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Kelli Stajduhar

Kelli Stajduhar, PhD, MSN, BN, RN, CAHS University of Victoria 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) Kelli Stajduhar is a professor in the School of…

Kelli Stajduhar named Academic of the Year

Kelli Stajduhar of the University of Victoria was named 2017 Academic of the Year by the Confederation of University Faculty Associations of British Columbia. The CUFA BC Distinguished Academics Awards celebrate these ideas that contribute to the non-academic community and demonstrate the necessity and vitality of public university-based research and scholarly activity. Kelli’s awared was…

Network Investigator Kelli Stajduhar profiled

CFN Network Investigator and Citizen Engagement Committee Member Kelli Stajduhar was recently profiled in the University of Victoria Alumni magazine, The Torch. “Palliative care should be as essential for dying Canadians as prenatal and obstetric care are for newborns.” Click here to read the profile.  

Congratulations to all CFN Investigators who received Fall 2018 CIHR Project Grants!

Multiple CFN Investigators have received 2018 Project Grants for their valuable work in improving care for older adults living with frailty and/or supporting their caregivers. Read more about all the recipients here. Susan Bronskill (Principal Investigator), Understanding the burden and health system impact of loneliness and social isolation in older adults in Canada–$325, 124 Sharon Straus (Principal Investigator), Economic…

Supporting quality of life assessments of frail older adults and their family caregivers

About the Project: Older adults living at home facing frailty and chronic illness, and their family caregivers, often experience challenges affecting their quality of life. Their priorities must be addressed by healthcare providers. Unfortunately, these are easily overlooked in the “hustle and bustle” of care. Tools for assessing quality of life make the priorities of…

Look at our completed projects

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care — Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN Pilot study of an automated one-year mortality prediction tool to trigger Advance Care Planning — James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC Talk to me: seriously ill patients’ views on physician behaviours that…

Completed projects

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Integrating a quality of life assessment and practice support system in palliative home care (CAT 2014-17) — Richard Sawatzky, PhD, MSc, BSc, RN — Trinity Western University Pilot study of an automated one-year mortality prediction tool to trigger Advance Care Planning (CAT 2015-16) — James Downar, MDCM, MHSc, FRCPC — University Health…

Projects in progress

End-of-Life Care (EOL)/Advance Care Planning (ACP) Improving advance care planning for frail elderly Canadians (TG 2015-03) — John You, MD, MSc, FRCPC — McMaster University Improving Supportive End-of-Life Care in Long-Term Care: Exploring the Changing Role of Family Physicians in Care Teams (CAT 2018-03) — Jayna Holroyd-Leduc, BSc, MD, FRCPC – University of Calgary “C5-75”: A primary…

2013 Catalyst Grants

CFN launched its first Catalyst Grant Program in October of 2013. The specific objective of this funding program is to catalyze creativity, novelty, and innovation in research to benefit Canada’s seriously ill, frail elderly. The 2013 Catalyst Program funded projects of up to one (1) year in length and for a maximum of $100,000 each, with…

2013 Core Research Program

In August of 2014, CFN announced five awards funding patient-centred research projects, under its Core Research Program 2013.  The five projects funded were selected from 19 full applications resulting from an initial 60 letters of intent received.  Funding will go to 16 Principal Investigators from 11 host institutions across Canada. Additional investigators and research collaborators,…