Dalhousie launches first nursing‑led research centre in Atlantic Canada – DAL News

Dalhousie launches first nursing‑led research centre in Atlantic Canada – DAL News

by ahnationtalk on November 26, 2015861 Views

Some of Nova Scotia’s tiniest and most fragile patients live at the IWK Health Centre’s neonatal unit. There, they not only receive excellent care: they are helping to improve it.

These “preemies” and their parents are involved in the research of Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo and her team. The Dalhousie professor and neonatal nurse practitioner is transforming care at the IWK: premature babies here now spend more time outside their incubators, cuddling with their parents.

“We have proven that skin-to-skin contact reduces pain and improves outcomes, especially for critically-ill newborns,” says Dr. Campbell-Yeo, who is also one of very few nurse clinician scientists in Canada.

Her work is just one example of the kind of groundbreaking research projects that will be the focus of Dalhousie’s new Centre for Transformational Nursing and Health Research (CTNHR), which celebrated its opening on November 24.

Read More: http://www.dal.ca/news/2015/11/25/dalhousie-launches-first-nursing-led-research-centre-in-atlantic.html

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