Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

July/August 2010

July/August 2010

Publish Date: 
2010-08
Cover Story: 
Grassroots nursing for impoverished parents: Public health nurses use all their skill and knowledge - and then some - in three innovative interventions that strive to help young, struggling families thrive.

Assessing and advising new moms on health-care issues is routine for public health nurse Lindsay Croswell. Forming an intense partnership with young women early in their first pregnancy, and empowering them to take care of themselves, is a whole new and incredibly rewarding experience. Croswell is one of six Hamilton-area nurses involved in the first Canadian pilot of an evidence-based nursing intervention called the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP), which enables nurses to encourage and support low-income, first-time young mothers to make healthy decisions