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Policy & Advocacy: Health Awareness / Nursing Leadership

World Breastfeeding Week August 1 - 7, 2019

In support of family, and parent-child relationships, NNPBC is happy to bring attention and awareness to the protection breastfeeding, and to support the normalization of breastfeeding in various environments, including the workplace as mandated by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) campaign in the first week of August 2019.

WABA aligns its campaign to United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

WABA partners currently with 27 partners to support parenting, breastfeeding and the rearing of children in goal-oriented frameworks to increase health, growth and developing with the vision of a social advances and improvement for families.

We are happy to celebrate you and your family!

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Where do you work?

I work in a hospital setting, but the department I work in also provides services to the community. For example, we have an outpatient clinic and are involved in day to day operations of the Provincial Milk Bank.

I am an RN, IBCLC (International Board Certified Lactation Consultant) and I work as a Lactation Consultant.
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What do you like most about where you work?

It is an honour and privilege to work with women and families, and I am grateful that I get to engage with this population every day at work. I also feel fortunate to work in a team environment, where we can discuss challenges and solutions together, and learn from each other on a daily basis.
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What are two things you would tell your younger nursing self about being a leader in nursing?

  • Your patients will be your greatest teachers;
  • Your nursing care will be more effective if you slow down, take some time to connect and listen before you act in response to a question or a need.
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What do you trust in nursing?

I trust the human connection and the intuition that develops as you become a more experienced clinician.
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How would you further your education if you could?

I have been thinking lately how helpful it would be to have more education and training in counselling!
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What do you do in your down time? What do you do to relax on your days off?

I love to read fiction. I enjoy getting outdoors with my husband and children, and I also relish a slow morning with a hot cup of coffee.