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

  • Advocacy and support of youth and young adults with complex and life limiting conditions
  • Transition from pediatric to adult services
  • Public health approach to palliative care
  • Grief, bereavement, end of life
  • Innovations in qualitative research
  • Patient engagement and patient decision making

Recent Publications

Cook, K. & Bergeron, K. (2020). Recommendations for a Public Health Approach to Palliative Care with Young Adults with Life Limiting Conditions. British Medical Journal: Supportive and Palliative Care. http://spcare.bmj.com

MacMullin, K., Jerry, P., & Cook, K. (2020). Psychotherapist experiences with telepsychotherapy: Pre-COVID-19 lessons for a post COVID-19 World. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. https://psycnet.apa.org

Gray, L. M., Wong-Wylie, G., Rempel, G. R., & Cook, K. (2020). Expanding qualitative research interviewing strategies: Zoom video communications. The Qualitative Report, 25(5), 1292-1301. https://nsuworks.nova.edu

Parfeniuk, S., Petrovic, K., MacIsaac, P., Cook, K. A., & Rempel, G. R. (2020). Transition readiness measures for emerging adults with chronic disease: A systematic review. Journal of Transition Medicine. https://doi.org

Cook, K. & Bergeron, K. (2019). Using Group Concept Mapping to Engage a Hard-to-Reach Population in Research: Young Adults With Life-Limiting Conditions. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, (18). doi.org/10.1177/1609406919891315

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). https://doi.org

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). https://nsuworks.nova.edu

Cook, K., Siden, H., Jack, S., Thabane, L. & Browne, G. (2013). Up against the system: A Case study of young adult perspectives transitioning from pediatric palliative care. Nursing, Research and Practice, 2013. https://doi.org

Presentations

Year Presentation
2019 Stevenson, M., Valance, J. & Cook, K. Anishnaabek Nanadaagin: Examining the role of traditional healing in inner-city diabetes care. Sigma Theta Tau Conference, Washington DC, USA (November) (Poster)
2019 Cook, K., Bergeron, K. & Maynard, J. Golden Nugget Presentation: Insights to Support Patient Engagement Research with Medically Fragile Young Adults. International Journal of Qualitative Methods Conference, Vancouver, Canada (October)
2019 Borenko-Hoffman, C., Cook, K. & Leslie, K. What impact does health care provider’s understanding of advance care planning and the law have on system wide practices of advance care planning and its implementation? International Journal of Qualitative Methods Conference, Vancouver, Canada (October) (Poster)
2019 Corcoran, L & Cook, K. The Philosophies of Paolo Freire and Hans-Georg Gadamer: Exemplars of navigating the tangled relationship between philosophy and nursing. 13th Philosophy in the Nurses’ World & 23d International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, Victoria, Canada (August).
2018 Cook, K.,Kryworuchko, J., Vanbreeman, Cl & 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.