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A. Fuchsia Howard, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

School of Nursing

Faculty of Applied Science

University of British Columbia

Dr. Howard’s program of research examines the health service needs of vulnerable, high-risk survivors of acute life-threatening illness, specifically, cancer survivors and survivors of critical illnesses. She conducts qualitative and mixed-methods research to understand patient-perspectives of the essential components of quality care. Using an integrated knowledge translation approach that involves partnering with health care professionals, health care decision-makers and patients, she contributes to patient-centered health care solutions that are responsive to the long-term burden of illness. Her ultimate aim is to enhance the accessibility and quality of health services and improve patient and family outcomes.  Her research interests also include hereditary cancer prevention and risk management and psychosocial and ethnocultural factors that shape health and illness experiences.

Research Keywords: cancer survivorship, critical illness survivorship, patient-centred health services, psychosocial oncology

CIHR Pillar(s): 
Health Services Research, Social, Cultural, Environmental and Population Health Research

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