Living with Hope
Welcome to the
Living with Hope Research Program website. This site contains information about
the research studies lead by Dr. Wendy Duggleby (Principal Investigator) on hope
in cancer patients, people with dementia, and their caregivers. The title "Living with Hope" came
from the first study that was completed in 2003. Terminally ill cancer patients described the
importance of living with hope at the end of life. Dr. Duggleby is based at the University of Alberta,
and her research teams comprise individuals from across Canada.
"Living with Hope" is an award-winning video that reflects the hope experience of terminally ill persons and their families. It was recently updated in 2012.
This video was funded by the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (17 minutes).
"Hope in Action" features family caregivers of persons with dementia. This video was
funded by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. (18 minutes). View online.
"Engaging Hope" reflects the hope experience of male spouses of women with breast
cancer. This video was funded by Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - Prairies/NWT. (20 minutes).
"Connecting with Hope" reflects the hope experience of family caregivers of persons with dementia residing in Long Term Care Facilities.
This video was funded by the Nursing Research Chair in Aging and Quality of Life (15:40 minutes).
all the studies are available here. These studies could not have been completed without
the assistance of funding agencies, research team members, graduate students, Health Region partners,
and patients and their families. We are grateful to all. This site will be continually
updated with study results whenever possible. If you have suggestions or comments, please