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Innovation Series: Advancing Foot Care Nursing in B.C. One Step at a Time, by Sandra Tetrault, RN

When Judy, a registered nurse, moved to B.C. in the late 1990’s, she arrived having taken a foot care course from a Podiatrist in Ontario. In fact, she had been practicing in Ontario as a foot care nurse for 10 years before moving to B.C. On her arrival to register with what was then the RNABC, they told her they had never heard of a foot care nurse working for… Read More »Innovation Series: Advancing Foot Care Nursing in B.C. One Step at a Time, by Sandra Tetrault, RN

Seniors Advocate Takes a Strong Stance on Housing for Seniors, by Kathryn Seely

Seniors Housing in B.C.: Affordable, Appropriate, Available is a new report launched May 21, 2015 by the Office of the Seniors Advocate. This document makes progressive and bold recommendations that will enable better care for seniors and should be reviewed, discussed and acted upon by all B.C. nurses. I was pleased to join Julie Fraser, President of ARNBC, and Patrick Chiu, RN/MPH Student and ARNBC Intern, at the release of… Read More »Seniors Advocate Takes a Strong Stance on Housing for Seniors, by Kathryn Seely

Pine for PINE!!! by Joanne Ricci, RN, MScN

The recent decision to close several of the main primary care clinics in Vancouver Coastal Health has brought to the forefront grave concerns for not only the public but those of us in higher levels of education who are teaching the principles of primary health care and population health. The UBC School of Nursing has had a long standing partnership with Pine Clinic where our nursing students at both the… Read More »Pine for PINE!!! by Joanne Ricci, RN, MScN

It’s Time to Talk about CDMR, by Paddy Rodney, RN

For quite some time we have been hearing about Island Health’s[1. Formerly Vancouver Island Health Authority] Care Delivery Model Redesign (CDMR)[2. CDMR is the acronym for Island Health’s Patient Care Model – similar models may be employed in other health authorities under different names], a patient care model that, according to Island Health: “… not only improves patient care, it enhances the work environment for nursing staff by supporting nurses to… Read More »It’s Time to Talk about CDMR, by Paddy Rodney, RN

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