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Lorraine Holtslander
RN, BSN, MN, PhD
Associate Professor

Office: E4216 Health Sciences, Saskatoon
Phone: (306) 966-8402 (306) 966-8402
Fax: (306) 966-6621
E-mail: lorraine.holtslander@usask.ca
Skype: lorraine.holtslander
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Biography

  • Research Interests
    • Palliative care
    • Family caregivers
    • Bereavement
    • Nursing interventions
    • Teaching & learning
  • Methodology
    • Qualitative
    • Mixed methods

Lorraine has maintained an active clinical practice with Saskatoon Home Care since 1988, focusing mainly on providing palliative care in the community. Her interests in care of the family, the family caregiver, and end of life care have evolved from this involvement. She has been teaching nursing students since 1990 but assumed a tenure-track position in 2007. Her research and teaching interests include family nursing, community care, and qualitative methodology. She is currently using mixed methods to develop an intervention for older people who are bereaved after caregiving for a patient with advanced cancer.

Publications

Duggleby, W., Holtslander, L., Kylma, J., Duncan, V., & Hammond, C. (2010). Metasynthesis of the hope experience of family caregivers of persons with chronic illness. Qualitative Health Research, 20(2), 148 - 158.

Holtslander, L., & Duggleby, W. (2010). The psychosocial context of bereavement for older women who were caregivers for a spouse with advanced cancer. Journal of Women and Aging22 2, 109 – 124.

Clarke, V., & Holtslander, L. (2010). Finding a balanced approach: Incorporating the medicine wheel teachings in the care of Aboriginal people at the end of life. Journal of Palliative Care, 26, 34 - 36.

Grants

Holtslander, L. Saskatchewan PI (2010-2011). $50,000. in Duggleby, W. (PI), Williams, A. (co-PI), Cooper, D., Hampton, M., Holtslander, L., Popkin, D., Thomas-MacLean, R., & Willson, D. Living with hope: Developing a psychosocial supportive program for rural older women caregivers of spouses with advanced cancer, 2008-2011, $244,719 CIHR Operating Grant.

Holtslander, L. (2010). University Publications Fund Award – Article Preparation, $1000, University of Saskatchewan.

Holtslander, L., Duggleby, W., & Teucher, U. Developing a psychosocial “finding balance” intervention for older adults who are bereaved caregivers of a palliative cancer patient. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Establishment Grant, $70,842, (09/2009 to 08/2011).

Holtslander, L., Duggleby, W., & Teucher, U. Developing a psychosocial “finding balance” intervention for older adults who are bereaved caregivers of a palliative cancer patient. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation New Investigator Establishment Grant. $70,842 (09/2009 to 08/2011))

Holtslander, L. (PI). Stamler, L. (2009-2010). Group Interviews of Parents and Service Providers, Phase 2, $8468.80 in Paterson, B., Amirault, D., Gutwin, C., Holtslander, L., Letourneau, N., Mandryk, R., Nicholas, D., Stamler, L. (2009-2011). Application of user-centered participatory design research in the development of an online intervention to provide social support to parents of adolescents with diabetes, $91,288, Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

Duggleby, W. (co-PI), Goodridge, D. (co-PI), Leis, A., Gjevre, J., Popkin, D., Thomas-McLean, R., Quinlan, L., Teucher, U., Holtslander, L., Racine, L., Baydala, A., Saul, G., Bourassa, C., Hampton, M., Cooper, D., & Wright, K. (2009-2011). Quality End of Life Research Group, $100,000, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation Group Development Grant.