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Shahirose Premji, RN, BSc, BScN, MScN, PhD, FAAN

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Perinatal 2017
  • Country: Canada

Dr. Shahirose Premji is an Associate Professor with Faculty of Nursing and Adjunct Associate Professor with the Department of Community Health Sciences , a clinical researcher and former Neonatal Nurse Practitioner and Public Health Nurse. Dr. Premji's academic involvement includes 2 years at Aga Khan University-School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan - a consultant position with the Aga Khan Foundation Canada—as part of the Canadian Development Exchange Program. She is the author of 56 peer-review publications, 3 book chapters, and 23 other publications including abstracts, commentaries/editorials, etc. She has over 25 years' experience in newborn health and has practiced clinically or provided technical expertise in countries such as Australia, China, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan and Syria. Dr. Premji is the founder and 1st President of the Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses. Dr. Premji is the recipient of the Jeanne Mance Award (which is the Canadian Nurses Association's highest award) and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

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Preterm birth: Does Mind (the Culture) Matter?
This presentation will examine the impact of emotional disorders (pregnancy-specific anxiety, stress, and depression) on pregnancy outcome while considering: (a) cultural context, and (b) pathways that explain the relationships between psychosocial health and pregnancy outcome. Strategies to improve the perinatal experience for families in order to protect their physical and mental health and that of their babies will be explored considering: (a) evidence, (b) individual and cultural preferences, (c) clinical judgment and resources.