RCP e-News May 2017

Public Health Agency of Canada Releases Maternal Child Resources in Arabic - The Public Health Agency of Canada, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, is happy to launch a collection of evidence-based maternal and child health related resources that have been translated into Arabic. The materials are translations of resources that are available in English and French and well utilized across Canada. The documents are intended for prenatal women and families with young children who read Arabic. Topics include: prenatal care, breastfeeding, child health and safety, nutrition, behavior, early child development and parental coping skills.

Find a list and description of each resource on the RCP Website. The documents are only available electronically and can be accessed by sending a request to DCA.public.inquiries@phac-aspc.gc.ca. Please feel free to share the link to the list of resources with other organizations/individuals that would find such materials useful.

Recent Publications of Interest – Several publications have been recently released by SOGC and are available for your review. We have provided a few titles and links for your information:

Baby Friendly Initiative (BFI) National SymposiumThe 2017 BFI National Symposium will be held in Moncton, New Brunswick on September 21-22. This conference is hosted by the Breastfeeding Committee for Canada and is an opportunity for healthcare providers, policymakers, administrators, and those involved with maternal and child health to be updated on the Baby-Friendly Initiative as a quality improvement tool for service delivery and breastfeeding outcomes in Canada. Health care professionals from a wide range of disciplines will engage in knowledge transfer and interprofessional collaboration in order to promote, protect and support breastfeeding. The format will include plenaries, national panel discussions and networking opportunities. To view the symposium program and to register for the event click here.

2017 CAPWHN Conference - Save the Date – Each year CAPWHN offers an annual clinical, education, and research conference. This year’s conference is being hosted in Halifax on October 12-14th, 2017 and is titled: “A Gateway for Diversity, Equity, and Innovation”. The program will include plenary sessions on topics of interest for nurses across the perinatal spectrum, breakout sessions that highlight innovative programs and new research, structured and informal networking opportunities, and a chance to share information with colleagues from across the country. Please save the date on your calendar and consider attending this exciting event. Stay tuned for the conference program and look for registration to open soon.

CAPWHN Membership - The Canadian Association of Perinatal and Women’s Health Nurses (CAPWHN) represents women's health, obstetric and newborn nurses from across Canada. CAPWHN’s aim is to promote excellence in nursing practice, leadership, education and research in the areas of perinatal and women’s health care. There are numerous benefits in being a member of this professional association including: access to educational webinars, developing new linkages with like-minded professionals, leadership opportunities, reduced registration at the CAPWHN conference and more!  You can be part of this interesting group by joining today! For membership information go to the CAPWHN website.

Study Findings – “Birthing Relationships and Rural Health Practices” - This study examined gendered and queer practices at the intersection of birthing. The study investigators sought to further understand the gendered nature of birth and the complex ways in which homophobia, transphobia, heterosexism and intolerance are embedded in health care structures. The intent of the study results is that they will be useful in informing best practice guidelines, educational curricula, and continuing education for providers working with LGBQ+ birthing women in rural care, particularly when understood the in the broader context of LGBTQ+ evidence. Check out the study findings here in both print and video formats.

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