Karen Cook Ph.D, RN

Assistant Professor

Karen Cook

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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

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

Recent Publications

Cook, K. & Bergeron, K. (2019 in press). Using Group Concept Mapping to Engage a Hard-to-Reach Population in Research: Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions. International Journal of Qualitative Methods.

Parfeniuk, S., Petrovic, K., MacIsaac, P., Cook, K. A., & Rempel, G. R. (2019 in press). Transition readiness measures for emerging adults with chronic disease: A systematic review. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. [Accepted 2019-05-14]

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.

Presentations

Presentations

Year Presentation
2018 Cook, K., Maynard, J. Let’s Talk: Decision Making Conversations with Young Adults with Serious Conditions. 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, Quebec
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. 20th 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.