Pat SeamanPatricia Seaman, RN, BN, MN, PhD

Contact information

Patricia Seaman
Acting Dean
Phone: (506) 458-7776
Fax: (506) 453-4519
Email



Education summary:

  • Diploma in Nursing -Women’s College Hospital in association with Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (1975)
  • Diploma in Rehabilitation Nursing – George Brown College   (1977)
  • BN – University of New Brunswick (1991)
  • MN – Dalhousie University (1999)
  • Diploma in University Teaching – UNB (2002)
  • PhD– University of New Brunswick (Educational Studies) (2009)

Key area(s) of interest/expertise:

  • Pandemic planning/emergency preparedness
  • Community health/community development
  • Primary health care/population health
  • Volunteerism
  • Early Boomer Women’s retirement
  • Spouse as caregiver
  • Community health nurse education

Classroom/clinical teaching summary

  • Community health and development based on the principles of Primary Health Care and Population Health. Particular emphasis is placed on vulnerable populations
  • Integrated Nursing Theory - Provides students with opportunity to integrate theory and practice particular population from a Population Health approach
  • Canadian Health Care System - explores how the Canadian health care system functions and impacts health of population

  • Global Health Inequities explores the differences in health care between developed and developing countries across the world from a Population Health perspective.

Research, grants & publications summary

  • Seaman, P. (2012). Time for my life now: Early boomer women’s anticipation of volunteering in retirement. The Gerontologist, 52(2), 245-254. Doi:10.1093/geront/gns001

  • Meagher-Stewart, D., Solberg, S., Warner, G., MacDonald, J., McPherson, C., Seaman, P., (2012). Understanding the role of communities of practice in evidence-informed decision making in public health. Journal of Qualitative Health Research, 22(6), 723-739.

  • Dietrich Leurer, M. A., Meagher-Stewart, D., Cohen, B.D., Seaman, P. M., Buhler, S., Granger, M., & Pattulleo, H. (2011). Developing guidelines for quality community health nursing clinical placements for baccalaureate nursing students. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, 8(1) Article 23. DOI 10-2202/1548-923x.2297
  • Antolovich, M.,  Buhler, S., Cohen, B., Dietrich Leurer, M., Froude, S., Granger, M., Stamler, L., Mansi, O., Meagher-Stewart, D., Pattullo, H., Rajsic. C., Seaman, P., Tober, J., Valaitis, R. (2010). Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Guidelines for Quality Community Health Nursing Clinical Placements. CASN: Ottawa, ON.
  • Meagher-Stewart, D., Solberg, S., Warner, G., MacDonald, J., MacPherson, C., Seaman, P., Goodyear, R., White, B., Nicholson, V., Skaarup, F., Young, L., & Wright, E. (March 31, 2009). Consensus Building Workshop on Evidence-Informed Decision Making and Communities of Practice.: Public Health Services, Capital Health, Halifax, NS. (PN-Research Report).
  • Meagher-Stewart, D., Solberg, S., Warner, G., Goodyear, R., White, B., Edwards, N., Dobbins, M.., Langille, L., Seaman, P., MacPherson, C., MacDonald, J., Wright, E., Nicholson, V., Young, L., & Skaarup, F. (June 2008). Consensus Building Workshop: Promoting Evidence-Informed Decision Making by Public Health Nurses in Central Health, Newfoundland and Labrador: The Role of Communities of Practice. (PN-Research Report).
  • Seaman, P. (2007). Should I get a flu shot? Third Age Centre Newsletter.  (St. Thomas University). 17 (1). 
  • Wuest, J., Hodgins, M., Merritt-Gray, M., Seaman, P., (2007).  The effects of past relationship and obligation on health and health promotion in women caregivers of adult family members. Journal of Advanced Nursing Science, 30(3), 206-220.

  • Wuest, J., Hodgins, M., Merritt-Gray, M., Seaman, P., Malcolm, J, & Furlong, K. (2006). Queries and quandaries in developing and testing a measurement instrument derived from grounded theory.  Journal of Theory Construction & Testing, 10 (1), 26-33.

  • Dykeman, M, MacIntosh, J., Seaman, P., Davidson, P. (2003) The process of developing a program logic model to    evaluate an academic nurse managed community health clinic. Journal of Professional Nursing, July-Aug.

  • Seaman, P. (2003). Multiple choice testing: Will it work for me Teaching Voices (UNB), 35, 17-19.

Grants:

  • 2012 Baby Boomer Women and Retirement. UNB University Research Fund Competition (PI)
  • 2010 Achieving Public Health Competencies in Nursing School of Graduate. Public Health Agency of Canada (Co-investigator)
  • 2008 Communities of Practice within Public Health Nursing Practice. CIHR (Co-investigator)
  • 2007  Achieving Public Health Competencies in Nursing School Graduates. Public Health Agency of Canada. (Co-  investigator)
  • 2007  Past Relationship and Obligation as Predictors of Health Outcomes and Health Promotion in Women Caregiving for Family Members with ADRD.  Alzheimer’s Society. (Co- investigator)
  • 2004  Health Canada - part of team to work as Senior's Affiliate for the Canadian Health Network.
  • 2003 Influence of past relationship and obligation on health and health promotion in female caregivers of adult family members. CIHR (Co-investigator)

 

Professional practice, committees, volunteer work summary

  • Pandemic preparedness committees
  • Village of New Maryland Emergency Response committee
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Sub-committee on Public Health Education
  • Public Health Research and Knowledge Translation
  • NANB Education committee member
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Sub-committee on Public Health (2005-2010)
  • Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing Task Force on Nursing Informatics
  • Subcommittee of New Brunswick Council on Articulations and Transfer (NBCAT) LPN-BN Articulations