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Kimberley Widger

Adjunct Scientist ICES Central Life Stage Research Program


Kimberley Widger is an associate professor at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto and holds a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Pediatric Palliative Care. She is also a nursing research associate with the Paediatric Advanced Care Team and project investigator in the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. She completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in 2012 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children focused on knowledge translation. Her research focuses on identifying, measuring, and enhancing the structures, processes, and outcomes indicative of high-quality pediatric palliative and end-of-life care and finding ways to ensure optimal care is provided regardless of setting or diagnosis.

  • PhD, Nursing, University of Toronto
  • MN, University of Calgary
  • BScN, University of Saskatchewan
  • Children and youth
  • End of life/palliative care
  • Health services research
  • Performance measurement
  • Associate Professor, Nursing, University of Toronto
  • Nursing Research Associate, Hospital for Sick Children
  • Project Investigator, Hospital for Sick Children

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