Kathleen Hunter is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Nursing, and practices as a Nurse Practitioner in an interprofessional continence clinic in Edmonton. She holds Canadian specialty certifications in both gerontological and continence nursing. Dr. Hunter’s research program is focused on lower urinary tract symptoms in older adults, OAB and falls, and acute hospital care for older adults. Recent research activities include collaborating with colleagues from a number of disciplines to build an interprofessional continence research program, and work in the elder friendly hospital movement in Canada, with a focus on transitions between home and hospital and bringing further attention to the issue of new onset incontinence as a hospital acquired harm for older adults. Dr. Hunter is the Nurse Practitioner program coordinator at her home faculty. She has presented nationally and internationally on topics related to continence, older adults and advanced nursing.
• Hunter, K.F., Voaklander, D., Hsu, Z.Y. & Moore, K.N (2013). Lower urinary tract symptoms and falls risk among older women receiving home support: A prospective cohort study. BMC Geriatrics 13:46; First published online May 15, 2013. doi:10.1186/1471-23
• Nguyen, K., Hunter, K.F. & Wagg, A. (2013). Knowledge and understanding of urinary incontinence: Survey of family practitioners in Northern Alberta. Canadian Family Physician, 59, e330-7. Accepted January 8, 2013 Published July 2013 Correction
• Moore, K.N., Dumoulin, C., Bradley, C., Burgio, K., Chambers, T., Hagen, S., Hunter, K.F., Imamura, M., Thakar, R., Williams, K. (2012). Adult Conservative Management, in P.H. Abrams, L. Cardoza, A.E. Khoury, A.Wein, A. 5th International Consultation on