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1. McQuaid, Rosanne. Identfying Adolescents' Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to the Promotion of Healthy Sexuality of Adolescents of Prince Edward Island.

Degree: Master of Nursing, School of Nursing, 2011, Dalhousie University

According to several studies, there have been improvements in adolescent sexual behaviour; declining adolescent pregnancies, fewer adolescents having more than one sexual partner, and an increasing numbers of adolescents using contraceptives. Notwithstanding these improvements, there are concerns regarding adolescents’ sexual health including adolescents’ limited knowledge of sexual health issues, high rates of sexually transmitted infections and the need to eliminate barriers to adolescent sexual health services. The purpose of this study was to explore adolescents’ perceptions of the facilitators and barriers to the promotion of healthy sexuality of adolescents living in PEI. A qualitative descriptive design guided by CST and a socio-ecological framework was used to explore participants’ perceptions. Six female high school students, 16-18 years of age, participated in a face-to-face semi-structured interview followed by a second face-to-face follow up interview. Seven themes emerged from the data that was analyzed through thematic analysis: The Illusion of Accessible Resources; Risky Behaviours; Peer Pressure Alive and Well in High School; Cyberbullying; Parental Influence on Adolescent Decision Making; Inefficient and Underutilized School Health Resources; and Inefficient and Underutilized Community Health Resources. While it is evident that some promotion of healthy sexuality of adolescents is occurring in PEI, more investigation and development is needed to better support adolescents with comprehensive school services including guidance and education. The results of this study can be used to guide this future development. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Megan Aston (external-examiner), Dr. Marilyn Macdonald (graduate-coordinator), Professor Mary Jean McCarthy (thesis-reader), Dr. Audrey Steenbeek (thesis-reader), Dr Ruth Martin-Misener and Dr. Donna Meagher-Stewart (thesis-supervisor), Received (ethics-approval), Not Applicable (manuscripts), Not Applicable (copyright-release).

Subjects/Keywords: Adolescence; sexuality; health promotion; facilitators; barriers; socio-ecological framework; critical social theory; qualitative descriptive exploratory design

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APA (6th Edition):

McQuaid, R. (2011). Identfying Adolescents' Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to the Promotion of Healthy Sexuality of Adolescents of Prince Edward Island. (Masters Thesis). Dalhousie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14234

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

McQuaid, Rosanne. “Identfying Adolescents' Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to the Promotion of Healthy Sexuality of Adolescents of Prince Edward Island.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Dalhousie University. Accessed August 04, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14234.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

McQuaid, Rosanne. “Identfying Adolescents' Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to the Promotion of Healthy Sexuality of Adolescents of Prince Edward Island.” 2011. Web. 04 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

McQuaid R. Identfying Adolescents' Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to the Promotion of Healthy Sexuality of Adolescents of Prince Edward Island. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2011. [cited 2020 Aug 04]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14234.

Council of Science Editors:

McQuaid R. Identfying Adolescents' Perceptions of the Facilitators and Barriers to the Promotion of Healthy Sexuality of Adolescents of Prince Edward Island. [Masters Thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14234


Dalhousie University

2. Lovett, Tracy. Exploring the Structures and Processes Needed to Support the Development of Collaboration Amongst Public Health Nurses, Family Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who Work in Breastfeeding Support and Promotion.

Degree: Master of Nursing, School of Nursing, 2011, Dalhousie University

Community health nurses, like all other health professionals, are being called to develop new clinical practices based on collaboration and are faced with the demands of working both interprofessionally and interorganizationally (D’Amour et al., 2008). In Capital Health, public health nurses (PHNs), family practice nurses (FPNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) are all working in different aspects of breastfeeding support and promotion. However, there is no formal structure for collaboration of services, despite the strong desire of these nurses to work together to improve breastfeeding outcomes. The purpose of this study was to explore the roles of PHNs, FPNs and NPs who work in breastfeeding support and promotion in Capital Health and the structures and processes needed to support the development of collaboration amongst these groups of nurses. Through the analysis of semi-structured focus group interviews and follow-up focus group interviews with a purposeful sample (n=10) of four PHNs, four FPNs and two NPs, four major themes and sub themes were identified that represented the nurses experience with collaboration between public health and primary care in breastfeeding support and promotion. The data generated revealed that participants had not experienced active collaboration, rather developing or potential collaboration (D’Amour et al., 2008). The first theme, Establishing Interpersonal Relationships, provided an overview of the precipitators and barriers to forming relationships and the outcomes of interpersonal relationships between public health and primary care nurses. The second major theme, The Organizational Context: Structures and Processes in the Everyday Work Environment outlines the impact of the organizational context of the nurses work environment on the development of collaboration. Benefits of Collaboration was the third theme identified in the study. Consistent with other studies on collaboration between primary care and public health nurses, the nurses interviewed believed that the development of collaboration in breastfeeding support and promotion would benefit health care professionals and the clients that they serviced. The last theme, Development of New Practices Grounded in Collaboration, described new initiatives or innovations that the participants explained were needed for the development of collaboration between PHNs, FPNs and NPs. Implications for practice include organizational support for PHNs, FPNs and NPs to work to the full scope of their competencies and providing them with opportunities to meet and establish relationships to facilitate joint planning initiatives related to breastfeeding support and promotion. Additionally, exploration of flexible roles and funding structures as alternatives to fee-for-service should be explored in primary care organizations. The development of a communication infrastructure is necessary for future development of collaboration between public health and primary care in breastfeeding support and promotion. Future research is needed in this area with a… Advisors/Committee Members: Dr. Megan Aston (external-examiner), Dr. Marilyn Macdonald (graduate-coordinator), Dr. Ruth Martin-Misener (thesis-reader), Dr. Ruta Valaitis (thesis-reader), Dr. Donna Meagher-Stewart (thesis-supervisor), Received (ethics-approval), Not Applicable (manuscripts), Not Applicable (copyright-release).

Subjects/Keywords: Breastfeeding; Collaboration; Nurse; Primary Care; Public Health; Public Health Nurse; Family Practice Nurse; Nurse Practitioner

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APA (6th Edition):

Lovett, T. (2011). Exploring the Structures and Processes Needed to Support the Development of Collaboration Amongst Public Health Nurses, Family Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who Work in Breastfeeding Support and Promotion. (Masters Thesis). Dalhousie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14403

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lovett, Tracy. “Exploring the Structures and Processes Needed to Support the Development of Collaboration Amongst Public Health Nurses, Family Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who Work in Breastfeeding Support and Promotion.” 2011. Masters Thesis, Dalhousie University. Accessed August 04, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14403.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lovett, Tracy. “Exploring the Structures and Processes Needed to Support the Development of Collaboration Amongst Public Health Nurses, Family Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who Work in Breastfeeding Support and Promotion.” 2011. Web. 04 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Lovett T. Exploring the Structures and Processes Needed to Support the Development of Collaboration Amongst Public Health Nurses, Family Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who Work in Breastfeeding Support and Promotion. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2011. [cited 2020 Aug 04]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14403.

Council of Science Editors:

Lovett T. Exploring the Structures and Processes Needed to Support the Development of Collaboration Amongst Public Health Nurses, Family Practice Nurses, and Nurse Practitioners who Work in Breastfeeding Support and Promotion. [Masters Thesis]. Dalhousie University; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14403

3. Walsh, Audrey. The Illusion of Choice: Mothers' Persistent Optimizing to Feed Their Preschool Children.

Degree: PhD, School of Nursing, 2012, Dalhousie University

Mothers play a vital role in providing healthy food choices for their preschool children. This role has become more complex in the present obesity-producing environment that has contributed to the increasing prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in Canada. Childhood overweight and obesity is a significant public health issue in Nova Scotia where the percentage is higher than the national average. The purpose of this study was to generate a theoretical understanding of the process in which 18 mothers living within the Cape Breton Regional Municipality engaged while making food choices for their preschool children. Constructivist grounded theory methodology informed by sensitising constructs from symbolic interaction and the socio-environmental health promotion perspective facilitated a multilevel exploration of the factors that affect mothers’ food choice practices for their preschoolers. Data collection took place over 16 months. Thirty-five interviews were completed. Grounded theory methods were used to analyze the data and a substantive theory of how mothers made food choices for their preschool children was co-constructed with the participants. The substantive theory, Persistent Optimizing, consists of three main integrated conceptual categories. In the first conceptual category, Acknowledging Contextual Constraints, mothers acknowledged various individual, interpersonal, and socio-environmental contextual factors that hindered their ability to make intended, healthier food choices for their children. In the second conceptual category, Stretching Boundaries, mothers developed and enacted moderating strategies to lessen the impact of contextual constraints, thereby increasing the number of food choices available to them. In the third conceptual category, Strategic Positioning, mothers developed and enacted a variety of optimizing strategies to get them closer to making the optimal food choice for their children in a given situation. Mothers in this study struggled continuously with varying degrees of success to provide the foods they believed their children needed. The findings suggest that in practice, policy, research, and education, community health nurses must work independently and collaboratively at all levels of influence to facilitate, mediate, and advocate for social, economic, and physical environments that improve mothers’ ability to make food choices that promote their children’s health and reduce their risk of becoming overweight and obese. Advisors/Committee Members: Dr Ardene Robinson Vollman (external-examiner), Ruth Martin-Misener (graduate-coordinator), Dr Doris Gillis and Dr Megan Aston (thesis-reader), Dr Donna Meagher-Stewart and Dr Marilyn Macdonald (thesis-supervisor), Received (ethics-approval), Not Applicable (manuscripts), Not Applicable (copyright-release).

Subjects/Keywords: Childhood overweight and obesity; Preschoolers; Mothers; Food choices; Constructivist Grounded Theory

Dr. Donna Meagher-Stewart for her invaluable assistance, support, and guidance. Your… …Dalhousie University School of Nursing, and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies… 

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APA (6th Edition):

Walsh, A. (2012). The Illusion of Choice: Mothers' Persistent Optimizing to Feed Their Preschool Children. (Doctoral Dissertation). Dalhousie University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15277

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Walsh, Audrey. “The Illusion of Choice: Mothers' Persistent Optimizing to Feed Their Preschool Children.” 2012. Doctoral Dissertation, Dalhousie University. Accessed August 04, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15277.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Walsh, Audrey. “The Illusion of Choice: Mothers' Persistent Optimizing to Feed Their Preschool Children.” 2012. Web. 04 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Walsh A. The Illusion of Choice: Mothers' Persistent Optimizing to Feed Their Preschool Children. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. Dalhousie University; 2012. [cited 2020 Aug 04]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15277.

Council of Science Editors:

Walsh A. The Illusion of Choice: Mothers' Persistent Optimizing to Feed Their Preschool Children. [Doctoral Dissertation]. Dalhousie University; 2012. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10222/15277

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