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Long term care in Saskatchewan is "under strain" it's time to make things right

Wednesday’s release of the Saskatchewan Ombudsman report on Margaret Walholm’s care at the Santa Maria Senior Citizen’s Home highlights how much work needs to happen in order to improve the quality of long term care in our province. The report clearly acknowledges that the entire long term care system in Saskatchewan is “under strain.” I know this tragedy hits home…

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Nursing profession rewarding for both genders

By Andrew Livingstone For Postmedia Saskatchewan Specialty  Once the sole domain of women, the nursing profession has long been open to qualified individuals of either sex. With the stigma against male nurses a thing of the past, the demanding, but rewarding field can now be explored by anyone with sufficient training and motivation, as Brooks Brhelle, a nurse in geriatric nursing, can…

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Taking the pulse of health care

  SOURCE: Leader Post, May 11, 2015 Nurses can be said to be on the frontlines in the ongoing battle against illness and injury. They wage a daily war against broken bones, bacteria and, as shown in a recent survey, even bureaucracy. The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) represents close to 10,000 registered nurses (RNs), registered nurse (nurse practitioner)s (RN(NP)s) and…

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SRNA Annual Meeting - Frontline RNs Bring Major Resolutions

During the SRNA Annual Meeting last week (May 6), Registered Nurses – including frontline RNs, Nurse Educators, academics and managers - from across the province rose to the microphones to discuss the current practice environment and the erosion of the RN scope of practice. As a direct reflection of the current practice environment, two (2) major resolutions were brought forward to the…

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Canada's Nurses Putting Patients First This Election

CFNU PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s Nurses are standing up for the country’s health care system this federal election, as the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) and the eight provincial nurses unions it represents will register as third-party advertisers for the first time in the organization’s history. “With proposed cuts of $36 billion over the next ten years,…

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