Jocelyne Tourigny, PhD

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies of the University of Ottawa

Dr. Tourigny has a doctorate degree in psychology from l'Université Laval and a master's degree in nursing from the Université de Montréal. She is currently a Professor at the School of Nursing in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa.

Her research interests include the health of Francophones in minority communities, parenting skills, health education and use of health services.

In collaboration with members of his team, this unit aims to draw a picture of the health of families from the conception of the child until he entered the school, in terms of structure and functioning of the family and to identify the determinants of health as well as access and use of health services in French. The research results will be used to develop guidelines based on evidence in order to promote and support the access to optimal health care for Francophone families in minority communities.

Research interest

  • Preoperation preparation of children and parents
  • Emotional distress of young children
  • Education of parents 
  • Participation of parents in healthcare of the child 
  • Role of fathers in healthcare
  • Health of Francophones families living in minority communities

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Main address: 
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing, 451 chemin Smyth, Room 3038, Ottawa (ON) K1H 8M5
Main telephone: 
613-562-5800 ex. 8422