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Nurses and Shiftwork: Sleep Well to Be Well, by Dr. Carolyn Gotay

It’s estimated that most people spend one-third of their lives sleeping, but until recently, the links between sleep and health were not well understood. Recent research has identified relationships between disrupted sleep and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and some cancers, suggesting that sleep has significant effects on health and well-being. There are an estimated 4.1 million shift-workers in Canada, and approximately 1.9 million regularly work shifts between… Read More »Nurses and Shiftwork: Sleep Well to Be Well, by Dr. Carolyn Gotay

How nurses can contribute to transforming cancer care systems, by Tracy Truant, RN and Sally Thorne, RN

Recent commentaries by oncology health professionals, patients, journalists and the Minister of Health about the state of cancer care in British Columbia (BC) have revealed significant challenges to delivering timely, high quality cancer care in that province. It is likely that these challenges are actually felt across the country, and are not unique to B.C. Oncology health professionals, including nurses are working to their maximum with the vision to deliver… Read More »How nurses can contribute to transforming cancer care systems, by Tracy Truant, RN and Sally Thorne, RN