Karen Cook - RN, PhD, RCC
I am a nurse, researcher and family therapist. My clinical experience includes palliative home care for adults and children, specialized pediatric hospice care, and community bereavement programming.
My current research and practice is focused on developing a public health palliative approach to care for young adults with progressive and life limiting conditions that will support their dreams, and maximize their opportunities to achieve their goals. Working with a team of young adults and community partners, we have launched L3: Let’s Live a Little! to develop social and community support for these young adults. It is my hope that developing a compassionate community of care for these young adults will sustain their resilience to overcome extraordinary challenges.
- Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University - Assistant Professor