Hélène Laperrière

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Hélène Laperrière
Associate Professor

2008 Ph.D. Public Health (Health promotion) Université de Montréal
2004 M.Sc. Nursing University de Montréal
2002 B.Sc. Nursing Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Room: RGN 3032
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 8918
Work E-mail: helene.laperriere@uottawa.ca

Hélène Laperrière

Biography

I bring my nursing experience among Latin-American social movements with community-based organizations (women associations, sex workers, community health agents, seamen’s club, popular education) and with public/community health programs (Leprosy and ITSS/AIDS programs) in the States of Amazonas and Paraiba (Brazil), and with the relation of multiethnic families to social services in Quebec (Canada). I have completed postdoctoral studies in popular education in health program at the Universidade Federal da Paraíba (Brazil, 2008) with an intensive fieldwork in a marginalized district. I current work as co-investigator in the meta-evaluation of the Brazilian project Inserção social e habitação: avaliação participativa dos portadores de transtornos mentais graves (UNIFESP, UFMG, PUC-MG, FIOCRUZ-BRASILIA – Brazil). We are now developing a new initiative on interdisciplinary and fieldwork contexts of unpredictability and uncertainty. In Canada, I have worked to the creation of the multimedia tool Deux poids, deux mesures that aims at the confrontations trigged by the contemporary challenges in francophone nursing education with minority students. Finally, in partnership with a provincial coalition of community actions against AIDS (COCQ-SIDA), I am the principal investigator of the community-based research project Chez nous, c’est chez vous: une étude sur le logement et VIH au Québec. Those engagements raised my consciousness of power verticality and internal colonization in international aid cooperation and globalization, as well as the ambiguities of participative approaches with the civil society in public health.


 

Research Interests

  • Primary health care
  • Community/public health nursing
  • Community approaches and social inequalities in health
  • Civil society actions against AIDS
  • Nursing education with minority students
  • Francophone communities as cultural minorities
  • Housing, solidary, cooperation and health
  • Globalization & health policies
  • Methodologies: evaluation, community-based research, popular education praxis, collaborative ethnography, militant research, participatory action-research, collective reflexive practice, contextualized knowledge production methods, researcher-as-bricoleur
  • Latin American

Classes taught

NSG3516 - Discipline infirmière et santé 
NSG3709 - Stage clinique en soins communautaires
NSG3523 - Santé communautaire (théorie)
NSG3723 - Santé communautaire (stage clinique) 
NSG6560 - Politique, action politique et changement dans les soins de santé



Publications

Chapters in books

  • Laperrière, H. (in press, 2013). Camouflage et clandestinité des pratiques informelles de soins communautaires: coopérativité, convivialité, dangerosité. In: Chagnon, V., Dallaire, C., Espinasse, C. & Heurgon, E. (éds), Actes du Colloque de Cerisy "Prendre soin : savoirs et pratiques", Centre Culturel International de Cerisy (CCIC), Normandie, France. Co-édition Paris : L’Harmattan ; Québec : PUL. 2012
  • Laperrière, H. (in press, 2013). Apresentação: Interdisciplinaridade em campo: além da zona de conforto [Présentation: interdisciplinarité sur le terrain: au-delà de la zone de confort]. In : Furtado, J.P. ; Nakamura, E. (orgs). De muitas maneiras: inserção social e habitação de pessoas com sofrimento mental grave no Brasil[Different ways: social insertion and housing for persons suffering from severe mental troubles in Brazil] (cap. XX). São Paulo, Brasil:  Editora universitária UNIFESP.
  • Laperrière, H., Potvin, L. & Zúñiga, R. (2012). Les planifications centralisées et l'action communautaire locale. Dans Aubry, F. & Potvin, L. (Eds.). L’espace socio-sanitaire. Expériences et pratiques de recherche dans la production locale de la santé(pp.227-245). Montréal: Presses Universitaires de Montréal.
  • Laperrière, H. O (2011). O olhar de uma estrangeira sobre o projeto de extensao popular. Suas análises e percepções.  [The look of a foreigner on the popular extension project]. In: Vasconcelos, E.M.; Cruz, P.J.S.C. (orgs.), Educação Popular na formação universitária: reflexões a partir de uma experiência [Popular education in academic training: reflections from an experience] (pp.191-203). Sao Paulo, Brazil: Hucitec.
  • Furtado, J.P. ; Laperrière, H. (2011). Avalição da avaliação [Evaluation of evaluation]. In: Onocko Campos, R. & Furtado, J.P. (eds), Novas tendências e questões emergentes: os desafios da pesquisa avaliativa, [New tendencies and emergent questions: the challenges of evaluative research]. Campinas, Brasil: Editora da Unicamp.

Papers in refereed journals

Papers in referred conference proceedings

Major invited contributions and/or technical reports

  • Furtado, J.P. ; Laperrière, H. ; Silva, R.R. ; Anastacio, C. ; Bigoni, A. (2012). Avaliação da avaliação: a realização de meta-avaliação simultânea ao desenvolvimento de uma pesquisa avaliativa. Research report for Edital MCT/CNPq n. 03/2009-Processo CNPq #481396/2010-1. Brazil, Santos : UNIFESP-Campus Baixada Santista.
  • Laperrière, H. (2012). Entrevue sur l’engagement et la vie dans une coopérative d’habitation francophone et le projet pilote des stages en santé communautaire. Canada, Émission Ruby, TFO-Télévision Franco-Ontarienne, mardi 16 octobre à 20h30.
  • Laperrière, H., Aylestock, J. (invited speakers). Présentation sur le logement, le VIH et la condition gaie. Coalition pour prévenir l’itinérance des francophones d’Ottawa (CPIFO). Canada, Ottawa, 24 octobre 2012.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited animator). 2011: pensar a participação e a inclusão de atores multiplos na avaliação hoje Reunión sobre Avaliação participativa [2011 : thinking participation and inclusion of multiples actors in today evaluation]. Meeting with Brazilian evaluators, UNICAMP, São Paulo, Brazil, 18  April 2011.
  • Laperrière, H. & Zuniga, R. (invited speaker, 2011). Présentation DVD – Deux poids, deux mesures. Débat avec l’auditoire autour de la thématique. Colloque professionnel et de formation à l’enseignement : L’inclusion et l’éducation interculturelle, Faculté d’éducation, Université d’Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 24 février 2011.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited speaker, 2010). La inclusión de la perspectiva de la sociedad civil popular en el VIH/Sida : sistematización de experiencias como enfermera en regiones peligrosas [The inclusion of popular civil society perspective in HIV/AIDS: systematization of experiences as a nurse in dangerous areas ]. Reunión Internacional sobre Investigación en Salud Comunitaria, [International meeting on community health research] Digital communication online, Spain, 22 May 2010.
  • Laperrière, H. (2010). Camouflage et clandestinité des pratiques informelles de soins communautaires: coopérativité, convivialité, dangerosité. Colloque de Cerisy "Prendre soin : savoirs et pratiques". Centre Culturel International de Cerisy (CCIC), Normandie, France, 11-21 juin 2010.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited speaker, 2009). Desáfios metodologicos : avaliação adaptada ao realismo contextual e usuários. [ Methodological challenges: evaluation adapted to contextual realism and user]. Videoconference for Brazilian Ministry of Health to the Seminário internacional de pesquisa avaliativa. Moradia e Bolsa-auxílio, programas de intervenção social para acesso aos bens públicos [International seminar of evaluation research. Housing and subsidized help, Social Intervention Programme for access to public goods]. Ministério da Saúde, FIOCRUZ [Brazilian Ministry of Health], Brasília, Brazil, 8 Dec 2009.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited speaker, 2009). Mini-curso Avaliação, produção de conhecimento e participação [Mini-workshop in evaluation, knowledge production and participation] 3 days. I Seminário International : Inserção social e habitação : avaliação de moradias de portadores de transtorno mental grave no Brasil, [1st International seminar: social insertion and housing: evaluation of habitations of people with severe mental illness in Brazil]. UNIFESP, UFMG, PUC-MG, FIOCRUZ-BRASILIA, Santos, Brazil, 21, 22, 23 Sept 2009.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited speaker, 2009). Avaliação, produção de conhecimento e participação. [Evaluation, knowledge production and participation]. I Seminário International : Inserção social e habitação : avaliação de moradias de portadores de transtorno mental grave no Brasil, [1st International seminar: social insertion and housing: evaluation of habitations of people with severe mental illness in Brazil]. UNIFESP, UFMG, PUC-MG, FIOCRUZ-BRASILIA, Santos, Brazil, 24 Sept 2009.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited teacher, 2009). Séminaire Recherche évaluative et recherche-action : notions d’autonomies et de participations dans les rapports interculturels (Master 8 périodes). Journée de formation pour les collaborateurs scientifiques de la HEF-TS, Lausanne, Suisse, 3 Nov 2009.
  • Laperrière, H. (invited teacher, 2009). Autonomie et identité professionnelle : une question éthique. Formation continue – Pratique professionnelle : enjeux et valeurs professionnels. Différenciation des qualifications et hiérarchisations des fonctions en travail social. Haute École fribourgeoise de travail social, Givisiez, Suisse, 4 Nov 2009.
  • Furtado, J.P. & Laperrière, H. (invited researcher consultant 2008). Consultation on the methodological challenges to include users in evaluation with marginalized population. Florianita C. Braga Campos (PI), Fiocruz, SEPN 510 unidade II do Ministério da Saúde, [Brazilian Ministry of Healht ] Brasilia, Brazil, 27-28 Sep 2008.
  • Zúñiga, R. & Marie-Hélène Luly (dir.) et Comité de travail (H.Laperrière et autres).  (2005)  Savoir-faire et savoir-dire :  un guide d’évaluation communautaire.  Québec.  Coalition des organismes de lutte contre le sida (COCQ-sida). Working committee, Montréal, Québec, Canada.

 

Multimedia & videos

  • Carrigan-Chiasson, L. & Laperrière, H. (2012). Coop Voisins : a digital story telling. 45 min, Conception & interviews: Laperrière; Creation and technical realization: Leandro Carrigan-Chiasson. Based on photos and interviews of the coop members for the 20th anniversary. 
  • Laperrière, H. (2012). Creation and realization of a DVD/Multi-media pedagogical tool (60 minutes): Deux poids, deux mesures. Realization technique: Merdad Hage; Author of the theatrical acts: André Rousseau, Théâtre Dérives Urbaines. Financed by Consortium national de formation en santé, and Faculty of Health Sciences / University of Ottawa. In French with subtitle in English. Based on an action-research (Laperrière, Couturier, Zuniga, Abdi & Vulmirovik, 2010), the DVD presents three short scenarios illustrating the students’ training experience as a minority: discrimination in clinical training; consequence of failure; inaction. Interviews of professors and students are included.
  • Laperrière, H. (2006). Creation and realization of a DVD/ Multi-media pedagogical tool (20 minutes): Sharing experiences: from work to celebration. This document presents different vignettes of community life and community health nursing in Amazonas (Brazil). Subtitle in French, English and Portuguese, starting with generator themes (Freire, 1970), this pedagogic tool aims to encourage a critical discussion among practitioners about the challenges to work with complexity, uncertainty and unpredictability.
  • Laperrière, H. (2004). Creation and realization of a video (7 minutes) about the practices of peer-educators in a project of DST/HIV/AIDS prevention in dangerous fields of Amazonas (Brazil). The pedagogic tool was used to initiate the contact with peer-educators at the beginning of an ethnographic research in nursing in February 2004). 
 
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