Kimberley Widger

Nursing Research Associate at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children

Kimberley Widger is currently an Assistant Professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and a Nursing Research Associate at the Hospital for Sick Children. Her research focuses on identifying and measuring structures, processes, and outcomes that are indicative of high-quality pediatric palliative and end-of-life care and finding ways to ensure optimal care is provided regardless of setting or diagnosis. Her doctoral research, completed at the University of Toronto, was a multi-centre study to develop and test an instrument that measured the quality of care provided to dying children and their families from the perspective of bereaved parents. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at SickKids focused on knowledge translation and end-of-life pain management for children. Kimberley was supported by CIHR Fellowships and CCHCSP Career Enhancement Awards for both her doctoral and post-doctoral work. She currently holds a Career Development Award from the Canadian Child Health Clinician Scientist Program.


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