CNA Certification Program Survey

Le français suit. Your feedback matters The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) credentialing centre team is seeking your feedback on the CNA Certification Program. The information you provide will be instrumental in helping us plan for the future. Here is the link to the survey which closes on October 30, 2020. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CNACertificationProgramSurvey2020 Thank you for taking … Read more

Mental Health Nurses Leading Advocacy and Activism: Using a Historical Perspectives to Understand Mental Health Nursing and to Lead Change

by Michelle Danda, MN MPN RN CPMHN(C)

Globally psychiatric and mental health nurses have been struggling with a changing health care landscape in which large mental health institutions that once provided care for people diagnosed with mental illness are closing with the intention of community-based services and programs assuming care. The notion of mental illness is changing, with increased public motivation to destigmatize mental health issues like psychosis, depression, suicide, and addiction. A spotlight has been turned on the value of mental health professionals to provide care for people in crisis because of highly publicized atrocities like violence by police towards people of colour in mental health crisis, mental distress resulting from Covid-19 and the opiate poisoning crisis.

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