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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Fortin G, Dumont S

Goals of Care Conversations at the End-of-Life: Perceived Impact of an Interprofessional Training Session on Professional Practices.

Journal Article

J Soc Work End Life Palliat Care, 2021.

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Aubin M, Vezina L, Verreault R, Simard S, Hudon E, Desbiens JF, Fillion L, Dumont S, Tourigny A, Daneault S

Distress experienced by lung cancer patients and their family caregivers in the first year of their cancer journey.

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Palliat Support Care, 2021.

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

A randomized clinical trial assessing a pragmatic intervention to improve supportive care for family caregivers of patients with lung cancer.

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Palliat Support Care, 19 (2), 2021.

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Aubin M, Vézina L, Verreault R, Simard S, Hudon É, Desbiens JF, Fillion L, Dumont S, Tourigny A, Daneault S

Continuity of Cancer Care and Collaboration Between Family Physicians and Oncologists: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article

Ann Fam Med, 19 (2), 2021.

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Casteli CPM, Mbemba GIC, Dumont S, Dallaire C, Juneau L, Martin E, Laferriere MC, Gagnon MP

Indicators of home-based hospitalization model and strategies for its implementation: a systematic review of reviews.

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Syst Rev, 9 (1), 2020.

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Hudon C, Chouinard MC, Beaulieu MD, Bisson M, Bouliane D, Couture M, Dumont S, Groulx A, Sabourin V

Towards Better Health, Social, and Community-Based Services Integration for Patients with Chronic Conditions and Complex Care Needs: Stakeholders' Recommendations.

Journal Article

Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17 (22), 2020.

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Fortin G, Dumont S

La formation à la collaboration interprofessionnelle centrée sur le patient : synthèse des connaissances sur les stratégies pédagogiques à privilégier

Journal Article

Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 18 (1), 2018.

Gagnon P, Dumont S, Cohen R, Gauthier LR, Savard J, Tardif F, Maranda-Pelletier S

Création d’une force majeure de recherche en soins palliatifs au Québec: le RQSPAL

Journal Article

Cahiers francophones de soins palliatifs, 18 (1), 2018.

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), 2018.

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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)

Book

IRSST, Montréal, QC, 2017, ISBN: 9782896319107.

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  • Contribution facultaire à VITAM, from 2020-04-01 to 2024-03-31
  • 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., from 2014-02-01 to 2022-01-31

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  • Fonds de recherche et d'enseignement de l'École de service social, from 2010-01-04 to 2020-03-31
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  • Formation enrichie en collaboration avec le réseau de soins et services de santé de première ligne, from 2017-03-01 to 2021-03-31
  • mATrICES-F: ApplicaTIons des Connaissances axée sur le gEnre et le Sexe des personnes en contexte Francophone, from 2017-04-01 to 2020-03-31
  • Optimising end of life care in Nunavik communities, from 2016-12-02 to 2020-12-31
  • 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 ..., 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, from 2015-11-01 to 2021-07-31
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