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Nancy Clark
Liu Scholar; PhD Candidate, Nursing
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Nancy Clark has been working as a community mental health nurse in Vancouver city for the past 20 years. Her current research interests include immigrant and refugee mental health and her dissertation is focused on Karen refugee resettlement in BC. Her work examines community capacity to support Karen refugee women’s mental health and well-being in the context of resettlement in Canada.  Nancy has a special interest in the intersections of gender, migration, mental health. Nancy is also an IMPART fellow a Canadian Institute of Health Research Funded scholarship program that supports students in the field of mental health and addiction, with a specific focus on the intersections of gender and addiction research training. Nancy is interested in research methods that include postcolonial feminist theory, indigenous epistemology and critical ethnography. Nancy also sits on the spirituality advisory board at Vancouver Coastal Mental Health Services which seeks to address the issues related to the integration of religion, culture and mental health in clinical practice settings. Between her IMPART training and dissertation work Nancy is a nurse educator at VCC Broadway campus and teaches pathophysiology and mental health.

Supervisor: Dr. Vicki Smye, UBC School of Nursing, Research department of Critical Research in Health and Healthcare Inequities.

Publications:

Chiu, L., Morrow, M., Ganesan, S. & Clark, N. (2005)Choice of South East Asian Immigrant Women with Serious Mental Illness:A Socio-Spiritual Process, Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry, 42(4), 630-656.

Grabovac, A, & Clark, N. (2007).The Interface between Spirituality, Religion & Psychiatry, In: Pappas JD, Smythe W, & Baydala A (Eds.), Cultural Healing and Belief Systems. Temeron Books Inc., Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

Grabovac, A, Clark, N & McKenna, M. (2008) .The Interface between Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatry”, Pilot Course and Evaluation of Course Effectiveness, Academic Psychiatry, 32(4)

Pesut,B., Clark, N., V. Maxwell, & E. Michalak (2010). Religion and spirituality in the context of bipolar disorder: A literature review. Mental Health, Religion & Culture.

Under review:

Smith, S., Clark, N., Grabova, A., Inlakesh,E., Rushton, N., & Tailor, D. (2012)"Engaging in spirituality: A quality improvement project for community mental health services". Submitted and under review; Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal.

PAPERS PRESENTED AT CONFERENCES:

Conceptualization of Religion and Spirituality, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, January, 2005
Pilot Course for fourth year psychiatry residents

Mental Illness, Spirituality and Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, January, 2005
Pilot Course for fourth year psychiatry residents

Community Mental Health Professionals’ Perspectives on Incorporating Spirituality in Their Care of Clients with Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Inquiry, Presented at the 11th annual Ethel Johns Research Conference; February, 02, 2006

Integrating Spirituality with mental health practices, professional perspectives and research Findings, Presented at Naming and Claiming Spirituality: The Invisible Ingredient in Health and Healing Conference, St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver, B.C. - May 02-03, 2006.

Community Mental Health Professionals’ Perspectives on Incorporating Spirituality in Their Care of Clients with Serious Mental Illness: A Qualitative Inquiry, Research Findings Presented at the 4th International Multidisciplinary Conference on Spirituality and Health: Interweaving Science, Wisdom and Compassion, November, 9-11, 2006, Vancouver, B.C.

Constructions of Aboriginal Spirituality in Healing and Recovery: Implications for Mental Health and Addictions care. Oral paper presented at the15th International Critical Feminist Perspectives in Health & Social Justice Conference, April 17-19, 2009, Auckland New Zealand, Institute of Technology.

Applying a Feminist Post-structural perspective on nursing and spirituality, notification of abstract acceptance, June 15, 2010. Oral paper presentation to be presented at the 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference – Philosophizing Social Justice, Coast Plaza Hotel,September 20-22, Vancouver, B.C.
 

 

 

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