Dr. Kathy Pfaff is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Nursing. She loves teaching research methods, and has a special affinity for mixed methods research. Her teaching approach is pragmatic in that she imparts knowledge in ways that make theoretical and practical sense to learners. She is known to promote multiple ways of knowing, and uses human experiences to establish a common ground. Her current research focuses on interventions that promote collaborative practice in health care systems and settings, with a specific focus on palliative care and compassionate communities.