Dr. Lorraine Holtslander

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External Research Associate University of Saskatchewan Key Interests: palliative care, caregivers in bereavement, interventions for older adults.

Lorraine Holtslander is an Assistant Professor with the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan and her research focuses on supporting family caregivers in bereavement, with a particular interest in developing and testing interventions for older adults which are evidence-based, feasible, and effective. She is a registered nurse with a Masters of Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Nursing from the University of Saskatchewan. As well, she has received certification by the Canadian Nurses Association as a Hospice Palliative Care Nurse. She is involved as principal investigator and co-applicant on several provincial and national grants and has published articles in peer-reviewed journals about the results of these research initiatives.

Lorraine’s research interests have grown from an active clinical practice with Saskatoon Home Care since 1988, focused mainly on providing palliative home care in the community. Lorraine has been an active member of several research groups including the Quality End of Life research group, and the Creative Practices for Cancer Patients research group, both funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation. Through these groups Lorraine has had many opportunities to network with researchers in various disciplines. She has also completed a research fellowship sponsored by the Oncology Nursing Foundation, working with her mentor, Dr. Susan McMillan, at the University of South Florida.