Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Developing rural palliative care: validating a conceptual model

Mary Lou Kelley

Mary Kelley

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, literature review, collected data, supervised data collection, contributed to drafts

position: Professor


Mary Lou is professor at Lakehead University in the School of Social Work, with specialization in gerontology and palliative care. Her research focuses on health services delivery and community capacity development, including education of providers in rural and remote communties.

Allison  Williams

Allison Williams

qualifications: PhD

position: Associate professor

Trained as a health geographer, my research broadly addresses health services issues in rural and remote Canada. Service issues include community care (home care) and palliative and end-of-life services.

Lily  DeMiglio

Lily DeMiglio

qualifications: MA

position: Postgraduate student


PhD Candidate, School of Geography and Earth Sciences, McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Lily's doctoral research in health geography involves examining community-based palliative care teams and the process of developing and sustaining community palliative care services using a shared care model.

Hilary  Mettam

Hilary Mettam

qualifications: MPH

position: Community development intern


Master of Public Health, Health Studies, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada.

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