BRIC NS Student Seminar Series – January 2019

The BRIC NS Student Seminar Series is an opportunity for students to present their completed or in-progress research.  Presenters cover a wide range of topics and disciplines, with the common thread of primary and integrated health care research running throughout.  Everyone is welcome!

When: February 6, 2019 from 1:45 – 3:00 pm
Where: Room 140, Collaborative Health Education Building, 5793 University Ave., Halifax

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Martha Paynter will present “Perinatal health outcomes of criminalized women in Canada.”

Brianna Richardson will present “Parental Prevention of Newborn Pain: Exploring educational strategies for promoting parental involvement in infant procedural pain management.”

About the speakers

Martha Paynter is a registered nurse, activist, and scientist. She is a staff nurse at the IWK Health Centre Family Newborn Care Unit and a PhD Candidate in Nursing at Dalhousie University. She holds a Master of Development Economics and Master of Science in Health Research Methodology. She worked for almost a decade in health services and policy management for the Departments of Health in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Her doctoral dissertation examines the health outcomes of women in Canada who have experienced criminalization and incarceration during pregnancy, birth and postpartum periods. Ms. Paynter is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Killam Trust, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, BRIC NS, Canadian Nursing Foundation, IWK Health Centre, and Dalhousie. In 2012, she founded Women’s Wellness Within (WWW), a registered non-profit organization that provides support, education and advocacy with criminalized women who are pregnant or parenting young children in Nova Scotia.

Brianna Richardson graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Prince Edward Island in May 2016 and that Fall entered the Master of Science in Nursing program at Dalhousie. She was accepted for early entry in the PhD program at Dalhousie and is currently in her second year as a doctoral student with the School of Nursing under the supervision of Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo and Dr. Ruth Martin Misener. Her doctoral research focuses on examining how eHealth learning influences parental involvement in procedural pain care with their newborn babies.