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In addition to her first book, Living Well with a Serious Illness, Robin is a tireless advocate for palliative care and its many benefits. She has been published in a number of respected clinical journals and has presented at numerous health conferences, universities and medical institutions.

Video Interviews

Jewish Broadcasting Services (JBS) New York, NY (May 22, 2019). Transcending Loss. How a family copes with the loss of their teenage son, David, to cancer and why palliative care is essential for patients of all ages who are suffering from a serious illness. 

Carolyn Jones Productions, New York, NY: Dying in America:
Nurses Leading the Conversation, (2015).


Kanarek, RB, (November 28, 2022). “Aha” moment: Discovering the hidden experience of spiritual distress in illness. Gold Foundation blog.

Kanarek, RB, (July 2020). Spiritual distress manifested by a teenager following
a stem cell transplant. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management.

Kanarek, RB, (August 25, 2019). A nurse comes face to face with her son’s serious illness. KevinMD blog.

Kanarek, RB (Spring/Summer issue, 2019). How to navigate through a health
care crisis. Seniors BlueBook: Southern Connecticut.

O’Shea, ER, Kanarek RB, Kazer, MW, Kelley, PW, Thomas, Tomi (October 2017). Building nursing capacity for palliative care at a Jesuit Catholic University:
A model program.
Christian Journal for Global Health.

Kanarek, Robin Bennett (2017). Personal Reflection. Life-threatening illness and
a mother’s emotional journey: Lessons in care. 
Journal of Palliative Medicine. 
Volume 20 Number 6, 2017: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. DOI:10.1089/jpm.2016.0566.

Kanarek, R.B. (2016). The after effects of a mother’s loss (Essay/Personal Reflections). Journal Palliative and Supportive Care. 1478-9515/16: Cambridge University Press.

O’Shea E.R. & Kanarek, R.B. (2013). Understanding pediatric palliative care:
What it is and what it should be. 
Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing, 

Kanarek, R.B. (2010). VIEWPOINT: Palliative care isn’t just for the dying.
American Journal of Nursing,110:11.

Kanarek, R., & Riley, V. (2005). The parent’s perspective of teenage cancer. 
In T.O.B. Eden, R.D. Barr, A. Bleyer, 
M. Whiteson (Editors). Cancer and the Adolescent. Second Edition (Chapter 19, pp 214-227). Oxford, England:
Blackwell Publishing.


Kanarek, R. (July 1998). Facing the challenges of childhood leukemia. 
American Journal of Nursing. 98(3):42-47.

Robin Kanarek with Carolyn Jones the author of The American Nurse Project

Robin with Carolyn Jones, author of The American Nurse Project

I welcome the opportunity
to speak with journalists about palliative care and
how it can improve the
quality of life for both patients and their families.

Related Reading Material 

That Good Night: 

Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour,
by Sunita Puri, MD


Extreme Measures: 
Finding a Better Path to the End of Life, 
by Jessica Zitter, MD


Being Mortal: 
Medicine and What Matters in the End, 
by Atul Gawande, MD


Values at the End of Life: 

The Logic of Palliative Care, 
by Roi Livne


The Conversation: 
A Revolutionary Plan for End-of-Life Care, 
by Angelo Volandes, MD


The Art of Dying Well: 
A Practical Guide to a Good End of Life, 
by Katy Butler


Living at the End of Life: 
A Hospice Nurse Addresses the Most
Common Questions, 

by Karen Whitley Bell, RN


Life after the Diagnosis: 
Expert Advice on Living Well with Serious Illness for Patients and Caregivers, 
by Steven Pantilat, MD

A Beginner’s Guide to the End: 

Practical Advice for Living Life
and Facing Death,

by BJ Miller, MD

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