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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.

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Despite Shortage, Nurses and Doctors Rank High on Canada's Most Respected Professions List

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Paramedics, firefighters, and nurses top the list of the jobs most respected by Canadians, according to a recently published survey by Maru Public Opinion. Farmers, medical doctors, and paramedics round out the top five occupations on the list. The survey was conducted in four waves of more than 1,500 samples among randomly selected Canadians.

May 20, 2022
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Medical Association Says Healthcare Worker Burnout Has Doubled Since Pandemic

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

“Our health-care system and the health workers are in a state of crisis we've never seen,” has said Dr. Katharine Smart, president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), who assures the rate of burnout is double what it was pre-pandemic. In light of this situation, the CMA, the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and others have developed "health human resources solutions designed to rebuild Canada’s healthcare workforce", including retention bonuses and mental health support.

May 19, 2022
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Sam Peck Podcast

Family Caregivers and the Important Role they Play in LTC - A Conversation with Sam Peck

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Have you ever wondered when is the right time for a loved one to transition into long-term care? To speak about this transition process and the ways in which families can help their loved ones receive better care in their new facilities and have an easier adjustment period, we spoke to Sam Peck, Executive Director of Family Councils Ontario who has helped numerous family caregivers and long-term care home staff improve their work to achieve the best possible outcomes for residents and patients.

May 18, 2022
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New Study Shows COVID-19 Pandemic Has Seen Surgery Delays Persist in Canada

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

As COVID-19 drags on into its third year, a new study is painting a clearer picture of how the pandemic has strained Canada’s health-care system, delaying medical procedures and forcing a massive backlog of surgeries. Data released by the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI) showed that across the country, longer wait times for different types of surgeries persisted as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

May 12, 2022
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Canada Honours National Nursing Week

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The annual celebration, initiated by the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA), happens the week of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Born May 12, 1820, Nightingale is known for pioneering modern nursing. This week marks National Nursing Week in Canada, and in the third year of the pandemic, the theme is #WeAnswerTheCall.

May 11, 2022
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Kerry-Ann Raymond

A Decade of Nursing with RN Kerry-Ann Raymond

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

It is often said that nurses are the backbone of the healthcare system, and nurses like Kerry-Ann Raymond are a testament to that. With over a decade of experience in different areas of nursing, this passionate healthcare professional took some time from her busy week to speak with us about her career and the lessons she has learned along the way, in hopes of inspiring other nurses to continue giving their best to this rewarding profession.

May 11, 2022
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