How are the kids doing?

School nurses have an important role to play when identifying children’s mental health issues For Anne*, the bullying began in pre-school in Saskatoon. By the...

Easing the cancer journey

RNs who work as patient navigators ensure those diagnosed with cancer aren’t left feeling lost or forgotten in Ontario’s health care system. Over a year...

Nurses’ personal stories shed light on what it means to be an RN

For the 5th consecutive year, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is calling on registered nurses to share their stories for publication on...

A shot in the arm

Fewer than 50 per cent of health-care workers in acute and complex continuing care got the flu shot in 2010. Efforts to boost interest...

RNs recognize, respond to, and report elder abuse

Does failing to ask what a resident at a long-term care home would like on his toast constitute elder abuse? The answer: yes. If...

A first hand glimpse of health care in developing world

Seven months ago, I almost died in Nicaragua. While swimming in waist-deep water at Poneloya beach in León, the country’s second largest city, a...

Nurses share their ‘interest’ with peers

Kim Watson is a staff nurse in the emergency department at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital in Windsor. She has always had a passion for complementary...

Retired nursing leader chose the “best” profession

It was the fall of 1956 and 22-year-old RN Josephine Flaherty had just arrived at a Red Cross outpost in northernOntario. She was the...

Edmonton Nursing Attendants Fill Health-Care Gap

The almost insatiable demand for nursing attendant (NA) graduates in all types of medical institutions in the Edmonton area, as demonstrated by a newly...

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