Lisa Seto Nielsen
School of Nursing, York University
Research keywords: Palliative care; home care; death and dying; vulnerable groups; racialized immigrants; health care system
Lisa Seto Nielsen is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing, York University. She completed her doctorate at the Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto. Her doctoral dissertation explored the palliative home care experiences of Chinese immigrants with advanced cancer in the Greater Toronto Area. Her current work is examining the cancer and palliative care experiences of undocumented immigrants. Undocumented immigrants often do not have health care insurance, have precarious employment, and limited social and legal protections. Dr. Seto Nielsen is interested in understanding how the intersection of these dynamics shape the cancer and palliative care experiences of this marginalized population. Dr. Seto Nielsen’s research interests integrate the areas of palliative care, home care, death and dying, vulnerable groups, racialized immigrants, and the health care system. Her approach to research is informed by critical social theory, such as postcolonialism and intersectionality, and critical qualitative methodologies.