Karin Olson, University of Alberta

Associate Professor International Institute for Qualitative Methodology Oncology Edmonton, Alberta Karin.Olson@ualberta.ca Office: (780) 492-6403

Bio/Research

Dr. Karin Olson completed a B. Sc. in Nursing at the University of Alberta (1976), a Masters in Health Science with a focus in Health Promotion at the University of Toronto (1981), and a PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta (1990). She was awarded a Career Renewal Award by ...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Karin Olson completed a B. Sc. in Nursing at the University of Alberta (1976), a Masters in Health Science with a focus in Health Promotion at the University of Toronto (1981), and a PhD in Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta (1990). She was awarded a Career Renewal Award by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research to study advanced approaches to concept analysis under Dr. Jan Morse at the International Institute for Qualitative Methods (1999-2001). Dr. Olson is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta. From 2003-2009 she held a Health Scholar Award funded by the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. She has published a reconceptualization of fatigue that distinguishes it from tiredness and exhaustion, and has developed an etiological model of cancer-related fatigue, the Edmonton Fatigue Framework, based on a series of qualitative studies.

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