Robin  Cohen

Associate 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
Website

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:

The development of a home-based physical activity intervention for family caregivers of people with advanced cancer. Sawatzky R, Cohen SR, *Shahidi J, Day A, Jiang X. 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research (ISOQOL), Berlin, Germany, Oct 15-18, 2014.

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

Knowledge Synthesis Team. Patient- and Family-Reported Outcome and Experience Measures for Seriously Ill Elderly Patients.Sawatzky R, Chan EKH, Dixon D, Wolfs DM, Gadermann AM, Cohen SR, & PROM-PREM. Poster Presentation at the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014. .

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

Existential Well-being in the Context of Terminal Illness: A Concept Analysis.*Beauchemin A, Cohen SR. Poster presentation at the 20th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014.

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

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

Examining how the bereft form Continuing Bonds in the context of a bereavement support group. *MacKinnon CJ, Milman, E, *Beauchemin A, Smith, NG, Henry M, Cohen SR. Oral presentation at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014.

Challenges of implementing a randomized controlled trial of a psychological intervention in patients newly diagnosed with advanced cancer. Henry M, Wang S, Cohen SR, Platt R, Azoulay L, Gotlieb W, Lau S, Sultanem K, Batist G, Lapointe B, Heyland D. International Psycho-Oncology Society; 2013 Nov 4-8; Rotterdam, Netherlands.


Recent Publications:

*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.

*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).

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 2013; 59:1149-50.

*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 2014; 38(3):137-144. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/07481187.2012.738768#.Uhdw9Rukoc8.

*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..

*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, 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.

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. 2013; 46: 289-297. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2012.07.012 .