Shelley Raffin Bouchal

Associate Professor

Faculty of Nursing


University of Alberta, 2002


University of Calgary, 1992


University of Alberta, 1986

RN Diploma

Mount Royal University, 1980

Contact information


Office: 403.220.6258


Professional Faculties Building : PF3260D


Research Interests

  • Anticipatory grief and bereavement
  • Psycho-social/spiritual care at the end-life
  • Advance care planning
  • Hospice palliative care
  • Nurses' grief
  • Qualitative research approaches
  • Caregiver wellness


In recent years Dr. Raffin Bouchal has consulted and presented on topics related to the wellness of palliative care professionals’, families’ anticipatory grief, and the grief of nurses caring for dying families. Her scholarship and research program is in the areas of palliative care, advance care planning and psychosocial/spiritual care at the end of life. She has extensive experience using qualitative methodologies. She serves on numerous internal and external committees including Chair of the Faculty of Graduate Studies Appeals Committee, Alberta Provincial End-of Life Care policy Advisory Committee, Covenant Health Palliative Institute Advisory Committee, Tom Baker Cancer Centre Nursing Council and Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board.


5-year CV