Céline Gélinas

Céline Gélinas, RN, PhD

680 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, QC, H3A 2M7
Office: 1834
celine.gelinas [at] mcgill.ca (celine.gelinas)franco.carnevale [at] mcgill.ca (@mcgill.ca)

Céline Gélinas completed a Doctorate in Nursing and Measurement (2004) at Université Laval in Quebec City, and Post-Doctoral Training (2006) in Nursing at McGill University. Prof. Gélinas is a Nurse Scientist at the Centre for Nursing Research and Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital. Since May 2020, she has served as Co-director of the Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ). Her past experience as a nurse in intensive care units (ICUs) inspired her to develop research in critical care and pain. She has developed and validated pain assessment tools (e.g. Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool [CPOT], Faces Pain Thermometer) which are being used for clinical or research purposes in North America as well as being translated into foreign languages. Her research program aims to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the CPOT in nursing practice and clinical outcomes, to test innovative physiologic measures (e.g. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Bispectral Index) for the detection of pain, and to develop nursing intervention protocols for pain management in the ICU. Prof. Gélinas has published research articles and book chapters in pain and critical care, and has made many presentations locally, nationally (e.g. Canadian Pain Society, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) and internationally (e.g. World Pain Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain). She was awarded the OIIQ's Prix Florence – Relève in 2004.

Areas of Interest

  • Critical care nursing
  • Pain assessment and measurement
  • Pain management
  • Nonverbal adult patient


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