On April 26 at MacLaggan Hall, UNB’s Faculty of Nursing will host its annual Nursing Research Day.

Dr. Kathleen White-Williams, nursing professor at Humber Institute, will deliver the keynote speech.  She will talk about her research with fourth-year nursing students in their clinical experiences. Her talk is entitled “Process of Senior Nursing Student-Patient Connection: Student and Clinical Nursing Faculty Perceptions.”

The day will close with a panel discussion by new scholars who will talk about their insights on juggling research and teaching.

Some of the day’s other highlights include:

Roxanne Reeves (PhD Student UNBF) will discuss historical roots of collective bargaining among nurses in New Brunswick. She will track the evolutionary tension between bargaining, ethics, and professionalism.

Katie MacGregor (BN RN and nurse practitioner student) will discuss screening and managing postpartum depression (PPD) and the role nurse practitioners play in screening new mothers for PPD during well-child visits.

Sue O’Donnell (MN, PhD(c), interdisciplinary student) studied workplace bullying as a workplace health issue with negative and lasting consequences. She will talk about her grounded theory study to understand the interplay of gender and workplace bullying in a community sample of men who had been bullied.

Dr. Heather MacDonald will speak about her research with women returning to work after depression. We know little about how women return to work after depression. Heather will talk about support and workload assignments on returning.

Dr. Kelly Scott-Storey will discuss women’s lifetime abuse as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the most serious health challenges facing women today. Kelly will talk about her analysis of data from a longitudinal study.

Dr. Maryse Pelletier-Hibbert will discuss her research with husbands living with women on dialysis and the impact on their lives. She will talk about the changes in roles and responsibilities, activities, finances, relationships, routines, and future plans. She will also describe how men managed significant changes.

Dr. Marilyn Hodgins will talk about her research with healthcare service use. She set out to identify aspects of care that people believe are important when seeking immediate healthcare for a less-urgent health problem. She found that more than 40% of participants identified the walk-in clinic or emergency department as their usual source of healthcare.

The full schedule and abstracts are now available.

For more information, contact Dr. Judy MacIntosh or Francis Perry.

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