A Vincentian who recently completed a doctorate in nursing science says she wants to use her training to help address mental health issues in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).19432
“I want to liaison with mental health professional and other personnel with the intent to understand and improve the mental health services at home,” Glenna Brewster told I-Witness News.
“I also anticipate making the public aware of the neurological disorders associated with aging,” she said.
Brewster competed her doctorate this month at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
“I did the PhD in nursing science with my dissertation topic of ‘Sleep, Depressive Symptoms, and Cognition in Older Adults and Caregivers of Persons with Dementia’. I initially wanted to look at the reasons that persons developed depression in SVG and the Caribbean,” she said.
Brewster told I-Witness News that she is pleased to have achieved another milestone in her career.
“There is a sense of accomplishment that I feel from completing the PhD. It was quite challenging but I came to understand the importance of delayed gratification. As a young lady from Park Hill, my achievement will serve as an example to other persons from my area and SVG that it is possible to pursue and accomplish your goals,” she said.