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Bringing Discoveries to the "Bedside"

Dr. Tom Hack

Dr. Tom Hack

Director
Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research

Professor
College of Nursing, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Research Focus

The purpose of the Psychosocial Oncology and Cancer Nursing Research Group is to generate new knowledge and transfer existing knowledge into policy and practice to reduce the burden of cancer.

Our research group came into being in 1992 with the assistance of a development grant from the Medical Research Council and the generous provision and development of space at the St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre.

The scientists in this group are dedicated and successful researchers studying ways of enhancing the well-being of persons diagnosed with cancer, and the individuals who serve as their caregivers. Dr. Tom Hack, a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal, is committed to enhancing the coping and adjustment effort of cancer patients, and strengthening communication between cancer patients and health professionals.

About Dr. Tom Hack

Dr. Tom Hack is a Professor in the Faculties of Nursing, Medicine, and Graduate Studies at the University of Manitoba, and a clinical psychologist with CancerCare Manitoba.

Dr. Hack received a Bachelor of Commerce degree with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Science degree with honours from the University of Calgary. He went on to pursue graduate studies at the University of Manitoba, where he obtained both his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in clinical psychology. He completed his clinical internship at Harvard Medical School, being the first and only Canadian to ever receive a fully paid scholarship to the program.

Dr. Hack was the Principal Investigator of a national research team, funded by the Sociobehavioural Cancer Research Network of the National Cancer Institute of Canada (NCIC), examining communication between patients and health professionals in the context of cancer. He has received research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the NCIC to examine the effectiveness of using consultation recordings of primary treatment consultations to enhance the well-being of persons diagnosed with cancer. He also studies aspects of coping and adjustment to cancer. He has numerous publications and research presentations to his credit.

In addition to his research activities at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Hack maintains a clinical practice in the Department of Patient and Family Support Services at St. Boniface Hospital.

In the year 2000, Dr. Hack was named the first recipient of the Dorothy J. Lamont Research Scientist award from the National Cancer Institute of Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. In 2002, Dr. Hack received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to those affected by cancer. In 2006, he received the University of Manitoba Merit Award for research accomplishment. In 2012, he was awarded a Chair in Psychosocial and Supportive Care Oncology Research from the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT region. In 2013, Dr. Hack became a Visiting Professor at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Tom Hack
Tel. (204) 235-3791
Fax. (204) 233-7214
Email. thack@sbrc.ca

In Detail

An Opportunity to Listen Again

Dr. Hack has extensively explored coping and adjustment issues in breast cancer patients. He and his colleagues have found that the nature of a patient’s coping responses around the time of diagnosis is significantly predictive of adjustment and quality of life 3 years later. Patients who demonstrated avoidance and denial responses at the time of diagnosis were significantly worse off in terms of adjustment. While it is important to acknowledge and respect individual differences in the extent to which women want be involved in treatment decision-making, this finding has pointed out the need for interventions to enhance patients’ involvement in their care.

Dr. Hack has conducted a series of studies examining the value of providing newly diagnosed cancer patients with an audio-taped recording of their primary treatment consultation. This consultation is one during which treatment alternatives are discussed and patients are provided with a great deal of information, often including their prognosis. Frequently, due to fear and anxiety, they have difficulty retaining this information. Dr. Hack speculated that providing an audiotape could, in a sense, bring the doctor home to the kitchen table and thus improve recall and satisfaction with communication. Indeed, findings of his study of over 600 patients in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver showed that the consultation audiotape enhanced patient perception that treatment information was discussed during the consultation. This finding was repeated in a similar study that provided consultation audiotapes to men diagnosed with prostate cancer. Over 1,000 patients participated in these two audiotape studies, and patients rated the audiotape intervention highly.

In a subsequent study involving the use of consultation recordings to enhance informed consent to clinical trials in breast oncology, results showed that most women with breast cancer preferred a consultation audiotape over a standardized letter providing trial-relevant information. Plans are now underway for an implementation trial that will evaluate the consultation recording intervention with additional oncologists and cancer patients from across Canada. If the findings of Dr. Hack’s future consultation recording studies are consistently positive, he hopes his work will result in patients with a variety of diagnoses of cancer being provided with an recording of their primary treatment consultation so they can be better equipped to play an informed role in their treatment decisions.

Enhancing Quality of Life

Dr. Hack is also involved in a number of studies that look at the quality of life of patients who have undergone cancer treatment. The results of this research will be valuable for both patients and caregivers when treatment options are being considered, and follow-up care is provided.

In a landmark study, Dr. Hack and his colleagues systematically documented the psychological and the physical morbidity associated with the axillary lymph node dissection procedure in the treatment of breast cancer. This treatment can involve severing intercostobrachial nerves, a major nerve battery affecting motor and sensory activity in the arm. They found a significant relationship between the extent of invasiveness of the surgery and the patient’s quality of life and mental well-being years later. This research informed alternative surgical approaches that are being developed now, including sentinel node biopsy. Dr. Hack is now involved in a national, prospective, and longitudinal study of arm lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. This is the largest study of its kind ever conducted.

Another study of Dr. Hack’s compared breast cancer patients who had undergone a lumpectomy to those who received a mastectomy. After two years, researchers found a significant difference in mental health between these two groups of women. The women who received the lumpectomy exhibited poorer mental health – greater distress – than the mastectomy group. Dr. Hack hypothesizes that this could be due to greater fears of recurrence.

Strengthening the Patient-Professional Alliance

In summary, Dr. Hack’s overall goal is to reduce the patient burden of cancer diagnosis and treatment by developing interventions that will help them to be better informed treatment consumers, to strengthen their relationships with health professionals, and to reduce their emotional distress.

Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Rankin, N., Butow, P., Hack, T., Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Ugalde, A., & Sales, A. (in press). An implementation science primer for psycho-oncology: translating robust evidence into practice . Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice.

Sinclair, S., Jaggi, P., Russell, L., Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Sawatzky, R., & Cuthbertson, L. (in press). A practical guide for item generation in measure development: Insights from the development of a patient-reported experience measure of compassion. Journal of Nursing Measurement.

Hack, T.F., Bell, A., Plohman, J., & Temple, B. Research citation analysis of Canadian nursing academics: 9-year follow-up. (2019). Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75, 1141-46. DOI:10.1111/jan.13977

Butow, P., Shaw, J., Shepherd, H., Price, M., Masya, L., Kelly, B., Rankin, N., Girgis, A., Hack, T.F., Beale, P., Viney, R., Dhillon, H., Coll, J., Kelly, P., Lovell, M., Grimison, P., Shaw, T., Luckett, T., Cuddy, J., White, F., & The ADAPT Program Group. (2018). Comparison of implementation strategies to influence adherence to the clinical pathway for screening, assessment and management of anxiety and depression in adult cancer patients (ADAPT-CP): study protocol of a cluster randomized controlled trial. BMC Cancer, 18:1077. doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4962-9

 Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M., Dufault, B., Johnston, W., Enns, M.W., Thompson, G.N., Harlos, M., Damant, R.W., Ramsey, C.D., Davison, S.N., Zacharias, J., Strang, D.,  & Campbell-Enns, H.J. (2018). Assessing symptoms, concerns and quality of life in noncancer patients at end of life: How concordant are patients and family proxy members? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 56, 760-766. DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2018.07.019

 Rieger, K.L., Hack, T.F., Schofield, P., & Beaver, K.  (2018). Should consultation recording use be a practice standard? A systematic review of the effectiveness and implementation of consultation recordings. Psycho-Oncology, 27, 1121-1128. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4592

Sinclair, S., Jaggi, P., Hack, T.F., McClement, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., & Singh, P. (2018). Assessing the credibility and transferability of the patient compassion model in non-cancer palliative populations. BMC Palliative Care, 17:108. DOI.org/10.1186/s12904-018-0358-5

Thiessen, M., Hack, T.F., Pitz, M., & Anderson, M. (2018). A model of identity grounded in the acute season of cancer survivorship. Psycho-Oncology, 27, 2412-2418. DOI:10.1002/pon.4842

McLeod, D., Esplen, M.J., Wong, J., Hack, T.F., Fillion, L., Howell, D., Fitch, M., & Dufresne, J. (2018). Enhancing clinical practice in the management of distress:  The therapeutic practices for distress management (TPDM) project. Psycho-Oncology, 27, 2289-2295. DOI:10.1002/pon.4831

Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Stajduhar, K., Singh, P., Hagen, N., Sinnarajah, A., & Chochinov, H.M. (2018). What are healthcare providers’ understandings and experiences of compassion? The healthcare compassion model: A grounded theory study of healthcare providers in Canada. BMJ Open, 8(3):e019701. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019701

 Hyatt , A., Lipson-Smith, R., Gough, K., Butow, P., Jefford, M.,  Hack , T.F., Hale, S., Zucchi, E., White, S., Ozolins , U., & Schofield, P.  (2018). Culturally and linguistically diverse oncology patients’ perspectives of consultation audio recordings and question prompt lists. Psycho-Oncology, 27, 2180-2188. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4789

Singh, P., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Hack, T.F., Stajduhar, K., Hagen, N., Chochinov, H.M., & Sinclair, S. (2018). Healthcare providers’ perspectives on perceived barriers and facilitators of compassion: Results from a grounded theory study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 7, 2083-2097. DOI: 10.1111/jocn.14357

Lipson-Smith, R., Hyatt, A., Murray, A., Butow, P., Hack, T.F., Jefford, M., Hale, S., & Schofield, P. (2018). Measuring recall of medical information in non-English speaking people with cancer: A methodology. Health Expectations, 21, 288-299. DOI: 10.1111/hex.12614

 Guo, Q., Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Thompson, G., & Hack, T. (2018). Development and evaluation of the Dignity Talk question framework for palliative patients and their families: A mixed-methods study. Palliative Medicine, 32, 195-205. DOI: doi.org/10.1177/0269216317734696

Sinclair, S., Russell, L.B., Hack, T.F., Kondejewski, J., & Sawatzky, R. (2017). Measuring compassion in healthcare: A comprehensive and critical review. The Patient – Patient-Centered Outcomes Research, 10, 389-405. DOI: 10.1007/s40271-016-0209-5

Mulugeta, B., Williamson, S., Monks, R., Hack, T., & Beaver, K. (2017). Cancer through black eyes – The views of UK based black men towards cancer: A constructivist grounded theory study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 29, 8-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2017.04.005

Moloczij, N., Krishnasamy, M., Butow, P., Hack, T. F., Stafford, L., Jefford, M., Schofield, P. (2017). Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of audio-recordings and question prompt lists in cancer care consultations: a qualitative study. Patient Education and Counseling, 100, 1083-1091. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2017.01.005

*Sinclair, S., Beamer, K., Hack, T. F., McClement, S., Raffin Bouchal, S., Chochinov, H. M., & Hagen, N. A. (2017). Sympathy, empathy and compassion: A grounded theory study of palliative care patients’ understandings, experiences and preferences. Palliative Medicine, 31, 437-447. DOI: 10.1177/0269216316663499

         *Palliative Medicine Article of the Year 2017 by the editorial team at Palliative Medicine.

Lipson-Smith, R., Hyatt, A., Butow, P., Hack, T.F., Jefford, M., Hale, S., Hocking, A., Sirianni, M., Ozolins, U., Yiu, D., & Schofield, P. (2016). Are audio-recordings the answer? – a pilot study of a communication intervention for non-English speaking cancer patients. Psycho-Oncology, 25, 1237-1240. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4193

Sinclair, S., Torres, M., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Hack, T.F., McClement, S., Hagen, N.A., Chochinov, H.M. (2016). Compassion training in healthcare:  what are patients’ perspectives on training healthcare providers? BMC Medical Education, 16:169. DOI: 10.1186/s12909-016-0695-0

Boquiren, V.M., Hack, T.F., Thomas, R. L., Towers, A., Kwan, W.B., Tilley, A., Meidema, B., & Quinlan, E. (2016). A longitudinal analysis of chronic arm morbidity following breast cancer surgery. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 157, 413-425. DOI: 10.1007/s10549-016-3834-8

Seenandan-Sookdeo, K.I., Hack, T.F., Lobchuk, M., Murphy, L., & Marles, S. (2016). Parental decision making regarding the disclosure or nondisclosure of a mutation-positive BRCA1/2 test result to minors. Oncology Nursing Forum, 43, 330–341. DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.330-341

Sinclair, S., Norris, J. M., McConnell, S.J., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T.F., Hagen, N.A., McClement, S., Raffin Bouchal, S. (2016). Compassion: a scoping review of the healthcare literature. BMC Palliative Care, 15:6. DOI: 10.1186/s12904-016-0080-0

Sinclair, S., McClement, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Hack, T.F., Hagen, N., McConnell, S., Chochinov, H.M.  (2016). Compassion in clinical care: An empirical model. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 51, 193-203. DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2015.10.009

Chochinov, H.M., Johnston, W., McClement, S.E., Hack, T.F., Dufault, B., Enns, M., Thompson, G., Harlos, M., Damant, R.W., Ramsey, C. D., Davison, S., Zacharias, J., Milke, D. Strang, D., Campbell-Enns, H.J., & Kredentser, M.S. (2016). Dignity and distress towards the end of life across four non-cancer populations. PLoS One, 11(1):e0147607 DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0147607

Boquiren, V.M., Hack, T.F., Beaver, K., & Williamson, S. (2015). What do measures of patient satisfaction with the doctor tell us? Patient Education & Counseling, 98, 1465–1473. DOI:10.1016/j.pec.2015.05.020

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Hack, T., Thompson, G., Dufault, B., & Harlos, M. (2015). Eliciting personhood within clinical practice: Effects on patients, families and health care providers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 49, 974-980. DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2014.11.291

Wakefield, C.E., Butow, P.N., Aaronson, N.A., Hack, T.F., Hulbert-Williams, N.J., Jacobsen, P.B., on behalf of the International Psycho-Oncology Society Research Committee. (2015). Patient-reported depression measures in cancer: A meta-review. Lancet Psychiatry, 2, 635-647. DOI:10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00168-6

Thomas, R., Hack, T.F., Quinlan, E., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Tilley, A., Hamoline, R., & Morrison, T. (2015). Loss, adaptation and new directions: The impact of arm morbidity on leisure activities following breast cancer.  Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal, 25, 49-53. DOI:10.5737/236880762514953

Thomas, R., Hack, T.F., Quinlan, E., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Tilley, A., Hamoline, R., & Morrison, T. (2015). Perte, adaptation et nouvelles directions : l’impact de l’atteinte du bras sur les loisirs après le traitement pour cancer du sein. Revue canadienne de soins infirmiers en oncologie, 25, 54-59.  DOI: 10.5737/236880762515459

 Quinlan, E., Thomas, R., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., Tilley, A., & Miedema, B. (2014).  Secondary lymphoedema trajectories among breast cancer survivors, Journal of Lympheodema, 9(1), 12-19.

Hack, T.F., Crooks, D., Plohman, J., & Kepron, E. (2014). Citation analysis of Canadian psycho-oncology and supportive care researchers. Supportive Care in Cancer, 22, 315-324. DOI:10.1007/s00520-013-1966-5

 Howell, D., Hack, T.F., Green, E., & Fitch, M. (2014). Cancer distress screening data: Translating knowledge into clinical action for a quality response. Palliative and Supportive Care, 12, 39-51. DOI:10.1017/S1478951513000382

Pedersen, A., Hack, T.F., McClement, S., & Taylor-Brown, J. (2014). An exploration of the oncology patient navigator role: Perspectives of younger women with breast cancer. Oncology Nursing Forum, 41, 77-88. DOI:10.1188/14.ONF.77-88

Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L. M., Grenier, D., & Degner, L.F. (2013). Promoting consultation recording practice in oncology: Identification of critical implementation factors and determination of patient benefit. Psycho-Oncology, 22, 1273-1282. DOI:10.1002/pon.3135

Hack, T.F., & Beaver, K. (2013). Consultation recordings benefit oncology nurses as well as cancer patients (editorial). Cancer Nursing Practice, 12, 9.

Howell, D., Keller-Olaman, S., Oliver, T.K., Hack, T.F., Broadfield, L., Biggs, K., Chung, J., Gravelle, D., Green, E., Hamel, M., Harth, T., Johnston, P., McLeod, M., Swinton, N., Syme, A., & Olson, K. (2013). A pan-Canadian practice guideline and algorithm: Screening, assessment and supportive care of adults with cancer-related fatigue. Current Oncology, 20, 233-46. DOI:10.3747/co.20.1302

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S.E., Hack, T.F., McKeen, N.A., Rach, A.M., Gagnon, P., Sinclair, S., Taylor-Brown, J. (2013). Health care provider communication: An empirical model of therapeutic effectiveness. Cancer, 119, 1706-1713. DOI:10.1002/cncr.27949

Hack, T.F. (2012). New directions in psychosocial interventions in palliative care (editorial). Palliative Medicine 26, 681-682. DOI:10.1177/0269216312449113

Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Chateau, D., & Degner, L.F. (2012). Behind closed doors II: Systematic analysis of prostate cancer patients’ primary treatment consultations with radiation oncologists and predictors of satisfaction with communication. Psycho-Oncology, 21, 809-817. DOI:10.1002/pon.1984

Howell, D., Hack, T.F., Oliver, T.K., Chulak, T., Mayo, S., Aubin, M., Chasen, M., Earle, C.C., Friedman, A., Green, E., Gunn, H., Jones, G., Jones, J.M., Parkinson, M., Payeur, N., Sinclair, S., Sabiston, C., & Thompson, M. (2012). Models of care for post-treatment follow-up of adult cancer survivors: a systematic review and quality appraisal of the evidence. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 6, 359-371. DOI:10.1007/s11764-012-0232-z

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S.E., Hack, T.F., McKeen, N.A., Rach, A.M., Gagnon, P., Sinclair, S., & Taylor-Brown, J. (2012). The Patient Dignity Inventory: Applications in the oncology setting. Journal of Palliative Medicine 15, 998-1005. DOI:10.1089/jpm.2012.0066

Howell, D., Mayo, S., Currie, S., Jones, G., Boyle, M., Hack, T., Green, E., Hoffman, L., Collacutt, V., McLeod, D., & Simpson, J. (2012). Psychosocial health care needs assessment of adult cancer patients: A consensus-based guideline. Supportive Care in Cancer, 20, 3343-3354. DOI:10.1007/s00520-012-1468-x

Chochinov, H.M., Cann, B., Cullihall, K., Kristjanson, L., Harlos, M., McClement, S.E., Hack, T.F., & Hassard, T. (2012). Dignity therapy: A feasibility study of elders in long-term care. Palliative & Supportive Care, 10, 3-15. DOI:10.1017/S1478951511000538

Hack, T.F., Carlson, L., Butler, L., Degner, L. F., Jakulj, F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., & Weir, L. (2011). Facilitating the implementation of empirically valid interventions in psychosocial oncology and supportive care. Supportive Care in Cancer, 19, 1097-1105. DOI:10.1007/s00520-011-1159-z

Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L. M., Grenier, D., & Degner, L.F. (2011). Study protocol: Addressing evidence and context to facilitate transfer and uptake of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study. Implementation Science, 6(1): art no. 20. DOI:10.1186/1748-5908-6-20 *** Highly Accessed ***

Howell, D., Hack, T.F., Oliver, T.K., Chulak, T., Mayo, S., Aubin, M., Chasen, M., Earle, C.C., Friedman, A.J., Green, E., Jones, G.W., Jones, J.M., Parkinson, M., Payeur, N., Sabiston, C.M., & Sinclair, S. (2011). Survivorship services for adult cancer populations: a pan-Canadian guideline. Current Oncology, 18, 265-281.

Chochinov, H.M., Kristjanson, L.J., Breitbart, B., McClement, S., Hack, T.F., Hassard, T., & Harlos, M. (2011). Effect of dignity therapy on distress and end-of-life experience in terminally ill patients: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet Oncology, 12, 753-762. DOI:10.1016/s1470-2045(11)70153-X

Miedema, B., Hamilton, R., Tatemichi, S.,Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T.F., Quinlan, E., Towers, A., Tilley, A., & Kwan, W. (2011). Do breast cancer survivors’ post-surgery difficulties with recreational activities persist over time? Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 5, 405-412. DOI:10.1007/s11764-011-0190-x

Quinlan, E., Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., Kwan, W.  Miedema, B., & Tilley, A. (2011). Breast cancer survivorship and work disability. Journal of Disability Policy Studies, 22, 18-27. DOI:10.1177/1044207310394439

Pedersen, A., & Hack, T.F. (2011). The British Columbia Patient Navigation Model: A critical analysis. Oncology Nursing Forum, 38, 200-206. DOI:10.1188/11.ONF.200-206

Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Thomas-MacLean, R.L., Towers, A., Miedema, B., Tilley, A., Chateau, D. (2010). Predictors of arm morbidity following breast cancer surgery. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 1205-1212. DOI:10.1002/pon.1685

Hack, T.F., Crooks, D., Plohman, J., & Kepron, E. (2010). Research citation analysis of nursing academics in Canada: identifying success indicators. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 66, 2542-2549. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05429.x

Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H. M., Cann, B., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L.J., & Harlos, M. (2010). Learning from dying cancer patients during their final days: life reflections gleaned from dignity therapy. Palliative Medicine, 24, 715-723.DOI: 10.1177/0269216310373164

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D., Mackey, J., & Degner, L.F. (2010). Predictors of distress and quality of life in patients undergoing cancer therapy: Impact of treatment type and decisional role. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 606-616. DOI:10.1002/pon.1590

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D., & Degner, L.F. (2010). Behind closed doors: Systematic analysis of breast cancer consultation communication and predictors of satisfaction with communication. Psycho-Oncology, 19, 626-636. DOI:10.1002/pon.1592

Thomas-MacLean, R., Spriggs, P., Quinlan, E., Towers, A., Hack, T., Tatemichi, S., Miedema,B., Kwan, W., & Tilley, A. (2010). Arm morbidity and disability: Current status in Canada.  Journal of Lymphoedema, 5, 33-38.

Pedersen, A., Sawatzky, J. & Hack, T.F. (2010). The sequelae of anxiety in breast cancer: A human response to illness model. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, 469-475.

Singh, J.A., Sloan, J.A., Atherton, P.J., Smith, T., Hack, T.F., Huschka, M.M., Rummans, T.A., Clark, M.M., Diekmann, B., & Degner, L.F. (2010). Preferred roles in treatment decision making among patients with cancer: A pooled analysis of studies using the Control Preferences Scale. American Journal of Managed Care, 16, 688-696.

Pedersen, A., & Hack, T.F. (2010). Pilots of oncology health care: A concept analysis of the patient navigator role. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37, 55-60.

Yu Ko, W.F., Degner, L.F., Hack, T.F., & Schroeder, G. (2010). Penile length shortening after radical prostatectomy: Men’s responses. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 14, 160-165.

Quinlan, E., Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Tatemichi, S., Towers, A., & Tilley, A. (2009). The impact of breast cancer among Canadian women:  Disability and productivity. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 34, 285-296.

Otter, R., Qiao, Y., Burton, R., Samiei, M., Parkin, M., Trapido, E., Weller, D., Magrath, I., Sutcliffe, S. and the ICCC-3 Session E group (incl. Pedersen, A. E., Hack, T. F.). (2009). Organization of population-based cancer control programs: Europe and the World.. Tumori, 95, 623-636.

Chochinov, H., Hassard, T., McClement, S., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L. J., Harlos, M., Sinclair, S., & Murray, A. (2009). The landscape of distress in the terminally ill. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management. 38, 641-649.

Thomas-MacLean, R.L., Towers, A., Quinlan, E., Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Tilley, A, & Graham, P. (2009). “This is a kind of betrayal”: a qualitative study of disability after breast cancer. Current Oncology, 16(3), 26-32.

 Miedema, B., Hamilton, R.,Tatemichi, S., Thomas-MacLean, R., Towers, A., Hack, T.F., Tilley, A., & Kwan, W. (2008). Predicting recreational difficulties and decreased leisure activities in women 6-12 months post breast cancer surgery. Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice, 2, 262-268.

Chochinov, H., Hassard, T., McClement, S., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L.J., Harlos, M., Sinclair, S., & Murray, A.  (2008). The Patient Dignity Inventory: A novel way of measuring dignity-related distress in palliative care. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 36, 559-571.

Loiselle, C.G., Sitaram, B., Hack, T.F., Bottorff, J., & Degner, L.F. (2008). Canada and India innovatively partnering to advance oncology nursing research. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35, 583-587.

Thomas-MacLean, R. L., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Towers, A., Miedema, B., & Tilley, A.  (2008). Arm morbidity and disability after breast cancer: New directions for care. Oncology Nursing Forum, 35, 65-71.

Hack, T.F., Whelan, T.J., Olivotto, I.A., Weir, L., Bultz, B.D., Magwood, B.D., Ashbury, F., & Brady, J. (2007). Standardized audiotape versus recorded consultation to enhance informed consent to a clinical trial in breast oncology. Psycho-Oncology, 16, 371-376.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, J.D., & Degner, L.F. (2007). Impact of providing audiotapes of primary treatment consultations to men with prostate cancer: A multi-site, randomized, controlled trial. Psycho-Oncology, 16, 543-552.

McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T.F., Hassard, T. Kristjanson, L.J., & Harlos, M. (2007). Dignity therapy: Family member perspectives. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 10, 1076-1082.

Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Carlson, L., Jakulj, F., & the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., & Butler, L.). (2007). Psychosocial barriers to active surveillance for the management of early prostate cancer and a strategy for increased acceptance. BJU International, 100, 544-551.

Chochinov, H.M., Kristjanson, L.J., Hack, T.F., Hassard, T., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2007). Burden to others and the terminally ill. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 34, 463-471.

Chochinov, H.M., Kristjanson, L.J., Hack, T.F., Hassard, T., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2006). Personality, neuroticism, and coping towards the end of life. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 32, 332-342.

Chochinov, H.M., Kristjanson, L.J., Hack, T.F., Hassard, T., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. Dignity in the terminally ill: revisited. (2006). Journal of Palliative Medicine, 9, 666-672.

 Hack, T., Degner, L., Watson, P., & Sinha, L. (2006). Do patients benefit from participating in medical decision making? Longitudinal follow-up of women with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology, 15, 9-19.

Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Parker, P.A., and the SCRN Communication Team (Baile, W., Brundage, M., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Thorne, S., & Tishelman, C.) (2005). The communication goals and needs of cancer patients: A critical review. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 831-845.

 

Hack, T. (2005). Psycho-oncology special issue on communication:  Invited Guest Editorial. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 797-798.

 

Chochinov, H. M., Hack, T., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L. J., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2005). Dignity therapy: A novel psychotherapeutic intervention for patients near the end of life. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 23, 5520-5525.

 

Butler, L., Degner, L.F., Baile, W., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Brundage, M., Bultz, B., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart D, Parker, P., Tishelman, C., Thorne, S.), & Landry, M. (2005). Developing communication competency in the context of cancer: A critical interpretive analysis of provider training programs. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 861-872.

 

Carlson, L.E., Feldman-Stewart, D., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M.D., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Davison, J., Parker, P., & Thorne, S.) (2005). Patient-professional communication research in cancer: An integrative review of research methods in the context of a conceptual framework. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 812-828.

 

Feldman-Stewart, D., Brundage, M.D., Tishelman, C., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Parker, P., & Thorne, S.) (2005). A conceptual framework for health-professional – patient communication: An application to the cancer context. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 801-809.

 

Parker, P.A., Davison, B.J., Tishelman, C., Brundage, M.D., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Baile, W., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Feldman-Stewart, D. & Thorne, S.) (2005). What do we know about facilitating patient communication in the cancer care setting? Psycho-Oncology, 14, 848-858.

 

Thorne, S., Bultz, B., Baile, W., and the SCRN Communication Team (Hack, T., Degner, L., Brundage, M., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Feldman-Stewart, D., Parker, P., & Tishelman, C.) (2005). Is there a cost to poor communication in cancer care?: A critical review of the literature. Psycho-Oncology, 14, 875-884.

 

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L. J., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2005). Understanding will to live in patients nearing death. Psychosomatics, 46, 7-10.

 

Hack, T.F., Chochinov, H.M., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L.J., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2004). Defining dignity in terminally ill cancer patients: A factor-analytic approach. Psycho-Oncology, 13, 700-708.

 

Hack, T., & Degner, L. (2004). Coping responses following breast cancer diagnosis predict psychological adjustment three years later. Psycho-Oncology, 13, 235-247.

 

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L. J., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2004). Dignity and psychotherapeutic considerations in end of life care. Journal of Palliative Care, 20, 134-142.

 

McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L., & Harlos, M. (2004). Dignity conserving care: application of research findings to practice. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10(4), 173-179.

 

Chalmers, K., Gupton, A., Katz, A., Hack, T., Hildes-Ripstein, E., Brown, J. et al. (2004). The description and evaluation of a longitudinal pilot study of a smoking relapse/reduction intervention for perinatal women. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 45, 162-171.

 

Bottorff, J.L., Richardson, C., Balneaves, L.G., McCullum, M., Buxton, J.A., Ratner, P.A., & Hack, T. (2004). Unraveling women’s perceptions of risk for breast cancer. Health Education Research, 19, 469-475.

 

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L.M., Degner, L.F., & Mackey, J.R. (2003). Impact of providing audiotapes of primary adjuvant treatment consultations to women with breast cancer: A multisite, randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 21, 4138-4144.

 

Buxton, J., Bottorff, J.L., Balneaves, L.G., Richardson, C., McCullum, M., Ratner, P.A., & Hack, T. (2003). Women’s perceptions of breast cancer risk: Are they accurate? Canadian Journal of Public Health, 94, 422-426.

 

Bottorff, J.L., Ratner, P.A., Richardson, C., Balneaves, L.G., McCullum, M., Hack, T., Chalmers, K., & Buxton, J. (2003).  The influence of question wording on assessments of interest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Psycho-Oncology, 12, 720-728.

 

Brehaut, J.C., O’Connor, A.M., Wood, T.J., Hack, T., Siminoff, L., Gordon, E., & Feldman-Stewart, D. (2003). Validation of a decision regret scale. Medical Decision Making, 23, 281-292.

 

*Degner, L.F., Hack, T., O’Neil, J., & Kristjanson, L.J. (2003). A new approach to eliciting meaning in the context of breast cancer. Cancer Nursing, 26, 169-178.

*Cancer Nursing Article of the Year 2003 by the editorial team at Cancer Nursing

 

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L.J., McClement, S., & Harlos, M. (2002). Dignity in the terminally ill. Lancet, 360, 2027-2030.

 

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., McClement, S., Kristjanson, L., & Harlos, M. (2002). Dignity in the terminally ill: A developing empirical model. Social Science & Medicine, 54(3), 433-443.

 

Bottorff, J.L., Ratner, P.A., Balneaves, L.G. Richardson, C., McCullum, M., Hack, T., Chalmers, K., & Buxton, J. (2002). Women’s interest in genetic testing for breast cancer risk: The influence of sociodemographics and knowledge. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 11, 89-95.

 

Norman, A., Sisler, J, Hack, T., & Harlos, M. (2001). Relationships between cancer patients and their family physicians: The palliative care patients’ perspective. Canadian Family Physician, 47, 2009-2016.

 

Cohen, L., Hack, T., deMoor, C., Katz, J., & Goss, P. (2000). The effects of type of surgery and time on psychological adjustment in women after breast cancer treatment. Annals of Surgical Oncology, 7, 427-434.

 

Hack, T.F., Heaman, M., & Suski, M. (2000). Lessons learned from establishing a research and evaluation unit for a regional health authority. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 15, 131-137.

 

Bottorff, J.L., Balneaves, L.G., Buxton, J., Ratner, P.A., McCullum, M., Chalmers, K., & Hack, T. (2000). Falling through the cracks: Women’s experiences of ineligibility for genetic testing for risk of breast cancer. Canadian Family Physician, 46, 1449-1456.

 

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Degner, L.F., Katz, A., & Davison, B.J. (1999). Assessing the feasibility of an audiotape intervention for cancer patients: A multi-centered randomized controlled trial. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 17, 1-15.

 

Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (1999). Coping with breast cancer: A cluster-analytic approach. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 54, 185-194.

 

Hack, T.F., Cohen, L., Katz, J., Robson, L., & Goss, P. (1999). Physical and psychological morbidity after axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 17, 143-149.

 

McClement, S.E., & Hack, T.F. (1999). Audio-taping the oncology treatment consultation: A literature review. Patient Education & Counseling, 36, 229-238.

 

Suski, M., Hack, T., & Heaman, M. (1999). Leadership: The Winnipeg Community and Long Term Care Authority. Healthcare Management Forum, 12, 57-60.

 

Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., & Dyck, D.G. (1994).  Relationship between preferences for decisional control and illness information among women with breast cancer: A quantitative and qualitative analysis.  Social Science & Medicine, 39, 279-289.

 

Hack, T.F., Osachuk, T.A.G., & De Luca, R.V. (1994). Group treatment for sexually abused preadolescent boys. Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services, 75,

 

Published Peer-reviewed Abstracts:

 Mehta, S., Hack, T., Ughade, S., Mehta, A., Chowdhary, V., Singh, Y., & Kaur, K. (2019). To design a tool to measure cancer awareness amongst adult cancer patients and their accompanying personnel attending the outpatient department at Cancer Research Institutes in India. <Abstract>. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 1 (Suppl. 1): S152.

 Rieger, K., Hack, T., Duff, M., Campbell-Enns, H., & West, C. (2019). A grounded theory of how patients process their cancer experiences through a mindfulness-based expressive arts group. <Abstract>. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology Research and Practice, 1(Suppl. 1): S146.

 Sinclair, S., Hack, T., MacInnis, C., McClement, S., Russell, L., Cuthbertson, L., Jaggi, P., & Boss, H. (May, 2019).  The initial validation of a patient orientated compassion measure: Exploratory factor analysis. <Abstract>. Palliative Medicine,  P02-192: 322. DOI: 10.1177/0269216319844405

 Hack, T., McLeod, D., Esplen, M., Wong, J., Fillion, L., Howell, D., Fitch, M., Dufresne, J. (2018). Enhancing clinical practice in the management of distress: The therapeutic practices for distress management (TPDM) project. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 27 (Suppl. 3): S33. DOI 10.1002/pon.4877

 Rankin, N., Fradgley, E., Geerligs, L., Hack, T., Shepherd, H., Paul, C., Butow, P. Making sense of implementation research in psychooncology: Process mapping frameworks to inform best practice research in anxiety, depression and distress. 2018. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 27 (Suppl. 3): S33-34. DOI 10.1002/pon.4877

 Rieger, K., Hack, T., Beaver, K., Schofield, P. Should consultation recording use be an oncology practice standard? A systematic review of the evidence. 2018. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 27 (Suppl. 3): S33. DOI 10.1002/pon.4878

Sinclair, S., Singh, P., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Hack, T., Stajduhar, K., & Chochinov, H.M., Hagen, N. (2018). Compassion without Borders: Palliative Care Providers’ Perspectives on Challenges and Facilitators to Compassion. <Abstract>. Palliative Medicine, 32, 24.

Sinclair, S., Jaggi, P., Hack, T., McClement, S., & Cuthbertson, L., & the COMPASS Research Group (2018). Development of a Patient Reported Measure of Compassion: An Update and Insights from the Initial Stages of Measure Development. <Abstract>. Palliative Medicine, 32, 291.

Williamson, S., Hack, T., Bangee, M., Benedetto, V., & Beaver, K. (2018). The holistic needs assessment in cancer care: identifying barriers and facilitators to implementation in the UK and Canada. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 27 (Suppl. 2): S3-8. DOI: 10.1002/pon.4638

 Hack, T.F., Pitz, M., Ruether, D., Thiessen, B., & Degner, L.F. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of consultation recording use to enhance psychosocial well-being and coping behaviour in patients with brain tumours. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 26 (Suppl. 3): S37-38.

 Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., Sawatzky, R., Kondejewski, J., Russell, L. & The COMPASS Study Group.  (2017). Charting a Course to Develop and Validate a Patient Reported Compassionate Care Measure: Findings from a Narrative Synthesis Literature Review and an Overview of the COMPASS Study.  <Abstract>. European Journal of Palliative Care, 24(3:Suppl.), 209.

 Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., Raffin-Bouchal, S., McClement, S., Hagen, N., Sinnarajah, A., Stajduhar, K., Singh, P., & Chochinov, H.M. (2017). Compassion is a Two-way Street: The Development of a Healthcare Provider Model of Compassion. <Abstract>. European Journal of Palliative Care, 24(3:Suppl), 960.

Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., McClement, S., & Raffin Bouchal, S. (2016). Peeling the onion: Patients’ perspectives and experiences of the similarities and differences of sympathy, empathy and compassion. <Abstract>. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 52(6), e147–e148.

 Sinclair, S., Norris, J., McConnell, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Chochinov, H., Hack, T., Hagen, N., & McClement, S. (2016). Digging in the dirt: Findings and lessons learned from a comprehensive scoping review of compassion within clinical care. <Abstract>. Palliative Medicine, 30(6), 206-207.

Sinclair, S., McClement, S., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Hack, T., Hagen, N., McConnell, S., & Chochinov, H. (2016). The nuts and bolts of compassion: A patient-informed conceptual model of compassionate care at the end of life. <Abstract>. Palliative Medicine, 30(6), 354.

Hack, T., Boquiren, V., Thomas, R., Towers, A., & Quinlan, L. (2015). The mediating role of perceived disability in the long-term impact of arm morbidity on breast cancer survivors’ emotional well-being.  <Abstract>. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23 (Suppl. 1): S296.

Sinclair, S., Hack, T.F., Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Raffin Bouchal, S., Hagen, N.A., & Stajduhar, K. (2015). Obtaining funding and developing research in existential issues: An example of a programme of research on compassion in Canada. <Abstract>. European Journal of Palliative Care.

Hack, T., Boquiren, V., Thomas, R., Towers, A., & Quinlan, L. (2014). Exploring the relationship between arm morbidity, perceived disability and mood disturbance in breast cancer survivors. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 23 (Suppl. 3): S204. DOI: 10.1111/j.1099-1611.2014.3695

Hack, T.F., McClement, S., Chochinov, H., & Dufault, B. (2014). Assessing distress and well-being in palliative care: How concordant are patients and family members? <Abstract>. Journal of Palliative Care, 30, 215.

Hack, T.F., Crooks, D., Plohman, J., Kepron, E. (2012). Citation analysis of Canadian psychosocial oncology researchers. <Abstract>.  Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology, 8 (Suppl.3): 282.

Thomas, R., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Quinlan, E., Tatemichi, S., Tilley, A., & Towers, A. (2012). An evolving model for understanding the impact of disability after breast cancer. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 21 (Suppl. 1): S125.

Hack, T., Weir, L., Ruether, D., Degner, L., & Grenier, D. (2011). Consultation recording use in oncology: Determination of patient benefit and evaluation of implementation strategies. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 20 (Suppl. 2): S102.

Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Weir, L. M., Grenier, D., & Degner, L.F. (2011) Promoting consultation recording use in oncology: Determination of patient benefit and evaluation of implementation strategies. <Abstract>. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 41 (Suppl.1): S198.

Hack, T., McClement, S., Chochinov, H., Cann, B., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L., & Harlos, M. (2010). What can we learn from cancer patients’ reflections on life as death approaches? Analysis of dignity therapy transcripts. <Abstract>. Journal of Palliative Care, 26, 223.

Hack, T.F., McClement, S.E., Chochinov, H.M., Cann, B., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L., & Harlos, M. (2010). What can we learn from cancer patients’ reflections on life as death approaches? Analysis of dignity therapy transcripts. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S182.

Hack, T., Currie, S., Stephen, J., Boyle, M., Howell, D., Mayo, S., Jones, G., Green, E., Hoffman, L., Simpson, J., Collacutt, V., McLeod, D., Digout, C., & Harrison, M. (2010). Clinical practice guidelines for psychosocial oncology: How did we do it? <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S34.

 Howell, D., Currie, S., Jones, G., Mayo, S., Boyle, M., Hack, T., Green, E., Hoffman, L., Simpson, J., Collacutt, V., McLeod, D., Digout, C., & Harrison, M. (2010). Screening is not enough: Theory-based practice change is needed to improve patient outcomes. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S33.

Howell, D., Keller-Olaman, S., Biggs, K., Broadfield, L., Chung, J., Currie, S., Esplen, M.J., Gravelle, D., Green, E., Hack, T., Hamel, M., Johnston, P., Oliver, T., Stacey, A.M., Swinton, N., Syme, A., & Fitch, M. (2010). Moving beyond screening to evidence-based psychosocial clinical practice. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S34.

Currie, S., Howell, D., Mayo, S., Jones, G., Boyle, M., Hack, T., Green, E., Hoffman, L., Simpson, J., Collacutt, V., McLeod, D., Digout, C., & Harrison, M. (2010). Use of adaptation methodology to develop a psychosocial assessment guideline. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S35.

Pedersen, A., & Hack, T.  (2010). Oncology patient navigation: The current state of the science. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 19 (Suppl. 2): S140.

 Howell, D., Currie, S., & Hack, T. (2009). A pan-canadian partnership to develop an adult psychosocial-supportive care guideline using adaptation methodology. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 18 (Suppl. 2): S138.

Hamilton, R., Tatemichi, S., Thomas-MacLean, R., Towers, A., Hack, T., Tilley, A., & Kwan, W., (2009). Arm morbidity predicts difficulties with recreational activities after breast cancer surgery: Does it improve with time?” <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 18 (Suppl. 2): S200.

Hack, T., Thomas-MacLean, R., Kwan, W., Towers, A., Miedema, B., Tilley, A., & Chateau, D. (2008). Predictors of pain, functional disability, range of motion and lymphedema following breast cancer surgery. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 17, S171-172.

Loiselle, C., Sitaram, B., Hack, T.F., Bottorff, J., & Degner, L.F. (2008). Canada and India partnering to advance psychosocial oncology research. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 17, S44.

Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., & Degner, L. (2007). Primary treatment consultations in prostate oncology: Explicating content and identifying predictors of satisfaction with communication. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 16(9), S67.

 Miedema, B., Towers, A., Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T.F., Kwan, W., Tatemichi, S., & Tilly A. (2007). Who returns to work, and who takes sick leave 6-12 months post breast cancer surgery? The impact of medical, psychological and social issues. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 16(9), S195-196.

 Hack, T. (2006). Use of consultation recordings in oncology practice: merits and challenges. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 15(2), S54.

 Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Degner, L., & Mackey, J. (2005). Primary adjuvant treatment consultations in breast oncology: Explicating content and identifying predictors of psychosocial adjustment. <Abstract>. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32, 185.

Hack, T., Whelan, T., Bultz, B., Magwood, B., Pritchard, K. et al. (2004) An audiotape intervention to enhance informed consent to clinical trials in breast oncology. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 13(8), S32-33.

 Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D., &  Degner, L.F. (2003). Providing audiotapes of primary adjuvant treatment consultations to men with prostate cancer: Impact on quality of life, mood state, recall, and satisfaction. <Abstract>. Quality of Life Research, 12, 768.

 Balneaves, L.G., Bottorff, J. L., Ratner, P.A., Richardson, C., McCullum, M., Hack, T., Chalmers, K., & Buxton, J. (2003). Who is interested in genetic testing? It depends who you ask. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 12(4), S176.

Hack, T. F., Pickles, T., Weir, L. M., Bultz, B. D., Ruether, D. J., Mackey, J. R., & Degner, L. F. (2002). Providing audiotapes of primary adjuvant treatment consultations to women with breast cancer: A multi-site randomized controlled trial. <Abstract>. Psychosomatic Medicine, 64(1), 106-107.

 

Brehaut, J., O’Connor, A., Wood, T., Hack, T., Siminoff, L., Gordon, E., & Feldman-Stewart, D.  (2002). Measuring regret over different treatment decisions.  <Abstract>. Medical Decision Making, 22, 536.

 

Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., Degner, L., Weir, L., & Mackey, J. (2001). Providing audiotapes of primary adjuvant treatment consultations to women with breast cancer: A multi-site randomized controlled trial. <Abstract>. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 20, 237a.

 

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., McClement, S., & Kristjanson, L. (2000). The Palliative Care Dignity Inventory. <Abstract>. Psychosomatics, 41, 160.

 

Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (1999). Longitudinal follow-up of a cohort of women diagnosed with breast cancer: Coping and adjustment after four years. <Abstract>. Breast Cancer Research & Treatment, 57, 130.

 

Hack, T.F., & Degner, L.F. (1999). Longitudinal follow-up of a cohort of women diagnosed with breast cancer: Coping and adjustment after four years. <Abstract>. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 18, S8.

 

Hack, T., Degner, L., Davison, J., Katz, A., Pickles, T., & Bultz, B. (1998). Information interventions for breast and prostate cancer. <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 7, 168.

 

Hack, T., Degner, L., & Cohen, L. (1998). Providing audiotapes of primary treatment consultations to breast and prostate patients: A tri-province, randomized controlled trial <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 7, 168.

 

Hack, T., Cohen, L., Katz, J., Robson, L., Goss, P. (1998).  Physical and psychological morbidity following axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer <Abstract>. Psycho-Oncology, 7, 185.

 

Goss, P.E., Hack, T., Cohen, L., Ritvo, P., Katz, J., & Orcheson, L. (1996). Long term physical and psychological morbidity of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients with breast cancer <Abstract>. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 41, 274.

 

Hack, T.F., Ritvo, P., Cohen, L., Katz, J., & Goss, P. (1996).  Post-surgical physical and psychological morbidity following axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer <Abstract>. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 37 (Suppl.), 52.

 

Goss, P., Hack, T., Cohen, L., Ritvo, P., & Katz, J. (1996). Long term physical and psychological morbidity of axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) in patients with breast cancer <Abstract>. Proceedings of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, 15, 123.

 

Hack, T.F., Degner, L., & Dyck, D. (1992).  Relationship between preferences for control over treatment decision making and preferences for information among breast cancer patients. <Abstract>.  Canadian Psychology, 33(2a), 267.

 

Hack, T.F., Osachuk, T.A., & De Luca, R.V. (1991).  Group treatment for boys who have been sexually abused. <Abstract>.  Canadian Psychology, 32(2a), 311.

 

Hack, T.F., & Osachuk, T.A. (1990).  Group treatment outcome for preadolescent male victims of sexual abuse. <Abstract>.  Canadian Psychology, 31(2a), 240.

 

Hack, T.F. (1989). Coping with AIDS: Impact of AIDS on male university students. <Abstract>. Canadian Psychology, 30(2a), 225.

 

 

Book Chapters:

 

Hack, T.F., Beaver, K, & Schofield, P. (2017). Audio-recording cancer consultations for patients and their families – putting evidence into practice. In Kissane, D. W., Bultz, B.D., Butow, P. N., Bylund, C. L., Noble, S., & Wilkinson, S. (Eds.), Oxford textbook of communication in oncology and palliative care (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press. pp. 56-60. DOI: 10.1093/med/9780198736134.001.0001

 

Hack, T.F. & McClement, S.E. (2016). At diagnosis and at death: Using qualitative evidence to inform psychosocial interventions in oncology. In Olson, K., Young, R. A., Schultz, I. Z. (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative health research for evidence-based practice. New York: Springer. pp. 495-506. DOI:10.1007/978-1-4939-2920-7

 

Hack, T.F. & Degner, L.F. (2010). Audio-recording important consultations for patients and their families. In Kissane, D., Bultz, B., Butow, P., and Finlay, I. (Eds.), Handbook of communication in oncology and palliative care. Oxford University Press. pp. 351-360.

 

Hack, T.F. & Cook, A.J. (1998).  Getting started: Intake and initial sessions.  In D.G. Martin & A.D. Moore (Eds.), Basics of clinical practice: A guidebook for trainees in the helping professions.  Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press. pp. 46-74.

 

Hack, T.F. (1998).  Clinical intervention with a suicidal client.   In D.G. Martin & A.D. Moore (Eds.), Basics of clinical practice: A guidebook for trainees in the helping professions. Prospect Heights, IL: Waveland Press. pp. 129-156.

HONOURS AND AWARDS:

2019, Lifetime Achievement Award, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology

2019, Inducted as Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

2017, Holy Cross High School, inducted into Wall of Honour for distinguished graduates

2017  Psychosocial Oncology Excellence Award, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (Value – $1,500)

2017, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, nominated for University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Mentoring

2016, Researcher-in-Residence, University of Sydney, Australia, April 11-15th.

2013-present, Visiting Professor, University of Central Lancashire, UK

2011-2013, Honourary Professor, University of Central Lancashire, UK

2012-2016, Research Chair in Psychosocial and Supportive Care Oncology Research, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Prairies/NWT Division) (Value – $600,000 over 3 years)

2013-2016, Honourary Research Associate, Division of Cancer Experiences Research, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia

2014, University of Manitoba Faculty Association Merit Award for Research in 2013 (Value – $3,000)

2014, Award of Excellence in Research, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology,

2013, Accepted into KT Canada network of Canadian experts in knowledge translation.

2009, Certificate of Appreciation for Research Accomplishment, Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute

2008, CancerCare Manitoba, Distinguished Board Service Award

2007, Travel Bursary, Canadian Prostate Cancer Research Initiative (Value – $1,000)

2006, University of Manitoba Faculty Association Merit Award for Research in 2005 (Value – $3,000)

2006, Travel Award, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Medicine (Value – $1,500)

2000-2006, Dorothy J. Lamont Award, Canadian Institutes of Health Research and National Cancer Institute of Canada.  This award is given annually to the individual having the highest rank among the NCIC Personnel Awards winners.

2000-2006, Research Scientist Award, National Cancer Institute of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Value: Salary support

2004, International Travel Award. Agency, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Value – $1,760)

2004, Certificate of Achievement for Research Accomplishment, Manitoba Science and Technology

2002, Golden Jubilee Medal, at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  Given in recognition of service to the Canadian Cancer Society. Agency: Governor  General of Canada

1993, Medical Research Council of Canada Studentship Renewal (Value – $15,695)

1992, Medical Research Council of Canada Studentship Renewal (Value – $15,695)

1992, Manitoba Health Research Council Studentship – declined (Value – $14,265)

1991, Medical Research Council of Canada Studentship (Value – $15,695)

1991, Graduate Fellowship, University of Manitoba – declined (Value – $10,000)

1990, Manitoba Health Research Council Studentship Renewal (Value – $13,850)

1989, Manitoba Health Research Council Studentship (Value – $12,755)

1988, Award for Highest Grade Point Average among Psychology Honours Students, University of Calgary

1987, Gulf Centennial Scholarship, University of Calgary (Value – $1,850)

1987, Merit Award, University of Calgary (Value – $250)

1982 & 1984, Undergraduate Award, University of Saskatchewan (Value – Tuition)

1981, St. Thomas More College First Year Scholarship, University of Saskatchewan (Value – Tuition)

Grants and Contracts (Currently Funded):

Hack, T.F. Inherited cardiac arrhythmia consultation recording research grant. St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. October 24, 2016 – December 31st, 2019. Total: $23,250.

Hack, T.F. Inherited cardiac arrhythmia consultation recording research grant. St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. June 1, 2014 – December 31st, 2019. Total: $100,000.

Sinclair, S. (Co-PA), Hack, T. (Co-PA), Barwich, D., Baxter, S., Chochinov, H., Cory, S., Dudgeon, D., Embleton, L., Forbes, H., Garland, E., Hagen, N., Harlos, M., Heyland, D. Krawczyk, M., Lechelt, L., Leget, C., McClement, S., Puchalski, C., Hail, P., Raffin-Bouchal, S., Russell, L., Selman, L., Singh, P., Sinnarajah, A., Stajduhar, K., Thompson, G., Development and Validation of a Patient-Reported Measure of Compassionate Care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Project Scheme Grant. July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2020. Total: $638,356 (4 years).

Butow, P., Andrews, G., Girgis, A., Kelly, B., Hack, T., Clayton, J., Price, M., Beale, P., Viney, R., Kirsten, L. A sustainable and supported clinical pathway for managing anxiety and depression in cancer patients: Developing and evaluating components and testing implementation strategies. Cancer Institute New South Wales. April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2020. Total: $3,643,992. Y1 $730,264; Yr2 $717,465; Yr3 $724,127; Yr 4 $745,737; Yr 5 $726,398

Grants and Contracts (Previously Funded):

 

Rieger, K.L., Bennett, M., Hack, T.F., & Martin, D.E. Engaging patients and elders in an exploration of indigenous women’s experiences of breast cancer using digital storytelling. Centre for Healthcare Innovation Funding Award for Patient and Public Engagement in Health Research in the Design and Grant Development Phase. Total: $2,000 (February 26, 2018 to March 31, 2019).

Rieger, K.L., Hack, T.F., Campbell-Enns, H., Duff, M., & West, C. The experience of mindfulness-based expressive arts among patients with cancer. Manitoba Medical Services Foundation Operating Grant # 8-2018-09. May 1, 2018 – April 30, 2019. Total: $25,000 . ($12,500 from the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation and $12,500 from The Winnipeg Foundation)

Thompson, G., McClement, S., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T.F., Funk, L., Harlos, M., Labun, N., Pereira, A. Excellence in delivering person-centred intimate care: What makes the difference? Canadian Institutes of Health Research, October 1, 2014 –February 28, 2019. Total: $519,912.

Hack, T.F., Ruether, J.D., Pitz, M., Degner, L.F. Impact of treatment consultation recordings on cancer patient outcomes: A prospective, parallel, randomized controlled trial. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Open Operating Grant. April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2018. Total: $178,590.

McClement, S., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T.F., Lobchuk, M., Thompson, G., Harlos, M. Explanatory models of cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome: Family members’ perspectives. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 1, 2014 – March 31, 2018. Total: $178,529.

McLeod, D. (PI), Sullivan, V., Esplen, M.J., Anderson, J., Boucher, S., Fillion, L., Fitch, M., Fitzgerald, B., Hack, T., Howell, D., Loewen, R., Sabo, S., Taylor-Brown, J., Wiebe, V., Wong, J. Improving distress management knowledge and skills for oncology nurses: A Pan-Canadian knowledge translation study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Partnerships for Health System Improvement (PHSI). July 1, 2013 – March 31, 2018. Total: $599,865.

McLeod, D., Esplen M.J., Hack, T.F., Howell, D., Fillion, L., Watson, L. Improving patient outcomes: A pan‐Canadian knowledge translation strategy to advance oncology professionals’ distress management knowledge and skills. Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2017. Total: $1,875,000.

Sinclair, S., Chochinov, H. M., Hack, T., Hagen, N. A., McClement, S., Raffin-Bouchal S., Stajduhar, K. Healthcare providers’ understandings and experiences of compassion: Improving the delivery of healthcare services to Albertans from the inside-out. Medical Services Incorporated (MSI) Foundation of Alberta. August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2017. Total: $98,000.

Schofield, P., Butow, P., Hack T.F., Tattersall, M., Hale, S, Jefford, M. Improving communication outcomes for migrant cancer patients. National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Grant #1047416). November 1, 2012 – June 30, 2017. Total: 609,493 (AUD); 624,987 (CAD).

Decker, K., Pitz, M., Czaykowski, P., Singh, H., Hack, T., Turner, D. A population-based prospective intervention to evaluate the effectiveness of cancer patient navigation. Canadian Institutes for Health Research – Partnerships for Health System Improvement for Cancer Control operating grants competition. December 16, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Letter of Intent funded for $16,727.

Chochinov, H., Pitz, M., Thompson, G., Hack, T., McClement, S. Connecting patients and healthcare providers: Developing and implementing a web-based platform to elicit personhood within the oncology setting. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Partnerships for Health System Improvement for Cancer Control operating grants competition. December 16, 2016 – June 30, 2017. Letter of Intent funded for $19,943.

Hack, T.F. Oncology research grant. St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. April 22, 2016 – April 21, 2017. $9,300.

Loiselle, C.G., Bottorff, J.L., Hack, T.F., Carlson, L., Maunsell, E., Howell, D., Oliffe, J., Grunfeld, E. PORT: Psychosocial oncology research training program (PORT): A renewal application. Strategic Training Initiative in Health Research (STIHR) Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2017. Total: $1,950,000.

Hamilton, R., Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T.F., Morrison, T., Duggleby, W., Towers, A., Tilley, A., Quinlan, E., Tramonte, L. Addressing loss and fostering hope for New Brunswick cancer survivors with lymphedema: An intervention pilot study. New Brunswick Health Research Foundation Bridge Grant Program. April 1, 2015 – September 30, 2016. Total: $24,965.

Hack, T.F. Research chair in psychosocial and supportive care oncology research, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (Prairies/NWT Division), September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2016. Total: $600,000 over 4 years.

Thomas, R., Hamilton, R., Duggleby, W., Hack, T., Morrison, T., Quinlan, E., Tilley, A., Towers, A., Tramonte, L. Testing an intervention to foster hope for cancer survivors with lymphedema. University of Ottawa Internal Bridge Funding Grant. February 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016, Total: $9,578.

Thompson, G., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T.F., McClement, S., Rogers, K., & St. John, P. Developing a question prompt sheet for family caregivers of older adults with dementia in long-term care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Manitoba Health Research Council. July 1, 2011- June 30, 2016. Total: $152,054

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Hack, T.F., Thompson, G., Harlos, M., Lobchuk, M. Dignity talk: A phase-1 trial of a palliative care intervention for patients and their families. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2015. Total: $258,504.

Jardine, C., Hack, T.F. Consultation recording service implementation, evaluation and audit. CancerCare Manitoba Infrastructure Grant, July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015. Total: $20,000.

Sinclair, S., Chochinov, H., McClement, S. E., Hack, T., Raffin Bouchal, S., Hagen, N. Understanding compassion at the end of life: Informing and shaping spiritual care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014. Total: $88,410.

Schofield, P., Butow, P., Hack T.F., Jefford, M., Mileshkin, L., Gough, K., Pollard, A., Couper, J., Hocking, A., O’Callaghan, C., Lethborg, C., Snyder, R., Castle, D., Mann, B., Holmes, A., Miller, J., Drummond, K., Seale, G., Dabscheck, A., Szandro, A., Judd, F., Stafford, L., Joubert , L., Kissane, D. ACCRUE: AdvanCing Consultation Recall and UndErstanding: Solving the barriers and facilitators to intervention implementation. Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014. Total: $68,142 (AUD), $68,133 (CAD).

Jardine, C., Hack, T.F. Consultation recording implementation and audit. CancerCare Manitoba Infrastructure Grant, July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014. Total: $18,487.

Hack, T.F., Jardine, C. Consultation recording implementation and audit. CancerCare Manitoba Infrastructure Grant, November 23, 2012 – June 30, 2014. Total: $18,487.

Hack, T., Degner, L., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Latosinsky, S., Grenier, D. Addressing “evidence” and “context” to facilitate the transfer and uptake of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study. Canadian Breast Cancer Research Alliance/Canadian Institutes of Health Research. October 1, 2008 – March 31, 2014. Total: $288,380.

Thomas-MacLean, R., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Miedema, B., Quinlan, K., Tatemichi, S., Tilley, A., Towers, A. Long-term disability after breast cancer: Developing an empirical foundation for education, prevention and rehabilitation. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2014. Total: $664,660.

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Hack, T.F., Enns, M., Harlos, M., Johnston, W., Davison, S., Dumont, R., Zacharias, J., Ramsey, C., Strang, D. Personhood & dignity at end-of-life within non-cancer populations. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant. November 1, 2012 – October 31, 2013. Total: $22,700.

Chochinov, H., McClement, S., Hack, T., Harlos, M., Hassard, T., Enns, M., Zacharias, J., Ramsey, C., Richman-Eisenstat, J., Strang, D., Johnson, W., Davison, S., Damant, R. Dignity and distress across end-of-life populations. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. April 1, 2009 – March 31, 2013. Total: $606,000.

Chochinov, H.M., McClement, S., Hassard, T., Hack, T.F., Harlos, M., Thompson, G. The Patient Dignity Question (PDQ): A novel approach to enhancing care for patients near the end-of-life. Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute. July 1, 2010 – June 30, 2013; Total: $137,000.

Thomas, R., Egan, M., Hack, T., Hamilton, R., Kasperski, J., Kennedy, A., Kwan, W., Lanning, B., Miedema, B., Moffatt, C., Poitras, S., Quinlan, E., Tatemichi, S., Tilley, A., Towers, A. Community-based primary health care and lymphedema: Investigating the problem and potential for care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research: Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant. December 1, 2011 – November 30, 2012. Total: $25,000.

Chochinov, H., Gagnon, P., McClement, S., Hack, T., Hassard, T., Harlos, M., Taylor-Brown, J., Barrington, V., Ellwood, A., Manii, D., Marshall, D., Mayer, C., McLeod, D., Morris, J., Sellick, S., Slaven, M., Stiles, C., Turnbull, G., Wainwright, W. National patient dignity inventory study. National Cancer Institute of Canada. July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2011. Total: $446,050.

Hack, T. F., & Fillion, F. 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. Canadian Institutes of Health Research –Dissemination Event Grant. February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2011. Total: $17,500

Hack, T. F., & Fillion, F. 12th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Meetings, Planning and Dissemination Grant. October 1, 2009 – September 30, 2010. Total: $5,000.

McClement, S., Chochinov, H., Hack, T., Harlos, M., Hassard, T., Thompson, G., Hagen, N., Sinclair, S., & Murray, A. Assessing the relevance of the Patient Dignity Inventory (PDI) in identifying distress and influencing clinical care in palliative care. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. September 1, 2009 – August 30, 2010. Total: $100,000. In addition, the Manitoba Health Research Council Regional Partnership Program. Total: $55,908. Grand Total: $155,908.

Hack, T., Degner, L., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Latosinsky, S., Grenier, D. Addressing “evidence” and “context” to facilitate the adoption and diffusion of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Knowledge Synthesis and Exchange. March 1, 2008 – February 28, 2010. Total: $100,000.

Hack, T. Psychosocial Oncology Research Infrastructure Grant. St. Boniface Hospital & Research Foundation. January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2009. Total: $10,000.

Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; July 1, 2008, to June 30, 2009; Total: $40,000.

Hack, T., Degner, L., Ruether, D., Weir, L., Latosinsky, S., & Grenier, G. Addressing “evidence” and “context” to facilitate the transfer and uptake of consultation recording use in oncology: A knowledge translation implementation study. Canadian Institutes of Health Research – Knowledge Synthesis and Exchange. October 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009. Supplement. Funds awarded, total: $23,358.

Loiselle, C.G., Degner, L.F., Butler, L.J., Bottorff, J.L., Rosberger, A., Dubé, L., Hack, T.F., Shoveller, J.A., Davison, B.J., Hislop, T.G. Comprehensive research training program in psychosocial oncology. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. September 1, 2003 to March 31, 2009; Total: $1,800,000.

Thomas-McLean, R., Hack, T., Kwan, W., Mediema, B., Towers, A.,Tatemichi, S., Quinlan, E., Tilley, A. Arm morbidity after breast cancer: Building a foundation for education, prevention and rehabilitation. Canadian Institutes of Health Research/Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Regional Partnership Program. September 1, 2007- March 31, 2009; Total: $260,692.

Chochinov, H.M., Breitbart, W., Gibson, C., Hack, T.F., Harlos, M., Hassard, T., Kristjanson, L., McClement, S. Quality of life for individuals at end of life. National Institute of Health (1 R01 CA102201-01A1). September 1, 2004 to August 31, 2008; Total: $1,611,147.

Hack, T.F., Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008; Total: $80,000.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Ruether, D., Degner, L. Identifying determinants of patient-physician communication outcome from audiotapes of primary treatment consultations in prostate oncology. National Cancer Institute of Canada (CPCRI/NCIC). July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008; Total: $62,925.

Thomas-McLean, R., Hack, T., Mediema, B., Towers, A., Kwan, W., Tatemichi, S. Charting the course of arm morbidity in breast cancer: A prospective, longitudinal follow-up. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (MOP 68883). October 1, 2004 to September 30, 2007; Total: $438,336.

Hack, T. F., Taylor-Brown, J. Communication, collaboration and creativity. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (CIHR) symposium grant. January, 2007; Total: $20,000.

Hack, T.F. , Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007; Total: $123,450.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Butler, L., Weir, L., Carlson, L., Ruether, D., Degner, L. F. A survey of oncology professionals’ perceived priorities and barriers with respect to the communication needs of cancer patients. National Cancer Institute of Canada. February 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007; Total: $6,290.

Feldman-Stewart, D., Brundage, M., Siemans, R., Campbell, H., & Hack, T.F. Adapting an information booklet on early-stage prostate cancer to the computer environment. National Cancer Institute of Canada; July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2007; Total: $307,784.

Butler, L., Hack, T., Abidi, R., Watters, C., Degner, L. Neighbourhood: A single point of access to integrated information and psychosocial support for men with prostate cancer. Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Development Funds following successful Letter of Intent for Special Competition, July 1, 2006 – November 1, 2006; Total: $10,000.

Hack, T.F. , Degner, L.F., Pickles, T., Ruether, D., Butler, L., Woodgate, R., Weir, L., Carlson, L. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006; Total: $117,800.

Hack, T.F. , Degner, L.F., Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Davison, J., Tishelman, C., Baile, W., Brundage, M., Feldman-Stewart, D., Parker, P., Thorne, S. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; Jan 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005; Total: $176,000.

Hack, T., Pickles, T., Bultz, B., Weir, L., Ruether, D., Degner, L., Mackey, J. Identifying determinants of patient satisfaction and treatment compliance from audiotapes of primary treatment consultations in oncology. National Cancer Institute of Canada (CBCRA); July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2005; Total: $80,705.

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L., Harlos, M., McClement, S. Palliative care dignity inventory. National Cancer Institute of Canada; July 1, 2000 to December 30, 2004; Total: $139,209.

Chochinov, H., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L., Kuhl, D., McClement, S. Dignity psychotherapy: An intervention for suffering in the terminally ill. American Foundation of Suicide Prevention; July 1, 2001 to December 30, 2004; Total: $100,000(US).

Butler, L., Evans, J., Frank, B., Bell, D., Rendon, R., Summers, M., Aldridge, D., Tawse, B., Hack, T., Connell, R. Men, masculinity, and cancer. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council/Community-University Research Alliances. April 1, 2004 – August 4, 2004. Grant Development Funds; Total: $20,000.

Hack, T.F., Whelan, T.J., Bultz, B.D., Weir, L., Ashbury, F.D., Pritchard, K.I., Catton, J.R., Magwood, B. D., Wright, J. An audiotape intervention to enhance informed consent to clinical trials in oncology. National Cancer Institute of Canada – CBCRI; July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2003; Total: $33,488.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D.J., Degner, L.F. Providing audiotapes of primary oncology treatment consultations to men with prostate cancer. Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Faculty of Nursing, Univ. of Manitoba, St. Boniface Research Foundation; Oct 1, 2000 to Mar 31, 2004; Total: $182,125.

Degner, L.F. (Co-PI), Hack, T.F. (Co-PI), Bultz, B., Butler, L., Carlson, L., Cohen, L., Davison, J., Tishelman, C., Baile, W., Brundage, M., Feldman-Stewart, D., Chalmers, K. Patient-health professional communication in the context of cancer. Sociobehavioral Cancer Research Network-NCIC; January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2002 (3 years); Total: $180,000/ $60,000 per annum.

Degner, L.F. & Chochinov H.M. (Co-PIs), Chalmers, K., Daenick, P., El-Sayed, S., Gregory, D., Gupton, A., Hack, T.F., Katz, A., Kilpatrick, M., Kirk, P., Lobchuk, M., McClement, S., Shumeley, B., Woodgate, R. Satellite Research Centre – Infrastructure Grant. Centre for Behavioural Research and Program Evaluation, NCIC; January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2002; $45,000/$15,000 per annum.

Hack, T.F., Whelan, T.J., Bultz, B.D., Weir, L., Ashbury, F.D., Catton, J.R. Use of audiotapes to enhance patients’ informed consent and influence participation in clinical trials. Advisory Committee on Cancer Control-NCIC. July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000; Total: $7,770.

Hack, T.F., Whelan, T.J., Bultz, B.D., Weir, L., Ashbury, F.D., Catton, J.R. Use of audiotapes to enhance patients’ informed consent and influence participation in clinical trials. National Cancer Institute of Canada-SCRN; July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000; Total: $5,700.

Hack, T.F., Whelan, T.J., Bultz, B.D., Weir, L., Ashbury, F.D., Catton, J.R. Use of audiotapes to enhance patients’ informed consent and influence participation in clinical trials. National Cancer Institute of Canada-SCRN; July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000; Total: $5,502.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D.J., Weir, L., Katz, A., Degner, and L.F. Providing audiotapes of primary oncology treatment consultations to women with breast cancer: A tri-province randomized controlled trial. National Cancer Institute of Canada – CBCRI; July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2002; Total: $200,961.

Bottorff, J., Ratner, P., Buxton, J., McCullum, M., Balneaves, L., Hack, T., Chalmers, K. Perceptions and information needs related to genetic testing for breast cancer risk. Medical Research Council of Canada; April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000; Total: $50,000.

Gupton, A., Chalmers, K., Hack, T., Hildes-Ripstein, E., Katz, A. Intervention study to reduce the rate of smoking relapse in postpartum women. National Cancer Institute of Canada – Centre for Tobacco Research and Intervention; July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000; Total: $28,968.

Hack, T.F., Harlos, M., Sisler, J., Chochinov, H. Explicating the role of family physicians in the care of cancer patients. Manitoba Health Research Council; April 1, 1997 to March 31, 2000; Total: $37,974.

Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T., Kristjanson, L., Harlos, M. Explicating the construct of dignity in the terminally ill. National Cancer Institute of Canada; 1997-2000; Total: $86,166.

Hack, T.F., Pickles, T., Bultz, B.D., Ruether, D.J., Weir, L., Davison, J., Katz, A., Degner, L.F. Provision of audiotape of treatment consultation to newly diagnosed breast and prostate patients: A multi-site randomized, controlled trial. National Cancer Institute of Canada – SCRN; July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997; Total: $11,675.

Bottorff, J., Ratner, P., Buxton, J., McCullum, M., Balneaves, L., Hack, T., Chalmers, K. The needs of individuals and families ineligible for genetic testing for breast cancer. National Cancer Institute of Canada – SCRN; 1997-1998; Total: $16,641.

Hack, T.F., Cohen, L., Katz, J., Ritvo, P., Goss, P. Axillary lymph node dissection for breast cancer: Pain, discomfort, quality of life, and patient utility. Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; 1996-1997; Total: $32,500.

Degner, L.F., Hack, T.F., Watson, P., Tataryn, D. Relationship between information needs, coping responses, psychological adjustment, tumor size, and disease recurrence in women diagnosed with breast cancer: A three-year follow-up. National Cancer Institute of Canada; 1995-1998; Total: $345,000.

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