Shane Sinclair PhD

Virtual Hospice Clinical Team

Dr. Shane Sinclair is Assistant Professor, CancerCare Research Professorship, in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary.  He is also a certified spiritual care specialist with the Canadian Association of for Spiritual Care. He currently has a nationally funded program of research investigating the impact of compassion in clinical care.

Shane joined the Canadian Virtual Hospice team as a spiritual care consultant in 2012. His work exploring spirituality at the end of life has been published in the Canadian Medical Journal, British Medical Journal and Oxford University Press. He serves on a number of national organizations/boards, and is the current president of the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.

Shane considers it a privilege to work with people who are facing a serious illness and/or end of life. He is constantly reminded of the deep spiritual resources that lie within each individual, whether they’re being discovered for the first time or are rooted in a lifelong commitment to a particular faith.