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It’s time to say goodbye to exclusion

July 13, 2020 – I am an Indigenous nurse working in long-term care in Winnipeg. This is not normally the first thing I would tell you about myself, and the truth is I did not always feel comfortable self-identifying as Indigenous. Not so long ago, in fact, I would have avoided that subject and told you my heritage was French (which is also true).

We all have a role in preventing elder abuse

June 15, 2020 – Today, June 15 marks World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), which, since its inception in 2006, has promoted the efforts of countries, communities, neighborhoods and organizations to create a better understanding of what elder abuse is and how it can be prevented. Forms of elder abuse include neglect as well as physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse.

Manitobans’ sacrifices have helped flatten curve

June 1, 2020 – When the COVID-19 pandemic first emerged earlier this year in Manitoba, public health officials were required to take steps to balance risks of widespread transmission with the need to ensure critical functions of our society remained in place.

Pandemic poses challenges for those providing palliative care

May 25, 2020 – As health care providers across the world have discovered, there's nothing like a pandemic to make a difficult job even harder. That's certainly been the case for members of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's Palliative Care Program. Palliative care, also called end-of-life or hospice care, focuses on comfort and quality of life for people of all ages affected by life-threatening illness.

Klinic nurse specializes in wrap-around care

May 11, 2020 – It would be easy to chalk up Molly Brett's enthusiasm for Klinic Community Health to the last six years she has spent working there as a practical care nurse. Dig a little deeper, though, and you'll find that her association with the landmark Portage Avenue community health clinic is more than an accident of employment.

Cardiac intensive care nurses take pandemic response to heart

May 11, 2020 – Under normal circumstances, St. Boniface Hospital's Intensive Care Cardiac Sciences unit (ICCS) is focused solely on the care of critically-ill patients with a heart issue. But, like so many other facets of life these days, the unit's definition of "normal" has had to change with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic thrusts Health Links – Info Santé into the spotlight

May 11, 2020 – There's nothing like a great performance to elevate a long-time supporting player to sudden stardom. That's certainly been the case for Health Links – Info Santé, the flagship program of the Provincial Health Contact Centre at Misericordia Health Centre.

Feeling right at home

May 11, 2020 – Most of us dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic have been scrupulously following advice to not allow visitors into our homes. But for a number of clients of the WRHA's Home Care program, Jay Barayuga's presence is a reassuring and necessary sight.

Infection prevention efforts predate current pandemic

May 11, 2020 – This isn't Diane Robson's first rodeo. With more than 35 years of experience as an Infection Prevention and Control Professional at St. Boniface Hospital, Robson, who is also a registered nurse, has a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, and a Masters in Education, has worked her way through several infection control efforts and pandemics.

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