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Why Nursing is Committed to a Palliative Approach to Care

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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

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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"

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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"

Using Nursing Insights to Inform the MAiD Conversation

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Using Nursing Insights to Inform the MAiD Conversation by Barb Pesut, RN Since federal legislation in June 2016 made Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD) a legal health care option in Canada, patients and health care systems have been learning a lot about what this new practice implies, and what we need to know as a society to ensure that it is managed well. As of the most recent interim report,… Read More »Using Nursing Insights to Inform the MAiD Conversation

Embracing Compassion and the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

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Embracing Compassion and the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing by Michelle Danda, RN Being a nurse in the lower mainland of British Columbia can be tough. We are increasingly confronted with fewer resources, coupled with an expectation that somehow we will be able to do more. An important piece of providing excellent nursing care is approaching all of our patients from a place of compassion. Compassion exists in simple actions like… Read More »Embracing Compassion and the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing

Take the risk or lose the chance

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And so the adventure begins

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We rise by lifting others

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