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  • Dr. Brenda Sabo, RN, MA, Ph.D


Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Professions; Psychosocial Oncology Team, Cancer Care Program, CDHA


Dalhousie University & Capital District Health Authority

Research Interests:

Psychosocial oncology (distress, traumatic stress, coping), hematological cancer, breast cancer, families, qualitative methodologies (interpretative phenomenology), mixed methods

Understanding the Psychosocial Effects of Cancer on Patients, Families and Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Brenda Sabo conducts research with patients, families and healthcare professionals. Areas of research include psychological distress (trauma, depression, anxiety, and care-giver burden), meaning-making, the role of art as a methodological approach to understanding the experience of cancer and the development of interventions to support optimal psychosocial health and wellbeing. Research methodologies include interpretative phenomenology and mixed methods. More recently, Dr. Sabo has begun to collaborate with researchers, clinicians and educators from Africa around the development and delivery of an oncology-based curriculum to enhance quality of care delivery, support capacity building and development of mentors and trainers within cancer care.

Membership Status:

Dr. Sabo is a BHCRI Senior Scientist and has been a member of a BHCRI Scientific Review Committee and a Seminar Series presenter.





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