Barbara Pesut named UBC Health Researcher of the Year
Barbara Pesut, professor of nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Development is part of a research team at UBC’s Okanagan campus focused on improving palliative care. Working with patients and families in rural communities to better understand their experiences and needs, her work is helping to build rural capacity for end-of-life care by working with hospice palliative care societies from throughout the B.C. interior and across Canada.
“As Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity, Prof. Pesut is one of the foremost experts in palliative care in Canada and internationally,” says Marie Tarrant, director of the School of Nursing at UBC Okanagan. “She is developing innovative and meaningful programs to improve end-of-life care for underserved populations.”