Karline Wilson-Mitchell

Karline Wilson-Mitchell
Ryerson University · Department of Midwifery

RM, RN, MSN, CNM DNP

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Introduction
Karline Wilson-Mitchell currently works at the Department of Midwifery, Ryerson University. Interprofessional education for learning emergency skills, risk management and teamwork using simulation and case studies.
Additional affiliations
October 2010 - present
Ryerson University
Position
  • Maternal and Newborn Health Status of uninsured New Immigrant and Refugee Women in the Greater Toronto Area
Description
  • Perinatal outcomes of Uninsured New immigrant, Refugee, Newcomers in Toronto area. Pilot study of 2 hospitals. n=452. Variables: Ins status, LBW, PTB, perinatal complications, NICU admissions, resus, PPH, breastfeeding,CHC use, amt of prenatal care.
Education
August 1989 - May 1992
University of Miami, School of Nursing
Field of study
  • Midwifery

Publications

Publications (19)
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The COVID-19 pandemic has imposed unprecedented restrictions on everyday life. Unlike lockdown or shelter-in-place measures, the facemask has emerged as an empowering response to the public spread of the virus, permitting some degree of return to prepandemic life-such as school or work-by disrupting transmission that would otherwise occur. And yet,...
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Chapter 13 - This chapter examines the settlement process of migrating families using a 'systems' framework. Data from the Integration Trajectories of Immigrant Families study reveal a five-step adaptation process: Step 1 is the pre-migration optimistic dreams which culminate in arrival in Canada and disillusionment with labour market hiring practi...
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Respectful maternity care research in Tanzania continues to increase. This is an overview of the literature summarizing research based on the domains which comprise this quality of care indicator, ranging from exploratory and descriptive to quantitative measurements of birth perinatal outcomes when respectful interventions are made. The domains of...
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Background Few studies have examined respectful maternity care (RMC) of adolescent mothers in the Caribbean. The researchers’ objective was to explore the perceptions of midwives who provide care for adolescent mothers in Jamaica. Design: A pilot qualitative study was conducted in 2015. Participants were 12 community or nurse-midwives who practiced...
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Objective: to develop and deliver a two-day Respectful Maternity Care workshop for midwives using Intellectual Partnership Model principles SETTING: rural Tanzania BACKGROUND: respectful Maternity Care is an objective, measurable indicator of quality maternal newborn care INTERVENTIONS: using the Intellectual Partnership Model, educators facilitat...
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Background Violence is a critical public health problem associated with compromised health and social suffering that are preventable. The Centre for Global Health and Health Equity organized a forum in 2014 to identify: (1) priority issues related to violence affecting different population groups in Canada, and (2) strategies to take action on prio...
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Clinical instructors in health care disciplines are charged with engaging students in experiential learning wherein respect and cultural sensitivity is applied. This article reports on the results of 3 diversity workshops conducted for clinical preceptors and field instructors from various disciplines. The workshops were developed in response to st...
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Midwifery educators and regulators in Canada have begun to address diversity, equity, and inclusion in admission processes and program curricula. Populations served by midwives value internationally educated midwives from their countries of origin. The International Midwifery Pre-Registration Program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario, provi...
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Background Violence is a critical public health problem associated with compromised health and social suffering that are preventable. The Centre for Global Health and Health Equity organized a forum in 2014 to identify: (1) priority issues related to violence affecting different population groups in Canada, and (2) strategies to take action on pri...
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Canada has one of the world's largest refugee resettlement programs in the world. Just over 48 percent of Canadian refugees are women, with many of them of childbearing age and pregnant. Refugee and asylum-seeking women in Canada face a five times greater risk of developing postpartum depression than Canadian-born women. Mainstream psychological ap...
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To describe the sociodemographic profile and explore the personal experiences of pregnant Jamaican adolescents and the impact of pregnancy on their psychological health.
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A recent Jamaican school-based survey revealed that 23.1% of 13-15 year-olds, had attempted suicide one or more times during the last 12 months. Research that links adolescent pregnancy and suicidal behaviour is lacking in Jamaica. Psychological distress and suicidal behaviours amongst pregnant adolescents elsewhere in the Americas has been documen...
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A recent Jamaican school-based survey revealed that 23.1% of 13–15 year-olds, had attempted suicide one or more times during the last 12 months. Research that links adolescent pregnancy and suicidal behaviour is lacking in Jamaica. Psychological distress and suicidal behaviours amongst pregnant adolescents elsewhere in the Americas has been documen...
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Canadian healthcare insurance is not universal for all newcomer populations. New immigrant, refugee claimant, and migrant women face various barriers to healthcare due to the lack of public health insurance coverage. This retrospective study explored the relationships between insurance status and various perinatal outcomes. Researchers examined and...
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Following our study of birth outcomes for uninsured new immigrant and refugee women in Toronto, we discovered clinically significant numbers of women with hypertension and diabetes. As this population ages and prevalence increases, the expense of treatment of uncontrolled chronic Illness increases. Prudent health policy change, reduction of treatme...
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What is Meaningful Use? Meaningful use is the term used to describe the criteria for receiving up to $63,750 in federal dollars per midwife for your practice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plan to fund Medicaid and Medicare eligible professionals (EPs) who adopt, implement, or upgrade EHRs that meet the criteria addressed in th...
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The assessment, diagnosis and referral for mental illness management have been recognized as indispensable roles within midwifery practice both in the United States and in Canada. War, civil unrest and natural disasters, have made mental health assessment crucial for refugee and new immigrant women who present as midwifery clients. Since 1991, Nati...

Projects

Projects (4)
Project
Ryerson University and community partners SSHRC funded 2013-17 research project on the integration pathways of 23 immigrant families from 13 countries settled in Greater Toronto, Canada.