Public Lecture

A free public lecture will take place May 16 from 7-9pm. 

 

Dying at Home in all its Variations

Kelli Stajduhar

Professor, School of Nursing and Centre on Aging University of Victoria

Research Scientist End of Life Program, Fraser Health Authority


Drawing on data/narratives from ethnographies, one in which Dr. Stajduhar spent hundreds of hours observing family caregivers with dying people in their own home,  as well as current research with dying people who are homeless or in unstable housing, this presentation explores what it means to be dying at home and what it is to be a family caregiver. Topics to be covered include death and dying in contemporary society, the impact of dying at home on family members, and the experience of dying and death for some of our most vulnerable people and those connected to them.

About the Speaker:  

Dr. Stajduhar has worked in oncology, palliative care, and gerontology for over 30 years as a staff nurse, nurse clinician, clinical nurse specialist, educator, and researcher. Her research has focused on the health service needs for people who are dying and their family members and on the particular needs of marginalized and vulnerable populations. She is the recipient of numerous awards and publishes and speaks widely on issues pertaining to palliative care, family caregiving, health system design for those with chronic life-limiting illness and on establishing research partnerships and collaborations with health authorities. Along with leading several externally-funded research projects, she is the Scientific Lead of iPANEL (Initiative for a Palliative Approach in Nursing: Evidence and Leadership), a MSFHR-funded applied health services and policy research initiative with a focus on investigating the integration of a palliative approach into the care of people with chronic life-limiting illness.