APHN-BC, PHD, FAAN
Phone: (619) 594-2772
Office: Adams Humanities 3182
- PhD, University of Alberta, 2007
- MSN, University of British Columbia, 2002
- BSN (Honours), University of British Columbia, 1999
- Registered Nurse, Douglas College, 1998
My research interests include psycho-social and supportive cancer care in the context of socio-cultural constructions of health and illness with diverse populations, particularly with the South Asian population in light of their personal narratives. The program of research focuses on cancer survivorship and follow-up care, palliative care, and advanced care planning in light of the global burden of cancer while being informed by the social determinants of health. My scholarship also expands to advancing oncology nursing education with an emphasis on nursing safe standards of practice within low middle income countries.
Teaching invites adult learners with their own rich life experiences to the teacher-learner relationship. This helps to enhance the learning process by creating space for the student and the teacher, more than just mediocrity or only nuts-and-bolts in the teaching relationship. My personal philosophy is that educating adult learners is a series of ‘encounters’ with others that continuously call forth the interpretive ability of the teacher. Learning, naturally involves some failure and a host of associated affective responses along with building positive relationships in order to create an environment of learning and teaching. Teaching with a practice of wisdom allows the teacher to enter the teacher-learner relationship with an open heart as well as an open mind in order to be wholly present. This practice respects the identity of both the learner and the teacher without dis-empowering the other.