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Lori Rietze

Lori Rietze

Assistant Professor

Sudbury Campus


As an Assistant Professor with the School of Nursing, I completed my undergraduate BScN at Laurentian University (2000), MSc McMaster University (2003), and PhD (candidate) at the University of Victoria. Prior to my appointment at Laurentian University, I practiced as a surgical nurse, at Health Sciences North (formally known as St. Joseph's Health Centre). My research interests are organizational culture, end-of-life decision making, and qualitative research methodology.


  • BScN
  • MSc
  • PhD (candidate)


My research focuses on the role of nurses in caring for patients at the end of life. I am currently completing doctoral studies related to quality of life for hospitalized patients at the end-of-life. More specifically, my work will evaluate the factors that influence nurses' participation in advance care planning in the hospital setting by employing ethnographic methodology.


  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology