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
Beyond 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

I joined the School of Nursing in 2004. 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.

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 services in palliative and end of life care and with marginalized and vulnerable populations. 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.

I use 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 and in 2017 was award the Ehor Boyanowky Academic of the Year Award from the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of BC.

I supervise master's and PhD students in the School of Nursing, the UVic Social Dimensions on Health program and interdisciplinary students interested in various aspects of care for the dying, family caregiving, and health and social policy issues related to chronically ill and vulnerable populations.

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.

I place a high value on a collaborative approach to learning and teaching, valuing the professional and life experiences of students and believing that they have something important to contribute to the educational process.

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.

Publications

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

Principal Investigator (with Co-applicants: B. Pauly, B. Wallace, & S. Reimer-Kirkham; Knowledge Users: K. Kvakic, G. Showler, D. McGregor, & N. Donasi). “Structural vulnerability, aging, and care at the end of life.” CIHR Planning & Dissemination Grant.

Co-Investigator (PI: S. Sinclair; Co-PI’s: T. Hack, & R. Sawatzky). “Development and validation of a patient-reported measure of compassionate care.” Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Scheme 2016-2020.

Co-Investigator – BC Lead (PI: J. Keefe; Co-PI: C. Estabrooks). “Seniors - Adding Life to Years (SALTY).” CIHR Team Grant: Late Life Issues.

Co-Investigator (with PIs: H. T. Stelfox & D. K. Heyland; 39 Co-Is). “Development and evaluation of a family-partnered care pathway for critically ill older patients.” CIHR Team Grant: Late Life Issues.

Principal Investigator (with PI’s: N. Hilliard, & R. Sawatzky). “Integrated approach to palliative care in acute care (iPAC-AC).” Canadian Frailty Network.

Co-Principal Investigator (with PI: R. Sawatzky; Co-PIs: R. Cohen, K. Schick-Makaroff, & K. Stajduhar). Funding: CIHR, eHealth Innovation Partnership Program (eHIPP).

Co-Investigator (with PIs: R. Sawatzky, L. Cuthbertson, & 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”. CIHR, Knowledge Synthesis Grant.

Co-Investigator (with PI: S. Cory). “Cultural and religious perspectives on death and dying.” Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

Principal Investigator. “Access to end of life care for vulnerable and marginalized populations.” CIHR.

Principal Investigator (with PI: R. Sawatzky). “Supporting family caregivers of palliative patients at home: The Carer Support Needs Assessment intervention.” Funding: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute (CCSRI) and Technology Evaluation in the Elderly Network (TVN).

Principal Investigator (with 16 Co-I’s). “Initiative for a palliative approach in nursing: Evidence and leadership (iPANEL).” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research.

Completed Projects

Co-Investigator (with 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.

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

Co-Investigator (with 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.

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

Co-Investigator (with 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.

Co-Investigator (with 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.

Co-Investigator (Theme Lead: End of Life Care) (with PI: D. Heyland; Co-Is: several investigators across Canada). “Technology evaluation in the elderly network.” Funding: Network Centres of Excellence grant.

Co-Investigator (with 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: MSFHR.

Co-Investigator (with 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.

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

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

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

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

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

Co-Investigator (with PI: A. Williams). “Knowledge mobilization of Canada’s compassionate care benefit.” Funding: CIHR.

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

Co-Investigator (with PI: S. Thorne, & Co-I’s: G. Hislop, C. Kim-Sing, & J. Oliffe). “Communication in cancer care: Longitudinal cohort analysis of patterns and variations across the cancer trajectory.” Funding: Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.

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

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

Principal Investigator (with several Co-I’s). “Exploring family care work at the end of life.” Funding: Letter of intent, SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative.

Co-Principal Investigator (with Co-PI: H. Coward,  several other international Co-I’s). “Religious requirements for a ‘good death’ in hospice care.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

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

Principal Investigator (with G. Grande, S. Aoun, C. Toye, & L. Funk). “International collaboration on palliative family caregiving.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research (Meetings/Dissemination Grant).

Co-Investigator (with PI: A. Williams; Co-Is: R. Donovan). “Cultural influences on family caregiving in palliative and end of life care.” Funding: Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Co-Investigator (with PI: G. Grande; Co-I’s: L. Kristjanson, S. Aoun, & C. Toye). “Workshop to develop international collaborative on family caregiving research in palliative and end of life care.” Funding: The British Academy.

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.

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

Co-Investigator (with 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.

Co-Investigator (with 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.

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

Co-Investigator (with 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.

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.

Co-Investigator (with 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Co-Investigator (with PI: D. Hultsch). “Aging and health: A psychosocial population health perspective.” Funding: Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (team infrastructure grant).

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