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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.

Grants and Contracts (Currently 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)

Hack, T.F. Inherited cardiac arrhythmia consultation recording research grant. St. Boniface Hospital Foundation. October 24, 2016 – September 30, 2019.Total: $123,250.

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

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. 

Grants and Contracts (Previously Funded):

 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 lymphedemaUniversity 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, 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.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2018, Inducted to the Wall of Honour, Holy Cross High School, Saskatoon, SK.
2017, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada Award in Support of Psychosocial Oncology Excellence
2017, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Manitoba, nominated for University of Manitoba Graduate Students’ Association Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching
2016, Research-in-Residence, University of Sydney, Australia, April 11-15th.
2013-present, Visiting Professor, University of Central Lancashire, UK
2011-present, 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, Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, Award of Excellence in Research
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 – September 30, 2019. Total: $123,250.

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)

Sinclair, S., Hack, T., Sawatzky, R, Barwish, 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 1st, 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 Translational Program Grant. 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

Thompson, G., McClement, S., Chochinov, H.M., Hack, T.F., Funk, L., Harlos, M., Labun, N., Pereira, A. Excellence in delivering person-centered intimate care: What makes the difference? Canadian Institutes of Health Research, October 1, 2014 –September 30, 2018. Total: $519,912.

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).

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

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. April 1, 2013 – March 31, 2017. 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, 2017. Total: $178,529.

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.

Grants and Contracts (Previously Funded):

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, 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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