Helen Brown, PhD, RN

Associate Professor, BSN Coordinator (Term 1)

Dr.  Brown’s research brings critical perspectives to studies aimed at improving health and social equity for rural and remote Indigenous communities. Using community-based and participatory methods she has worked with First Nations communities across Western Canada on projects that align with community priorities around health, wellness, cultural continuity and language revitalization. She is currently the lead on a program of research that investigates impacts of a prison-community partnership program on Indigenous inmate and community health, wellbeing and rehabilitation. 

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Research
Publications

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Roots, R., Smith, L., Brown, H., Bainbridge, L., & Li, L. (2014). "All those things you never thought": Perspectives from occupational therapists practicing in rural British Columbia. Occupational Therapy Now, 16(6), 26-28.

Brown, H. & McPherson, G. (2012) Maternal and Child Health. In Stamler & Yiu (Eds.), Community Health Nursing: A Canadian Perspective, 3rd edition. Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Kadyschuk, S., Liaschenko, J., Brown, H., Musto, L., & Snyder, N. (2012). Moral agency: Relational connections and support. In J. Storch, P. Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd Ed). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Burgess, M., Pauly, B. McPherson, G., & Brown, H. (2012). Our theoretical landscape: A brief history of health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds.) Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd Ed). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Brown, H. & Allison, G. (2012). Educative spaces for teaching and learning ethical practice in nursing. In J. Storch, P. Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds.) Toward a moral horizon: Nursing ethics for leadership and practice (2nd Ed). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Brown, H. (2011). Book Review: Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, conversations and contexts. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research,.

Waters, N, Hall, W., Brown, H. Espezal, H. & Palmer L. (2011). Perceptions of Canadian labour and delivery nurses about incident reporting: A qualitative descriptive focus group study. International Journal of Nursing Studies.

Varcoe, C., Brown, H., Calam, B. Buchanan, M. & Newman, V. (2011) Capacity building is a two-way street: Learning from doing research in Aboriginal communities. In G, Creese & W. Frisby (Eds.).  Feminist Community Research: Negotiating Contested Relationships: Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Doane, G. & Brown, H. (2011). Recontextualizing learning in nursing education: Toward an ontological turn. Journal of Nursing Education, 50(1), 21-26.

Brown, H., Calam, B., & Varcoe, C. (2011). Rural Aboriginal women’s birthing experiences in context: Implications for practice. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 43(4), 100-117.

Brown, H, & Rodney, P. (2007). Beyond case studies: Creating capacities for ethical knowledge in nursing practice through story and narrative. In Drs Lynne Young & Barbara Patterson (Eds.), Teaching Nursing: Student-centred Theories, Models, and Strategies for Nurse Educators. Lippincott.

Brown, H., & Doane, G. (2007). From filling buckets to lighting fires: Aligning nursing education with nursing practice. In Drs Lynne Young & Barbara Patterson (Eds.), Teaching Nursing: Student-centred Theories, Models, and Strategies for Nurse Educators. Lippincott.

Rodney, P., Burgess, M., McPherson, G. & Brown, H. (2004). Our theoretical landscape: A brief history of health care ethics. In J. Storch, P. Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice. (pp. 56-76). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Rodney, P., Brown, H. & Liaschenko, J. (2004). Moral Agency: Relational Connections and Trust. In J. Storch, P., Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice. (pp. 154-177). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Brown, H., Rodney, P. Pauly, B., Varcoe, C. & Smye, V. (2004). Working the landscape: Nursing ethics. In J. Storch, P., Rodney & R. Starzomski (Eds.), Toward a Moral Horizon: Nursing Ethics for Leadership and Practice. (pp. 126-153). Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall.

Brown, H. (1997). Tanner’s story: A phenomenologic stance towards newborn death. Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, 29(4), 21-31.

Teaching

Supervisor eligibiity: 

  • MHLP
  • MN
  • MSN – thesis
  • MSN – non-thesis
  • PhD