Research & Supervisory Interests
Social work practice in health care and interdisciplinary collaboration in treatment services; also, the analysis of health policy, planning, and implementation for an aging population. Her work covers provincial, national, and international policy and practice issues. Her recent work has focused on the health of women and newborn infants. She is interested in supervising students in any aspect of health policy or social work practice in the context of health concerns.
Recent Graduate Supervisions
- Woman Abuse, The Law And Dual Charging
- Women’s Emotional Responses to their Unplanned Caesarean Deliveries: In Women’s Words
- Impact of Hospital Restructuring on Medical Social Work Practice
- Childbirth: A Medical Problem or a Health Concern
- Canadian Military Families: Separation, Resilience & Peacetime Deployments
- Integrated Treatment for Persons with Concurrent Disorders
- Caregiving: The Conscription of a Gender
- D.S.W., School of Social Welfare, University of California, Los Angeles, California, 1977. Dissertation: Therapeutic Facilitator: The Role of the Medical Social Worker in Acute Treatment Hospitals in Ontario
- Advanced Diploma in Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1974
- M.S.W., School of Social Work, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1971
- B.A., (Sociology), Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, 1969
- SW4D06 - General Social Work II
- SW4DD6 - Field Practicum II
- SW703 - Policy Making Process I
- SW733 - Social Work Practice in a Health Context
“The Canadian Context of Social Welfare”, in F.J. Turner (ed), The Canadian Encyclopedia of Social Welfare. (Kitchener: The Wilfred Laurier Press 2005) In press.
Watt, S., Goodman, M. “Canadian Realities,” Canadian Social Welfare 5th edition, Joanne C. & Francis J. Turner, editors. (Toronto: Prentice-Hall, 2004), In press.
Sword, W., Watt, S., Krueger, P., “Implementation, Uptake, and Impact of a Provincial Postpartum Program,” Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, June 2004: 36(2): 60-82.
Watt, S., Sword, W., Krueger, P., Sheehan, D. “Early identification of signs of postpartum depression by primary care providers: Implications from the Ontario Mother & Infant Survey,” BMJ Family Medicine May 2002: 3(5).
Sheehan, D., Krueger, P., Watt, S., Sword, W., Bridle, B. “The Ontario Mother and Infant Survey: Breastfeeding outcomes,” Journal of Human Lactation, February 2001:17(3):211-219.
Roberts, J., Sword, W., Watt, S., Gafni, A., Krueger, P., Sheehan, D., Lee, K.S. “Costs of postpartum care: Examining Associations from the Ontario Mother and Infant Survey, “ Canadian Journal of Nursing Research, September 2001: 33(1): 19-34.
Sword, W., Watt, S., Krueger, P., Lee, K.S., Sheehan, D., Roberts, J., Gafni, A. “Understanding Newborn Infant Readmission: Findings of the Ontario Mother and Infant Survey, ” Canadian Journal of Public Health, June 2001; 92(5): 196-200.
Riley, B., Watt , S. (2003). Indirect Costs of Research: Issues and Options for National Health Charities. Prepared for the Research and Science Committee of the Health Charities Council of Canada.
Presentations at Meetings
"Listening to Women: TOMIS Part II," 13th Annual National Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Professionals, Keynote, Toronto, ON. June 2003
"Illness and Disability: finding Resiliency in an Aging Population," OASW Annual Meeting and Conference, Burlington, ON. May 2003
"Listening to Women: From bottle to breast and back again," 12th Annual National Breastfeeding Seminar for Health Professionals, Keynote, Toronto, ON. June 2002.
"The Ontario Mother and Infant Survey," Healthy Babies, Healthy Children Central West Program managers Meeting. Dundas, ON. June 2000.
"Where’s TOMIS? Discovering and uncovering the lessons of TOMIS for planners," Health Intelligence Unit and District Health Council Executive Directors, South-West Region, Hamilton, ON. June 2000.
"Five-site Ontario study of postpartum health and social service utilization", Nursing Academic Seminars, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON. March 2000.
Sword, W., Watt, S. “Postpartum learning needs: Priorities and socioeconomic considerations.” European Association for Communication in Healthcare for the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, Bruges, Belgium. September 2004.
Sword, W., Watt, S., Krueger, P., “Postpartum Health Outcomes and Service Use: The Experiences of Low-Income Women.” First annual Clinical Nursing Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa Ontario, May 9, 2003.