Lenora Marcellus


Lenora Marcellus, RN, MN, has practised nursing for more than twenty years in acute care and community maternal-infant settings. She serves as Leader of Perinatal Program Development for the Vancouver Island Health Authority and instructs in the Safe Babies Program, which educates and supports foster families who care for infants with prenatal substance exposure. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Alberta and at the time of writing is a research fellow with the Gender and Addiction Research Training Program at the British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health.

  • With Child

    Substance Use During Pregnancy, A Woman-Centred Approach

    Edited by Susan C. Boyd and Lenora Marcellus     December 2006

    Drug use is among the behaviours that are associated with or a consequence of poverty. The contributors to this volume propose that those who provide services for pregnant drugusing women must recognize that care of women with social problems that affect pregnancy outcome should be approached in the same way as care for women with medical problems that have obstetric consequences. This book provides practitioners and researchers with valuable information about maternal drug use, best practices and policy.