Congratulations to Pitt Nursing DNP-Nurse Midwifery student, Dr. Karen Faulk, who received one of the first awards from the LGBTQIA+ Endowed Research and Outreach Fund. Four students from the University of Pittsburgh were honored with the inaugural award and Faulk is the only student from Pitt nursing to receive one.
Her award will be used as part of the ongoing project Autonomy and Respect in Pregnancy Care for LGBTQIA+ Families: Evaluation of a Home Visiting Program, which seeks to assess the care experiences of LGBTQUA+ birthing individuals and families enrolled in a county health department home visiting program. The project aims to make concrete recommendations for improving practice and increasing the quality of culturally competent care for all clients and their families by gathering information on clients’ gender identity and their feelings on autonomy, respect, and shared decision-making during their perinatal care.
Read more about the fund.