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

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:

*Penner JL, Cohen SR, Dalzell MA, Ducharme F, Sabiston C. Development of a home-based physical activity intervention for family caregivers of people with advanced cancer. Oral presentation at the 2014 Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference, 2014 Apr 29-May 2, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

*Rykov MH, Cohen SR, Leis A, Macdonald ME, Weeks V, Cadrin ML, Pringle A. Palliative Care Music Therapy: A Canadian Multi-Centre Palliative Care Unit Inquiry. Oral presentation at the International Association for Music & Medicine Conference 2014 Jun 25-27; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Cohen SR, *MacKinnon CJ, *Khadoury A, Dewitte M, *Parmar Calislar M, *Penner JL, Feindel A, *Bitzas V, Kogan N. Training volunteer “caregiver coaches” to coach family caregivers to maintain their health and provide care in home-based palliative care. Workshop at the International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, Canada, Sept 9-12, 2014.

*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.

*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.

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

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.

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.

Sawatzky R, Cohen SR, *Shahidi J, Day A, Jiang X. Development of the revised McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire for People with Life-Threatening Illnesses. 21st Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research, Berlin, Germany, Oct 15-18, 2014.

*Bitzas V, Thibeault C, Carnevale F, Ezer H, Macdonald ME, Cohen SR. The lived experience of hospitalized dying patients waiting for a transfer to palliative care. Oral Presentation at the Annual Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) Conference: Patient engagement. Quebec City, QC, Oct 26-29th, 2014.

Recent Publications:

*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. Bridging meaning-based theories with emerging trends in bereavement intervention research: Meaning-based group counseling for bereavement. Death Studies 2014; 38(3):137-144.

*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.

*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 2014; 0(0):1-12. doi: 10.1177/1742395314562974

*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 (In press)

*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)

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 (In press)

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. von Gunten, and C. Ripamonti eds. Hodder Arnold Limited, London, England. Distributed by Oxford University Press, New York, N.Y. (in press).

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.