Perinatal health promotion which encompasses promoting maternal/fetal/paternal/family health during the prenatal, intrapartum, and the postnatal periods.
In particular prenatal psychosocial assessment, nursing support in labour, women's perception of their childbirth experience, early parenting, parenting self-efficacy.
Bryanton, J., Gagnon, AJ., Hatem, M., Johnston, C. (2009). Does Perception of the Childbirth Experience Predict Women’s Early Parenting Behaviors? Research in Nursing & Health, 32(2), 191-203. doi:10.1002/nur.20314
Gagnon, AJ. & Bryanton, J. (2009). Postnatal parental education for optimizing infant general health and parent-infant relationships. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 1. Art. No.: CD004068.
Brown, S. (2009). Evidenced Based Nursing. Mass: Jones & Bartlett. Chapter 7: ExemplarStudy- Tub Bathing versus Sponge Bathing in the Newborn by Bryanton, J., Walsh, D., Barrett, M., & Gaudet, D. Originally published in Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 2004, 33(6), 704-712.
Bryanton, J., Gagnon, AJ., Hatem, M., Johnston, C. (2008). Predictors ofEarly Parenting Self-efficacy: Results of a Prospective Cohort Study. Nursing Research, 57(4), 252-259.
Bryanton, J., Gagnon, AJ., Johnston, C., Hatem, M. (2008). Predictors of Women’s Perceptions of the Childbirth Experience.Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 37, 24-34.
Current Collaborators (non-UPEI):
Dr. Kathy Bigsby, Dr. Carolyn Sanford, Diane Boswall