Robin  Cohen

Professor

Oncology; Medicine

Address:
Jewish General Hospital
Room H366
3755 Côte Ste-Catherine Road
Montreal, QC H3T 1E2

Telephone: 514-340-8222 X 5676
E-mail: robin.cohen@mcgill.ca

Education: Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., McGill University

Research Focus: Palliative Care; Quality of Life Measurement; Family Caregiver; Existential Well-being; Psychosocial Oncology; Cancer Pain


Recent Presentations:

Cohen SR, Sawatzky R, Leis A, Gadermann AM, Russell LB. Two new versions of the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL). Oral presentation at the 14th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care. May 8-10th, 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark. European Journal of Palliative Care Suppl.

*Penner JL, Dalzell MA, Ducharme F, Sabiston C, Cohen SR. Acceptability of a Home-Based Physical Activity Intervention for Family Caregivers of People with Advanced Cancer. Poster presentation at the 14th World Congress of the European Association of Palliative Care. May 8-10th, 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark. European Journal of Palliative Care Suppl

Cohen SR, Keats S, Cherba M, Allen D, MacKinnon CJ, Bitzas V, Kogan N, *Penner JL, *Parmar Calislar MP, Feindel A, Lapointe B, Baxter S, O’Brien S, Stajduhar K. (2015). Caring for the family caregiver: Working with volunteers to implement and improve a service to enable family caregivers to maintain their own wellbeing. Oral presentation at the Public Health Palliative Care conference. Bristol, UK. May 11-16th, 2015. Supportive and Palliative Care 04/2015; 5 Suppl 1:A3. DOI:10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-000906.8

Shick Makaroff K, King G, Laforest E, Cohen SR, Neufeld C, Lett J, Voth J, Sawatzky R. (2015). Integrating quality of life assessments into acute care for older adults with chronic life-limiting illnesses. Poster presentation at the 22nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL). Oct 21st-24th, Vancouver, BC. Quality of Life Research.

*Chan LS, Macdonald ME, Cohen SR. How cultural aspects of the acute medial ward shape care of the dying. Oral presentation at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014. J. Palliat Care 2014; 30(3):200.

*Stevenson M, Achille M, Liben S, Proulx M-C, Humbert N, Petti A, Macdonald ME, Cohen SR. Understanding how newly bereaved parents cope with their grief in order to improve the services provided to them. Oral presentation at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014. J. Palliat Care 2014; 30(3):197.

Stajduhar K, Votova K, Sawatzky R, Cohen SR, Barwich D, Fyles G. Predictors of family caregiver depression and quality of life: A multi-site study of family caregivers in palliative home care. Oral presentation at the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014. J. Palliat Care 2014; 30(3):216.

Cohen SR, Sawatzky R, *Shahidi J, Heyland D, Jiang X, Day A, Russell, LB, Gadermann, AM. McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL) – Revised. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014. J. Palliat Care 2014; 30(3):248.

Yamaguchi S, Cohen SR, Uza M. The Caring Culture of Japanese family caregivers in cancer: Perceptions of and responses to caregiving experiences. 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014. J. Palliat Care 2014; 30(3):227.

*MacKinnon CJ, Milman E, Smith NG, Henry M, Körner A, Chochinov HM, Cohen SR. Meaning-based group counseling for bereavement: Reconstructing meaning with others in loss. Workshop at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014.

Sawatzky RS, Cohen SR, and *Laforest E. The development and use of tablet-based quality of life assessment instruments in clinical practice. Workshop at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014.

Recent Publications:

Yamaguchi S, Cohen SR, Uza M. The Caring Culture of Japanese family caregivers of people with cancer: Perceptions of and responses to caregiving experiences in Japan. Journal of Family Nursing (Accepted)

*MacKinnon CJ, Smith NG, Henry M, Milman E, Berish M, Farrace A, Körner A, Chochinov HM, Cohen SR. A pilot study of meaning-based group counseling for bereavement. Omega: Journal of Death and Dying (In press)

*Allen D, Badro V, Denyer Willis L, Macdonald ME, Paré A, Hutchinson T, Barré P, Beauchemin R, Bocti H, Broadbent A, Cohen SR. Fragmented care and whole-person illness: Decision-making for people with chronic, end-stage kidney disease. Chronic Illness 2015; 11(1):44-55. doi: 10.1177/1742395314562974

Lang A, Toon L, Cohen SR, Stajduhar K, Griffin M, Easty T, Williams A. Client, caregiver, and provider perspectives of safety issues in palliative home care: A mixed method design. Safety in Health 2015; 1:3. doi: 10.1186/2056-5917-1-3

*MacKinnon CJ, Smith NG, Henry M, Milman E, Chochinov HM, Körner A, Berish M, Farrace A, Liarikos N, Cohen SR. Reconstructing meaning with others in loss: A feasibility pilot randomized controlled trial of a bereavement group. Death Studies 2015; doi: 10.1080/07481187.2014.958628

Cohen SR and Sawatzky R. Quality of life assessment in palliative care. In: Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, 2nd Edition, E. Bruera, I. Higginson, C.F. von Gunten, and T. Morita eds. CRC Press, London, England. Distributed by Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y. (2015), pp 361-369.

*Mehta A, *Chan L, Cohen SR. Flying blind: Sources of distress for family caregivers of palliative cancer patients managing pain at home. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 2014 Jan; 32(1):94-111. doi: 10.1080/07347332.2013.856057

*MacKinnon CJ, Smith NG, Henry M, Milman E, Berish M, Körner A, Copeland L, Chochinov HM, Cohen SR. Meaning-based group counseling for bereavement: bridging theory with emerging trends in intervention research. Death Studies 2014; 38(3):137-144. doi: 10.1080/07481187.2012.738768.

*Shahidi J, Taghizadeh-Kermani A, Gohari MR, Ghavamnasiri MR, Khoshroo F, Pourali L, Cohen SR. Changes in daily activities of cancer patients after diagnosis: How do Canadian and Iranian patients perceive the change? Iranian Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2014; 7(1):28-34. PMCID: PMC4142954

Cohen SR. (2014). McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire. In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 3883-3889.

Cohen SR. (2014). Quality-of-Life in Life-Threatening Illness: Family Carer Version (QOLLTI-F). In: Michalos AC (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp 5356-5357.