I am a believer in bringing an Indigenous lens to the profession of nursing because I know how powerful our Lord created us within our cultures and I desire to share all that God has given us with my students, and the TWU community at large.
Kathleen Lounsbury comes from the traditional Kwakwaka'wakw territories of Alert Bay, BC. She is a Sessional Instructor and Consultant for Curricular Indigenous Integration in the School of Nursing. Kathleen is a member of the TWU School of Nursing Indigenous Council. After graduating with her BScN in 2002 she has taught in various classes at TWU about Indigenous history as it relates to nursing, psychology, and religious studies. Lounsbury also has expertise in Community Health Nursing in Indigenous communities and was a Research Assistant for Dr. Richard Sawatzky regarding Quality of Life for end-of-life care and a knowledge synthesis project. She completed her MSN at TWU in 2021, with a thesis entitled “A Conversational Analysis of Community Health Nurses and Systems Change in First Nations Communities”.
Research & Scholarship
Lounsbury has research interests in Indigenous research methodology, responses to The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Indigenous health equity.
- MSN (2021)
- BScN (2002)
Sawatzky, R., Porterfield, P., Lee, J., Dixon, D., Lounsbury, K., Pesut, B., Roberts, D., Tayler, C., Voth, J., & Stafduhar, K. (2016). Conceptual Foundations of a Palliative Approach: A knowledge Synthesis. BMC Palliative Care 15(5), https://bmcpalliatcare.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12904-016-0076-9
Affiliations & Memberships
- TWU Aboriginal Partnership Council (2010-Present)
- Community Health Nursing in an Indigenous Context
- Indigenous Health, Indigenous Pedagogies, Indigenous Research Methodologies
- NURS 127 Health Promotion and Primary Health Care
- NURS 317 Community Health
- NURS 318 Clinical Practice: Community Health