Sharon Kaasalainen

Sharon Kaasalainen, PhD, MSc, BScN, RN

McMaster University

Principal Investigator:

2015 Transformative Grant Program Pilot Study — Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03-P)

2014 Strategic Impact Grant — Improving Palliative Care in Long-Term Care Homes Using Participatory Action Research (SIG 2014-IS)


CFN Interdisciplinary Fellow 2018 — Pamela Durepos

CFN Interdisciplinary Fellow 2013 — Abigail Wickson-Griffiths

Dr. Sharon Kaasalainen is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at McMaster University, an associate member of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster, and an Honourary Professor at Queen’s University in Belfast. Dr. Kaasalainen obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Health Sciences from McMaster University, and a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto. Her top three research interests are pain management and palliative care in long-term care; improving the quality of life for older adults living in long-term care; and advanced practice nursing roles in long-term care.