Kimberly Mcmillan
Kimberly McMillan
Assistant Professor

2018 - PhD, University of Ottawa
2007 - BScN, University of Lethbridge

LEE 415D
613-562-5800 ext. 8225


Kim McMillan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing, University of Ottawa and an academic mentor in the Palliative Nursing Ethics Hub, a subsidiary of the Centre for Research on Health and Nursing - a partnership between the Canadian Nurses Association and the University of Ottawa. Her program of research focuses on the intersect of organizational life and moral nursing practice. Her PhD research was a critical organizational analysis of nurses experiences of rapid and continuous change. Her work is theoretically grounded in critical theory, critical management studies (a branch of critical theory), and feminism. Her research incorporates qualitative research methodology to understand nurses’ moral experiences working within contemporary health care organizations. She holds specialty certification in hospice and palliative care from the Canadian Nurses Association. She has worked clinically in pediatric oncology, bone marrow transplant, and nephrology, often within the context of palliation.  

Professor McMillan is accepting new students for thesis supervision.

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Research interests

  • Nursing ethics
  • Institutional ethics
  • Moral distress
  • Moral habitat
  • Corporatization of care
  • Pediatric nursing practice
  • Palliative and end of life nursing practice
  • Nurse mental health
  • Nurse psychological safety