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Athabasca University

Karen Cook

Assistant Professor

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Clinical Background

  • Advanced Practice Nursing; families of children with chronic and terminal illness; pediatric cardiology; palliative and bereavement care; young adult transition from pediatric services
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor and Family Therapist

Scholarship and Research Interests

  • Young adult hospice
  • Compassionate community approach to palliative care
  • Transition from pediatric to adult services
  • Resilience in (medically) fragile populations
  • Narrative and therapeutic strategies to enhance family functioning

Other Interests

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

Professional Associations

  • International Family Nursing Association
  • BC Hospice and Palliative Care Association
  • iPanel (Initiative for a Palliative Approach in Nursing: Evidence and Leadership)
  • BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors

Education

  • PhD (2013): McMaster University. The Experiences of Young Adults with Life Threatening Conditions Transitioning from Pediatric Services
  • MSc(A): McGill University
  • BSN: University of British Columbia

Recent Publications

Cook, K., Jack, S., Siden, H., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. (2014). Up against the system: Young adult perspectives transitioning from pediatric palliative care to adult services. Journal of Palliative Care, 30 (3), 214.

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.

 Davies, B., Collins, J., Steele, R., Cook, K.,  Distler, V. & Brenner, A.. (2007). Parents’ and Children’s Perspectives of a Children’s Hospice Bereavement Program. Journal of Palliative Care, 23(1), 14- 23.

Davies, B., Collins, J., Steele, R., Cook, K., Brenner, A. & Smith, S. (2005). Children’s perspectives of a pediatric hospice program. Journal of Palliative Care, 21(4), 252-261.

Steele, R., Davies, B., Collins, J. & Cook, K. (2005).  End of life care in a children’s hospice program. Journal of Palliative Care, 21(1), 5-11.

Recent Presentations

Risk and Resilience in Young Adult with Life Threatening Conditions
International Family Nursing Conference, Odense, Denmark (summer 2015)
       
Innovations in Research with Medically Fragile Populations: Using Bulletin Board Focus Groups.

  1. InspireNet, Vancouver, BC.
  2. International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec

Up Against the System: Young Adult Experiences Transitioning from Pediatric Palliative Care to Adult Services.

  1. International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec (September).
  2. BC Hospice and Palliative Care Annual General Meeting

Innovations in Research with Medically Fragile Populations.

  1. Advances in Qualitative Methods, Edmonton, Alberta.
  2. International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec

Updated June 02 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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