Shan Darrel Mohammed, RN, PhD is a postdoctoral fellow in Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre under the supervision of Dr. Camilla Zimmermann. For his postdoctoral research, he is conducting a grounded theory analysis of the multiple roles and responsibilities taken on by family caregivers to coordinate homecare for dying cancer patients, and the barriers and facilitators they encounter.
In addition to this project, Dr. Mohammed will be qualitatively examining the roles and responsibilities of registered nurses in the provision of early palliative care. In his doctoral research, he utilized a poststructural perspective to examine patients’ search for curative oncological treatments despite having advanced cancer. Theoretically, Dr. Mohammed locates his work in social constructivist theory and the philosophical work of Michel Foucault. His research interests include early palliative care, family caregiver supports, palliative homecare, critical ethics at the end of life, oncology nursing, and qualitative case study. Dr. Mohammed is a faculty member at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto, and teaches a graduate level course on advanced nursing theory. His clinical background is hematology oncology.