McMaster University

McMaster University


About Us

Research is a key component of an overall scholarly approach to advancing the field of Palliative Care in an academic environment. Our Division faculty members and fellows conduct a variety of research studies on clinical, health services and education issues in Palliative Care. They present research at regional, provincial and international conferences and publish in peer reviewed journals. In 2011-2012, faculty members have published 34 peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters. For more information on these publications, check out the Department of Family Medicine 2011-2012 Report.

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For Additional Information:

Michelle Howard

Division of Palliative Care Research Lead
Michelle Howard, MSc PhD
Department of Family Medicine
McMaster University
David Braley Health Sciences Centre
100 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON L8P 1H6
905-525-9140 xt. 28502
Fax: 905-527-4440


Publication Collage

Recent Publications

Ploeg J, Kaasalainen S, McAiney C, Martin-Misener R, Donald F, Wickson-Griffiths A, Carter N, Sangster-Gormley E, Schindel Martin L, Brazil K, Taniguchi A. Resident and family perceptions of the nurse practitioner role in long term care settings: a qualitative descriptive study. BMC Nurs. 2013 Sep 27;12(1):24. [Epub ahead of print]

Bedard G, Hawley P, Zhang L, Slaven M, Gagnon P, Bisland S, Bennett M, Tardif F, Chow E. A survey of Canadian cancer patients' perspectives on the characteristics and treatment of breakthrough pain. Support Care Cancer. 2013 May 2.

Brazil K, Kaasalainen S, Williams A, Dumont S. A Comparison of Support Needs Between Rural and Urban Family Caregivers Providing Palliative Care. Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2013 Jan 22.

Brazil K, Cupido C, Taniguchi A, Howard M, Akhtar-Danesh N, Frolic A. Assessing family members' satisfaction with information sharing and communication during hospital care at the end of life. J Palliat Med. 2013 Jan;16(1):82-6. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2012.0362.

Lingard LA, McDougall A, Schulz V, Shadd J, Marshall D, Strachan PH, Tait GR, Arnold JM, Kimel G. Understanding palliative care on the heart failure care team: an innovative research methodology. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2013 May;45(5):901-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.04.006. Epub 2012 Sep 25.




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