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Kelli Stajduhar, PhD, MSN, BN, RN, CAHS

University of Victoria

Member: Citizen Engagement Committee

Principal Investigator:

2015 Catalyst Grant Program -- Integrated Approach to Palliative Care in Acute Care (iPAC-AC) (CAT 2015-32)

2013 Core Research Program Grant -- The Carer Support Needs Assessment (CSNAT) Intervention: Supporting Family Caregivers of Palliative Patients at Home (CORE 2013-01)

2013 Catalyst Grant Program -- Integrating quality of life assessments into acute care for older adults with chronic life-limiting illness (CAT 2013-51)

Kelli Stajduhar is a professor in the School of Nursing and Institute on Aging & Lifelong Health at the University of Victoria, and is a research scientist with Fraser Health. She has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for almost 30 years as a practicing nurse, educator, and researcher. Her clinical work and research has focused on health service needs for those at the end-of-life and their families, and on the needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. Dr. Stajduhar has 250+ academic publications and presentations. She is currently the lead investigator on multiple research projects including the iPANEL research project in British Columbia, which brings together nursing researchers, practitioners and administrators to integrate a palliative approach into the health care system; an international research collaborative on family caregiving; projects evaluating the integration of a palliative approach in acute and residential care settings, and a Victoria-based study on access to end-of-life care for structurally vulnerable populations. Most recently, Dr. Stajduhar received the CASN Award for Excellence in Nursing Research.