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Why Nursing is Committed to a Palliative Approach to Care

Why Nursing is Committed to a Palliative Approach to Care by Kelli Stajduhar, RN   Nursing has long been a champion of ensuring that the health care system prioritizes care rather than simply cure. And it has been a persistent critic of the impact of an overly narrow biomedical perspective on matters of human health experience.Important inroads have been made, and patient centred care is now a hallmark mandate for… Read More »Why Nursing is Committed to a Palliative Approach to Care

Aligning our Public Policy Influence with the International Nursing Community

Aligning our Public Policy Influence with the International Nursing Community by Susan Duncan, RN, BSN, MScN, PhD and Nora Whyte, RN   Beyond Healthcare to Health was the theme of the International Council of Nurses (ICN) Congress held in Singapore from June 27 to July 1, 2019. We were pleased to be among the diverse group of over 5,300 nurses from 120 countries to gain inspiration from plenary speakers and… Read More »Aligning our Public Policy Influence with the International Nursing Community

What BC Nurses Need to Know About "Death by a Million Paper Cuts"

What BC Nurses Need to Know About "Death by a Million Paper Cuts" by Sally Thorne, PhD, RN, DSc (Hon), FAAN, FCAHS   When the Canadian National Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) released its Final Report in June 2019, it referenced Canadian Indigenous peoples as “victims of a race-based genocide empowered by colonial structures.” Immediately, as Indigenous Issues columnist Tanya Talaga reported in the Vancouver… Read More »What BC Nurses Need to Know About "Death by a Million Paper Cuts"

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