Robin  Cohen

Associate Professor

Oncology; Medicine

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

Telephone: 514-340-8222 X 5676

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:

Meaning made as a Continuing Bond: Meaning-based continuing bond exercises in the context of a bereavement support group. Mackinnon, CJ*, Milman, E, Beauchemin, A*, Smith, NG, Neimeyer, RA, Henry, M, & Cohen SR Paper presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) 121st Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI, United States, Jul. 31-Aug. 4 2013.

The development of a home-based physical activity intervention for family caregivers of people with advanced cancer. *Penner J, Cohen SR, Dalzell MA, Ducharme F, Sabiston C. 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Oct. 9-12 2012.

New directions in meaning-enhancing bereavement psychotherapy: Bridging research and practice *MacKinnon CJ, Burke LA, Milman E, Neimeyer RA, Henry M, Smith NG, Cohen SR. Bridging research and practice. 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Oct. 9-12 2012.

Using interpretive description to explore how recently bereaved parents address their grief.*Stevenson M, Achille M, Liben S, Proulx MC, Macdonald ME, Cohen SR. 19th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Oct. 9-12 2012..

Distributed and multifaceted decision-making in the care of co-morbid, chronic kidney failure: Examples and implication. *Allen D, Denyer-Willis L, Badro V, *Macdonald ME, Cohen SR, Pare A, Ummel D, Hutchinson T. Second Global Congress on Qualitative Health Research, Milan, Italy, June 28-30, 2012.

Safety risks and concerns for caregivers in palliative homecare.International Society of Advance Care Planning and End of Life Care (ACPEL). Meaning-centered group counselling for bereavement.*MacKinnon CJ, Smith NG, Henry M, Berish M, Milman E, Copeland L, Chochinov HM, Körner A, Cohen SR. Annual meeting of the 34th Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counselling, Atlanta, GA, USA, March 28-31, 2012.

Recent Publications:

*Henry M, *Trickey B, *Nuoxin Huang L, Cohen SR.
How is cancer recently portrayed in Canadian newspapers compared to 20 years ago? Support Care Cancer, 2012; 20:49-55. doi: 10.1007/s00520-010-1049-9 .

Crooks VA, Williams A, Stajduhar KI, Cohen SR, Allan D, Brazil K.
Family caregivers’ ideal expectations of Canada’s Compassionate Care Benefit. Health Soc Care Community 2012 May; 20(2):172-180. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2524.2011.01028.

Funk L, Stajduhar KI, Cohen SR, Heyland DK, Williams A.
Legitimising and rationalizing in talk about satisfaction with formal health care among bereaved family members. Sociol Health Illn, 2012 Sep; 34(7):1010-1024. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2011.01457.

*Macdonald ME, Liben S, Carnevale F, Cohen SR
An Office or a Bedroom? Challenges for Family-Centered Care in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit J Child Health Care. 2012 Feb; 16(3):237-249. doi: 10.1177/1367493511430678 . .

Heyland, DK, Jiang X, Day AG, Cohen SR.
The Development and Validation of a Shorter Version of the Canadian Health Care Evaluation Project Questionnaire (CANHELP Lite): A novel tool to measure of Patient and Family Satisfaction with End of Life Care. J Pain Symptom Manage, Advance online publication.

*MacKinnon CJ, Millman E, Smith NG, Henry M, Berish M, Copeland L, Körner A, Chochinov HM, Cohen SR
Means to Meaning in Cancer-Related Bereavement: Clinical Implications for Counseling Psychologists. The Counseling Psychologist. 2013 Feb; 41(2):216-239. doi: 10.1177/0011000012459969.

Kogan NR, Dumas M, Cohen SR.
The extra burdens patients in denial impose on their family caregivers. J Palliat Supp Care, 2013 Apr; 11(2):91-99. doi:10.1017/S1478951512000491.

*MacKinnon CJ, Smith NG, Henry M, Milman E, Berish M, Körner A, Copeland L, Chochinov HM, Cohen SR.
Bridging meaning-based theories with emerging trends in bereavement intervention research: Meaning-based group counseling for bereavement. Death Studies In Press.

Shadd J, Burge F, Stajduhar KI, Cohen SR, Kelley ML, Pesut B.
It's time to define – and measure – a palliative approach in primary care. Canadian Family Physician In Press