Richard Sawatzky

Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN

Trinity Western University

Principal Investigator:

2018 Catalyst Grant Program — Supporting quality of life assessments of frail older adults and their family caregivers (CAT 2018-17)

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

2014 Catalyst Grant Program — Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative homecare (CAT 2014-17)

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

2013 Knowledge Synthesis Grant — Patient- and family-reported experience and outcome measures for elderly acute care patients: A knowledge synthesis (KS 2013-09)

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


2019 Summer Student Awards Program — Madison Muhic

2013 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program — Eric Chan

2013 Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program — Joyce Lee

Dr. Richard Sawatzky holds a Canada Research Chair in Person-Centred Outcomes at Trinity Western University (TWU) and is the Lead on Patient-Reported Outcomes at the Centre for Advancing Health Outcomes (“Advancing Health” for short) at Providence Health Care in British Columbia. Dr. Sawatzky has been a faculty member at TWU since 2002 and currently teaches courses on knowledge synthesis and quantitative research methods in the Master of Science in Nursing program. He leads a program of research that focuses on the validation and use of person-centred health outcomes measurement and quality of life assessment, with a particular emphasis on integrating a palliative approach to care for people who have chronic life-limiting illnesses.