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Better health through group care

Nurse practitioners play a vital role in Ontario’s health system. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been advocating for greater recognition of...

A last resort: Alternatives to restraint use improve safety and quality...

Laura Wagner first used a restraint in the mid-90s, when she was a nursing student. She admits being unaware of the potential for injury...

RN advocates for our tiniest citizens

Leanne Tyler remembers a time when she worked with newborns in northern Ontario who had been exposed to inhalants such as gas while still...

Discovering the link between nursing and healthy policy

Samantha Fox almost became a nursing school drop-out. The 23-year-old was in her second year of nursing at the University of Western Ontario (UWO), completing...

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...

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...

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