Current research

Discussions at iPANEL symposium
Discussions at iPANEL symposium

Studies in Palliative and End of Life Care covers a wide range of topics centred on integrating a palliative approach into the care of people with chronic life-limiting conditions. Our research uses qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches, and is commonly conducted in collaboration with researchers from other universities and health authorities, both within Canada and internationally.

Currently we are involved in several research projects including:

We are also involved in several project collaborations:

  • Integrating quality of life assessment and practice support systems in palliative homecare
  • Integrating quality of life assessments into acute care for older adults with chronic life-limiting illness
  • Cultural and religious perspectives on palliative and end of life care
  • Exploring high mortality cancer patients and family caregivers transitions from diagnosis to end of life: Implications for quality of life
  • Healthcare providers' perspectives of compassionate care at the end of life
  • Caring for the caregiver: Implementation of an evidence-based novel service for family caregivers of cancer patients at the end of life