Two local Huron County Nurse Practitioners, Karen Atkinson and Stephanie Greenfield, have been gaining
expertise in rural lung health assessments for farmers. Both Karen and Stephanie completed their research
placement last year with Gateway Centre of Excellence in Rural Health, as part of the University of Western
Ontario, Master of Nursing-Nurse Practitioner program, looking at best-evidence for lung health assessments. Both Stephanie and Karen have now graduated as NPs from UWO, and are hoping to continue their lung health assessments for farmers in Huron county, in their new role as primary health care nurse practitioners.
Written and photo by RM Dolinar Aug 2016