Excellence in Nursing award for Stajduhar

Stajduhar with her award

Centre on Aging researcher Dr. Kelli Stajduhar (UVic School of Nursing) is the recipient of a 2014 Excellence in Nursing Research award from the College of Registered Nurses of BC for her clinically-focused research on end-of-life and palliative care and her contributions as a research facilitator, mentor and communicator.

Stajduhar began her career as a front line nurse, but returned to an academic career with a desire to improve care for palliative patients and to reduce distress felt by nurses who care for them. Her work transcends the boundaries of practice, education and research; and speaks to her commitment to support patients, family caregivers, and nursing staff.