null Sonia Semenic, RN, PhD
perinatal health • breastfeeding • Baby-Friendly Initiative • evidence-based practice • knowledge translation
I use a variety of methods (quantitative, qualitative, mixed) and knowledge translation frameworks to examine contextual influences on the implementation and sustainability of evidence-informed practices in perinatal health. My current research projects involve breastfeeding promotion and support, implementation of the WHO’s Baby-Friendly Initiative, and using communities of practice to enhance the uptake of nursing best practices in the neonatal intensive care unit.
González de Armas, A.*, Ochoa Marin, S. C., Semenic, S. (2021). Identifying priorities for practice improvement related to breastfeeding support in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) in Medellin, Colombia. Volume 27, Issue 2, April 2021, Pages 94-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jnn.2020.07.001.
Groleau D, et al. Empowering women to breastfeed: Does the Baby-Friendly Initiative make a difference? Maternal and Child Nutrition 2017 Oct; 13(4). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12370. PMID: 27896940.
Semenic S, et al. Decision-making and evidence use during the process of prenatal record review in Canada: A multiphase qualitative study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2015 Mar 31; 15:78. PMID: 25881034.
Fleiszer A, et al. The sustainability of healthcare innovations: A concept analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2015; 71(7), 1484-98. PMID: 25708256.
Benoit B & Semenic S. Barriers and facilitators to implementing the Baby-Friendly hospital initiative in neonatal intensive care units. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing 2014 Sep-Oct; 43(5):614-24. PMID: 25143255.