Pamela Durepos RN, BScN, MSc, PhD (Candidate)

PhD student, School of Nursing, McMaster University, Registered Nurse, Hamilton Health Sciences

Pamela Durepos is a doctoral nursing student at McMaster in the second year of her program. She graduated from McMaster with her Master's of Science degree in 2014 and has been employed at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation in the Neurotrauma Intensive Care Unit for the past 13 years. Pamela is supervised by Dr. Kaasalainen and has been working with her for the past three years. Pamela is involved in curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, particularly related to palliative care. In her MSc, Pamela performed a qualitative study of an education/support program for family caregivers of persons with advanced dementia at end of life. Building upon findings from that study, Pamela's doctoral work focuses on exploring and measuring death preparedness of caregivers in dementia.