Caroline Variath



Caroline joined Vancouver Island University in 2022. Her clinical and pedagogical expertise stems from over 15 years of acute and critical care nursing and over eight years of teaching experiences. She has lived and worked in India, Zimbabwe, Australia, and Canada, which gives her unique perspectives on global inequities and diverse human needs. Her personal, clinical, and academic experiences influence her teaching philosophy and research approaches. The ethical challenges she encountered during clinical practice while providing end-of-life care prompted her research interests. She completed a PhD in nursing with a specialization in bioethics at the University of Toronto. Her research primarily focuses on end-of-life care and healthcare ethics. Through her teaching and research work, she hopes to change perceptions of death as a failure, increase awareness about the death and dying processes, and improve end-of-life care.