Madison Scaini

Madison Scaini is communications officer/writer for RNAO. 

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Expanding evidence-based practice to countries around the world didn’t happen overnight. It required a combination of time, serendipity, relationship building and planned change (also known as purposeful evolution), according to Dr. Irmajean Bajnok, former director of the International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines (IABPG...
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Imagine you’ve applied to work at a long-term care (LTC) home and have been invited for an in-person interview. You enter the home – excited and nervous. As you enter the building, you see a big sign: Best Practice Spotlight Organization (BPSO). Do you smile knowing what this means and feel confident? Or do you become more nervo...
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After three consecutive virtual AGM celebrations due to COVID-19, this year’s annual gathering allowed members to once again come together at Toronto’s Hilton hotel. The event was full of electrifying energy, important conversations and inspiring calls to action. Change Through Unity and Action was the theme, as members share...
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Nursing Week is an opportunity to shift the focus from patients onto nurses to recognize and honour our knowledge, compassion and dedication. RNAO celebrated Nursing Week 2023 (May 8 – 14) with a variety of engaging and vibrant virtual events focused on the interests of nurses across all settings and sectors. With an overarch...
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At any given moment, nurses can connect to important conversations, mobilize change in our profession and health care, and influence decision-makers. This is where the power of social media – namely, Twitter – plays an important role. The September/October 2015 RNJ issue featured a story about how nurses are using social media, ...
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For more than 20 years, London-based RN Aaron Clark has dedicated himself to helping people struggling with mental illness and addiction, but lately he’s felt a sense of hopelessness. He sees too many people falling through the cracks of Ontario’s health system, even though he’s trying his best to keep people alive while advocat...
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When 25-year-old RN Michaela Parenteau paused her work with Pikangikum First Nation to volunteer with Canadian Medical Assistance Teams (CMAT) in Ukraine, she didn’t know what to expect. Being stationed along the Ukraine-Poland border in a shipping container that was transformed into a fully operational primary care clinic, Pare...
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Hundreds of nurses from across Ontario tuned in to celebrate their profession at RNAO’s 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) – the third, and hopefully final, virtual AGM.  To honour nurses’ unwavering dedication to health care and to look ahead at opportunities to improve the nursing profession and health system, RNAO mark...
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Nurses work in every sector of care and at all stages of people’s lives. They understand the many factors that contribute to individual and collective health, and they know what system changes are needed to address the social and environmental determinants that impact health.  But they can’t push for this change alone.&n...
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When 64-year-old RN Elfreda Murray was 12 years old, she was sleeping on the streets in Spanish Town, Jamaica, scared for her life to go home to her abusive stepfather. Yet, even during that dark time, she would tell herself she wasn’t going to let anyone or anything stand in the way of her goal in life: to become a nurse. ...