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Canada’s premiers weigh in on national pharmacare

When Canada’s current provincial and territorial first ministers gathered this past July for their annual summit, it was anybody’s guess whether the group would find much commonality on any topic, especially the bold-social-program variety. But that is exactly what happened when the premiers assembled in picturesque St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick. While many expected the

Canada’s premiers to join nurses for pharmacare roundtable

July 18, 2018 (ST. ANDREWS, NB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers will join nurses’ union leaders from across the country on the morning of July 20 for a national pharmacare roundtable. Host Premier Brian Gallant will welcome his counterparts to the event, which will feature Dr. Eric Hoskins, Chair of the Advisory Council on the

Nurse Practitioners can be Canada’s solution to health care gaps: new study

Friday June 29, 2018  (WINNIPEG, MB) – Canada’s health ministers and nurses union leaders gathered today in Winnipeg for the unveiling of a landmark report from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), entitled Fulfilling Nurse Practitioners’ Untapped Potential in Canada’s Health Care System. The report includes the results of the largest-ever national survey of

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How can we afford more full-time RNs?

This week the provincial government released the 2018 Budget. It was no surprise our dire fiscal situation and high health spending were a focus of conversation. And they should be. We spend the highest per capita on health care in the country. But there is a way to immediately reduce health spending. It’s by adequately

It’s time for presumptive PTSD legislation

Registered nurses (RN) are constantly exposed to life and death situations and are witness to various other complex patient scenarios. This puts them at risk to develop work-related mental health symptoms such as burnout, compassion fatigue, and PTSD. The development of PTSD in RNs can be due to one single traumatic event, or the accumulation

Our health care system is hurting

Registered Nurses know better than anyone that our health care system is hurting. We see the dangers every day. It’s Registered Nurses who juggle too many responsibilities when working short-staffed, all the while knowing a mistake could be fatal. It’s Registered Nurses who see the care of clients, residents, and patients delayed or procedures cancelled