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Nurses for Planetary Health: A Call to Action

Nurses for Planetary Health: A Call to Action Contributors: Barb Astle, PhD, RN; Lisa Bourque-Bearskin, PhD, RN; Dzifa Dordunoo, PhD, RN; Amanda Egert BSN, RN, MSN student; Rebecca Houweling, BScN, RN MSN student; Nicole Moen MSc, RN; Katrina Plamondon PhD, RN; Raluca Radu, BSN, RN, MSN student; Darlene Sanderson, PhD, RN; Catherine Smith, MSc, RN  Indigenous populations have inhabited the lands across the globe for tens of thousands of years.… Read More »Nurses for Planetary Health: A Call to Action

Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change

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Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change by Angela Wignall, RN   In 2012, the Government of British Columbia implemented a mandatory influenza immunization program for healthcare workers. This public health policy implemented a requirement for healthcare workers to either receive the influenza immunization each year or wear a mask while in patient care areas during flu season. Compliance with this policy included self-reporting on immunization… Read More »Mandatory Influenza Immunization for Health Care Workers: A Recent Policy Change

Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System

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Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System by Sally Thorne, RN   BC nurses have been closely watching the case of Dr. Brian Day, CEO of the for-profit Cambie Surgeries Corporation, who has been challenging the constitutionality certain key provisions within our BC Medicare Protections Act, the Act that protects our health care system. His attempt to remove… Read More »Why Nurses Care About the Charter Challenge: Standing Up Against the Threat to our Publicly Funded Health Care System

Why Canada needs a Chief Nursing Officer - Now

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Why Canada needs a Chief Nursing Officer - Now by Sonya Grypma, PhD, RN   (#CanadaCNO) As a nurse historian I love the fact that my tenure as President of the Canadian Association for Schools of Nursing runs through 2019 and 2020 – two years of historical significance for Canadian nurses.  First, the year 2019 marks 100 years of baccalaureate nursing in Canada, with the offering of the first university… Read More »Why Canada needs a Chief Nursing Officer - Now

Unintended Equity Consequences of Canadian Cannabis Policy: Reflections on Implications of Medical Cannabis Taxation

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Unintended Equity Consequences of Canadian Cannabis Policy: Reflections on Implications of Medical Cannabis Taxation by Emily Jenkins RN, MPH, PHD   One of my proudest moments as a nurse came during the Senate study of the Cannabis Act when both the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) provided testimony positioning the voice of their respective professional bodies. During this proceeding, the CNA stood out for endorsing… Read More »Unintended Equity Consequences of Canadian Cannabis Policy: Reflections on Implications of Medical Cannabis Taxation

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

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