Dr. Wendy Duggleby
My areas of research interest include Gero-oncology, psychosocial oncology, family caregivers, palliative and end of life care. The goal of my research is to enhance quality of life for older adults and their families. To accomplish this goal I have the privilege of leading several multidisciplinary teams. My program of research is entitled “Living with Hope” which includes research studies of hope for persons with advanced cancer, family caregivers and health care providers. This program of research has received funding from local, provincial and national grants. Three film documentaries of these studies have been produced. The film entitled: “living with hope” has received 2 international awards. These films and abstracts of the hope studies can be viewed on the website: www.nurs.ualberta.ca/livingwithhope
My current funded research includes the development of psychosocial supportive interventions for rural older women caregivers, male spouses of women with breast cancer and a system navigation tool for rural older palliative care patients and their families. These are in different stages of development and testing. The interventions were developed from qualitative data and pilot tested using mixed method approaches. My research is translational so that it can inform nursing research, practice and policy.
The overall goal of the Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life is to enhance quality of life of older adults through clinical innovative translational research. This will be achieved by developing, advancing and sustaining trans-disciplinary collaborative programs of nationally funded research in aging and quality of life that will inform nursing practice, policy and education and to position the Faculty of Nursing University of Alberta as a national research leader in this area.
- Duggleby, W., Swindle, J., Peacock, S & Ghosh, S (2011). A Mixed Methods Study of Hope, Transitions, and Quality of Life in Family Caregivers of Persons with Alzheimer’s Disease. BMC Geriatrics 11:88 doi:10.1186/1471-2318-11-88. Published online – December 22, 2011
- Duggleby, W., Hicks, D., Nekolaichuk C., Holtslander, L., Williams, A., & Chambers, T (2012) Hope, older adults and chronic illness: a metasynthesis of qualitative research. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 68(6) 1211-1223. Article first published online: 3 JAN 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2011.05919.x
- Duggleby WD, Penz K, Leipert BD, Wilson DM, Goodridge D, Williams A. 'I am part of the community but...' The changing context of rural living for persons with advanced cancer and their families. Rural and Remote Health 11 (online July 26), 2011: 1733. Available from: http://www.rrh.org.au
- Duggleby, W., Williams, A., Holtslander, L., Cunningham, S. & Wright, K. (2011). The chaos of caregiving and hope. Qualitative Social Work published online 21 June 2011. Doi:10.1177/1473325011404622
- Penz, K. & Duggleby, W. (Aug 15, 2011). Harmonizing hope: A grounded theory study of the hope experience of registered nurses who provide palliative care in community settings. Palliative & Supportive Care, 9(3).281-291. doi:10.1017/S147895151100023X
- Duggleby, W. (PI), Williams, A. (CO-PI), Popkin, D. (CI), Thomas-MacLean, R. (CI), Hampton, M. (CI), Holtslander, L. (CI), Wilson, D. (CI), & Cooper, D. (CI). (2008-2012). Living with hope: Developing a psychosocial supportive program for rural older women caregivers of spouses with advanced cancer, $254,719, CIHR Standard Operating Grant.
- Duggleby, W. (PI), Doell, H. (CI), Popkin, D. (CI), Thomas-MacLean, R. (CI), Cooper, D. (CI), & Hampton, M. (CI). (2009-2011). Living with hope: Developing a psychosocial supportive program for male spouses of women with breast cancer, $144,050, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Prairies/NWT Region.
- Duggleby, W., & Goodridge, D. (2009-2014). Quality End of Life Research Center Canadian Foundation for Innovation contribution, $109,137, University of Saskatchewan contribution $532,772. Total $642,909.
Endowed Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life
Office: 4-017A ECHA
Living with Hope
Aging and Quality of Life
Faculty of Nursing
Level 3, Edmonton Clinic Health Academy
11405 87 Avenue
University of Alberta
Edmonton Alberta T6G 1C9
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (with Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 1975
- Master of Nursing, University of Alberta, 1990
- PhD in Nursing University of Texas - Houston Health Sciences Center, 1999