The Family Voice in Hospital Discharge Planning 

My immediate and extended family are both experiencing significant health issues these days. Having a family member in hospital right now for an acute injury, it struck me that the concept of discharge planning is completely unfamiliar to my relatives. As a nurse, of course, I am very aware of the standards and expectations for... Continue Reading →

Family Nursing Goes Global on Twitter

Anyone who knows me knows that I love using Twitter for professional development and networking. So it was exciting to have the opportunity to teach other family nurses how to use Twitter in a pre-conference workshop at the 13th International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) conference last week, with the IFNA Communication Committee (pictured above: Dr.... Continue Reading →

#BellLetsTalk about The Other 4

Today is Bell Let's Talk day, where Bell Canada raises awareness and funds for mental health programs. Among the many tweets I've seen so far today, one stood out. It was from someone associated with Fame for Families and noted that 1 in 5 Canadians live with a mental illness; while caregivers, the "other 4" are also... Continue Reading →

First #IFNAchat a success

In recent weeks I have had the pleasure of planning and organizing Twitter chats as a way for family nurses to connect, through the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA). If you know me, you know that I am all about connection! So this has been an exciting project. We launched our first #IFNAchat yesterday, and... Continue Reading →

#IFNAchat Details

I will be moderating this month's #IFNAchat which will be a discussion of the International Family Nursing Association 's Position Statement on Generalist Competencies for Family Nursing Practice. There will be two one-hour chat times, to offer an opportunity for family nurses worldwide to participate.  We will discuss the following four questions during the chat:  What... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Supports in Manitoba

Comprehensive Listings of Services  Canadian Mental Health Association comprehensive resource guide http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/mentalhealth/files/CMHAGuide-Ed17-2013_WEB.pdf YMCA YWCA Mental Health Services http://www.ywinnipeg.ca/programs/community-initiatives/mental-health-services/ Addiction Services in Manitoba http://www.gov.mb.ca/healthyliving/addictions/index.html WRHA mental health services http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/mentalhealth/ Crisis Manitoba Crisis Response center http://www.wrha.mb.ca/prog/mentalhealth/files/CRCbulletin2013NL7FIN.pdf Klinic Community Health Center http://www.klinic.mb.ca Trauma Recovery  Eyaa-Keen Centre: Leadership Parenting (for survivors of historical and cross-generational trauma) http://eyaa-keen.org/services/behavior-health-specialist-programs/leadership-parenting-cfs-programming/ Manitoba Trauma... Continue Reading →

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