Interviews with leaders, researchers, and innovators in nursing.
The Article: Hospital nursing and 30-day readmission among medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia Big Idea: Generally a health work enivonrment, lower nure patient ratios and more educated nurses are expected to improve care. This paper looks at the evidence of how the hospital environment (workplace culture, patient-to-nurse-ratio, and proportion of […]
Marianne de Bretan-Berg – Perioperative Blood Conservation Coodinator This spring I had the opportunity to interview Marianne de Bretan-Berg, a Perioperative Blood Conservation Coordinator at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Nurses are most often the provider that administers blood product, and discusses the physiological need for with the prescriber. This makes having up to date knowledge […]
Steven Lewis – President of Access Consulting Ltd Adjunct Professor of Health Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University At the Canadian Nursing Students’ Association National Conference in Saskatoon, I had the opportunity to sit down with Steven Lewis after he gave a presentation on how nurses can strengthen their professional voice. A […]
Dr Jean Watson Distinguished Professor of Nursing; Murchinson-Scoville Endowed Chair in Caring Science Founder of the Watson Caring Science Institute Dr Watson is a distinguished professor and nursing theorist, who has both earned her doctorate (Educational Psychology and Counseling), and been awarded eight additional doctoral degrees from various countries. I had the pleasure of sitting […]
Peggy White RN MN Program Manager – Health Outcomes for Better Information and Care (HOBIC) program Documentation is a fact of life in nursing. However, electronic documentation and standardized nursing data is an exciting an relatively new field. As the Program Manager for HOBIC, Peggy White, works for the Ontario Ministry of Health and Longterm […]
As a Nursing Professor and Chair of Ethics at Ryerson Nancy Walton understand the struggle of clinicians and ethicists, this interview explores how she came to love the subject and how she hopes nurses begin to engage with the topic.
Dr Judith Shamian is the CEO of the Victoria Order of Nurses. As an experienced clinical nurse and health care executive she takes time to share some of what she has learned along the way.
Linda Silas President – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions – University of Toronto Taking time at the Canadian Nursing Students Association‘s National Conference Linda Silas explains how she began working with unions and what she is working on now. Resources Mentioned: LASCHINGER, S., RN, H. K., WILK, P., CHO, J., & GRECO, P. (2009). Empowerment, […]
Visiting Professor to the University of Toronto, Dr Oulton shares the experience and knowledge she developed while working as the CEO of the International Council of Nurses.