Suicide Awareness Month & World Suicide Prevention Day
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by Mike Harrison
5M ago
Suicide Awareness Month & World Suicide Prevention Day Shaely Ritchey, RN   September is Suicide Awareness Month with the 10th being World Suicide Prevention Day. During this month people typically share numbers for crisis lines, reminders to check on one's friends, and similar sentiments. While these are important messages, they barely touch the surface of… Read More »Suicide Awareness Month & World Suicide Prevention Day ..read more
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Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023 – Transforming the Narrative: From Asks to Action
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
1y ago
Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023 – Transforming the Narrative: From Asks to Action By Shaely Ritchey RN, BScN   Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) is a nationally-recognized week in Canada, from February 1st-7th. This week serves to bring awareness and understanding to the devastating impact of eating disorders on individuals and families across this country.… Read More »Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2023 – Transforming the Narrative: From Asks to Action ..read more
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Learning and Collaborating on Behalf of Patient Centred Care
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by Mike Harrison
1y ago
"Learning and Collaborating on Behalf of Patient Centred Care" By Sherri Kensall, MSN, C Neph (c), CDE, C Gen (c) Clinical Nurse Specialist NNPBC Board Chair, RN Council President   It was 'go-live' On November 5th at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) as the team worked to implement Cerner as part of our broader Clinical &… Read More »Learning and Collaborating on Behalf of Patient Centred Care ..read more
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Gender-Affirming Care - Exploring Inclusive Terminology
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
1y ago
Gender-Affirming Care - Exploring Inclusive Terminology Shaely Ritchey (RN, BScN) and Kalina Hunter (UVNS 3) Language has the power to shape how we see the world as well as imagine ourselves and others within it. While words might seem insignificant at times, especially in busy practice settings, language can foster agency and hope amongst ourselves,… Read More »Gender-Affirming Care - Exploring Inclusive Terminology ..read more
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Climate Emergency: The Time to Act is Now
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
2y ago
Climate Emergency: The Time to Act is Now Helen Boyd RN, MA & Raluca Radu RN, MSN November 2021 In the summer of 2021, British Columbia experienced extreme heat between June 25th and July 1st (longer in some areas) where recorded temperatures reached about 40 degrees. Records were set on June 28th in Squamish which… Read More »Climate Emergency: The Time to Act is Now ..read more
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Nursing During A Climate Emergency
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
2y ago
Nursing During A Climate Emergency Sherri Kensall, RN, CNS, NNPBC Board Chair November 2021 Starting on November 14, 2021, British Columbia was hit by a rain event that broke many records. According to reports, total rain fall was estimated to be roughly 300 percent above normal for the month of November[i]Global News. B.C.'s record-breaking rainfall… Read More »Nursing During A Climate Emergency ..read more
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Hearing Our Voices - Nurse Advocacy In Action
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
2y ago
"Hearing Our Voices - Nurse Advocacy In Action" Michelle Danda PhD(c) RN CPMHN(C), Claire Pitcher MSN RN (C), Jessica Key BSN RN September 2021 Recently, there has been an increased focus within North American media and society at large on racism in health care. As trusted and ethically-guided professional practitioners, nurses play an essential role… Read More »Hearing Our Voices - Nurse Advocacy In Action ..read more
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Collaboration Matters: Nursing and Oral Health
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
2y ago
Collaboration Matters: Nursing and Oral Health Afifa Lahbabi Eidher, RDH April 2021 April is oral health month in B.C. and dental hygienists are exploring ways to help the public understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene and how it could even save their life! One of our goals is to engage more effectively with… Read More »Collaboration Matters: Nursing and Oral Health ..read more
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Nursing Bodies: Learning from Global Examples Part 2 of 2
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
2y ago
Nursing Bodies: Learning from Global Examples (Part 2 of 2) Angela Wignall RN, BSN, BA, MA April 2021 In the first month of the second module of the Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI) at the International Council of Nurses (ICN), we dove deep in to global nursing leadership and who gets to speak for nurses.… Read More »Nursing Bodies: Learning from Global Examples Part 2 of 2 ..read more
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International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI ) Part 1 of 2
Nurses and Nurse Practitioners of BC Blog
by Mike Harrison
2y ago
International Council of Nurses' Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI ) Part 1 of 2 Angela Wignall RN, BSN, BA, MA April 2021 Since September, 2020, I have had the honour of participating in the International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI). This highly competitive strategic leadership programme brings together nurse leaders from around… Read More »International Council of Nurses’ Global Nursing Leadership Institute (GNLI ) Part 1 of 2 ..read more
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