Agenda Item Details
Day 2   Saturday Nov 9, 2019
4:45 - 5:45pm
Concurrent Session E04 – Challenging Practice Environments

E04-a The Nature of Place and Disadvantage in Home-Visiting: A Critical Exploration of the Impact of Geography on the Nurse-Family Partnership Program



The purpose of this presentation is to share results from a qualitative study that explored how PHNs deliver the NFP program across different geographical contexts.


Learning Objectives:

As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Identify the influence of geography on nurse home-visitation programs.

2. Compare and contrast nurses’ experiences of NFP program delivery along the rural-urban continuum.

3. Understand how geography can intersect with other marginalities to create disadvantage for NFP clients.



Karen Campbell, RN, MN, PhD student, McMaster University, Uxbridge, ON, Canada

Karen MacKinnon, RN, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Nursing at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada


E04-b Coming Together: Discovering the Narrative of Registered Nurses Who Care for Women Experiencing an Early Miscarriage



Emergency room nurses engage in a variety of patient encounters in a fast-paced and challenging environment. Early miscarriage (<14 weeks gestation) in the emergency room is one such encounter that often presents challenges for nurses. Emergency room nurses, as well as women, report difficulties in their interactions around early miscarriage. The emergency room is frequently the first point of care for women experiencing an early miscarriage, and in the absence of resources, education, and guidelines to support nurses providing quality care may be challenging. The purpose of this research project was to hear and understand the stories of emergency room nurses’ who have cared for women experiencing an early miscarriage. The needs of emergency room nurses related to providing care for women will be discussed and potential strategies to support nurses will be discussed.


Learning Objectives:

1. At the end of this presentation participants will have awareness of current and relevant literature describing the experience of nurses caring for women experiencing early miscarriage.

2. At the end of this presentation participants will be able to identify the challenges emergency room nurse face in caring for women experiencing early miscarriage.

3. At the end of this presentation participants will be able to identify needs of emergency nurses that related to providing care to women experiencing early miscarriage.



Patrice Drake, RN, MN, PhD (c), Assistant Professor, UPEI Faculty of Nursing, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada



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