RN, PhD; Assistant Professor, University of Saskatchewan
Presenting on: Thursday October 28
Session Title: The impact of COVID-19 on patients with pre-existing mental health and addiction disorders
Session description: After WHO declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, in an effort to control the spread of the virus, many countries have adopted various measures including social distancing, stay-at-home orders . This has created additional challenges for those with pre-existing mental health and addiction (MHA) conditions in regards to mental health and well-being and accessing healthcare services . The current study explored the lived experiences of patients with MHA conditions during COVID-19.
To explore lived experiences of patients with MHA conditions during COVID-19
Speaker Biography: I am a wife and a mother of one teenage son. We live in the prairie province, Saskatchewan, and I love the blue sky and winter snow (sometimes it’s too much snow). After graduated from the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan in 2008, I have worked as an RN in a psychiatry unit, and working with patients with mental health and addiction disorders, and other healthcare providers have inspired me to pursue my interests in mental health and addiction research. As a faculty member at the College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan, my research projects focus on mental health and addiction-related emergency department visits, the impact of COVID-19 on mental health service delivery, needs assessment on caregivers of adolescents with mental health and addiction disorders, and maternal mental health. In my leisure time, I like hiking, reading, spending time with my family, or just relax.