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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

Nursing Online for End-of-Life Care?, by Brenda Hearson RN

When I started nursing over thirty years ago, I never would have thought I would be nursing online, but here I am – a palliative care clinical nurse specialist with Canadian Virtual Hospice. Every day I help people across the country. In one morning I may consult with a nurse in Penticton seeking a second opinion about a complex pain issue, locate support services for a patient in Peterborough or… Read More »Nursing Online for End-of-Life Care?, by Brenda Hearson RN

Nurses Are Essential if B.C. Hopes to "Get it Right for Seniors", by Jennifer Baumbusch RN

176 – that’s the number of recommendations in the landmark report The Best of Care: Getting it Right for Seniors in British Columbia by the BC Ombudsperson. The report followed three years of wide-ranging consultation with stakeholders throughout the province. It touches upon all aspects of Seniors Care, from community-based home care to Assisted Living and long-term residential care. The report acknowledges the complexities involved in providing comprehensive, high quality… Read More »Nurses Are Essential if B.C. Hopes to "Get it Right for Seniors", by Jennifer Baumbusch RN