Articles of Interest

Here, we profile research studies in palliative care nursing that are recently published and that are relevant to the national landscape of palliative care nursing in Canada.


Caregiving at the margins: An ethnographic exploration of family caregivers experiences providing care for structurally vulnerable populations at the end-of-life


Through interviews and observations conducted in various locations including homes, shelters, transitional housing facilities, clinics, hospitals, palliative care units, community-based service centres and outdoor settings, nursing researcher Kelli Stajduhar (University of Victoria) and her team offer insight into the experiences of family caregivers in a context of structural vulnerability (e.g., homelessness, poverty, racism, criminalization of illicit drug use and mental health stigma). The findings of their study shed important light on a sometimes hidden aspect of healthcare practice, and the need to improve culturally relevant palliative care approaches.

Kelli Stajduhar, Melissa Giesbrecht, Ashley Mollison, Naheed Dosani, & Ryan McNeil, published April 27, 2020, Palliative Medicine, 34 (7), 946-953.

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