Spring-Summer 2023

Year
2023
Volume
35
No.
2
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RNJ Spring-Summer cover
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RNJ Spring-Summer cover
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On July 20, arbitrator William Kaplan ruled that Ontario’s hospital nurses will receive a wage increase of approximately 11 per cent, on average, over the next two years.

Column
by: Claudette Holloway

I am writing this column just weeks after our in-person Annual General Meeting (AGM).

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Staffing shortfalls across the health system mean hospitals are relying more and more on private agencies to help fill the gap. Markham Stouffville Hospital emergency department RN Basil Byfield knows firsthand that it’s been tough to retain staff.

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RNAO’s Middlesex Elgin chapter hosted a Take Your MPP To Work (TYMTW) event at London’s InterCommunity Health Centre on July 6, where members discussed the nursing shortage and the need for wage parity across acute care and community care settings in Ontario.

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At RNAO’s 98th Annual General Meeting (AGM), the association released the second edition of its foundational best practice guideline (BPG), Transitions in Care and Services. It is meant for nurses and other health providers working in primary car

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A Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report released Aug. 2 highlights a lack of adequate staffing is affecting the health system across all sectors and populations, and in particular primary care and surgeries.

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Government funding for Ottawa Public Health (OPH) to employ more public health nurses in schools during the pandemic came to an end in June 2023 (as it did with all public health units across the province).

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In honour of Nursing Week 2023, RN Riley Smyes, a post-anaesthesia care unit nurse at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH), spoke with BradfordToday.ca (May 12) about her

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On June 25, RNAO joined thousands marching in the Toronto Pride parade. The event happens annually to celebrate diversity and the 2SLGBTQI+ community. RNAO CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun marched alongside 50 members and staff to show support and solidarity. The association’s participation in the Toronto event dates back to 1997.

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Parish nursing allows nurses to link their health-care knowledge and expertise with spiritual support and guidance for members of the parish community. Parish nursing is a designation that can be achieved through special courses offered by some universities and seminary programs.