Academic Staff

Christina West, RN, PhD
Assistant Professor

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PhD, University of Calgary
MN, University of Calgary
BSc (Physiology) (Hons), University of Western Ontario
RN, Fanshawe College

Other Appointments
Research Scientist, Manitoba Institute of Child Health
Research Grants

Lobchuk, M. (PI), Halas, G., Harder, N., West, C., & Turnsunova, Z. A pilot study of an intervention to enhance student nurses’ empathic dialogue with family caregivers about unhealthy behaviors. Faculty of Nursing Endownment Fund. Funding: $7.480.46, July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015.

West, C. (PI), Dusome, D., & Winsor, J. The family transition through pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant. Manitoba Institute of Child Health – MICH Operating Grant. Funding: $32, 458.00, June 1, 2014 – May 31, 2015.

Woodgate, R (PI), Irani, P, Degner, L, Yanofsky, R, West, C, & Watters, C. Development and testing of a computer video-game approach designed for self-assessment and management of meaning-centred symptom experiences by children with cancer. Canadian Institute of Health Research – CIHR Operating Grant. Amount of Funding: $132,888.00 per year (total=$531,552.00), 2006 – 2010.

Recent Publications

West, C. H., Bell, J. M., Woodgate, R. L., & Moules, N. J. (accepted). Waiting to return to normal: An analysis of family systems intervention. Journal of Family Nursing, xx(x), xx-xx.

Woodgate, RL, West, CH, & Tailor, K. (2014). Existential anxiety and growth: An exploration of computerized drawings and perspectives of children and adolescents with cancer. Cancer Nursing, 37(2), 146-159. doi: 10.1097/NCC.0b013e31829ded29

West, CH & Jakubec, SL. (2014). Family nursing. In: Canadian Fundamentals of Nursing, (5th Ed.) (pp. 273-289). Ross-Kerr, JC, Wood, MJ, Astle, BJ, & Duggleby, W (Eds.). Toronto, ON: Elsevier Canada.

West, CH & Binding, LL. (2014). Chronic illness and the family. In: Chronic Illness in Canada: Impact and Intervention (1st Canadian Ed.) (pp. 335-369). Kramer-Kile, ML, Osuji, JC, Larsen, PD, & Morof Lubkin, I (Eds.). Boston, MA: Jones & Bartlett Publishing.

Woodgate, RL, West, CH, Wilkins, K. (2011). Family-centred psychosocial care. In: Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Blood Disorders, (4th ed.) (pp.114-164). Baggott, T, Fochtman, D, Patterson Kelly, K & Foley, G (Eds.), Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents with Cancer and Blood Disorders, (4th ed.) (pp.114-164). Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses.