Rose Steele

Professor Emerita, Senior Scholar

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Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Nursing


Registered General Nurse - 1977
Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Registered Nurse - 1981
College of Nurses of Ontario
Toronto, ON

BScN - 1991
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

MSc - 1994
Faculty of Nursing, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON

PhD - 1999
School of Nursing, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC


Book published December 2021: Pediatric Palliative Care: A Model for Exemplary Practice.

You can read a preview of the book at the publisher’s website:

Retired as of  July 1, 2022.

Selected Publications


Davies, B., Steele, R., & Baird, J. (2022; publication date December 22, 2021). Pediatric palliative care: A model for exemplary practice. New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group.


Steele, R., Baird, J., & Davies, B. (May, 2022). Using metaphors to make research findings meaningful. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 54(2), 99-100.

Bao, D., Feichtinger L., Andrews, G., Pawliuk, C., Steele, R., & Siden, H. (March, 2021). Charting the Territory: End-of-life trajectories for children with complex neurological, metabolic and chromosomal conditions. Journal of Pain & Symptom Management, 61(3), 449-455.e1.

Pawliuk, C., Brown, H., Widger, K., Dewan, T., Gregoire, M.-C., Steele, R.; & Siden, H. (Online first, Oct. 2020). Optimising the process for conducting scoping reviews. BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.

Pawliuk, C., Widger, K., Dewan, T., Brander, G., Brown, H. L., Hermansen, A.-M., Gregoire, M.-C., Steele, R., & Siden, H. (March, 2020). Scoping review of symptoms in children with rare, progressive, life-threatening disorders. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 10(1), 91-104.


Other Research Outputs


International Workgroup (IWG) on Death, Dying and Bereavement
The IWG, a non-profit organization, supports leaders in the field of death, dying and bereavement in their efforts to stimulate and enhance innovative ideas, research, and practice. As a member, I am expected to show leadership in pediatric palliative care research.


Currently available to supervise graduate students: No

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: No

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No

Current Research