Susan Anne Cadell

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Recent Research Projects

Best practices: Parent/provider interactions in pediatrics

2011/12-2014/15 • $404,743 • PI,CO
When a child is seriously ill or dying, family relationships and exchanges with health care professionals (HCPs) - nurses, physicians, and social workers - clearly determine parents' perceptions of care and its outcomes. When relationships are not good or interactions do not go well, parents...

PedPalASCNet: A Network for Accessible, Sustainable, and Collaborative Research in Pediatric Palliative Care

2011/12-2014/15 • $375,328 • PI,CO
Children with life-threatening conditions, and their families, require specialized care to enhance their quality of life. Many of these diseases are progressive, and little can be done to stop or slow the disease. Life-threatening conditions typically result in death before adulthood. Prevention...

Charting the Territory: Determining and Documenting Trajectories for Families Where a Child Has a Life-Threatening Condition

2010/11-2013/14 • $926,935 • PI,CO
Children living with severe life-threatening conditions and their families require specialized care to enhance their quality of life. Prevention and relief of physical symptoms, as well as emotional, social, and spiritual difficulties, needs to begin at diagnosis because little can be done to...

Stress and Growth over Time: Caregiving and Bereaved Parents of Children with Life-Limiting Illnesses

2010/11-2011/12 • $237,286 • PI,CO
Caring for a child with a life-limiting illness is a stressful experience that compounds the usual challenges of parenting. The negative aspects of caring for a child with a life-limiting illness are well documented. In the face of such adversity, however, we also know that parent caregivers can...

Evidence-Informed Primary Bereavement Care: A Knowledge-To-Action Approach

2011/12 • $199,443 • PI,CO,Other
The focus of bereavement care interventions to date has centered on those who present with complications. Primary bereavement care is considered as prevention and supportive for those experiencing the death of a loved one. Evidence indicates that the bereaved can suffer from a range of physical,...

The Pan-Canadian Study of Palliative Care Providers: Knowledge to Action

2010/11 • $40,000 • PI,CO
There is little known about the palliative care workforce in Canada and there is a need to broaden the current understanding of compassion satisfaction (CS) and compassion fatigue (CF) among palliative care providers. Our study addresses this problem by developing and applying a specially...

Psychosocial Oncology: Addressing the needs of young adults living with cancer

2010/11 • $17,500 • Scholarship/Fellowship,Other
A diagnosis of cancer brings with it many consequences that go beyond the bio-medical aspects if the disease. Psychosocial Oncology is an emerging field which acknowledges and explores the emotional, psychological and social outcomes of cancer -- factors that go beyond bio-medical needs. To...

Living Well with Cancer

2010/11 • $3,000 • PI
Cancer is the leading cause of death in Canada but with advances in early detection and treatment many more people are not dying from cancer but rather living with cancer. Currently millions of dollars are earmarked by governments, companies and individuals under the generic topic 'cancer...

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