Margot Latimer, RN, PhD

Margot_Latimer Dr. Margot Latimer completed her BSc in Nursing and a Masters of Nursing at Dalhousie University. She worked as a nurse at the IWK Health Centre for many years before completing her PhD in Nursing from McGill University (2006) and a post doctorate in neuroscience from Laval University (2010). Margot is an Associate Professor in Dalhousie University’s School of Nursing and holds research funding for several projects from the Canadian Institute of Health Research, and recently received the Early Career Research Excellence Award from Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Health Professions (2014).Dr. Latimer’s research interests are associated with children’s pain management and relief and clinician empathy for pain.  More specifically her research is focused on exploring Aboriginal children’s expression of pain and how the context of culture and tradition can impact pain expression and management. Dr. Latimer has been working to establish strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities to learn from a ‘two-eyed’ Indigenous and Western perspective how to best assess and manage Aboriginal children’s pain experience. Ultimately, she seeks to improve wellbeing and quality of life for Aboriginal children through many avenues including the development of learning opportunities never before offered to students in the Faculties of Health Professions, Sciences and Medicine.  Dr. Latimer is also interested in the role that empathy plays in health clinician’s management and treatment of pain and uses novel approaches like fMRI to examine this area.


 A recent article in IWK Izaak magazine highlights

Dr. Latimer’s work – Lost in Translation 


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about Dr. Latimer’s work.