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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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Nursing Shortage Could Keep Medically Fragile Children from Going Back to School

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Parents of medically fragile children say they are frustrated because a nursing shortage in Ontario means their children will not be able to attend school in person this fall. Their children, who suffer from complex medical conditions, need extra support to attend school and some of them require one-on-one care by a trained person at all times. The parents say they have been told that there are simply not enough publicly funded nurses to go around.

September 1, 2021
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Duties And Responsibilities of a Registered Nurse

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

As most people know, nursing is an occupation that requires dedicating long hours to caring for others, which comes with a considerable level of stress, as well as mental and physical exhaustion. But what exactly do nurses do? In this informative article, we talk about the most common duties and responsibilities of registered nurses (RN), many of which are usually unknown by the general public and even by those who are interested in pursuing a career in this field.

August 31, 2021
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Ontario healthcare workers warn of 'brutal' nurse shortage as hospitals brace for 4th wave

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Critical care nurses in southern Ontario have reached a breaking point after they say more than a year and a half of brutal pandemic work and stagnant pay has led to a staffing shortage so severe they believe it's putting patients in danger.

August 26, 2021
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Ontario Further Extending Temporary Wage Increase for Personal Support Workers

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The Ontario government is investing an additional $169 million to extend the temporary wage increase for personal support workers and direct support workers for the third time since its initial investment last year. This increase will continue until October 31, 2021 and will help stabilize staffing levels and support our frontline health care workers to ensure the province is prepared to respond to any scenario as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.

August 25, 2021
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Getting a Full Time PSW Job Is Possible

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

Finding a full-time PSW job may seem impossible to new Personal Support Workers and even to workers that have been in this field for years, but this doesnt have to be your case. In this article, we want to debunk some of the myths around PSW jobs and provide our best recommendations and tips on this topic to help you land that full time position you want to start building your career in this field.

August 23, 2021
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New Report Reveals Nearly 95,000 Canadian Health-Care Workers Contracted COVID-19 Throughout Pandemic

ABSTRACT WRITTEN BY:
Laura Woodman

The Canadian institute for Health Information just released new data about how many health-care workers have been impacted by the novel coronavirus as of June 2021. The report revealed that nearly 95,000 health-care workers have been infected with COVID-19 and 43 have died from the disease throughout the pandemic. The majority of the infections were in Quebec (12.3 per cent) and Ontario (4.4 per cent).

August 20, 2021
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