Delta Hospital - Fraser Health Authority
End of Life Care
Clinical Nurse Specialist
5800 Mountainview Blvd.
Canada V4K 3V6
BSN (Nursing), University of Alberta
MSN (Nursing), University of British Columbia
Practitioner, consultant, researcher and leader in hospice palliative care. Develop and integrate systems for end of life care across sectors
Systematic review of the literature: Oxygen and airflow effect on dyspnea at rest in palliative patients. (2003)
Selected Publications not Indexed in PubMed
Roberts, D., Tayler, C., MacCormack, D. & Barwich, D. (2007 in press). Telenursing in Hospice Palliative Care. Canadian Nurse, 103(5).
Gallagher, R. & Roberts, D. (2004). A systematic literature review of oxygen and airflow effect on the relief of dyspnea at rest in patients with advanced disease of any cause. Journal of Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 18(4), 3-15.
Roberts, D. (2001). Commentary: Nurse supported early discharge for patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A randomized controlled trial and randomized controlled trial of supported discharge in patients with exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Evidence-based Nursing, 4(3), 88-89.
Roberts, D. (2000). Commentary: Fatigue in chronic illness: the experience of individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and with asthma. Evidence-based Nursing, 3(3), 94.
Roberts, D., Thorne, S., & Pearson, C. (1994). Dyspnea in end-stage cancer: the experience of patients and nurses. Canadian Nurses Respiratory Society, 5-6.
Roberts, D., Thorne, S., & Pearson, C. (1993). The experience of dyspnea in late-stage cancer: Patients and nurses’ perspectives. Cancer Nursing, 16(4), 310-320.
Education for primary providers of palliative care at home, hospital and facilities in Delta and in Fraser Health Authority. Faculty in Victoria Hospice Medical care of the dying course: Richmond, B.C.