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RN researcher helps marginalized populations
RN researcher helps marginalized populations

: Cheryl Forchuk is the assistant director at Lawson Health Research Institute in London, Ontario, and a distinguished professor at Western University. Cheryl Forchuk gets angry when she hears that people who are homeless and struggling with mental illness have ...

Posted: May 5, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

RN draws on personal challenges to help youth
RN draws on personal challenges to help youth

Almost 70 years ago, six-month-old Norma Nicholson was found by a police officer outside the gates of her father’s house in Kingston, Jamaica wearing only a diaper. The baby’s desperate and ashamed 16-year-old mother left her on a sidewalk with ...

Posted: April 5, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

A lifetime in long-term care
A lifetime in long-term care

Ontario’s long-term care homes are seeing an increase in younger residents with disabilities and mental-health issues, and many question if it’s an appropriate environment. Like many 24-year-olds, Michael Wedemeyer loves music, and gets excited discussing heavy metal and rap. “I like ...

Posted: March 1, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

An appetite for advocacy
An appetite for advocacy

For 90 years, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. ...

Posted: January 8, 2015|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

A safe sleep
A safe sleep

Windsor NP Elyse Maindonald (left) chaired RNAO’s safe sleep BPG panel and says nurses must be role models to new parents like Hali Sitarz and her daughter Blair. It was early morning on June 17, 2004 when Yolanda Guitar and ...

Posted: December 2, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Education program enhances dementia care
Education program enhances dementia care

Before every shower, Jerry* would resist, kick, hit and yell. Staff at The Scarborough Hospital (TSH) couldn’t understand why bathing caused him such anxiety. A dementia patient on the hospital’s mental-health unit, his methods of communicating discomfort were limited to ...

Posted: November 2, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Two registered nurses who don’t let obstacles stand in their way
Two registered nurses who don’t let obstacles stand in
their way

Lorrie Reynolds One of the first things patients notice about Lisa McKay is the set of white, DJ-calibre headphones she sports around her neck or over her ears at Pembroke Regional Hospital’s ER intensive care unit. The RN uses them ...

Posted: September 1, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

RN snags dream job that didn’t exist a year ago
RN snags dream job that didn’t exist a year ago

Tiffany Lawless landed her dream job when she became the collections supervisor for Canadian Blood Services umbilical cord blood collection site. Shortly after giving birth, Tiffany Lawless found her perfect match. She landed a one-in-a-million-job helping to match new moms ...

Posted: August 4, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

Inspired lives
Inspired lives

A diagnosis of cancer istraumatic for individuals andtheir families. Imagine ascenario in which both parentsget crushing news they willface the fight of their lives, atthe same time. The Ryalls livewith this reality, and have found inspiration in their children. Francis ...

Posted: May 31, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

New guideline on safe sleep says back is best for baby
New guideline on safe sleep says back is best for baby

A set of recommendations aimed at creating a safe sleep environment for infants was unveiled in Toronto in February. The recommendations, contained in a clinical practice guideline titled Working with families to promote safe sleep for infants 0-12 months of age, ...

Posted: April 6, 2014|Nursing Pulse|0 comments

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