Jamie Penner’s research interests lie generally in the area of advanced cancer and palliative care. She is developing a program of research focused on family care giving with an emphasis on the psychosocial needs and wellbeing of family members caring for people with advanced disease. In her Master’s research, Jamie used a phenomenological approach to examine the experiences of family caregivers of patients with advanced head and neck cancer receiving enteral tube feeding. Her current doctoral work will focus on the development and pilot testing of the effects of a home-based physical activity intervention on the psychological wellbeing of family caregivers of patients with advanced cancer. Jamie is also part of a research team, led by Robin Cohen, examining the needs of family caregivers of palliative care patients and the services provided for them.
Nagel DA, Pomerleau SG, Penner JL. Knowing, caring, and telehealth technology: "going the distance" in nursing practice. J Holist Nurs. 2013 Jun;31(2):104-12.
Penner JL, McClement S, Lobchuk M, Daeninck P. Family members' experiences caring for patients with advanced head and neck cancer receiving tube feeding: a descriptive phenomenological study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2012 Oct;44(4):563-71.
Penner JL. (2009) Psychosocial care of patients with head and neck cancer. (invited article). Seminars in Oncology Nursing, 25(3), 231-41.
Penner JL, and McClement S. (2008) Jun 30. Using phenomenology to examine the experiences of family caregivers of patients with advanced head and neck cancer: Reflections of a novice researcher. International Journal of Qualitative Methods [Online] 7(2). Available: http://ejournals.library.ualberta.ca/index.php/IJQM/article/view/1344
Penner JL, McClement SE, and Sawatzky JV. (2007). Management of dysphagia in advanced oropharyngeal cancer. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 13(5), 206-12.