of four datasets. Palliative Medicine, 27(7), 657-64.

  • Funk, L., Waskiewich, S., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2013). Meaning-making and managing difficult feelings: death, dying and the provision of front-line end of life care in residential care settings. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 68(1), 23-43.

  • Thorne, S., Oliffe, J., Stajduhar, K.I., Oglov, V., Kim-Sing, C., & Hislop, G. (2013). Poor communication in cancer care: Patient perspectives on what it is and what to do about it. Cancer Nursing, 36(6), 445-53.

  • Shadd, J., Burge, F., Stajduhar, K.I., Cohen, S. R., Kelley, M.L., & Pesut, B. (2013). Defining and measuring a palliative approach in primary care. Canadian Family Physician, 59(11), 1149-1150.

  • Thorne, S., Oliffe, J., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2013). Communicating shared decision making: Cancer patient perspectives. Patient Education and Counselling, 90(3), 291-296.

2012

  • Crooks, V.A., Williams, A., Stajduhar, K.I., Cohen, S.R., Allan, D., & Brazil, K. (2012). Family caregivers’ ideal expectations of Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit. Health and Social Care in the Community. March, 20(2), 172-180.

  • Funk, L., Stajduhar, K.I., Cohen, R., Heyland, D., & Williams, A. (2012). Legitimising and rationalizing talk about satisfaction with formal health care among bereaved family members. Sociology of Health and Illness, 34(7), 1010-1024.

  • Molzahn, A., Sheilds, L., Bruce, A., Stajduhar, K., Schick Makaroff, K., Beuthin, R., & Shermak, S. (2012). People living with serious illness: Stories of spirituality. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 2347-2356.

  • Thorne, S., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2012). Patient perceptions of communications on the threshold of cancer survivorship: implications for provider responses. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, 6(2): 229-37.

  • Molzahn, A., Sheilds, L., Bruce, A., Stajduhar, K.I., Schick Makaroff, K., Beuthin, R., & Shermak, S. (2012). Perceptions regarding death and dying of individuals with chronic kidney disease. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 39(3), 197-204. Winner of the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association Writing Award: Research category.

  • Aoun, S.M., Bentley, B., Funk, L., Toye, C., Grande, G., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2012). A 10-year literature review of family caregiving for motor neurone disease: Moving from caregiver burden studies to palliative care interventions. Palliative Medicine, 26(6), 842-850.

  • Katayama, Y., McLeod, B., Stajduhar, K.I., Carr, M., Cox-Russel, S., & Thorne, S. (2012). Providing clinical on-site consultation in home palliative care to support home care nurses: Learning from a Canadian experience. Hospice and Home Care. 20(3), 286-296. [Japanese language journal]

  • Hartrick Doane, G., Stajduhar, K.I., Causton, E.M., Bidgood, D., & Cox. A. (2012). End-of-life care and interprofessional communication: Not simply a matter of “more”. Health and Interprofessional Practice, 1(3), eP1028.

  • Waskiewich, K. Funk, L., & Stajduhar, K. (2012). End-of-life in residential care from the perspective of care aides. Canadian Journal on Aging, 31(4), 411-21.

2011

  • Donovan, R., Williams, A. Stajduhar, K.I., Brazil, K., & Marshall, D. (2011). The influence of culture on home-based family caregiving at the end of life: A case study of Dutch Reformed family caregivers in Ontario, Canada. Social Science & Medicine, 72(2011), 338-346.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Roberts, D., Cloutier-Fisher, D., McLeod, B., Wilkinson, C., & Purkis, M.E. (2011). Articulating the role of “relationships” in access to home care nursing at the end of life. Qualitative Health Research, 21(1), 117-131.

  • Funk, L., Stajduhar, K.I., & Purkis, M.E. (2011). An exploration of empowerment discourse within home care nurses’ accounts of practice. Nursing Inquiry, 18(1), 66-76.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Roberts, D., McLeod, B., Cloutier-Fisher, D., Wilkinson, C., & Purkis, M.E. (2011). Home care nurses’ decisions about the need for and amount of service at the end of life. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(2), 276-286.

  • Williams, A., Eby, J., Crooks, V., Stajduhar, K., Giesbrecht, M., Vuksam, M., Cohen, R., & Brazil, K., & Allan, D. (2011). Canada’s compassionate care benefit: Is it an adequate public health response to addressing the issue of caregiver burden in end-of-life care? BMC Public Health, 11, 335.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Wolse, F., Crooks, V., Roberts, D., Williams, A. Cloutier-Fisher, D., & McLeod, B. (2011). Core aspects of “empowering” caregivers as articulated by home health leaders: Palliative and chronic illness contexts. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 43(3), 78-94.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Cohen, R., Williams, A., Bidgood, D., Allan, D., Norgrove, L., & Heyland, D. (2011). Bereaved family members’ assessments of the quality of end of life care: What is important? Journal of Palliative Care, 27(4), 261-269.

  • Stajduhar, K.I. (2011). Chronic illness, palliative care, and the problematic nature of dying. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 43(3), 7-15.

  • Funk, L., Stajduhar, K.I., & Cloutier-Fisher, D. (2011). Exploring family caregiver’s rationales for non-use of formal home health services when caring for a dying family member. Home Healthcare Management and Practice, 23(5), 318-328.

  • Molzahn, A., Sheilds, L., Bruce, A., Stajduhar, K., Schick Makaroff, K., Beuthin, R., & Shermak, S. (2011). Case study: A model patient or impression management? Journal of Nephrology Nursing, 38(6), 511-513.

2010

  • Reid, C., Stajduhar, K.I., & Chappell, N. (2010). Impact of work interference on family caregiver outcomes. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29, 267-289.

  • Thorne, S., Oliffe, J., Kim-Song, C., Hislop, T.G., Stajduhar, K., Harris, S.R., Armstrong, E.A., & Oglov, V. (2010). Helpful communications during the diagnostic period: An interpretive description of patient preferences. European Journal of Cancer Care, 19, 746-754.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Thorne, S., L. McGuinness, & Kim-Sing, C. (2010). Patient perceptions of helpful communications in the context of advanced cancer. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 19, 2039-2047.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Jakobsson, E., & Öhlén, J. (2010). A critical analysis of health promotion and “empowerment” in the context of palliative family caregiving. Nursing Inquiry, 17(3), 221-230.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Martin, W., & Cairns, M. (2010). What makes grief difficult? Perspectives from bereaved family caregivers and health care providers of advanced cancer patients. Palliative and Supportive Care, 8, 277-289.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Toye, C., Aoun, S., Grande, G., & Todd, C. (2010). Part 1: Home-based family caregiving at the end of life: A comprehensive review of published quantitative research (1998-2008). Palliative Medicine, 24(6), 573-593.

  • Funk, L., Stajduhar, K.I., Toye, C., Grande, G., Aoun, S., & Todd, C. (2010). Part 2: Home-based family caregiving at the end of life: A comprehensive review of published qualitative research (1998-2008). Palliative Medicine, 24(6), 594-607.

  • Hudson, P., Trauer, T., Grande, G., Ewing, G., Payne, S., Robson, S., Stajduhar, K., & Thomas, K. (2010). A systematic review of instruments related to family caregivers of palliative care patients. Palliative Medicine, 24(7), 656-668.

2009

  • Allan, D. E., Waskiewich, S., Stajduhar, K.I. & Bidgood, D. (2009). Use of palliative care services in a semirural program in British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine, 14(1), 10-15.

  • Thorne, S.E., Hislop, G., Stajduhar, K., & Oglov, V. (2009). Time-related communication skills from the cancer patient perspective. Psycho-Oncology, 18(5), 500-507. doi:10.1002/pon.1418

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Funk, L., Shaw, A., Bottorff, J., & Johnson, J. (2009). Resilience from the perspective of the illicit injection drug user: An exploratory descriptive study. International Journal of Drug Policy, 20(4), 309-316.

  • Grande, G., Stajduhar, K., Aoun, S., Toye, C., Funk, L., Addington-Hall, J., Payne, S., & Todd, C. (2009). Supporting lay carers in end of life care: Current gaps and future priorities. Palliative Medicine, 23, 339-344. doi:10.1177/0269216309104875

  • Funk, L.M., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2009). Interviewing family caregivers: implications of the caregiving context for the research interview. Qualitative Health Research, 19(6), 859-867.

  • Funk, L.M., Allan, D.E., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2009). Palliative family caregivers’ accounts of health care experiences: The importance of “security”. Palliative and Supportive Care, 7, 435-447. doi:10.1017/S1478951509990447

  • Thorne, S., Armstrong, E.A., Harris, S.R., Hislop, T.G., Kim-Sing, C., Oglov, V., Oliffe, J., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2009). Patient real-time and 12-month retrospective perceptions of difficult communications in the cancer diagnostic period. Qualitative Health Research, 19(10), 1383-1394. doi:10.1177/1049732309348382

2008

  • Garrett, D.D., Tuokko, H., Stajduhar, K.I, Lindsay, J., & Buehler, S. (2008). Planning for end-of-life care: Findings from the Canadian study of health and aging. Canadian Journal on Aging, 27, 11-21. doi:10.3138/cja.27.1.011

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Allan, D.E., Cohen, S.R., & Heyland, D. (2008). Preferences for location of death of seriously ill hospitalized patients: Perspectives from Canadian patients and their family caregivers. Palliative Medicine, 22, 85-88. doi:10.1177/0269216307084612

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Nicol, D., & Martin, W., & Funk, L. (2008). Situated/Being situated: Client and co-worker roles of family caregivers in hospice palliative care. Social Science and Medicine, 67(11), 1789-1797.

  • Bruce, A., Stajduhar, K., Molzahn, A.E., MacDonald, M., Starzomski, R., & Brown, M. (2008). Nursing graduate supervision of theses and projects at a distance: Issues and challenges. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 5(1), Article 43.

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Martin, W., Barwich, D., & Fyles, G. (2008). Factors influencing family caregivers’ ability to cope with providing end of life cancer care at home. Cancer Nursing, 31(1), 77-85. doi:10.1097/01.NCC.0000305686.36637.b5

2007

  • Martin, W., Grey, M., Webber, T., Robinson, L., Hartt, N., Cairns, M., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2007). Balancing dual roles in end-of-life research. Canadian Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17(3), 141-143.

  • Crooks, V., Williams, A., Stajduhar, K.I., Allan, D., & Cohen, S. R. (2007). Family caregivers’ information transfer and knowledge acquisition geographies – the case of Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 39(3), 36-54.

2006

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Bidgood, D., Norgrove, L., Allan, D., & Waskiewich, S. (2006). Using quality improvement to enhance research readiness in palliative care. Journal of Healthcare Quality, 28(4), 22-28.

  • Williams, A., Crooks, V., Stajduhar, K.I., Allan, D., & Cohen, R. (2006). Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit: Views of family caregivers in chronic illness. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 12(9), 438-445.

2005

  • Stajduhar, K.I., & Davies, B. (2005). Variations in and factors influencing family members’ decisions for palliative home care. Palliative Medicine,19, 21-32.

  • Allan, D., Stajduhar, K.I., & Reid, R.C. (2005). The uses of provincial administrative health databases for research on palliative care: Insights from British Columbia, Canada. BMC Palliative Care,4, 2.

2004

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Poffenroth, L., Wong, E., Archibald, C.P., Sutherland, D., & Rekart, M. (2004). Missed opportunities: Injection drug use and HIV/AIDS in Victoria, Canada. International Journal of Drug Policy, 15, 171-181. 

2003

  • Stajduhar, K.I. (2003). Examining the perspectives of family members involved in the delivery of palliative care at home. Journal of Palliative Care, 19(1), 27-35.

2002

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Lindsey, E., & McGuinness, L.  (2002). A qualitative evaluation of an HIV/AIDS respite care service in Victoria, Canada.  Evaluation and the Health Professionals, 25(3), 321-344. 

  • Stajduhar, K.I., Bidgood, D., Meagher, C., Morris, V., Shaw, A., Showler, C., & Short, S. (2002). Bringing nursing research “alive” in the practice setting. Canadian Nurse, 98(10), 14-18.

2001

  • Stajduhar, K. (2001). Commentary on: Patients, family members, and providers identified 6 components of a "good death". Evidence-Based Nursing, 4(1), 32.

  • Lindsey, E., & Stajduhar, K.I., & McGuinness, L. (2001). Examining the process of community development: Evidence from an AIDS organization. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 33(6), 828-835.

Books

  • Bramadat, P., Coward, H., & Stajduhar, K.I. (Eds.). (2013). Spirituality in Hospice Palliative Care. Albany: State University New York Press.

  • Coward, H., & Stajduhar, K.I. (Eds.). (2012). Religious understandings of a “good death” in hospice/palliative care. Albany: State University New York Press.Winner of the American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award: hospice Palliative Care Category.

Projects

Current Projects (listed by year granted)

2018

Principal Investigator, “Integration of a quality of life and practice support system to support a palliative approach for frail older adults living at home.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant: SPOR Innovative Clinical Trials Rewarding Success – Phase 1: Idea Brief and Travel Awards, 2018.

2017

Co-Investigator (PI: L. Funk), “A mixed methods policy research study of dying at home in Canada.” Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Insight Grant, 2017 – 2021.

Principal Investigator, “Realizing the benefits of a palliative approach for vulnerable and marginalized people living with cancer.” Canadian Cancer Society Research Institutes, Quality of Life Grant, 2017 – 2019.

Co-Investigator (PI: H. Siden), “The frail young: Care for children with complex illnesses, their families and communities.” University of British Columbia Internal Research Grant, 2017 – 2018.

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Sinclair), “Development and validation of a patient-reported measure of compassionate care.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Scheme, 2016 – 2020.

2016

Co-Investigator – BC Lead (PI: J. Keefe; Co-PI: C. Estabrooks; Clinical Lead: L. MacDonald; Lead Patient/Family Representative: H. Fifield). “Seniors - Adding Life to Years (SALTY).” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Team Grant: Late Life Issues; AIHS Partner Funds; Alzheimer Society of Canada Partner Funds; MSFHR Partner Funds; NSHRF Partner Funds, 2016 – 2020.

Co-Investigator (with PIs: H. T. Stelfox & D. K. Heyland). “Development and evaluation of a family-partnered care pathway for critically ill older patients.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Grant: Late Life Issues¸2016 – 2020.

2015

Co-Principal Investigator (PI: R. Sawatzky; Co-PIs: R. Cohen, K. Schick-Makaroff, & K. Stajduhar), “Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in homecare services for older adults with life-limiting illness and their families.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP). Partners: Fraser Health; Cambian Business Services, Inc; J. Voth & Intogrey Research and Development, Inc. Research supported by CARP (Richmond/Delta. www.carp.ca); Family Caregivers of British Columbia; Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association; The Canadian Virtual Hospice; and patient/family caregiver representatives, 2015 – 2019. (ranked #1 in Canadian Institutes of Health Research committee)

2014

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Cory), “Cultural and religious perspectives.” Canadian Partnership against Cancer, 2014 – 2018.

Principal Investigator (Co-PI: R. Sawatzky), “Improving the quality of life of family caregivers of cancer patients at the end of life: The Caregiver Support Needs Assessment Intervention.” Funding: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute and “The Carer Support Needs Assessment intervention: Supporting family caregivers of palliative patients at home.” Funding: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), 2014 – 2018.

2010

Principal Investigator (Co-PI: C. Tayler), “Initiative for a palliative approach in nursing: Evidence and leadership (iPANEL).” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, BCNRI Investigative Team, 2010 – 2018.


 Highlighted Completed Projects

2017

Principal Investigator, “Structural vulnerability, aging, and care at the end of life.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Planning & Dissemination Grant, 2017.

2016

Principal Investigator (Co-PI’s: N. Hilliard, & R. Sawatzky), “Integrated approach to palliative care in acute care (iPAC-AC).” Funding: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly, Catalyst Program, 2016 – 2017.

2015

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Sinclair), “Healthcare providers’ understandings and experiences of compassion: Improving the delivery of healthcare services to Albertans from the inside-out.” MSI Foundation, 2015 – 2017.

Co-Investigator (PIs: R. Sawatzky, & R. Cohen), “Integrating quality of life assessments into acute care for older adults with chronic life-limiting illness.” Funding: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), Catalyst Program, 2015 – 2016.

Co-Investigator (PIs: R. Sawatzky, & K. Schick-Makaroff), “A meta-narrative review of patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures across transitions of care for frail seniors living at home”. Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Knowledge Synthesis Grant, 2015 – 2016.

2014

Principal Investigator, “Access to end of life care for vulnerable and marginalized populations.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2014 – 2017.

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PIs: R. Sawatzky, & R. Cohen), “Integrating quality of life assessments into acute care for older adults with chronic life-limiting illness.” Funding: Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN), Catalyst Program, 2014 – 2015.

2013

Co-Investigator (PIs: D. Heyland, & J. You), “Improving DECIsion-making about goals of care for hospitalized, elDerly patiEnts: A multicentre, interventional study.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2013 – 2014.

2012

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Reimer-Kirkham), “Integrated knowledge translation: Examining the efficacy of a collaborative knowledge translation approach.” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2012 – 2014.

Co-Investigator (PIs: R. Sawatzky, & P. Porterfield), “A mixed-methods knowledge synthesis about nursing care delivery and practice supports for a palliative approach.” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2012 – 2014.

Co-Investigator (PIs: B. Pesut, & G. Potter), “Enhancing education capacity for a palliative approach in rural nursing: A research demonstration project.” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2012 – 2014.

2011

Co-Investigator (Theme Lead: End of Life Care) (PI: D. Heyland), “Technology evaluation in the elderly network.” Funding: Network Centres of Excellence, 2011 – 2016.

Co-Investigator (PIs: K. Kobayaski, & H. Cook), “Evaluating the residential care delivery model in the Fraser Health Authority: A study of impacts on health human resource productivity, resident care and health outcomes and staff satisfaction.” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2011 – 2014.

Co-Investigator (PI: R. Cohen), “Caring for the caregiver: Implementation of an evidence-based novel service for family caregivers of cancer patients at the end of life.” Funding: Max Bell Foundation, 2011 – 2014.

Co-Principal Investigator, (with Co-PI: R. Sawatzky), “A mixed method knowledge synthesis of a palliative approach.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2011 – 2012.

Principal Investigator, “Community-based primary healthcare for people with chronic life-limiting conditions.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2011 – 2012.

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: Sharon Baxter), “Caring about caregivers: A collaborative approach to advancing knowledge and practice for family caregivers.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2011 – 2012.

Co-Investigator (PI: B. Pesut), “A symposium on translating knowledge for a palliative approach in nursing.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2011 – 2012.

2010

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Aoun), “Implementing and evaluating the impact of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool.” Funding: Australian Research Council, 2010 – 2013.

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Aoun), “Implementing and evaluating the impact of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool.” Funding: Australian Research Council, 2010 – 2013.

Co-Investigator (PI: A. Williams), “Knowledge mobilization of Canada’s compassionate care benefit.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2010 – 2011.

Principal Investigator, “The interpretation and practice of family empowerment in home care nursing: Palliative and chronic illness contexts.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2010 – 2011.

2009

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Thorne), “Communication in cancer care: Longitudinal cohort analysis of patterns and variations across the cancer trajectory.” Funding: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, 2009 – 2012.

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: G. Doane), “Knowledge translation in action: Improving the quality of care at the end of life.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2009 – 2011.

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: R. Cohen), “Knowledge transfer for family caregiving in P/EOL care.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2009 – 2010.

Principal Investigator, “Exploring family care work at the end of life.” Funding: Letter of intent, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Major Collaborative Research Initiative, 2009 – 2010.

2008

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: H. Coward), “Religious requirements for a ‘good death’ in hospice care.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2008 – 2011.

Co-Investigator (PI: V. Crooks), “Palliative care in rural and remote BC: Identifying research priorities.” Funding: BC Network for Aging Research, 2008 – 2009.

Principal Investigator, “International collaboration on palliative family caregiving.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Meetings/Dissemination Grant, 2008 – 2009.

Co-Investigator (PI: A. Williams), “Cultural influences on family caregiving in palliative and end of life care.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2008 – 2009.

2007

Co-Investigator (PI: G. Grande), “Workshop to develop international collaborative on family caregiving research in palliative and end of life care.” Funding: The British Academy, 2007 – 2008.

Principal Investigator, “Setting the stage for an international collaborative on family caregiving research in palliative and end of life care.” Funding: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2007 – 2008.

Co-Investigator (PI: A. Lang), “Safety in home care: Perspectives from clients, family members, caregivers and providers.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2007 – 2010.

Co-Investigator (PI: P. Hudson), “Improving the psychological function of family caregivers of palliative care patients: A randomised controlled trial.” Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government, 2007 – 2010.

Co-Investigator (PI: P. Hudson), “Helping family caregivers of palliative care patients manage their role: Evaluation of a hospital based group education program.” Funding: National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Government, 2007 – 2010.

Co-Investigator (PI: L. Shields), “Re-stor(y)ing life within life threatening illness.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2007 – 2010.

Co-Investigator (PI: F. Lau), “Timely access to end-of-life care for patients with life-threatening illness.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research; Alberta Heritage Research Foundation, 2007 – 2010.

2006

Co-Investigator (PI’s: A. Williams, & V. Crooks). “An evaluation of Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit from a family caregivers’ perspective.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2006 – 2009.

Co-Investigator (with PI’s: A. Williams, & V. Crooks), “An evaluation of Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit from a family caregivers’ perspective.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2006 – 2009. Proposal ranked #1 in Canadian Institutes of Health Research Review Panel.

Co-Investigator (PI: R. Cohen) “Improving quality of life and informing social policy in palliative care: Team infrastructure funding.” Funding: Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network, National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2006-2007.

Principal Investigator, “Measuring the quality of end of life care provided in inpatient health care settings, Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, 2006-2008.

Principal Investigator, “Access to care at the end of life: Encounters between home care nurses and family caregivers. Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2006-2008.

2005

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Thorne), “Communication in cancer care: The trajectory of interaction between patients and health care professionals.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2005-2008.

Co-Investigator (PI’s: C. Wolfson, S. Kirkland, & P. Raina), “Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Developmental activities phase II.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2005-2006.

2004

Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI: R. Cohen), “Family caregiving in palliative and end of life care: A new emerging team.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2004-2009.

Principal Investigator, “Family caregiver coping in end-of-life cancer care.” Funding: National Cancer Institute of Canada, 2004-2007.

Co-Investigator (PIs: S. Dumont, P. Jacobs, K. Fassbender, & P.  Villeneuve), “Palliative care in Canada: The economic perspective.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2004-2006.

Co-Investigator (PIs: C. Wolfson, S. Kirkland & P. Raina), “Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging: Developmental activities phase I.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, 2004-2005.

2003

Co-Investigator (PI: D. Hultsch), “Aging and health: A psychosocial population health perspective.” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Team Infrastructure grant, 2003-2006.

2002

Co-Investigator (PIs: F. Lau, & M. Downing), “Towards the development of a national surveillance system for palliative care: A first step.” Funding: Health Canada, 2002-2003.

Academic Presentations

2018

Jakubec, S., Stajduhar, K., Buzath, E., Mollison, A., Holyoke, P., & Trudge, S. (2018, November). Rights to palliative care have no address: Integrating palliative approaches to care for those experiencing structural vulnerabilities. Abstract submitted to the American Public Health Association 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, San Diego, CA.

Dosani, N. Tedesco, A., Mollison, A., Stajduhar, K.I., Buchman, S., & Colgan, S. (2018, October). Lying & dying on the streets: 3 Canadian cities working to improve access to palliative care for the homeless. Workshop submitted to the 14th Annual International Street Medicine Symposium, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2018, October). Access and Equity in Palliative Care. Opening keynote address at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health Palliative Care Conference, Thunder Bay, ON.

Giesbrecht, M., Stajduhar, K., Mollison, A., Pauly, B., Reimer-Kirkham, S., McNeil, R., Wallace, B., Rose, C., & Dosani, N. (2018, October). Place-based experiences of formal healthcare settings by people experiencing vulnerability at the end-of-life. Research Forum paper presentation at the 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Stajduhar, K., Dosani, N., & Colgan, S. (2018, October). Achieving equity in palliative care: Researchers and practitioners from three Canadian cities discuss what it takes. Oral presentation at the 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2018, October). Access and Equity in Palliative Care. Workshop presentation at the Centre for Education and Research on Aging & Health Palliative Care Conference, Thunder Bay, ON

Keefe, J., Estabrooks, C., Bourgeault, I., Taylor, D., & Stajduhar, K. (2018, May). Adding life to years for long term care residents. Oral presentation to the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research conference, Montreal, QC.

Sinclair, S., Pavneet, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Hack, T.F., Stajduhar, K., Hagen, N., & Chochinov, H. (2018, May). Compassion without borders: Palliative care providers’ perspectives on challenges and facilitators to compassion. Oral presentation at the 10th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Bern, Switzerland.

2017

Schick-Makaroff, K., Sawatzky, R., Laforest, E., Stajduhar, K., Krawczyk, M., & Cohen, R. (2017, November). Design and contextual considerations in developing an electronic quality of life and practice support system in palliative homecare. Oral presentation at the 2017 Margaret Scott Wright Research and Innovation Day, Edmonton, AB.

Aoun, S., Toye, C., Grande, G., Ewing, G., & Stajduhar, K. (2017, October). How can we support family carers at the end of life based on evidence? An innovative practice fit for the future. 7th International Carers Conference, Adelaide, AU.

Schick-Makaroff, K., Sawatzky, R., Laforest, E., Stajduhar, K., Krawczyk, M., & Cohen, S.R. (2017, October). Contextual considerations for introducing an electronic quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care. Oral presentation at the “Cutting Edge Research Plenary Session” of the 24th International Society of Quality of Life Research Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Krawczyk, M., Schick-Makaroff, K., Cohen, S.R., Stajduhar, K., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Öhlén, J., Sawatzky, R. (2017, October). Introducing electronic quality of life assessments in hospital palliative care: A micro-meso-macro framework. Paper presentation at the 24th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, Philadelphia, PA (October 18-21, 2017).

Stajduhar, K.I. (2017, October). Death, dying and homelessness in Canada. Plenary address to Enfermería en Cuidados Paliativos Facultad de Enfermeria Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia.

Dosani, N., Colgan, S., & Stajduhar, K. (2017, September). Social determinants of health – What are the biggest challenges to the social determinants of health. Challenging Issues Panel: Marginalized populations at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2017, September). Looking forward, Looking Back: What History Can Teach Us about the Integration of a Palliative Approach to Care. Opening plenary address at the 2017 Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Taylor, C., & Stajduhar, K. (2017, September). Shift you thinking: Knowledge translation for a palliative approach in nursing practice. Workshop presentation at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Stajduhar, K., & Thorne, S. (2017, September). Outcome measures for a palliative approach. Paper presentation at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Bitschy, A., Donald, E., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2017, September). Impact of health system changes on the delivery of palliative care at home. Poster presentation at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Stajduhar, K., Dosani, N., Colgan, S., & Jakubec, S. (2017, September). The social determinants of health in life and death: Research and promising practices in three Canadian cities to improve access to palliative care for structurally vulnerable people. Workshop presentation for the 5th International Public Health & Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2017, June). Nursing and its important contribution to care of people with chronic life-limiting conditions. Opening address at the 2017 University of Victoria, School of Nursing Annual Alumni Celebration, Victoria, BC.

Stajduhar, K., Mollison, A., Giesbrecht, M., McNeil, R., Pauly, B., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Dosani, N., Wallace, B., Rose, C., Gleave, D., Kvakic, K., Meagher, C., Showler, G., Teal, T., Showler, C. & Rounds, K. (2017, May). How the social determinants of health shape end-of-life experiences for vulnerable populations and their care providers. Poster presentation at the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Madrid, Spain.

Sinclair, S., Hack, T., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Hagen, N., Sinnarajah, A., Stajduhar, K., Singh, P., & Chochinov, H.M. (2017, May). Compassion is a two-way street: The development of a healthcare provider model of compassion. Poster presentation at the 15th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Madrid, Spain.

Sinclair, S., Hack, T., McClement, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Hagen, N., Sinnarajah, A., Stajduhar, K., & Chochinov, H.M. (2017, May). An inside job: Healthcare providers’ perspectives on the provision of compassionate care to cancer patients at the end of life. Paper presentation at the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology meetings, Vancouver, BC.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2017, May). The 3Rs: Research, Recruitment, and Retention: Exploring the Role of Post-Secondary Institutions in BC’s Continuing Care Sector. Plenary panelist at the 40th Annual BC Care Providers Association Conference and Celebration, Whistler, BC.

Roberts, D., Tayler, C., Pearson, C., & Stajduhar, K. (2017, May). Shift your thinking: Knowledge translation for a palliative approach in nursing practice. Plenary address at the BC Hospice Palliative Care Association, Vancouver, BC.

Wikjord, N., Roy, P., Stajduhar, K.I., Reimer-Kirkham, S., Doane, G., Hilliard, N., Sawatzky, R., Giesbrecht, M., & Dujela, C. (2017, April). Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care: Emerging Lessons from a Participatory Research Project. Poster presentation at the Canadian Frailty Network Annual National Conference, Toronto, ON.

Kaechele, N., Bitschy, A., Sawatzky, R., Donald, E., Kaur, S., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2017, April). Home care nurses’ perceptions of the use of the Carer Support Needs Assessment Tool as an intervention. Poster presentation at the Canadian Frailty Network Annual National Conference, Toronto, ON.

Stajduhar, K.I., Hilliard, N., Sawatzky, R., Wikjord, N., Roy, P., & Canning, T. (2017, March). Improving quality of end of life care in acute care: Integrating a palliative approach. Presentation for Quality Forum 2017, Vancouver, BC.

Sawatzky, R., Cohen, S.R., Hilliard, N., Lee, J., McLeod, B., Schick-Mararoff, K., Stajduhar, K., Taylor, C., & the QPSS Team. (2017, March). Giving voice to older adult patients and their family caregivers: The Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS) Initiative. Presentation at the Quality Forum 2017, Vancouver, BC.

Sawatzky, R., Cohen, S.R., Hilliard, N., Krawczyk, M., Laforest, E., Lee, J., McLeod, B., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Taylor, C., & the QPSS Team. (2017, March). The Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System for person-centred care. Abstract submission for Quality Forum 2017, Vancouver, BC.

Murray, K., & Stajduhar, K. (2017, February). Integrating a palliative approach and end-of-life care in nursing curriculum: Preparing students to meet the CASN competencies. Paper presentation at the WNRCASN Conference, Victoria, BC.

2016

Sawatzky, R., Stajduhar, K., Hilliard, N., & Lee, J. (2016, December). The Quality of Life and Practice Support System (QPSS) Initiative: Integrating quality of life assessments in person-centred older adult care. Presentation at the Fraser Health Patient Experience Summit, Abottsford, BC.

Sawatzky, R., Cohen, S.R., Hilliard, N., Lee, J., McLeod, B., Schick-Mararoff, K., Stajduhar, K., Taylor, C., & the QPSS Team. (2016, December). Giving voice to older adult patients and their family caregivers: The Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS) Initiative. Presentation at the Fraser Health Patient Experience Summit, Surrey, BC.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, November). Advanced care planning: Whose job is it anyway? Keynote address and Pfizer Lecture given at the 35th Annual Conference Nurses and Research in Perspective, Montreal, QC.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, November). Caregiver needs during advanced care planning conversations. Invited panel discussant at the 35th Annual Conference Nurses and Research in Perspective, Montreal, QC.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, November). Guiding the advanced care planning conversation: The role of the nurse. Invited panel discussant at the 35th Annual Conference Nurses and Research in Perspective, Montreal, QC.

Schick-Makaroff, K., Laforest, E., Cohen, S.R., Krawczyk, M., Stajduhar, K., & Sawatzky, R. (2016, October). Diverse perspectives on the use of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment Scale (revised) in palliative care. Poster presentation at the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL) 23rd Annual Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cohen, S.R., Penner, J.L., Parmar Calislar, M.P., MacKinnon, C.J., Bitzas, V., Cherba, M., Keats, S., Feindel, A., Lapointe, B., Allen, D., Stajduhar, K., & Kogan, N. (2016, October). Caregiver Coach Service: A volunteer service aimed at maintaining the wellbeing of family caregivers. Poster presentation at the 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Aitken, J., & Stajduhar, K. (2016, October). From Freud to Hashtags: The convergence of grief theory. Proffered paper presented at the 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Pearson, C., Donald, E., & Stajduhar, K. (2016, October). Integrating health promotion and palliative care for a palliative approach: A scoping review. Poster presentation at the 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Stajduhar, K., Mollison, A., McNeil, R., Pauly, B., Wallace, B., Reimer Kirkham, S., Dosani, N., Rose, C., Gleave, D., Kvakic, K., Meagher, C., Showler, G., Teal, T., Showler, C., & Rounds, K. (2016, October). Barriers to accessing palliative care for structurally vulnerable populations. Research paper presented as part of the Research Forum at the 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC. Selected in the top 9 of 146 applications.

Laforest, E., Sawatzky, R., Schick-Makaroff, K., Stajduhar, K., Krawczyk, M., Wang, S., Hilliard, N., Neufeld, C., Lett, J., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Cohen, S.R. (2016, October). Desirable features of a Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS) in palliative acute and home care. Poster presentation at the 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC.

Krawczyk, M., Schick-Makaroff, K., Cohen, S.R., Stajduhar, K., Laforest, E., Wang, S., Hilliard, N., Neufeld, C., Lett, J., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Sawatzky, R. (2016, October). Experiences of integrating electronic assessments within tertiary palliative care: Use of the Quality of Life Assessment and Practice Support System (QPSS). Research paper presented as part of the Research Forum at the 21st International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC. Selected in the top 9 of 146 applications.

Donald, E., Stajduhar, K., & Sawatzky, R. (2016, June). Factors affecting implementation of complex interventions in end of life care: Lessons from implementing person-centred support for family carers across three continents. 9th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Dublin, Ireland.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, June). Living well until you die - The Walrus Talks Health. The Walrus Foundation, Vancouver, BC.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, May). Revisiting approaches to care of people with chronic life-limiting illness: Promoting a palliative approach to care. Health Forum Talks, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, April). What families want: Perspectives from the cancer care experience. Grand Rounds, Juravinski Cancer Centre and Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario.

Sutherland, N., Ward-Griffin, C., McWilliam, C., & Stajduhar, K. (2016, April). A disregard for gender relations: Examining gender inequities in hospice palliative home care. Paper presentation at the Annual Hospice Palliative Care Ontario Conference, Richmond Hill, ON.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, March). Organizing care for patients and families in palliative care. Invited presentation, Faculty of Medicine, IHI Series, University of British Columbia.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2016, February). Equitable access to palliative care for structurally vulnerable populations. Plenary address given at the 2016 BC Nursing Union Practice Conference, Vancouver, BC.

2015

Cohen, S.R., Cherba, M., Keats, S., MacKinnon, C.J., Penner, J.L., Parmar Calislar, M.P., Bitzas, V., Kogan, N., Feindel, A., Allen, D., Baxter, S., O’Brien, S., Stajduhar, K.I., & Lapointe, B. (2015, October-November). A volunteer Caregiver Coach Service: Helping family caregivers cope and maintain their own wellbeing while caregiving and in early bereavement. Workshop presented at the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, ON.

Cooke, H., Chappell, N., & Stajduhar, K. (2015, November). Caring in spite of: How residential care aides seek to provide care in the face of organizational constraints. Paper presented at the 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Orlando, FL.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2015, November). Lessons learned from a 10 year program of research in family caregiving in palliative care. Plenary address given at the 2015 Annual Conference of the Canadian Cancer Society Research Conference, Montreal, QC.

Rahim-Jamal, S., Stajduhar, K., Reimer-Kirkham, S., & Kobayashi, K. (2015, October). “My home is nowhere”: South Asian older adults’ and family caregivers’ experiences in residential long term care. Paper presented at the 21st Qualitative Health Research Conference, Toronto, ON.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2015, October). A palliative approach in acute care. Keynote address given at Vancouver Coastal Health’s Integrating a Palliative Approach to Care day of education, Vancouver, BC.

Sutherland, N., Ward-Griffin, C., Stajduhar, K., & McWilliam, C. (2015, October). Contradictory behavioural patterns shaping gender inequities in the context of hospice palliative home care for seniors with cancer and their family caregivers. Paper presented at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, Calgary, AB.

Cooke, H.A., Chappell, N.L., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2015, October). Exploring residential care aides’ conceptualizations of quality dementia care: The disconnect between front-line practice and dementia care ideals. Poster presented at the Canadian Association of Gerontology Conference, Calgary, AB.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2015, September). End of life care in acute and continuing care settings. Panel presentation participation Forum and Annual Meeting of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, Ottawa, ON.

Donald, E.E., Bitschy, A., Stajduhar, K., & Sawatzky, R. (2015, September). Recruitment challenges and strategies in a multi-site palliative home care study. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual TVN Conference on improving care for frail elderly Canadians, Toronto, ON.

Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Raffin Bouchal, S., Hagen, N., & Stajduhar, K. (2015, May). Obtaining funding and developing research in existential issues: An example of a programme of research in compassion in Canada. Invited presentation at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Stajduhar, K.I., Sawatzky, R., Votova, K., Barwich, D., Fyles, G., & Cohen, R. (2015, May). Family caregiver coping in end of life cancer care: Results from a mixed methods multi-site study in palliative home care. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Stajduhar, K.I., Sawatzky, R., & Porterfield, P. (2015, May). A palliative approach: A concept in need of clarity. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cohen, S.R., Penner, J.L., Parmar, M.P., MacKinnon, C.J., Bitzas, V., Cherba, M., Keats, S., Feindel, A., Lapointe, B., Allen, D., Stajduhar, K., Baxter, S., & O’Brien, S. (2015, May). Caregiver coach service: A volunteer service aimed at maintaining the wellbeing of family caregivers. Poster presented at the 14th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Cohen, S.R., Keats, S., Cherba, M., Allen, D., MacKinnon, C.J., Bitzas, V., Kogan, N., Penner, J.L., Parmar Calislar, M.P., Feindel, A., Lapointe, B., Baxter, S., O’Brien, S., & Stajduhar, K.I. (2015, May). Caring for the family caregiver: Working with volunteers to implement and improve a service to enable family caregivers to maintain their own wellbeing. Paper presented at the 4th International Public Health & Palliative Care Conference, Bristol, UK.

Stajduhar, K.I. (2015, April). The heart of oncology nursing: People, purpose, passion. Keynote address given at the BC Cancer Agency 12th Annual Oncology Nurses Day, Victoria, BC.

Schick-Makaroff, K., Molzahn, A., Sheilds, L., Stajduhar, K.I., & Beuthin, R. (2015, April). Perceptions regarding death and dying of individuals with chronic kidney disease. Poster presented at the Canadian Nephrology Society Conference, Montreal, QC.