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Name: Shannon Spenceley
Date registered: April 5, 2011

Latest posts

  1. KITTENS are cute. — July 11, 2013
  2. Election update 2: Meeting my WR candidate — April 21, 2012
  3. Election update 1: meeting my candidates — April 15, 2012
  4. RNs and Alberta Election 2012 — April 15, 2012
  5. “Safe” care and crumbs of kindness: NOT NEARLY GOOD ENOUGH — April 3, 2012

Most commented posts

  1. A “best nurse” story: old school — 8 comments
  2. Registered Nurses: There goes one now! — 8 comments
  3. The “difficult” patient — 6 comments
  4. Happy Nurses’ Week! — 5 comments
  5. Happy Nurses’ Week: Part 2! — 3 comments

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Jul 11

KITTENS are cute.

What? A RANT about kittens? Who on earth would rant because everyone thinks kittens are cute?? You know what other things are cute? Babies. Yes indeed, babies are cute. Puppies too. Who can resist melting and saying awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww….ADORABLE!! You know what’s NOT cute? My mom. She’s been called feisty, funny, stubborn, charming, independent, irritating, opinionated…even …

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Apr 21

Election update 2: Meeting my WR candidate

I was able to meet with my local Wildrose candidate on Friday, April 20th, and spent about 30 minutes with him discussing topics of concern to this Registered Nurse. I asked him about the implications of his party’s stand on dismantling Alberta Health Services, and what he thought that might accomplish. He admitted that he …

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Apr 15

Election update 1: meeting my candidates

So, today I met with my local candidates in the Progressive Conservative and New Democratic parties. I’d like to bring you up to speed on what I learned. My focus in each meeting was to share some information from a registered nursing perspective, and leave them with a question to ponder. I learned: Politicians are people …

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Apr 15

RNs and Alberta Election 2012

This is the election of the decade, maybe of the last couple of decades in Alberta. For the first time, the status quo is being challenged, and voices from all sides of the political spectrum are being heard…and votes are being courted. Couple that with the leading place of health care on the agenda and the …

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Apr 03

“Safe” care and crumbs of kindness: NOT NEARLY GOOD ENOUGH

The other day a colleague told me how grateful she was for the “positive” experience her family had in the acute care sector. I quote: “my husband didn’t get an infection in hospital, and the nurses were mostly kind to us”. I ask you: how did things get to the point where this bare minimum (and some would say sub) standard became …

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