Carmen Loiselle

Carmen Loiselle, B.Sc.(N), M.Sc.(N), Ph.D.

Senior Researcher, Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital.

Co-Director, Segal Cancer Centre

Senior Researcher, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital.

Director, McGill University Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Programs.

Full Professor, Ingram School of Nursing and Department of Oncology, McGill University.

McGill Endowed Chair in Psychosocial Oncology/Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope and Cope.

Information Technology to Improve Patient and Family Recovery Outcomes

Dr. Carmen Loiselle is a senior researcher at the Centre for Nursing Research and a Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Loiselle is Director of the Cancer Nursing Program, and Professor in the Oncology Department and the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University. Dr. Loiselle was the Program Leader for PORT(Psychosocial Oncology Research Training Program), a 13-year CIHR-funded transdisciplinary research training program. She has held research scientist career awards from the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ) and has received major operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Health Canada. Dr. Loiselle has served as a grant reviewer for CIHR, the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), the Canadian Breast Cancer Research Initiative (CBCRI), and the FRSQ.

Dr. Loiselle's research interests include patient information-seeking behaviour and decision making; patient-health care provider communication; psychosocial oncology, and the use of information technology in cancer care.

Author of many publications, Dr. Loiselle and colleagues published Canadian Essentials of Nursing Research (2004, 2007, 2010), and a French-language adaptation: Méthodes de recherche en sciences infirmières: approches quantitatives et qualitatives (2007).

Current Research Projects:

Loiselle, C. G. Le rôle de l’infirmière pivot en oncologie (The role of the nurse pivot in oncology). Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux. Direction générale de cancérologie. (2018).

Simard, J., Chiarelli, A., Andrulis, I., Antoniou, A., Brooks, J., Chiquette, J., Devilee, P., Dorval, M., Droit, A., Easton, D., Eloy, L., Goldgar, D., Joly, Y., Knoppers, B., Loiselle, C. G., Masson, J-Y., Mittmann, N., Nabi, H., Pashayan, N., Tavtigian, S., Van Attikum, H., Walker, M., Wolfson, M., Feng, B., Kraft, P., & Rabeneck, L. Personalized Risk Assessment for Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer: Integration and Implementation (PERSPECTIVE II). Genome Canada and Génome Québec. (2018 - 2022).

Gagnon, P., Cohen, R., Savard, J., Gauthier, L., Dumont, S., Loiselle, C.G. [and 200 others]. Réseau de recherché en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie. Fonds de recherche santé Quebec. (2017-2020).

Simard, J., Knoppers, B., Masson, J-Y., Droit, A., Lakhal Chaieb, L., Amara N.,Loiselle, C.G., Chiquette, J., Devilee, P., Easton D., Antoniou, A., Goldgar, D., & Schmutzler, R. PSR-SIIRI-949: Prédisposition, prédiction et prévention du cancer du sein/Predisposition, prediction and prevention of breast cancer. Ministère de l'Économie, de l'Innovation et des Exportations. (2016-2019).

Simard, J., Knoppers, B., Amara N., Andrulis, I., Antoniou A., Bader, G., Castonguay, J., Chiarelli, A., Chiquette, J., deMarcellis-Warin, N., Dorval, M., Droit, A., Easton, D., Evans, G., Foulkes, W., Goldgar, D., Hahnen, E., Jbilou, J., Joly, Y., Kamel-Reid, S., Loiselle, C. G., Meindl, A., Mittman, N., Pashayan, N., Schmidt, M.; Schmutzler, R., Tavtigian, S., & Wolfson, M. Personalized Risk Stratification for the Prevention and Early Detection of Breast Cancer. Génome Québec (Genomics and Personalized Health). (2016-2018).

Lambert, S. D., Duncan, L., Robinson, J., Culos-Reed, N., Carli, F., Loiselle, C. G., Santa-Mina, D., Saha-Chaudhuri, P., Peacock, S., Matthew, A., Goldenberg, S. L., & Ellis, J. Reducing anxiety and enhancing quality of life among caregivers of prostate cancer survivors: Development and evaluation of a dyadic, tailored, web-based, psychosocial and physical activity self-management programme. Prostate Cancer Canada. (2015 – 2020).

Zelkowitz, P., Co-Is: Benard, F., Chan, P., Da Costa, D., Dennis, C-L., Ells, C., Feeley, N., Holzer, H., Lawrence, J., Lambert, S.D., Lee, V., Lo, K., Loiselle, C. G., Rosberger, Z., Takefman, J., & Tulandi, T. Promoting physical and mental health in men facing fertility issues. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Boy’s and Men’s Health Team Grant: Advancing Research to Improve Boy’s and Men’s Health. (2015 – 2020).

Loiselle, C. G., Endowed Research Chair in Psychosocial Oncology, McGill University/Christine and Herschel Victor/Hope and Cope Chair in Psychosocial Oncology. Inaugural Recipient, McGill Endowed Research Chair. (2011-2021).

Selected Publications and Papers:

Loiselle, C. G., Howell, D., Nicoll, I., & Fitch, M. (Accepted). Toward the development of a comprehensive cancer experience measurement framework. Submitted to Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer.

Grover, C., Mackasey, E., Cook, E., Tremblay, L., & Loiselle, C. G. (Accepted). Patient-reported care domains that enhance their experience of “being known” in an ambulatory cancer treatment centre. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal.

Lau, G. J., & Loiselle, C. G. (2018). E-health tools in oncology nursing: perceptions of nurses and contributions to patient care and advanced practice. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 28(2), 118-124.

Henry, M., Frenkiel, S., Chartier, G., Payne, R., MacDonald, C., Black, M., Mlynarek, A., Zeitouni, A., Kost, K., Loiselle, C., Ehrler, A., Rosberger, Z., Chang, K., & Hier, M. (2017). Thyroid Cancer Patients Receiving an Interdisciplinary Team-Based Care Approach (ITCA-ThyCa) Appear to Display Better Outcomes: Program Evaluation Results Indicating a Need for Further Integrated Care and Support. Psycho-Oncology 1-9.

Fitch, M., Pang, K., Ouellet, V., Loiselle, C., Alibhai, S., Chevalier, S., Drachenberg, D., Finelli, A., Lattouf, J-B., Sutcliffe, S., So, A., Tanguay, S., Saad, F., & Mes-Masson, A-M. (2017). Canadian Men’s perspectives about active surveillance in prostate cancer: need for guidance and resources. BMC urology, 17(1), 98.

Loiselle, C. G., & Ahmed, S. (2017). Is Connected Health Contributing to a Healthier Population? Journal of Medical Internet Research. 19(11), e386.

Loiselle, C. G. & Santerre-Theil, A. (2017). Parenting concerns, parental identity and functional status influence psychological concerns and medical treatment decision of patients with advanced cancer. Evidence-Based Nursing. 20(4),114.

Duthie, K., Strohschein, F. J., Loiselle, C. G. (2017). Living with cancer and other chronic conditions: Patients’ perceptions of their healthcare experience. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 27(1), 43-48.

Koritzinsky, M., Koch, A., Riley, B., Beauchemin, N., Johnston, G.C., Koropat, J., Loiselle, C. G., Maslowska, M., McCormick, C., Miller, W., & Tsao, M. (2016). From solo in the silo to strategic training programs. CBE-LSE.

Haase, K. R. Strohschein, F. J., Lee, V., & Loiselle, C. G. (2016). The promise of virtual navigation in cancer care: Insights from patients and health care providers. Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 26(3), 238-245.

Thombs, B. D., Benedetti, A., Kloda, L. A., Levis, B., Azur, M., Riehm, K. E., Saadat, N., Cuijpers, P., Gilbody, S., Ioannidis, J. P. A., McMillan, D., Patten, S. B., Shrier, I., Steele, R. J., Ziegelstein, R. C., Loiselle, C. G., Henry, M., Ismail, Z., Mitchell, N., & Tonelli, M. (2016). The Diagnostic Accuracy of the Depression Subscale of the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D) for Detecting Major Depression: Protocol for a Systematic Review and Individual Patient Data Meta-analyses. BMJ Open 6.4: e011913.

Wazneh, L.M., Tsimicalis, A., & Loiselle, C. G. (2016). Young adults’ perceptions of the Venturing Out Pack Program as a tangible cancer support service. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43(1), E34-E42.

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