Marianne is a faculty lecturer and doctoral candidate in McGill’s Ingram School of Nursing, where she is supervised by Franco Carenvale and David Wright (U Ottawa), and mentored by Mary Ellen Macdonald and Bessy Bitzas. Her academic background is in medical anthropology, nursing and ethics, and she currently works as a clinical ethicist at the McGill University Health Centre. Her doctoral project, an ethnography of neuropalliative care, examines the ways in which neuropalliative care is experienced by patients and families, provided by clinicians, and conceptualized by scientists and researchers. Marianne is funded by the Richard and Edith Strauss Clinical Fellowship in Nursing (2016-2018), Doctoral Training Scholarship from the Fonds de Recherche du Québe -Santé (FRQS, 2018-2022), and the OIIQ/MEES Doctoral Fellowship (2021-2022). She has won multiple awards, including the CJNR Award for Writing Excellence (2019, 2021), a Small Operating Grant from the McGill Nursing Collaborative for Education and Innovation in Patient- and Family-Centred Care (Newton Foundation/McGill Faculty of Medicine, 2020), the MedStar Award (McGill University Faculty of Medicine, 2019), the SADA Award (McGill University School of Nursing 2019) and GREAT Travel Awards (McGill University School of Nursing, 2019).
Sofronas, M; Wright, DK. (2021). Neuropalliative Care: An Integrative Review of the Nursing Literature. International Journal of Nursing Research, In Press, January 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2021.103879
Macdonald ME; Eslamiamirabadi N; Liu K; Saini MPS; Sofronas M. (2021). Harnessing group peer review for graduate training: What can peer review teach us?. Gerodontology, 00:1–3. https://doi.org/10.1111/ ger.12536
Sorensen, S; Sofronas, M; Hudson, H; Wright, DK. (2020). Is a ‘Good Death’ Possible for Organ Donors? Exploring Palliative Care in Organ Donation. Accepted, Canadian Journal of Critical Care Nursing.
Montreuil, M; Frechette, J; Sofronas, M. (2020). Bringing people back to the future: The role of hermeneutic temporality in participatory research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 19, 1609406920945891.
Sofronas, M; Wright, DK; Carnevale, FA. (2018). Personhood: An Evolutionary Concept Analysis for Nursing Ethics, Theory, Practice and Research. Nursing Forum, 58: 406-415.
Nugus, P., Nairn, S., Sofronas, M., Ihejirika, C., Isabel, M., Mondal, S. & Passos dos Santos, R. (2017). Situating Electronic Medical Records (EMR) in Family Medicine Clinical Practice, Report for the Family Medicine Unit, St Mary's Hospital Centre. Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Sofronas, M; Zeklowitz, P; Sabbagh, M; Feeley, N. (2011). Obstetric and Neonatology Nurses’ Attitudes, Beliefs, and Practices Related to the Management of Symptoms of Maternal Depression. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 32(12), 735-44.
Sofronas, M., Perkins, H., Gauthier, J. (2019). Ethical issues in neuropalliative care. Platform presentation accepted for the 50th Annual Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses General Meeting and Scientific Sessions, June 14-16 2019, Montreal, QC.
Gauthier, J., Sofronas, M. (2019). Neuropalliative emergencies: Not an Oxymoron! Platform presentation accepted for the 50th Annual Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses General Meeting and Scientific Sessions, June 14-16 2019, Montreal, QC.
Sofronas, M. (2018). Nursing in a Context of Neurologic Injury. (Invited Speaker) Seminar at the 22nd International Congress on Palliative Care (Nursing Day, Human Relationships: Exploring the Threads of Quality Palliative Nursing Care), October 2, 2018, Montreal, Quebec.
Sofronas, M, Gauthier, J. (2018). Neuropalliative Care: A new specialty in the clinical neurosciences. Workshop accepted for the 49th Annual Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses General Meeting and Scientific Sessions, June 24-27, 2018, Halifax, NS.
Gauthier, J, Sofronas, M. (2018). Launching a Neuropalliative Care Programme: Experiences from the Montreal Neurological Hospital. Oral Presentation accepted for the 49th Annual Canadian Association of Neuroscience Nurses General Meeting and Scientific Sessions, June 24-27, 2018, Halifax, NS.
Sofronas, M. (2017). Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Through Clinical Cases (in 60 minutes!). Invited Speaker at the Canadian Association for Critical Care Nurses Conference on Neurological and Endocrine Dysfunctions in the Critical Care Setting, July 10, 2017.
Fréchette, J, Sofronas, M, Montreuil, M. (2017). Phenomenology BOOT CAMP! Oral Presentation (Pecha Kucha) given at the Qualitative Health Research Conference, October 18, 2017, Quebec City, Quebec.
Fréchette, J, Sofronas, M, Montreuil, M. (2017). Taking People Back to the Future: The role of hermeneutic temporality in participatory research and public engagement. Oral Presentation given at the Qualitative Health Research Conference, October 17, 2017, Quebec City, Quebec.