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Dr. Varcoe’s research focuses on women’s health with emphasis on violence and inequity and the culture of health care, and aims to promote ethical practice and policy in the context of violence and inequity. Her previous research includes studies of a) the interacting risks of violence and HIV infection for rural and Aboriginal women, b) rural maternity care for Aboriginal women, and c) ethics and health policy. She is co-leading studies of: a) the effects of violence for women who have left abusive partners, b) primary health care at urban Aboriginal health clinics, c) Aboriginal women’s experiences of leaving abusive partners.

See Dr. Varcoe’s full bio on the UBC School of Nursing website.

Selected Publications – for a full list, please see Dr. Varcoe’s full bio on the UBC School of Nursing website

Browne, A.J., Varcoe, C., Wong, S., Smye, V., Lavoie, J., Littlejohn, D., Tu., Godwin, O., Krause, M., Khan, K., Fridkin, A., Rodney, P., & O’Neil, J. (2012). Closing the health equity gap: Evidence-based strategies for primary health care organizations. International Journal for Equity in Health, 11(59), doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-11-59

Browne, A.J., Varcoe, C., Wong, S., Smye, V.L., Khan, K.B. (2013). Can ethnicity data collected at an organizational level be useful in addressing health and healthcare inequities? Ethnicity and Health. 2(9), 240-254. doi: 10.1080/13557858.2013.814766.

Hartrick Doane, G. & Varcoe, C. (2015). How to nurse? Relational inquiry with individuals and families in changing health and healthcare contexts. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.

MacMillan, H.L., Wathen, C.N. & Varcoe, C.M. (2013). Intimate partner violence in the family: Considerations for children’s safety. Invited commentary. Child Abuse and Neglect, 37(12), 1186-1191. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2013.05.005.

Varcoe, C., Brown, H., Calam, B., Harvey, T., & Tallio, M. (2013). Help bring back the celebration of life: A community-based participatory study of rural Aboriginal women’s maternity experiences and outcomes. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13(26), doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-13-26.

Wong, S.T., Browne, A.J., Varcoe, C.M., Lavoie, J.G., Smye, V.L., Godwin, O., . . . Tu, D. (2011). Enhancing measurement of primary health care indicators using an equity lens: An ethnographic study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 10(38). doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-10-38