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Athabasca University

Karen Cook Ph.D, RN

Assistant Professor

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Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines

Education

  • PhD: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
  • MSc(A): McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
  • BSN: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

Clinical Background

  • Advanced Practice Nursing; Families of children with complex conditions; Palliative and bereavement care; Transition from pediatric services
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor and Family Therapist

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Youth and young adults with complex and life limiting conditions
  • Public health approach to palliative care
  • Transition from pediatric to adult services
  • Decision making and family support
  • Indigenous ways of knowing
  • Qualitative and mixed methods
  • Narrative medicine/therapy

Recent Publications

Cook, K., Jack, S., Siden, H., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. (2016). Investing in Uncertainty: Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions Achieving their Developmental Goals. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 19 (8) (August).

Cook, K., Jack, S., Siden, H., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. (2014). Innovations in research with medically fragile populations: Using Bulletin Board Focus Groups. The Qualitative Report, 19, 39 (September).

Cook, K., Siden, H., Jack, S., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. (2013). Up against the system: Young adult perspectives transitioning from pediatric palliative care. Nursing, Research and Practice, 2013, Article ID 286751.

Cook, K., Browne, G., Jack, S., Thabane, L. & Siden, H. (2013). Online Bulletin Board Focus Groups (BBFG) with Medically Fragile Young Adults. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 12, 700.

Recent Presentations

Year Presentation
2018 Cook, K., Bergeron, K. Online Strategies for Patient Engagement with Young Adults. International Institute of Qualitative Methods Conference, Banff, Alberta, (May)
2017 Cook, K., Bergeron, K. Wired for Living. International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, (September)
2016 Cook, K., Bergeron, K. Bridging the Gap: Developing A Palliative Approach to Care for Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions (Pecha Kucha). Canadian Institute for Health Research Patient Engagement Summit (Invitation only), Ottawa, Ontario (October)
2016 Cook, K., Bergeron, K., Maynard, J. Creating Patient Engagement through Innovative Methods. Canadian Institute for Health Research Patient Engagement Summit (Invitation only), Ottawa, Ontario (October) (poster)
2016 Cook, K., Bergeron, K. Bridging the Gap: Developing a Palliative Approach to Care for Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions. International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec (October)
2016 Cook, K., Bergeron, K., Maynard, J. Creating Patient Engagement through Innovative Methods. International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec (October) (poster).
2016 Cook, K. L3: Let’s Live a Little! Developing a Compassionate Community of Care for Young Adults. B.C. Hospice and Palliative Care Association Conference. (May)
2015 Cook, K., Jack, S., Siden, H., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. Risk and Resilience in Medically Fragile Young Adults. International Family Nursing Conference, Odense, Denmark.
2014 Cook, K., Jack, S., Siden, H., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. Innovations in Research with Medically Fragile Populations: Using Bulleting Board Focus Groups.
  • InspireNet, Vancouver, BC. (October)
  • International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec (September)
2014 Cook, K., Siden, H., Jack, S., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. Up Against the System: Young Adult Experiences Transitioning from Pediatric Palliative Care to Adult Services. International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec (September).
2013 Cook, K., Siden, H., Jack, S., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. Innovations in Research with Medically Fragile Populations. Advances in Qualitative Methods, Edmonton, Alberta.

Other Interests

Travel, road biking, skiing, and enjoying the pleasures of outdoor life in BC.

Updated June 02 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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