Research Institute in Oncology and Hematology

Dr Genevieve Thompson

Palliative Care

Dr Genevieve Thompson
Office 491 Helen Glass Centre for Nursing
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2
Email: Dr Genevieve Thompson, RN PhD


Palliative Care

Dr. Thompson is passionate about improving the care of those living and dying in long-term care. She serves on numerous committees, including the University of Manitoba Internal Research Grants Committee, and the College of Nursing Graduate Curriculum Governance and Quality Assurance Committee. Currently, she teaches a graduate level course in qualitative research methods, and supervises students with interests in care of the older adult, palliative and end-of-life care, and long-term care. Dr. Thompson is a CIHR New Investigator (2013-2018), is the recipient of the Canadian Association for Nursing Research - Outstanding New Investigator Award in 2012 and was awarded the Excellence in Professional Nursing Award (Nursing Research) from the College of Registered Nurses of Manitoba in 2011.


Team Members

Publications Since 2010

PubMed Listed Publications
  1. Keep in touch (KIT): perspectives on introducing internet-based communication and information technologies in palliative care. Guo Q, Cann B, McClement S, Thompson G , Chochinov HM. BMC Palliat Care. 2016 Aug 2;15:66. doi: 10.1186/s12904-016-0140-5.

  2. The TIME Questionnaire: A tool for eliciting personhood and enhancing dignity in nursing homes. Pan JL, Chochinov H, Thompson G , McClement S. Geriatr Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug;37(4):273-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2016.03.001. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

  3. Magnesium nebulization utilization in management of pediatric asthma (MagNUM PA) trial: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Schuh S, Sweeney J, Freedman SB, Coates AL, Johnson DW, Thompson G , Gravel J, Ducharme FM, Zemek R, Plint AC, Beer D, Klassen T, Curtis S, Black K, Nicksy D, Willan AR; Pediatric Emergency Research Canada Group. Trials. 2016 May 24;17(1):261. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-1151-x.

  4. The bereavement experience of spousal caregivers to persons with dementia: Reclaiming self. Peacock S, Bayly M, Gibson K, Holtslander L, Thompson G , O'Connell M. Dementia (London). 2016 Feb 17. pii: 1471301216633325. [Epub ahead of print]

  5. Impact of Symptoms and Care Practices on Nursing Home Residents at the End of Life: A Rating by Front-line Care Providers. Hoben M, Chamberlain SA, Knopp-Sihota JA, Poss JW, Thompson GN , Estabrooks CA. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2016 Feb;17(2):155-61. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.11.002. Epub 2015 Dec 23.

  6. Identifying Markers of Dignity-Conserving Care in Long-Term Care: A Modified Delphi Study. Thompson GN , McArthur J, Doupe M. PLoS One. 2016 Jun 15;11(6):e0156816. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0156816. eCollection 2016.

  7. Dignity and Distress towards the End of Life across Four Non-Cancer Populations. Chochinov HM, Johnston W, McClement SE, Hack TF, Dufault B, Enns M, Thompson G , Harlos M, Damant RW, Ramsey CD, Davison S, Zacharias J, Milke D, Strang D, Campbell-Enns HJ, Kredentser MS. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 25;11(1):e0147607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147607. eCollection 2016.

  8. Dying in a nursing home: treatable symptom burden and its link to modifiable features of work context. Estabrooks CA, Hoben M, Poss JW, Chamberlain SA, Thompson GN , Silvius JL, Norton PG. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2015 Jun 1;16(6):515-20. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.02.007. Epub 2015 Mar 21.

  9. Eliciting Personhood Within Clinical Practice: Effects on Patients, Families, and Health Care Providers. Chochinov HM, McClement S, Hack T, Thompson G , Dufault B, Harlos M. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun;49(6):974-80.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.11.291. Epub 2014 Dec 17.

  10. Understanding the needs of family caregivers of older adults dying with dementia. Thompson GN , Roger K. Palliat Support Care. 2014 Jun;12(3):223-31. doi: 10.1017/S1478951513000461. Epub 2013 Jun 18. Review.

  11. Use of social commitment robots in the care of elderly people with dementia: a literature review. Mordoch E, Osterreicher A, Guse L, Roger K, Thompson G . Maturitas. 2013 Jan;74(1):14-20. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2012.10.015. Epub 2012 Nov 21. Review.

  12. How respect and kindness are experienced at the end of life by nursing home residents. Thompson GN , McClement SE, Chochinov HM. Can J Nurs Res. 2011 Sep;43(3):96-118.

  13. Postgraduate palliative care education: evaluation of a South African programme. Ens CD, Chochinov HM, Gwyther E, Moses S, Jackson C, Thompson G , Harding R. S Afr Med J. 2011 Jan;101(1):42-4.

  14. Reducing the potential for suffering in older adults with advanced cancer. Thompson GN , Chochinov HM. Palliat Support Care. 2010 Mar;8(1):83-93. doi: 10.1017/S1478951509990745. Epub 2010 Feb 18.







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