Kimberly Fraser

Dr. Kimberly Fraser leads PRIDE, a Program of Research In Decision where she studies and writes about family caregiving, home care, case management, and related health policy. She uses innovative and arts-based approaches in her applied research. Kim is particularly interested in the types of knowledge used to inform policy decisions that lead to better outcomes for home care clients and their family caregivers. An Associate Professor at the Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta, she is also Clinician Scientist-Home Care with Alberta Health Services.

Dr. Fraser has extensive clinical practice and leadership in home care, community health, and outpost nursing. A nurse entrepreneur, Kim owned We Care Home Health Services (Edmonton), among other companies, with her husband Don for 22 years. Kim has held board positions, often in executive roles, with organizations that support home care and family caregiving. She is current a Board Member and a Past President with Caregivers Alberta. Kim is an advocate for quality home care for all Canadians delivered in environments that are respectful, supportive, and safe for clients, family caregivers, and paid providers alike.

SELECTED TALKS AND WORKSHOPS

Family Caregiving
Growing trends in family caregiving and the impact it is having on couples, children, families, communities and society have garnered my focused attention as well as the attention of researchers just like me. It’s time to bring what we know to audiences around the globe as we look for creative solutions to a societal issue. Family caregivers are resilient and resourceful in their caregiving and I will provide an up close and personal experience about the real life experience as shared with me by more than 75 family caregivers. I will engage the audience in a meaningful discussion as they consider what their own approach to family caregiving might look like.

I will tailor this talk to any audience with a variety of interactive activities depending on the format and audience needs.

Business and Entrepreneurship
Private enterprise within public systems: Not for the faint of heart

Stories from the Inside: Where values often meet but egos can collide.

Are you thinking about starting a health care business?

I can help! This session will enlighten the audience with realities of private enterprise within publically funded health and education systems. I will offer entrepreneurs an opportunity to rethink their vision and question the feasibility, marketability, and profitability of their business ideas in order to make it work!

This session is perfect for folks who have a business concept that they can refine throughout the session.

Nurse entrepreneurship
What makes nurses a great fit for business? How do you know business is for you? I will share my experience as a nurse entrepreneur from the education and health sectors growing two successful businesses as I lead you to consider what it takes for success in highly competitive market places.

Workshops
I have developed a unique approach to goal setting and creative visualization. Regardless of the topic, you will leave with a plan. Workshops are offered as half day or full day events. Perfect for a creative pre-conference activity within any sector!

  • Strategic planning for small and medium sized organizations
  • Career Planning for Nurses
  • Creative visioning for personal growth
  • Creative visioning for goal setting for self or your business
  • Creative visioning to map your story? For writers, bloggers, or art journalists