Pesut, Barb

Barb Pesut

Barb Pesut PhD, RN

Principal Research Chair

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

Contact Info

UBC Okanagan
3187 University Way  ASC 287B
Kelowna  BC  V1V 1V7

Tel:  250-807-9955

web:  School of Nursing
web:  PRC in Palliative and End of Life Care

  • Professor, School of Nursing,
    Faculty of Health and Social Development, UBC Okanagan
  • Principal Research Chair (Tier 1) in Palliative and End of Life Care


  • Palliative approach to care
  • Rural palliative care
  • Chronic illness and aging
  • Health services research
  • Ethics
  • Spiritual and religious care for diverse populations in healthcare
  • Integrated knowledge translation
  • Medical Assistance in Dying

The Development and Evaluation of An Evidence-informed, Competency-based, Accredited Compassion Training Program—The EnACT study
Co-Leads: Sinclair, S., Roze des Ordons & Hack
Co-Is: Elleway, R., Kassam, A., Pesut, B., McClement, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Stoop, K., & Harris, Daranne.
Date: July 2021 – June 2025
Funded by: CIHR

Volunteer Navigation in Palliative Care
PI: Pesut, B.
Co-Is: Duggleby, W. Warner, G.
Date: November 2020 – March 2025
Funded by: Health Canada

Strategies to relieve suffering at end-of-life: A longitudinal study of healthcare policy and nursing practice in Canada
Co-Leads: Pesut, B., Thorne,.
Co-Is: Roussel, J., Burgess, M., Hall, M., Greig, M., Schiller, C., Wright, D., Banwell, M., Chambaere, K., Penney, C., Storch, J., & Tishelman, C., Sawyer, L.
Date: 2020 – 2025
Funded by: CIHR

Rural Health Equity through Social Enterprise and Technology Synergies (RHE-SETS)
Co-Leads:  Rush, K., Li, E.
Co-Is:  Currie, L., Dow-Fleisner, S., Hasan, K., Jones, C.Kurtz, D.,Oelke, N.Pesut, B.Plamondon, K.
Date:  November 2019 – October 2022
Funded by:  University of British Columbia Eminence Program