Caring to cope through COVID: stories of giving and receiving support – a new, live interactive webinar

In a typical Canadian winter, many of us seek comfort on colder, darker days – like hearty foods and fun activities. Others escape to warm destinations. In fact, a travel company dubbed Jan. 18 as “Blue Monday” to promote sunny locales as an antidote to the seasonal blues. This is a winter like no other … Read more

Canadian Red Cross: Recruitment for the COVID-19 response – Upcoming opportunities

We are looking for Canadians to join Red Cross care teams that may be deployed in various operations including support to long term care, contact tracing, testing, vaccination and more.  We are looking for people with a variety of skills and backgrounds so we can help meet the needs of people impacted by the COVID-19 … Read more

Strong Majority of Canadians Want Improved Access to Psychologists

January 5, 2021 (Ottawa) – Canada and countries throughout the world increasingly recognize the importance of mental health to the success of their citizens, economies and societies. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a significant burden on our mental health and wellbeing, making the need for timely access to mental health care even more urgent. The … Read more

BRIEFING NOTE: Emotional support of nurses working in COVID-19 acute care hospital environments – “The little lights in this dark tunnel”

Organizations Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network Authors Jennifer Lapum, PhD, RN , Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, jlapum@ryerson.ca, 416-979-5000 ex. 556316 Suzanne Fredericks, PhD, RN, Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Ryerson University, sfrederi@ryerson.ca Julie McShane, MN, RN, Manager of Professional Practice, Toronto General … Read more

Tara Leach creates first NP-led clinic for sexual violence, trafficking victims

Jan 04, 2021 By Laura Eggertson Tara Leach first recognized the need for a comprehensive and holistic approach to health care for victims of sexual violence and human trafficking while she worked as a nurse in U.S. emergency departments. In inner-city hospitals in Philadelphia, New York, and Baltimore in the early 2000s, where she moved when … Read more