Sigma Theta Tau International Award
Karine Bilodeau completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree in 2002 and her Master’s degree in Nursing in 2008. Since 2009, she has been studying for a PhD in Nursing at the Nursing Faculty of Université de Montréal. The focus of her studies is on patient-centered inter-professional practice with oncology patients. Her thesis deals with the description of the patient-centered inter-professional practice during the oncology care process. With the help of cancer patients, family members and health professionals, a description of patient-centered inter-professional practice will be coproduced. Passionate about oncology nursing, she has worked exclusively with cancer patients. Before beginning her doctoral studies, Karine held a position as specialized care consultant in oncology at the Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM). Since 2004, she has been actively involved with the Association québécoise des infirmières en oncologie. Karine has been awarded scholarships by the Ministère de l’Éducation des Sports et des Loisirs du Québec and the CHUM Foundation.