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Dr. Lesley Degner

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Foreign Adjunct Professor In the ...

Local Address: Stockholm, , Sweden
Karolinska Institute
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • undergraduate degree , nursing
    University of Manitoba
  • doctoral degree
    University of Michigan
  • master's degree
    University of Washington
  • Ph.D.
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Lesley Degner (Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work - University of Manchester)
www.nursing.manchester.ac.uk, 5 Mar 2014 [cached]
Photograph of Lesley Degner
Professor of Cancer Nursing Email: Lesley.Degner@manchester.ac.uk Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 7689 Fax: 0161 306 7707
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Professor Degner is part-time Professor of Cancer Nursing at the University of Manchester School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. She is also Senior Scholar at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Nursing in Winnipeg, Canada, and in 2013 was appointed Distinguished Professor Emerita of that university.
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Lesley Degner is an internationally recognized scholar and researcher in patient involvement in medical decision making. Professor Degner's research into informational needs, decision making preferences and the meaning of illness in women with breast cancer also included comparative studies in England and Sweden during the early 1990s, marking the beginning of a long term collaboration with investigators in Stockholm and Manchester. In a paper published in Cancer Nursing in 2003, she described a new way of measuring how women with breast cancer derive meaning from their experiences. This paper won the Research Article of the Year Award, and the model it describes is an important new tool for clinicians communicating with breast cancer patients. Papers published by British and Swedish collaborators using the same method showed the profound impact of country and culture on how women with breast cancer view their illness. Professor Degner has also pursued a long term program of research with a focus on symptom distress in patients with lung cancer, in collaboration with colleagues at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.
From 2000, Professor Degner held a 10 year National Research Chair from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to support her program entitled, "Development of Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in Cancer Care, Palliative Care and Cancer Prevention" at the University of Manitoba in Canada. Her appointment at the University of Manchester facilitates interaction between members of the Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research Group at the University of Manitoba (www.sbrc.ca) and their graduate students, with researchers in cancer nursing and palliative care at the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Manchester.
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Professor Degner has taught a variety of courses in research methods, both qualitative and quantitative, to both undergraduate and graduate students. Most recently she has taught a doctoral level course on Cancer Nursing Research; her particular contribution to that course was in the area of the history of cancer research. She has directly supervised more than 60 graduate students, and many of these have gone on to become leading researchers in the field of cancer nursing. Professor Degner has also lectured in Europe, having served as a visiting professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm where she taught a course in Clinical Decision Making to doctoral students from throughout Sweden, and giving lectures on the strategic development of nursing research in both the United States and Europe (Smith & Nephew Lecture, London, England, 2003). Most recently she has been invited to lecture about the evolution of her own career as a scientist to a variety of professional and lay audiences.
Biography
Professor Degner received her undergraduate degree in nursing from the University of Manitoba, and subsequently went on to graduate work in the United States, completing her master's degree at the University of Washington and her doctoral degree at the University of Michigan. She subsequently completed a year of postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Cancer Center.
Professor Degner is known for her work in the field of patient participation in clinical decision making, having published the book Life-Death Decisions in Health Care in 1987, a multi-year qualitative study of how treatment decisions are actually made for patients with life-threatening illnesses. The writing of this book was supported by a Scholar-in-Residence Award from the Rockefeller Foundation in New York and held at the Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy. She subsequently developed and validated three measures that are being used internationally in studies of cancer patients and other groups: the Control Preferences Scale, the Information Needs Scale, and the Meaning of Illness Scale. She also participated with Swedish colleagues in the development and testing of a measure to elicit the most distressing (as opposed to the most intense) symptoms in people with lung cancer. Most recently her focus has turned to studying organizational interventions that could improve the quality of work life for nurses as well as patient outcomes by involving front-line nurses in knowledge translation activities.
Professor Degner has published the results of her research in many high impact medical ( Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer, Journal of the American Medical Association), multi-disciplinary (Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Psycho-Oncology), and nursing journals (Journal of Advanced Nursing, Cancer Nursing). She has two highly cited first authored articles based on her development and testing of the Control Preferences Scale. Most recently she has participated in conducting syntheses of research in the field of patient-health professional communication in oncology in a special issue of Psycho-Oncology and in a chapter published by Oxford University Press. In 2010 she was identified as the most frequently cited nurse scientist in Canada.
Professor Degner is the recipient of many prestigious awards, icluding the Diamond Jubilee Award of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, given in 2007 to only six individual researchers or research groups judged to have made a substantial contribution to cancer research in the previous sixty years. Dr. Degner was judged to be one of the individuals to have made a significant contribution in the field of behavioural research. Other awards include: a Life Time Achievement Award from the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (2007), the Award of Excellence of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (2007), the Distinguished Researcher Award of the Oncology Nursing Society in the United States (the first non-American to win this award) (2006), and the Distinguished Merit Award of the International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care, England (2006). She was the first and remains the only woman to have received the John M. Bowman Rh Foundation Medal for Excellence in Research, the University of Manitoba's top research prize for senior faculty (2005). In 2013 she was inducted into the St. Boniface Hospital Research Hall of Fame, with a bronze bust and pillar in the Research Centre Atrium marking this honour.
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Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Chateau, D., & Degner, L.F. (2012). BBehind closed doors II: systematic analysis of prostate cancer patients' primary treatment consultations with radiation oncologists and predictors of satisfaction with communication. Psycho-Oncology, 21(8), 809-817. eScholarID:192221 | DOI:10.1002/pon.1984
2010 Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D. & Degner, L.F. (2010). Behind closed doors: systematic analysis of breast cancer consultation communication and predictors of satisfaction with communication. Psycho-Oncology, 19(6), 626-636. eScholarID:192220 | DOI:10.1002/pon.1592 Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D., Mackey,J & Degner, L.F. (2010). Predictors of distress and quality of life in patients undergoing cancer therapy: Impact of treatment type and decisional role. Psycho-Oncology, 19(6), 606-616. eScholarID:192226 | DOI:10.1002/pon.1590 IHack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. In Kissane, D., Bultz, B.D., Butow, P., and Finlay, I. (eds.). (2010). Audio-recording important consultations for patients and their families. Oxford University Press, 351-360. eScholarID:192244 | DOI:DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238361.003.0030 Singh, J.A., Sloan, J., Atherton, P.,Tenbroeck Smith, MS., Hack, T.F., Huschka, M.., Rummans, T., Clark, M., Diekmann, B., Degner, L (2010). Preferred Roles in Treatment Decision Making Among Patients With Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of Studies Using the Control Preferences Scale. American Journal of Managed Care, 16(9), 688-696. eScholarID:192236
2009 Estabrooks, C.A., Hutchinson, A.M., Squires, J.E., Birdsell, J., Cummings, G.G., Degner, L., Morgan, D. & Norton, P.G. (2009). Translating research in elder care: an introduction to a study protocol series. Implementation Science, 4(51), eScholarID:192241 | DOI:doi:10.1186/1748-5908-4-51 Rycroft-Malone, J., Dopson, S., Degner, L., Hutchinson, A.M., Morgan, D., Stewart, N. & Estabrooks, C.A. (2009). Study protocol for the translating research in elder care (TREC): building context through case studies in long-term care project (project two). Implementation Science, 4(53), eScholarID:192249 | DOI:doi: 10.1186/1748-5908-4-53.
Dr. Lesley F. ...
port.mcgill.ca, 18 Nov 2007 [cached]
Dr. Lesley F. Degner
Dr. Lesley Degner ( PORT Program Co-Leader) is Professor in the Faculty of Nursing and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba . She was recently appointed Foreign Adjunct Professor in the Department of Nursing at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm . Dr. Degner holds a Chair in Nursing Care from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation/Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2000-2010).The program of the Chair focuses on the development of evidence-based nursing practice in cancer care, palliative care and cancer prevention, and includes a new Ph.D. in Cancer Control to be offered jointly by the Faculty of Nursing and the Department of Community Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, starting in the fall of 2004.Dr. Degner also serves as Consultant in Evidence-Based Nursing Practice at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg .
Dr. Degner has a research laboratory at the St. Boniface General Hospital Research Centre, which houses the scientists and support staff of the Cancer Nursing Research Group for which she is Senior Investigator.Her particular areas of research interest are communication between cancer patients and health professionals, and symptom management.
Dr. Degner earned a B.N. degree from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (1969), a M.A. degree with a major in nursing and minor in philosophy from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington U.S.A. (1972), and a Ph.D. in Clinical Nursing Research with a focus in oncology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. (1985), and received Postdoctoral training in the Psychosocial Oncology Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. (1988-1989).
Dr. Tom Hack - St-Boniface Hospital Research
www.sbrc.ca, 16 July 2015 [cached]
Dr. Lesley Degner is known internationally as an expert in fostering patient involvement in decisions about their treatment and care, and has extensively researched the areas of patient information needs, and symptom management of lung cancer patients.
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Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L. M., Grenier, D., & Degner, L.F. (2012).
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Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Chateau, D., & Degner, L.F. (2012).
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Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Chateau, D., & Degner, L.F. (2011).
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Hack, T.F., Carlson, L., Butler, L., Degner, L. F., Jakulj, F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., & Weir, L. (2011).
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Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L. M., Grenier, D., & Degner, L.F. (2011).
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D., Mackey, J., & Degner, L.F. (2010).
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D., & Degner, L.F. (2010).
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Singh, J.A., Sloan, J.A., Atherton, P.J., Smith, T., Hack, T.F., Huschka, M.M., Rummans, T.A., Clark, M.M., Diekmann, B., & Degner, L.F. (2010).
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Yu Ko, W.F., Degner, L.F., Hack, T.F., & Schroeder, G. (2010).
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Loiselle, C.G., Sitaram, B., Hack, T.F., Bottorff, J., & Degner, L.F. (2008).
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, J.D., & Degner, L.F. (2007).
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Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Carlson, L., & the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., & Butler, L.). (2007).
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Hack, T., Degner, L., Watson, P., & Sinha, L. (2006).
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Butler, L., Degner, L.F., Baile, W., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Brundage, M., Bultz, B., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart D, Parker, P., Tishelman, C., Thorne, S.), & Landry, M. (2005).
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Carlson, L.E., Feldman-Stewart, D., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M.D., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Davison, J., Parker, P., & Thorne, S.) (2005).
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Feldman-Stewart, D., Brundage, M.D., Tishelman, C., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Parker, P., & Thorne, S.) (2005).
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Parker, P.A., Davison, B.J., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M.D., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Feldman-Stewart, D. & Thorne, S.) (2005).
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Thorne, S., Bultz, B., Baile, W., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Brundage, M., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Parker, P., & Tishelman, C.) (2005).
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Hack, T., & Degner, L. (2004).
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L.M., Degner, L.F., & Mackey, J.R. (2003).
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Degner, L.F., Hack, T., O'Neil, J., & Kristjanson, L.J. (2003).
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Degner, L.F., Katz, A., & Davison, B.J. (1999).
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Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (1999).
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Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., & Dyck, D.G. (1994).
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Hack, T., Weir, L., Ruether, D., Degner, L., & Grenier, D. (2011).
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Loiselle, C., Sitaram, B., Hack, T.F., Bottorff, J., Degner, L.F. (2008).
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Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., & Degner, L. (2007).
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Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Degner, L., & Mackey, J. (2005).
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D., & Degner, L.F. (2003).
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Hack, T. F., Pickles, T., Weir, L. M., Bultz, B. D., Ruether, D. J., Mackey, J. R., & Degner, L. F. (2002).
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Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., Degner, L., Weir, L., & Mackey, J. (2001).
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Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (1999).
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Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (1999).
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Hack, T., Degner, L., Davison, J., Katz, A., Pickles, T., & Bultz, B. (1998).
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Hack, T., Degner, L., & Cohen, L. (1998).
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Hack, T.F., Degner, L., & Dyck, D. (1992).
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Hack, T.F., and Degner, L.F. (2010).
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Cann, B.J., Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (February 2004).
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Cann, B.J., Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (February 2002).
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Thompson, G.N., Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (April 2002).
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Thompson, G.N., Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (April 2002).
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Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Farber, J.M., & McWilliam, M.E. (September, 1992).
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Degner, L.F., Farber, J.M., & Hack, T.F. (August, 1989).
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Hack, T., Degner, L., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Latosinsky, S., Grenier, D. Addressing "evidence" and "context" to facilitate the transfer and uptake of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study.
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Hack, T., Degner, L., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Latosinsky, S., Grenier, D. Addressing "evidence" and "context" to facilitate the adoption and diffusion of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study.
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Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer.
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Hack, T., Degner, L., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Latosinsky, S., & Grenier, G. Addressing "evidence" and "context" to facilitate the transfer and uptake of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study.
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Loiselle, C.G., Degner, L.F., Butler, L.J., Bottorff, J.L., Rosberger, A., Dubé, L., Hack, T.F., Shoveller, J.A., Davison, B.J., Hislop, T.G. Comprehensive research training program in psychosocial oncology.
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Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer.
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., Degner, L. Identifying determinants of patient-physician communication outcome from audiotapes of primary treatment consultations in prostate oncology.
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Hack, T.F. , Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer.
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L., Ruether, D., Degner, L. F. A survey of oncology professionals' perceived priorities and barriers with respect to the communication needs of cancer patients.
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Hack, T.F. , Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Woodgate, R., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer.
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Hack, T.F. , Degner, L.F., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Tishelman, C., Baile, W., Brundage, M., Feldman-Stewart, D., Parker, P., Thorne, S. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer.
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Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Weir, L., Ruether, D., Degner, L., Mackey, J. Identifying determinants of patient satisfaction and treatment compliance from audiotapes of primary treatment consultations in oncology.
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D.J., Degner, L.F. Providing audiotapes of primary oncology treatment consultations to men with prostate cancer.
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Degner, L.F.(Co-PI), Hack, T.F. (Co-PI), Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Cohen, L., Davison, J., Tishelman, C., Baile, W., Brundage, M., Feldman-Stewart, D., Chalmers, K. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer.
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Degner, L.F. & Chochinov H.M. (Co-PIs), Chalmers, K., Daenick, P., El-Sayed, S., Gregory, D., Gupton, A., Hack, T.F., Katz, A., Kilpatrick, M., Kirk, P., Lobchuk, M., McClement, S., Shumeley, B., Woodgate, R. Satellite Research Centre - Infrastructure Grant.
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D.J., Weir, L., Katz, A., Degner, and L.F. Providing audiotapes of primary oncology treatment consultations to women with breast cancer: A tri-province randomized controlled trial.
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Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D.J., Weir, L., Davison, J., Katz, A., Degner, L.F. Provision of audiotape of treatment consultation to newly diagnosed breast and prostate patients: A multi-site randomized, controlled trial.
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Degner, L.F., Hack, T.F., Watson, P., Tataryn, D. Relationship between information needs, coping responses, psychological adjustment, tumor size, and disease recurrence in women diagnosed with breast cancer: A three-year follow-up.
University of Manitoba: Administration - Public Affairs
umanitoba.ca, 27 Nov 2007 [cached]
At a gala reception in Toronto this past weekend, Dr. Lesley Degner, a professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba, was formally recognized as one of Canada's 10 leading cancer researchers.Dr. Degner received the National ... Full Story >> FACULTY AND STAFF HONOURED FOR OUTSTANDING OUTREACH ACTIVITIES Fifteen staff members of the University of Manitoba will be recognized for their outstanding community involvement through Outreach Awards at a special reception on November 21, 2007.Full Story >>
WRHA
www.wrha.mb.ca, 29 June 2002 [cached]
Dr. Lesley Degner, a registered nurse with a Ph.D in Cancer Nursing, was recently awarded a Chair in Cancer Nursing Research from the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSFR) . Dr. Degner is a professor at the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Manitoba and also Director of the Cancer Nursing Research Group at the St. Boniface General Hospital.Her research is designed to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their families.
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Dr. Degner has long been acknowledged as a national and international leader in oncology research.The new Chair will also help train and mentor nurse researchers, guiding their research studies to address the knowledge gaps in cancer nursing practice."
"Cancer can affect any one of us," says Dr. Degner.
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"Dr. Degner is doing unique research that will attract interest in cancer nursing from students and researchers across the country," said Jan Currie, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.
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Dr. Lesley Degner Phone: (204) 474-6767
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