CASC/ACSS Member Shane Sinclair wins “Paper of the Year” from world’s top Palliative Care Journal


Congratulations to CASC’s own Shane Sinclair who was awarded the prestigious prize of “Paper of the Year” by Palliative Medicine, the world’s top Palliative Care Journal. This honour was conferred today, Friday May 25, 2018 at the European Association of Palliative Care Congress. The paper that won the award is on sympathy, empathy, and compassion. Click here to see complete article.

Sympathy Empathy and Compassion

Of course we in CASC have always known Shane was destined for great things when we presented him with the Award of Excellence in Research at our 2012 national CASC conference in Sydney NS.

Dr. Shane Sinclair is an Associate Professor and Cancer Care Research Professor with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Nursing. He holds adjunct appointments within the Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary and the Manitoba Palliative Care Research Unit at the University of Manitoba. His research focuses on psychosocial and spiritual issues within oncology and palliative care, including his nationally funded program of research on compassion. Dr. Sinclair is a former Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow (University of Manitoba), a recipient of the Canadian Association for Spiritual Care Award of Excellence in Research, a top 40 under 40 awardee, and is the current President of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. He has given invited lectures at the European Association of Palliative Care World Congress, Duke University, and George Washington University. His 25+ publications thus far have been published in a number of high impact journals, garnering national and international media coverage.

Research Interests

  • Compassion
  • Psychosocial Oncology
  • Spirituality & Health
  • Palliative Care
  • Qualitative research

From Faculty of Nursing web site:

It is wonderful when CASC members are recognized for their excellence and professional success, and we all take a little vicarious pleasure in Shane’s international award.

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