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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.

ICU room with multiple healthcare workers surrounding a patient bed

Staff shortages, emotional toll weigh on health-care staff during Ontario's 3rd wave

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

Pandemic fatigue is understandable given the year we've had but now is not the time to let our guard down! Here is an article to help sharpen our collective resolve and do our part to curb Canada's third wave.

April 19, 2021
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A Mom standing closely with her daughter in full hockey gear, smiling minus the hockey helmet.

From stick to stethoscope: how a hockey dream turned into a nursing degree for First Nations woman

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

For some, the road to becoming a nurse is paved in ice and fuelled by hard work! Today's selected article is an inspirational feel-good read, enjoy!

April 11, 2021
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Two hands holding

Lessons from the Ontario LTC home that's had no COVID-19 cases among residents

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

Without a doubt, it has been a tragic year for LTCs and the suffering on all accounts (staff, residents and family members) has been enormous. But as we wade into the third wave it is clear Canada made the right choice to prioritize LTC residents for vaccination. With most residents now vaccinated it is time to start capturing our learnings and to see how we can apply them going forward, this week's article is a good read to start this conversation.

March 29, 2021
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jar of money tipped over

Ontario Extending Temporary Wage Enhancement for Personal Support Workers

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Diana Mansour

Ontario government is investing $239 million into extending the temporary wage increase for PSWs and support workers in all publicly funded care homes, long-term care, public hospitals, and social services. This temporary wage increase is set to continue until June 30th, 2021 and is set to attract and retain the workforce needed to provide the high level of care during the pandemic.

March 25, 2021
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Women in field with sum coming up with arms stretched out facing the sun.

Building Resilience to Combat Pandemic Fatigue

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

The month of March marked the grim anniversary of Canada's first lockdown. For most Canadian's we are now seasoned professionals as we persevere through the changing seasons and look for the new status colour to tell us what we can and can't do. Today's article of choice is about resilience a fitting choice after 12 months of the "new normal".

March 22, 2021
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burned out nurse

Tips and strategies for managing burnout one year into the pandemic

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Jen Logan

What is pandemic burnout and why is it any different from regular burnout? This week Mike Arsenault spoke to Dr. Rumeet Billan to understand the difference and to learn some tips and strategies for dealing with and managing burnout.

March 15, 2021
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