Category Archive: the nursing community

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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Mar 11

So many ways to NOT engage.

We’ve never had so many ways to connect. We can skype, text, facebook, blog, facetime, Googletalk, tweet, link-in, webchat, and yes email (although some days I think it’s the scourge of the modern world), and probably another 10 ways that I haven’t heard of to talk to each other about things that matter to us. Great, right!? Sure. My question …

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Oct 10

Once again: enter the NO BULLY ZONE!

I cannot believe how many nurses I speak with that feel bullied in their workplace–and I have been asked to repost these comments on the “No Bully Zone”. This is very concerning; is it symptomatic of the pressured workplaces registered nurses are now in? The academic literature calls it “horizontal violence”. By any other name, …

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Sep 05

Nursing as community

Just a short post today- and it’s more of a request for information really. The community of Slave Lake, and in particular, the nurses of Slave Lake have been on my mind a great deal. A colleague of mine was recently in that community, and when I asked about how the nurses in the area …

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