Our priority at this time is the health and safety of the Aurora College/Aurora Research Institute community, as well as the larger NWT and research communities. In response to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Western Arctic (WARC), North Slave (NSRC) and South Slave (SSRC) Research Centres are currently closed. All of the WARC research support and logistical services for outside researchers are suspended at this time.
I’m a qualitative researcher with broad interests, including nursing philosophy and science, nursing ethics, women’s health, culture and health, the scholarship of teaching, evaluation, and health promotion. My research is grounded in over thirty years of nursing practice in the Northwest Territories, including experience in administration, education, and research. I contribute to northern knowledge about maternal-child health, Indigenous health, and rural and remote health.
Mehus, G., Bongo, B. A., Engnes, J. I., & Moffitt, P. M. 2019. Exploring why and how encounters with the Norwegian health-care system can be considered culturally unsafe by North Sami-speaking patients and relatives: A qualitative study based on 11 interviews. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78(1), 1612703. doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1612703
Ingemann, C., Kvernmo, S., Møller, H., Moffitt, P. M., Tagalik, S., Kuhn, R. L., ... & Larsen, C. V. 2019. Symposium on “parental education” at the ICCH17. International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78(1), 1604062. doi.org/10.1080/22423982.2019.1604062
MacLeod M, Kulig J, Steart N, Anguish P, Andrews ME, Banner D, Garraway L,…Moffitt P,…Van Pelt L, Wilson E, and Zimmer L. 2017. Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: A national survey. Human Resources for Health 15: 34. doi: 10.1186/s12960-017-0209-0.
Gill DP, Blunt W, Bartol C, Pulford RW, DeCruz A, Simmavong PK, Garvarkovs A, Newhouse I, Pearson E, Ostenfeldt B, Law B, Karvinen K, Moffitt P, Jones G, Watson C, Zou G, and Petrella RJ. 2017. HealtheStepsTM study protocol: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial promoting active living and healthy lifestyles in at-risk Canadian adults delivered at primary care and community-based clinics. BMC Public Health 17: 173.doi:10.1186/s12889-017-4047-8
Moffitt P, and Dickinson R. 2016. Creating exclusive breastfeeding knowledge translation tools with First Nations mothers in Northwest Territories, Canada. International Journal of Circumpolar Health 75:10.3402/ijch.v75.32989 .