Serge Dumont is a professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Laval University. Specializing in the field of palliative care, Dr. Dumont’s work is part of the movement towards humanized palliative care, where he directed one of the first major cohort studies on psychological distress experienced by the loved ones accompanying an end-of-life patient. At the same time, he filled an important theoretical gap by proposing a conceptual framework describing the constituent elements of the psychological and emotional burden of this population. His work led to the development and validation of a tool for measuring this burden, now translated into four languages, and used for clinical and research purposes. His work also highlighted the deleterious effects of the financial burden faced by low-income families accompanying end-of-life patients. As a result, Dr. Dumont conducted two large longitudinal studies in real-life context on the costs of palliative care, including the sharing of these between families and the public health system. The results of these two studies were cited in a large international survey published by the prestigious journal The Economist -Intelligence-Unit. In a more clinical perspective, Dr. Dumont co-led a study in Quebec that documented the mechanisms of production and reproduction of discontinuity of care issues in the trajectories of cancer patients, from diagnosis to the terminal phase. He also co-directed a study aimed at characterizing the clinical practices of Quebec physicians with regard to terminal sedation, a study that he subsequently repeated with Swiss doctors while he was a visiting professor at the Centre hospitalier universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) in Lausanne. The work done to date by Dr. Dumont is a reference, particularly in terms of best practices for interprofessional collaboration. His more recent work is similar in perspective, as evidenced by his activities carried out jointly with the health services of Northern Quebec to optimize palliative and end-of-life care, thus helping to maintain the Inuit in their community until the moment of their death.

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Adekpedjou R, Stacey D, Briere N, Freitas A, Garvelink MM, Turcotte S, Menear M, Bourassa H, Fraser K, Durand PJ, Dumont S, Roy L, Legare F

"Please listen to me": A cross-sectional study of experiences of seniors and their caregivers making housing decisions.

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PLoS ONE, 13 (8), pp. e0202975, 2018.

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Aubin M, Vezina L, Verreault R, Simard S, Desbiens JF, Tremblay L, Dumont S, Fillion L, Dogba MJ, Gagnon P

Effectiveness of an intervention to improve supportive care for family caregivers of patients with lung cancer: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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Trials, 18 (1), pp. 304, 2017.

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Olivier d'avignon M, Dumont S, Valois P, Cohen SR

The needs of siblings of children with a life-threatening illness, part 2: Psychometric validation of the IBesFEMS.

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Palliat Support Care, 15 (1), pp. 20-31, 2017, ISSN: 1478-9515.

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Olivier-D'Avignon M, Dumont S, Valois P, Cohen SR

The needs of siblings of children with a life-threatening illness, part 1: Conceptualization and development of a measure.

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Palliat Support Care, 15 (6), pp. 644-664, 2017, ISSN: 1478-9515.

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Dumont S, Turcotte V, Morel V, Chatel T, Moine S, L'Heureux M, Wullschleger J, Lemieux AP, Dion D, Chapdelaine A

Vivre sa fin de vie à domicile : regards croisés franco-québécois sur l'intensification des soins palliatifs à domicile jusqu'au décès

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Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 17 (1), pp. 1-13, 2017, ISSN: 1916-1824.

Fillion L, Truchon M, L'Heureux M, Langlois L, Desbiens JF, Gélinas C, Vachon M, Tapp D, Aubin M, Simard S, Tremblay L, Gagnon P, Dumont S, Roch G, Bradet R, Lavoie S, Robitaille MA, Veillette AM

Vers l’amélioration des services et des soins palliatifs de fin de vie : adapter et implanter des programmes de soutien en milieu de travail et évaluer leur effet sur la satisfaction, le sens au travail et le bien-être des infirmières (SATIN II)


IRSST, Montréal, QC, 2017, ISBN: 978-2-89631-910-7.

Legare F, Briere N, Stacey D, Lacroix G, Desroches S, Dumont S, Fraser KD, Rivest LP, Durand PJ, Turcotte S, Taljaard M, Bourassa H, Roy L, Painchaud Guerard G

Implementing shared decision-making in interprofessional home care teams (the IPSDM-SW study): protocol for a stepped wedge cluster randomised trial.

Journal Article

BMJ Open, 6 (11), pp. e014023, 2016.

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Museux AC, Dumont S, Careau E, Milot E

Improving interprofessional collaboration: The effect of training in nonviolent communication.

Journal Article

Soc Work Health Care, 55 (6), pp. 427-39, 2016, ISSN: 0098-1389.

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Dumont S, Jacobs P, Turcotte V, Turcotte S, Johnston G

Palliative care costs in Canada: A descriptive comparison of studies of urban and rural patients near end of life.

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Palliat Med, 29 (10), pp. 908-17, 2015, ISSN: 0269-2163.

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Dumont S, Blondeau D, Turcotte V, Borasio GD, Currat T, Foley RA, Beauverd M

The use of palliative sedation: A comparison of attitudes of French-speaking physicians from Quebec and Switzerland.

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Palliat Support Care, 13 (4), pp. 839-47, 2015, ISSN: 1478-9515.

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  • Centre de recherche sur le cancer, Subvention, Institutionnel - BDR, BDR - Centres de recherche reconnus, from 1996-05-01 to 2023-04-30
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  • Centres hospitaliers universitaires de Québec - Université Laval, Subvention, Centre hospitalier universitaire de Québec - Université Laval, Centres de recherche affiliés, from 2017-01-01 to 2099-12-31
  • Formation enrichie en collaboration avec le réseau de soins et services de santé de première ligne, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de démarrage en modernisation de la formation en RSPS, from 2017-03-01 to 2020-03-31
  • mATrICES-F: ApplicaTIons des Connaissances axée sur le gEnre et le Sexe des personnes en contexte Francophone, Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Programme de subvention d'équipe, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Optimising end of life care in Nunavik communities, Subvention, Régie régionale de la santé et des services sociaux Nunavik, from 2016-12-02 to 2019-12-31
  • Supporting the creation of a LEARNing INteGrated health system to mobilize context-adapted knowledge with a Wiki platform to Improve the transitions of frail Seniors from from hospitals and emergency Departments to the cOMmunity : The ..., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention Projet, from 2017-04-01 to 2021-03-31
  • Vivre sa fin de vie à domicile – Regards croisés franco-québécois sur l’intensification des services en soins palliatifs à domicile jusqu’au décès, Subvention, Fondation de l'Université Laval, from 2015-11-01 to 2021-03-31

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  • Implementing shared decision making in interprofessional home care teams., Subvention, Instituts de recherche en santé du Canada, Subvention de fonctionnement, from 2014-07-01 to 2018-06-30
  • Institut universitaire de première ligne en santé et services sociaux., Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture, Soutien aux infrastructures de recherche des Instituts et des Centres affiliés universitaires du secteur social, from 2014-04-01 to 2019-03-31
  • Interdisciplinary team in Early Functional Optimization (InTEFO): introducing a new optimization clinic to improve accessibility and efficiency of quality palliative care in advanced cancer patients., Subvention, L'Institut de recherche de la Société canadienne du cancer, Subventions de recherche sur l’amélioration de la qualité de vie, from 2014-02-01 to 2019-01-31
  • Réseau-1 Québec (Réseau de recherche en soins et services de santé de première ligne), Subvention, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Santé, Réseau de connaissances du FRQ-S, from 2013-07-01 to 2019-06-30
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