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.
Hope" is also the title of a video that reflects the findings of the studies in this research
program. In this award-winning video, terminally ill patients and their families and expert palliative care health care
professionals all talk about hope. This video was funded by Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation and
produced by Media Access and Production (eMAP) at the University of Saskatchewan. (17 minutes.
View online or order the DVD.)
"Hope in Action" features family caregivers of persons with dementia. This video was
funded by the Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan. (18 minutes. View online or
order the DVD.)
"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.
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