Carole Robinson
BSc, RN, BSN, MSN, PhD

Current Positions and Affiliations:

  • Professor, School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan 

Areas of Research Interest:

  • Tobacco related interventions for families in the circumstance of a lung cancer diagnosis
  • Palliative care in rural and remote contexts - enhancing quality of life for patients and family via enhancing service provision
  • Advance care planning - enhancing quality of life in the context of chronic health problems and end of life

Current Research Related to the Institute's Priorities:

TCARE-2: A sustainability plan for a rural palliative approach service using nurse/volunteer navigation partnerships
PI:  B. Pesut
Co-Is:  B. Hooper, C. Robinson
Date:  November 2014 - October 31, 2015
Funded by:  Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Solutions Initiatives

Implementation of a Family Palliative Caregiver Decision Support Guide
PIs:  C. Robinson, K. Rush
Co-Is:  B. Pesut, J. Bottorff, G. Fyles, E. Andersen
Date:  October 2014 - October 2015
Funded by:  Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies: Solutions Initiatives

What makes for quality of life when you have an advanced life-limiting illness?
CAs:  C. Robinson, B. Pesut, J. Bottorff
Date:  September 2013 - September 2014
Funded by:  CIHR Cafe Scientifique

Improving care for persons living with life-limiting chronic illness in rural communities
PI: B. Pesut
Co-Is:  C. Robinson, N. Oelke, K. Rush, E. Staples, N. Klaver, B. Hope, J. Hope, M. Harkness, J. Adams, J. Hollowary
Date:  July 2013 - July 2014
Funded by:  Rural and Remote Health Research Network

Which way from here? Navigation competencies for the care of older rural adults at the end of life
PI: Wendy Duggleby
Co-Is: J. Anderson, S. Baxter, P. Berry, D. Cooper, R. Fainsinger, K. Fassbender, K. Fraser, S. Ghosh, D. Goodridge, L. Hallstrom, S. Kaasalainen, K. Sandra, N. Keating, K. Kemmer, A. Mann, R. MacLeod, C. Nekolaichuk, B. Pesut, C. Robinson, A. Salas, S. Swanson, J. Swindle, S. Watanabe, K. Whitfield, A. Williams, T. Woytkiw
Date: March 2013 - April 2014
Funded by: CIHR Planning Grant $23,500

Improving care for people with dementia: Supporting communities, families, and health decisions
PI: Carole Robinson
Co-Is: E. Beattie, J. Bottorff, B. Pesut, M. Courtney, H. Edwards
Date: 2011 - 2012
Funded by: CIHR Meeting Grant $25,000

Cafe Scientifique:  Who cares for caregivers? Families and serious illness
PI: Carole Robinson
Co-Is: B. Pesut, J. Bottorff
Date: 2011 - 2012
Funded by: CIHR Cafe Scientifique Program $3,000

SUCCEED: Supporting and understanding Canadian couples' experiences with early dementia
PI: Carole Robinson
Co-I: S. Holtzman, J. Bottorff, B. Pesut, C. Reid, E. Antifeau, J. Hamilton
Date:  2011 - 2012
Funded by: FHSD Operating Grant $10,000

CIHR Team Grant Investigating Tobacco and Gender (iTAG)
PI: J. Bottorff, J. Oliffe
Co-I: L. Greaves, N. Poole, M. Ensom, R. Haines, C. Okoli, C. Robinson, M. Khara, M. Krank
Date: 2008-2013
Funded by: CIHR $999,609

Road to inclusion or increased risk?
PI: R.D. Hole
Co-I: C.A. Robinson, T. Stainton
Date: 2009
Funded by: SSHRC $128,300

Supporting the health and well-being of rural and urban caregivers
PI: Carole Robinson, Tanis Coletti, Meredith Lilly
Co-I: J. Bottorff, S. Broughton, S. Holtzman, G. Fyles, K. MacDonough, B. Pesut
Date: 2009-2010
Funded by: IHLCDP, Research Interest Group Grant,  $10,000

Healthcare ethics in rural palliative care: Advancing the research agenda
PI: Barbara Pesut
Co-I: Carole Robinson, Joan Bottorff
Date: 2008-2009
Funded by: IHA/UBCO FHSD, $10,000

Rural palliative care ethics: An ethnography of two communities
PI: Barbara Pesut
Co-I: Carole Robinson, Joan Bottorff
Date: 2008-2009
Funded by: CIHR, $148,837

Publications and Reports:

Journal Articles

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., Sawatzky, R., & Dalhuisen, M. (2015). Feasibility of a rural palliative supportive service.  Rural and Remote Health,15: 3116. Link to Article

Robinson, C.A., Bottorff, J.L., Pesut, B., Oliffe, J.L., & Tomlinson, J. (2014). The male face of caregiving: A scoping review of men caring for a person with dementia. American Journal of Men’s Health, 8(5), 409-426. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Hooper, B., Sawatzky, R., Robinson, C., Bottorff, J., & Dalhuisen, M. (2013). The elusive search for quality care at end of life: Framework for a rural palliative supportive service. Palliative Care: Research and Treatment, 7, 7-17. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Robinson, C., & Bottorff, J. (2013). Among neighbours: An ethnographic account of responsibilities in rural palliative care. Palliative and Supportive Care, 12(2), 1-12. Link to Article

Robinson, C., Pesut, B., & Bottorff, J. (2012). Supporting rural family palliative caregivers. Journal of Family Nursing, 18(4), 467-490. Link to Article

Pesut, B., Beswick, F., Robinson, C., & Bottorff, J. (2012). Philosophizing social justice in rural palliative care: Hayek’s moral stone? Nursing Philosophy, 13(1), 46-55. Link to Article

Cummings, G. G., Reid, R. C., Estabrooks, C. A., Norton, P. T., Cummings G. E., Rowe, B. H., Abel, S., Bissell, L., Bottorff, J. L., Robinson, C. A., Wagg, A., Lee, J., Lynch, S., & Masaoud, E. (2012). Older persons’ transitions in care (OPTIC): A study protocol. BMC Geriatrics. 12:75. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2318-12-75, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2318/12/75

Cummings G.G., & OPTIC Team. (accepted September 24, 2012).  OPTIC:  Older Persons' Transitions in Care. Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association Perspectives Journal.    

Robinson, C. A., Bottorff, J. L., Lilly, M. B., Reid, C., Abel, S., Lo, M., & Cummings, G. (2012). Stakeholder perspectives on transitions of nursing home residents to hospital emergency departments and back in two Canadian provinces. Journal of Aging Studies, 26(4), 419-427. (Available online June 23, 2012).  

Robinson, C. A. (2012). “Our best hope is a cure.” Hope in the context of advance care planning. Palliative & Supportive Care, 10, 1-8. doi: 10.1017/S147895151100068X

Pesut, B., Bottorff, J., & Robinson, C. (2011). Be known, be available, be mutual: A qualitative ethical analysis of social values in rural palliative care. BMC Ethics, 12(19). Link to Article

Lockie, S., Bottorff, J., Robinson, C., &Pesut, B. (2010). Experiences of rural family caregivers who assist with commuting for palliative care. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 42(1), 74-91. Link to Article

Robinson, C. A., Pesut, B., & Bottorff, J. L. (2010). Issues in rural palliative care: Views from the countryside. Journal of Rural Health, 26, 78-84. Link to Article

Topf, L., Robinson, C. A., & Bottorff, J. L. (in press). When a desired home death does not occur: The consequences of broken promises. Journal of Palliative Medicine.

 

Refereed Conference Presentations

Robinson, C. A., Bottorff, J. L., Sarbit, G., & Torchalla, I. (2012). Gendering Knowledge Translation: Using qualitative research evidence to support smoking cessation among families of patients with lung cancer. Paper presented at the 2012 meeting of the CIHR Institute on Gender and Health (IGH) Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research, Montreal, PQ, October 29-31.

Robinson, C. A., Bottorff, J. L., Lilly, M. B., Reid, C., Abel, S., Lo, M., & Cummings, G. (2012). Stakeholder perspectives on transitions of nursing home residents to hospital emergency departments and back in two Canadian provinces: An Older Persons Transitions in Care (OPTIC) study. Paper presented at the 41st Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting of the Canadian Association on Gerontology, Vancouver, BC, October 18-20. (presentation October 20, 2012).

Bottorff, J.L., Robinson, C.A., Sarbit, G. A., & Torchalla, I. (2012). Case for knowledge translation: Using qualitative research evidence to support smoking cessation among families of patients with lung cancer. Paper presented at the 17th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), Prague, Czech Republic, September 9 – 13, 2012. 

Hole, R., Stainton, T., Robinson, C. A., & Crawford, C. Home Sharing: A Study of Resident and Stakeholder Views. (2012). Paper presented at the International Association for the Study of Intellectual Disabilities (IASSID) World Congress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 9-14, 2012.

Bottorff, J., Robinson, C., Torchalla, I., Sarbit, G. (2012). Knowledge Translation in Action: Innovative Approaches to Cancer Prevention for Families of Patients with Lung Cancer. Paper presented at the 2012 Canadian Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference, Shifting Paradigms: New Directions in Psychosocial Oncology, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 25-28.

Robinson, C., Pesut, B., & Bottorff, J. (2012). New Directions for Supporting Rural Family Palliative Caregivers. Paper presented at the 2012 Canadian Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference, Shifting Paradigms: New Directions in Psychosocial Oncology, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 25-28.

Topf, L., Robinson, C. A., Bottorff, J. (2012). Family Caregivers and Home Deaths: Consequences of Broken Promises. Paper presented at the 2012 Canadian Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference, Shifting Paradigms: New Directions in Psychosocial Oncology, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 25-28.

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Contact

Carole Robinson
Professor
School of Nursing
Faculty of Health and Social Development
UBC Okanagan
1147 Research Road  ART 132
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel: 250-807-9882
email:  carole.robinson@ubc.ca

web:  https://nursing.ok.ubc.ca/person/carole-robinson/

Carole Robinson