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 a Professor and the Gladys Sharpe Chair in Nursing in the School of Nursing at McMaster University. Dr. Kaasalainen is also an Associate member of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University. Dr. Kaasalainen’s research program is focused on improving the quality of life for people living in long term care homes with a particular focus on implementing a palliative approach in dementia care. She has received research funding from CIHR, SSHRC, and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care; both as a principal and co-investigator with the primary focus on improving quality of care for LTC residents and their family.