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Susan Fowler-Kerry BA (Psych), BSN, MN, PhD Professor

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E4208 Health Sciences, Saskatoon

Biography

Susan Fowler-Kerry is a Full-Professor in the College of Nursing. Completed her B.A (Psych) and B.S.N at the University of Saskatchewan, MN, University of Alberta and Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary) University of Saskatchewan. She has extensive clinical and educator experience in OR and Pediatrics working in Washington, D.C. and Saskatoon, SK.

Susan's program of research has progressed from her MN thesis, focusing on procedural pain in children. Her Maters thesis was published in the Journal Pain a won several awards for Outstanding Research Article, Clinical Digest and selected for the Mosby Yearbook of Pain. In 1993, was invited to co-chair a WHO consensus meeting in Gargonza, Italy. She with Patricia McGrath, Ph.D. then co-edited the WHO Monograph, Cancer Pain Relief and Palliative Care in Children.

Resulting from this work she has acted as a consultant for, WHO, PAHO, MEC, George Soros Foundation, CIDA, AUCC, NIH, Albert Schweitzer Institute to develop curriculums, workshops, conferences, and symposium focusing on Pediatric Pain & Palliative care as well as empowering women. This work has taken her to; Belarus, Romania, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Estonia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Jordan, Cyprus, Serbia, Dubai, South Africa, Uganda, Philippines, Puerto Rico and South East Asia. Has edited edited two books, Perspectives on Palliative Care for Children and Young People: A Global Discourse (2010) Radcliffe Publishing, and Pediatric Palliative Care: Global Perspectives (2013), Springer Publishers. Invited author for the Oxford text book of Pediatric Palliative Care, Education Curriculums in Pediatric Palliative Care.  She continues to be an invited Keynote speaker and and consultant as well serving on numerous national and International Boards.

Has developed several international clinical practicum experiences in both the Philippines and Uganda. Resulting from her global experiences, her program of research has expanded to include female empowerment, cultural safety, primary health, family caregiving, bereavement, and global health care policy and service delivery models.

  • Charter Member, Alberta Nursing Honor Society
  • Current Member, Sigma Theta Tau International

External Appointments

  • Visting Professor, University of Agder for Faculty of Health and Sport. Kristiansand, Norway
  • Adjunct Professor, University of the Philippines, College of Nursing & Community Health.
  • Advisor with the Foreningen for barnepalliasjon to develop the program for the European Congress on Pediatric Palliave Care, May 26-28, 2020, Kristiansand, Norway

Recognitions

  • 2019- Patron of the Foreningen for barnepalliasjon, Norway
  • 2018/12 Sante Award for best Behavioral Research Grant, Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation
  • 2013/11 Winner of the Paediatrics Category, 2013 BMA Medicine Book Award, for the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children (2nd Ed.).

    Eds. R.Hain, A. Goldman, S.Liben (2012). Publisher: Oxford University Press. British Medical Association Comment: Chapter 12, Education, authors L. Ferguson, S.Fowler-Kerry, R.Hain. (pp. 420-429), 2013 BMA Medicine Book Award, for the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Care for Children (2nd Ed.).
  • 2007/7 - 2013/7 Director of the RBC Nurses for Kids Program - 750,000
  • 1985/7 - 1989/7 Saskatchewan Health Bursary

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Health Policy
  • Pediatric palliative care
  • Pediatric Pain
  • Community Development
  • Interprofessional
  • International Health

Methodology

  • Quantitative (RCT’s)
  • Qualitative
  • Critical Social Theory Discourse

Publications

Fowler-Kerry S, Wonyima IA, Nambozi G, Barry C, Locsin RC. (2019). Hidden tales of ebola: Airing the forgotten voices of Nugandan “Ebola Nurses”. Submitted Under review

Racine, L., & Fowler-Kerry, S.(2020). An Ingegrative review of empirical literature on Indigenous cognitive impairment and Dementia. Submitted Under review

Racine, L., & Fowler-Kerry, S.(2020). Dementia, Inequalities in Health, Gerontology, Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses, International Health, Cultural Issues. Submitted Under review

Nemetchek B, Fowler-Kerry S, Liang L, Kissoon N, Ansermino J, Lavoie P, Weins M. (2018). Exploring Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives of the Pediatric Discharge Process in Uganda: A Qualitative Exploratory Study". BMJ.

Nemetchek B, Fowler-Kerry S, Liang L, Kissoon N, Ansermino J, Lavoie P, Weins M. (2018). Predictor variables for post-discharge mortality modeling in infants: A protocol development project. African Health Sciences.

Nemetchek B, Fowler-Kerry S. (2019). Smart Discharges for Children: Exploring Healthcare Providers’ Perspectives of the Pediatric Discharge Process in Uganda. BMJ Open.

Fowler-Kerry S, Ogenchuk M, Knapp C. (2017). Intersection of Care: Children with high Medical Needs Versus Acute, Preventative oral Health. European Journal of Palliative Care. 24(2): 12-16.

Fowler-Kerry S, Natasha P. (2016). Education Key to improving pediatric palliative care services in Norway. Hospice. 8(3)

Savva H, Downing J, Knapp C, Fowler-Kerry S. (2014). How can we improve pain control for children over the world? Results of an International multiprofessional ICPCN survey. Pain Medicine. 8: 14-17.

Downing J, Marston J, Fleming E, Fowler-Kerry S. (2014). Children's Palliative Care: Considerations for a physical therapeutic

Savva, N., Downing, J., Knapp, C., & Fowler-Kerry, S. (2014, September 11). How can we improve pain control for children over the world? Results of an International multiprofessional ICPCN survey. Pain Medicine, 8, 14-17.

Downing, J., Marston, J., Fleming, E., & Fowler-Kerry, S. (2014, June 30). children's Palliative Care: Considerations for a physical therapeutic environment. Journal of Palliative Care, 30(2), 16.

Savva, N., Knapp, C., Fowler-Kerry, S., Downing, J., & Maston, J. (2014, April 24). Oncopediatry', 4, 14-18.

Grants

Grants, Awarded (Peer-Reviewed)

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Kent Wilkinson A (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator), Besse C (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Enhancing the student learning experience through lecture capture, University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,000.00 for 2013-03-13 to 2013-08

Racine L (Principal Investigator), Ferguson L (Co-principal Investigator), Udod S (Co-investigator), Maposa S (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator). Understanding Internationally Educated Nurses' Professional, Cultural, and Social Integration in Canadian Nursing Workplaces: Designing Culturally Competent and Evidence-Based Retention Programs, CIHR and the Regional Partnership Program. Total: $152,080.00 for 2012-10 to 2014-09

Grants, Awarded (Non-Peer-Reviewed)

Ferguson L (Principal Investigator), Berry L (Co-investigator), Fowler-Kerry S (Co-investigator), Kent-Wilkinson A (Co-investigator), Spurr S (Co-investigator), Besse C (Co-investigator), Hewson K (Co-investigator), Bowen A (Co-investigator). Enhancing the student learning experience through lecture capture, USask Summer Student Employment Program (USTEP) University of Saskatchewan. Total: $4,000.00 for 2013-05-01 to 2013-08-30

Wason-Ellam L (Co-principal Investigator), Blakley P (Co-principal Investigator), McIntyre L (Collaborator), Fowler-Kerry S (Collaborator), Zlotkin N (Collaborator), Carter M (Collaborator), Purdue P (Collaborator), MacDonald M (Collaborator), Brenna B (Collaborator). Screening for FASD and Literacy in Justice, Health and Educational Contexts in Saskatchewan, College of Medicine (matching grant to SHRF Phase 1 Development Grant). Total: $30,000.00 for 2011 to 2013