HÉLÈNE EZER, PhD, is Associate Professor, Associate Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Director of the Ingram School of Nursing at McGill University. She completed her undergraduate and master's studies in Nursing at McGill and her doctoral studies at the University of Montreal. She took a key role in the development of a course structure for the School’s undergraduate program that reflects the main elements of the McGill Model of Nursing – health, family, working with strengths. She was responsible for the development of McGill's Direct Entry Masters program in Nursing, which remains the only one of its kind in Canada. She reworked the structure of the Master’s program at McGill to allow Master’s students to tailor their program of study to an area of their interest, and was instrumental in implementing the Nurse Practitioner programs of study at McGill. Dr. Ezer's clinical research has focused on patient and family adjustment to cancer and to other chronic and life-threatening illnesses. In the educational context, Dr. Ezer has been focusing on the facilitation of learning interprofessional groups of students, research work in the field of inter-professional education and practice. Recently her presentations and publications have focused on high-functioning health care teams.
E-mail: helene [dot] ezer [at] mcgill [dot] ca