Dr. Céline Gélinas

Dr. Céline Gélinas, McGill's School of Nursing

Associate Professor

Room 420, Wilson Hall

celine.gelinas [at] mcgill.ca

JGH - Centre for Nursing Research

Dr. Céline Gélinas completed a Doctorate in Nursing and Measurement (2004) at Université Laval in Quebec City, and a Post-Doctoral Training (2006) in Nursing at McGill University. Dr. Gélinas is a Nurse Scientist at the Centre for Nursing Research and Project Director at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, and Associate Researcher at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). She is co-leader of a research team on the evaluation of nursing interventions at the Réseau de recherche en interventions en sciences infirmières du Québec (RRISIQ). Her past experience as a nurse in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) has inspired her to develop research in critical care and pain. She has developed and validated pain assessment tools (e.g. Critical-Care Pain Observation Tool [CPOT], Faces Pain Thermometer) which are being used for clinical or research purposes in North America or being translated into foreign languages. Her research program aims to evaluate the impact of the implementation of the CPOT in nursing practice and clinical outcomes, to test innovative physiologic measures (e.g. Near-Infrared Spectroscopy, Bispectral Index) for the detection of pain, and to develop nursing intervention protocols for pain management in the ICU. Dr. Gélinas has published research articles and book chapters in pain and critical care, and has made many presentations locally, nationally (e.g. Canadian Pain Society, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) and internationally (e.g. World Pain Congress of the International Association for the Study of Pain). She was awarded the Prix Florence – Relève of the OIIQ in 2004.

Areas of interests

  • critical care nursing
  • Pain Assessment and Measurement
  • Pain Management
  • nonverbal adult patient

To view Dr. Gélinas' publications, visit the Ingram School of Nursing's Research/Publications page.