Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Kevin Brazil

BA (Hons) (Carleton), MA (Carleton), PhD (Toronto - OISE)

Professor (Part-time), Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact

Professor of Palliative Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom




Academic Interests

Dr. Brazil's academic interests include: care of the older adult, end of life care, program evaluation, health services research, community/long-term care, supportive cancer care, organizational change.

Selected Publications

  1. Cloutier M, Tsimikas J, Tennen H, Bailit H, Brazil K, Wakefield D, Lear T, Higgins P, Hall. Organizational Attributes of Practices Successful at a disease management program. Journal of Pediatrics. 2009, Feb;154(2):290-295.
  2. Brazil K, Bainbridge D, Sussman J, Whelan T, O’Brien M, Pyette N. Coordination of Palliative Cancer care in the Community: “Unfinished Business”, Supportive Cancer Care, 2009, 17:819-828.
  3. Brazil K, Thabane G, Bedard M. Gender differences in spousal caregiving at the end of life. Journal of Health and Social Care, 2009, 17(2), 159–166
  4. Brazil K, Howell D, Marshall D, Critchley P, Van Den Elzen P, Thomson C.  Building primary care capacity in palliative care:  proceedings of an interprofessional workshop.  Journal of Palliative Care. 2007;23(2):113-116.
  5. Jagal S, Cockerill R, Charles L, Chambers L, Brazil K, Cohen C.  Perceptions of the process of care among caregivers and care recipients in dementia care networks.  American Journal of Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias. 2007;22(2):103-111. 
  6. Creese J, Bedard M,  Brazil K, Chambers L.  Sleep disturbances in spousal caregivers of individuals with dementia.  International Psychogeriatrics. 2007;1-14    
  7. Carusone S, Walter S, Brazil K, Loeb M.  Pneumonia and lower respiratory infections in nursing home residents:  Predictors of hospitalization and mortality.  Journal of the American Geriatrics.  2007;(55)3:414–419.
  8. Jo S, Brazil K, Lohfeld L, Willison K.  Caregiving at the end of life:  Perspectives from spousal caregivers and care recipients.  Palliative and Supportive Care.  2007;5:11-17.
  9. Hall C, Tennen H, Wakefiled D, Brazil K, Cloutier M.  Organizational assessment in pediatric primary care:  development and initial validation of the primary care organizational questionnaire (PCOQ).  Health Services Management Research.  2006;19(4):207-214.

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