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Kimberly Fraser – Author

As an academic researcher with the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta, one of Canada’s top two nursing schools, Kim published as an author or co-author in high-impact scholarly journals such as Medical Decision Making, Social Care in the Community, International Journal of Nursing Studies, and Advances in Nursing Science to name a few, over 75 manuscripts, book chapters, curricula, and research reports.

More enjoyment for Kim comes from community engagement, workshopping, and writing in venues accessible to all. For example, check out the link below (healthydebate.ca), where Kim talks about how we might improve urgent care for older people.

Current Books

  • The Care Book: A planning and resource guide to support your journey from accidental to intentional caregiving (Release date: Oct. 10, 2023)
  • The Accidental Caregiver: Wisdom and guidance for the unexpected challenges of family caregiving
  • What do Planes, Polar Bears, and Pilots have to do with Health Care? The Making of a Nurse
  • Me and My Sisters: The First Ten Years of Sacred Sister Trips

In addition to writing books, Kim enjoys writing essays on caregiving, creativity, and health. She plays with poetry, practices scene writing, journalling, and in general, just trying to keep her butt in the chair!

Kimberly Fraser

Newly Released

The Care Book

The Care Book by Kimberly Fraser

The Care Book

A planning and resource guide to support your journey from accidental to intentional caregiving

Kimberly Fraser
Publish Date: Oct. 10, 2023

About the book:

The Care Book is a natural extension of The Accidental Caregiver: Wisdom and guidance for the unexpected challenges of family caregiving. Information sourcing, tracking and organizing is a daunting chore for many family caregivers and The Care Book is designed to help!

The Care Book is specific to the care of the loved one YOU are supporting. Not only are there ideas and suggestions about the kind of information to gather, store, and use in the care, The Care Book organizes the information in a user-friendly manner. It can be regularly updated. It can be shared with others who are involved with the care and support of your friend or loved one so you, the primary family caregiver, does not need to keep all that information in your head to share with one person at a time. You can give access to The Care Book to anyone you feel needs the information.

Keeping information up to date and in one place supports continuity of care because anyone involved in the care and support can see what is being done, review instructions and guidelines, and document anything they have done. It is all in one place–in The Care Book.

What is the Care Book and why have a Care Book?

It is a tool to support your information management and care planning as a family caregiver. Your role is instrumental to the health and well-being of the loved one or friend for whom you are caring. The Care Book is a convenient place to keep all of the pertinent information related to their health and social needs, important contacts and phone numbers, as well as daily and weekly care needs and instructions. It also has additional templates for you to copy for documenting care and activities.

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, CHAPTERS.INDIGO & LOCAL BOOKSTORES.

Already Purchased 'The Care Book'?

If you have already purchased a copy of ‘The Care Book’ and would like digital copies of the Templates used in the book, please fill out the form and include a copy of your receipt.

The Accidental Caregiver written by Kimberly Fraser

The Accidental Caregiver

Wisdom and Guidance for the Unexpected Challenges of Family Caregiving

Kimberly Fraser
Publish Date: Nov. 22, 2022

About the book:

This book is an invaluable resource for everyone concerned about the vulnerable people in their lives. Estimates suggest almost half of the adult population will someday be a caregiver, whether for an aging parent, an ailing partner, or a disabled family member. Unfortunately, it is a role that tends to fall on people without warning and almost certainly without preparation or training. Even Dr. Kimberly Fraser, a nurse who ran a large home support business, found it a struggle when her father needed increasing levels of care.

In this timely and urgently needed book, she gives readers sound, practical advice on how to meet with humanity and optimism the bewildering array of challenges facing caregivers: where to find help, how to navigate a confusing healthcare system, how to deal with constant demands, how to keep one’s own life from being overwhelmed by new responsibilities.

Based on personal experience, prodigious research, and extensive interviews, The Accidental Caregiver is an invaluable resource for everyone concerned for vulnerable people in their lives and communities.

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON, CHAPTERS.INDIGO, SUTHERLAND HOUSE BOOKS & LOCAL BOOKSTORES.

PUBLICATION REVIEWS

Thoughts & Feedback

Kimberly Fraser - author - reading her book, The Accidental Caregiver
Kimberly Fraser - author - reading her book, The Accidental Caregiver

From the Blog

Articles & Essays

Articles, Essays and Video Blogs by Kimberly Fraser including readings from her latest book…The Accidental Caregiver.

Interview with Sue Kelly – Sweet Spots Muskoka Radio

Interview with Sue Kelly on my book and the writing life. Have a listen! https://soundcloud.com/hunters-bay-radio/sweet-spots-sept-18-full?in=hunters-bay-radio/sets/sweet-spots&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

Family Caregiving Made Lighter Through Yoga and My Yoga Sangha

In this personal essay, I will share my experience with family caregiving and how yoga and my yoga sangha–my yoga community–helped me support my husband through his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

Change, Loss, and Grief – A Reading from The Accidental Caregiver

Change, Loss, and Grief – A Reading from The Accidental Caregiver by Kimberly Fraser

Collage – Part 2 for Family Caregivers

Ideas for collaging (Part 2 of 2) for family caregivers with the author of The Accidental Caregiver: Challenges and Triumphs of Intimate Family Caregivers

Writing Prompts for Family Caregivers

A few writing prompts for family caregivers with the author of The Accidental Caregiver: Challenges and Triumphs of Intimate Family Caregivers

Beat the Clock – A Reading from The Accidental Caregiver

This is a reading from The Accidental Caregiver: Challenges and Triumphs of Intimate Family Caregivers.

Collaging – Part 1 for Family Caregivers

Ideas for collaging (Part 1 of 2) for family caregivers with the author of The Accidental Caregiver: Challenges and Triumphs of Intimate Family Caregivers scheduled for publication by Sutherland House Fall, 2022 Video Summary: Notable points are: 0:00 – Author of The...

Yoga as a Self-Care and Resilience-Building Strategy for Family Caregivers

Yoga is an accessible self-care strategy for family caregivers. It not only provides direct benefits like physical and mental health promotion, but can also offer a sense of community and overall improvements to quality of life more generally.

What happens when the family caregiver gets ill or injured?

It frustrated me to read the Hartlin’s story about health care delayed on my Facebook feed and on the CBC. Another incident where our health care system is failing Canadians. Pamela Hartlin slipped on ice and fell. She went to the Emergency Department that afternoon....

Scenes and Settings: The Hospital Ward – Guest Post: Jean Crozier

I recently spent a few days in hospital: always a traumatic experience regardless of the cause, but one that comes with the opportunity to reflect both on your existence and your surroundings. Especially if you’re provided (as I was) with a diet of clear broth,...

Sutherland House Publishing

The Care Book: A planning and resource guide to support your journey from accidental to intentional caregiving

The Accidental Caregiver: Wisdom and guidance for the unexpected challenges of family caregiving

healthydebate.ca

Home care clients who require urgent care need an alternative to the Emergency Department – by Kimberly Fraser

Nursing Leadership

Optimizing Licensed Practical Nurses in Home Care: Their Role, Scope and Opportunities – Kimberly Fraser, et al.

Author, Educator, Yogi, Artisan

More Ways to Work with Kim

Author

Author

Author / Co-author of over 75 manuscripts, book chapters, curricula, research reports, 3 Books & numerous essays on caregiving, creativity, and health.

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Educator

Educator

Individual, Group and Organization Hourly Coaching Sessions. Facilitation of Workshops, Retreats, or Group Events.

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Yogi

Yoga Sessions

Certified Yoga Teacher offering sessions to individuals, small groups and larger group events including workshops, conferences, and retreats.

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Artisan

Artisan

Kim's artwork includes painting, fibre arts, photography, clothing, jewelry and more.

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