Dr. Kimberly Fraser, Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta
Dr. Fraser completed her BN and MA (Health Education and Health Promotion) at Dalhousie University and her PhD (Nursing) at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on decision-making, resource allocation, case management, and related health policy with the intent that this new knowledge will be used to improve home care programs and service delivery options for clients. She currently studies decision-making and resource allocation at all policy levels: macro (government spending), meso (program), and micro (case manager/clinician). Her current work focuses on the types of knowledge individuals and groups use to inform policy decisions about care and service delivery, and how various factors influence the way clinicians use such knowledge in their everyday practice. She uses mixed methods including survey, ethnographic methods, arts-based inquiry, and grounded theory.