Graduates / Alumnae / Clinicians

Lisa Robinson

Lisa completed her masters degree in nursing at the University of Ottawa in 2018. Her thesis research was a qualitative study examining nurses’ engagement with personhood at end of life, in acute care. Since graduating, she has worked as a Community Hospice Care Nurse Coordinator with Hospice Care Ottawa, and is currently a MAiD Nurse Navigator with the Champlain Regional MAiD Network.

Lisa Robinson, MScN, RN

Lauren is a registered nurse and completed her master’s degree in nursing at the University of Ottawa in 2019. Her thesis research focused on validating and testing the Ottawa Decision Support Framework which is used to help guide people making health or social decisions. She has clinical experience in community health care and holds speciality certification in hospice palliative care with the Canadian Nurses Association. She is currently working as a director of palliative care consultation in the community setting providing education programs and mentorship to frontline providers. 

Lauren Hoefel, MScN, RN, CHPCN(C)

Stephanie has been working in the pediatric intensive care unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital since graduating from McGill in 2014 as a nurse clinician, and more recently as an assistant nurse manager. For her master’s thesis, she explored bereaved parents’ experiences of end-of-life nursing care in the pediatric intensive care unit. Since graduating from the University of Ottawa in 2019, she has also been working as a qualitative research assistant on a project that aims to improve care for children with medical complexity and their families during hospitalization in the intensive care unit setting. 

Stephanie Avery, MScN, RN, CNCCP(C)

Stephanie Sorensen is a Registered Nurse of over 10 years with a wide variety of clinical nursing experience, most recently in the Intensive Care Unit in Kingston, Ontario. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of Ottawa in 2020 and was the recipient of the Jean Jenny Prize for Excellence in Tertiary Health Care. Building on her master’s work, Stephanie has recently taken on the role of Assess and Restore Intervention Nurse with the focus of improving the care and outcomes of the frail elderly population in hospitals. Stephanie has interest in end-of-life care in the context of organ donation in the ICU.

Stephanie J. Sorensen, MScN, RN

Lacie White completed her PhD in nursing at the University of Ottawa in 2020. Most recently, she was caregiver support line lead with Family Caregivers of British Columbia, a registered non-profit dedicated to supporting family caregivers. To complement her nursing practice Dr. White has studied mindfulness and self-care, and she remains continuously curious about approaches to working with strong emotion and moving through relational complexity with kindness and compassion.

Lacie White, PhD, RN, CHPCN(C)