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Welcome to Caring Support's news feed. We've compiled some interesting news articles relating to healthcare and written our own abstracts for your enjoyment!

Please note: The views and opinions expressed in these article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position of Caring Support.

Vaccine needles in a circles

Ontario Reviewing 3rd Dose Vaccine Strategy in Wake of Omicron Variant

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

According to Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, the province is reviewing measures to protect residents in the wake of a newly discovered COVID-19 variant of concern. Included in that review is the possible acceleration of the province's third dose vaccine strategy. The top doctor also said that while the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine against the omicron variant is not yet known, the vaccine "is very effective against the delta variant."

December 2, 2021
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Barbara Olas

Interview: Barbara Olas, a Nurse Whose Passion Is Inspiring Caregivers to Be Their Best

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Barbara is a Registered Nurse (RN) who works on a cardiology floor in Toronto. She is also an educational content creator and small business owner, whose goal is to inspire and educate nursing students as they start their careers. Recently, she took some time from her busy schedule to speak to our team and answer these questions. We hope you enjoy this interview as much as we did!

November 29, 2021
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Graduates throwing their caps in the air

Ontario Is Expanding Choices for Prospective Nursing Students

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The Ontario government is providing new pathways for nursing education with the launch of York University’s new stand-alone four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in Toronto. The new program builds on Ontario’s recent changes allowing both publicly-assisted colleges and universities to offer a baccalaureate degree in nursing to increase opportunities for students to access a high-quality education.

November 26, 2021
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Q&A with our Advisory Board

Interview: Advisory Board Answers Questions About Caring Support And The Future Of HR In Healthcare

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

At Caring Support we're lucky to have some of Ontario's brightest minds in fields like business, digital marketing, higher education and, of course, healthcare. Recently, they all came together to talk about what drove them to join the platform, what they love the most about the platform, and what the future of human resources in healthcare looks like to them. Keep reading to find out what they said.

November 25, 2021
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Healthcare Workers walking down a hallway

Healthcare Workers Ask for Better Paid Sick Leave in Ontario

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Frontline workers are asking the Ford government to vote in favour of Bill 8, which aims to provide 10 paid sick days and 14 additional days to frontline workers during public health emergencies. Ontario’s current paid sick leave program, introduced in late April, requires employers to provide employees with up to $200 of pay for up to three days if they have to miss work because of COVID-19. This program is set to expire on Dec. 31.

November 24, 2021
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face mask and COVID-19 strip

Southwestern Ontario's Public Health to Announce New COVID-19 Restrictions

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

As some areas within Southwestern Ontario Public Health’s jurisdiction have some of the highest COVID-19 case counts per population in Ontario, as well as some of the lowest rates of vaccination; Restrictions are expected to be finalized in the following days for Elgin, Oxford, and St. Thomas. The announcement was made by SWPH medical officer of health Dr. Joyce Lock, who said "high numbers mean illness for individuals as well as disruptions to our businesses, education and service delivery."

November 18, 2021
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