Lecture on maternal mortality to be held at NCTC

| Mar 26, 2019

On Monday, April 1, 2019,  Dr. Patti Hamilton, Emeritus Professor of Nursing for Texas Woman’s University, will address the community on the topic of maternal mortality in Texas.  We welcome all in the community to attend.

Her lecture, entitled Maternal Mortality, Fake News, and Citizen Science, will be at North Central Texas College at the Gainesville Campus in the Health Science Center, Building 2400, from Noon to 1 PM.

The lecture will cover subjects including why Texas women are dying and becoming injured from pregnancy-related causes at rates in line with non-industrialized developing countries; the root causes such as poor state policies and lack of access to healthcare; and how the misleading way our Texas Maternal Mortality Taskforce is now viewing maternal mortality masks the scale of the problem.  Dr. Hamilton will suggest ways that professionals, scientists, and concerned citizens can aid in reducing maternal mortality in Texas.

Dr. Hamilton is the Emeritus Professor of Nursing at Texas Woman’s University where she has served as Director of Research for more than 20 years. She later served as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services and Dean of the Graduate School at Midwestern State University.  She is the author of two books and over 50 journal articles and has presented research in the U.S. and internationally.  She currently serves on the editorial review panels of Advances in Nursing Science, International Journal of Nursing Studies, Journal of Nursing Measurement, and Gender, Work and Organization. 

She has received research funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Heart Association and Sigma Theta Tau, International. She  

is currently serving as an international collaborator on an E.U.- funded C.O.S.T. project to enhance research related to Missed Nursing Care across Europe.  Patti has studied infant mortality, Failure to Rescue, and off-peak work environments for nursing.

Currently engaged in promoting citizen science around maternal mortality in Texas, Dr. Hamilton has worked with the Chickasaw Nation in the U.S. and independent community groups such as the East Dallas Persistent Women. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Nursing Workforce Studies for the State of Texas. Her clinical focus is population health.

Dr. Hamilton’s lecture is being sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cooke County and
NCTC’s Health Sciences Division.  The Health Sciences Division educates students in certificate and degree programs to become highly qualified health services practitioners and clinicians. The Health Sciences Division conducts instructional and hands-on activities for the advancement of knowledge through teaching and development of skills in health professions, allied health, radiological technology, surgical technology, fire sciences, paramedic, vocational nursing and associate degree nursing. Further, they provide continuing education, public service, and clinical care of exemplary quality.