Dr. Kristen Jones-Bonofiglio

Director, Centre for Health Care Ethics
Assistant Professor

Phone Number: 
+1 (807) 343-8079
Office Location: 
SN 1027
Academic Qualifications: 

PhD (Educational Studies- Cognition & Learning Stream), Lakehead University

MPH (Nursing Specialization), Lakehead University

BScN, Lakehead University

Date joined Lakehead: 
January 2006
Previous Teaching/Work: 

Director, Lakehead University Centre for Health Care Ethics (CHCE; since 2016); Head, Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics; Research Affiliate CHCE

Associate Scientist, EPID@Work Research Institute

Year 3 & 4 Undergraduate Coordinator, School of Nursing, Lakehead University (July 2019 to present)

Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University (since January 2021); Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University (since May 2015); Internal Adjunct Professor Master's of Public Health Program (since 2016); Faculty of Graduate Studies Membership (since 2016), Lakehead University

Lecturer, School of Nursing, Lakehead University (2010-2015); Contract Lecturer (2008-2010)

Clinical Instructor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University (2006-2008)


Teaching expertise: nursing leadership; mental health/illness; health care ethics.

Research Interests: 

I am a community-engaged, qualitative researcher. My scholarship interests include everyday ethical issues, moral distress/injury, mental health & well-being (including resilience, compassion, addiction), northern and rural communities, and innovative pedagogies.


Current Research Topics:

Moral distress/moral injury; Ethical decision making in health care; Teaching and learning compassion in nursing; In-patient substance use; Pregnant and/or parenting women and substance involvement; Patient care planning using computer aided design/drafting; Patient Oriented Research (POR); Digital storytelling

Current Publications: https://researchgate.net/scientific-contributions/2070429165_Kristen_Jon...

New BookHealth Care Ethics through the Lens of Moral Distress, see www.springer.com/book/9783030561550









Student Supervision & Clinical Placements:

I have preceptored undergraduate and graduate students in post-secondary nurse educator clinical placement experiences. 

I am available to supervise, be a committee member, or provide examination of students' theses. 

I welcome inquiries from undergraduate and graduate students and/or their supervisors.