‘Getting dangerous’: Calls grow for federal action amid Canada’s nurse shortage

Two decades into a career she once loved, Toronto emergency room nurse Nancy Halupa says she is almost ready to throw in the towel. “I don’t think I can do … Read More

Facing COVID-19 staffing crunch, some Ontario hospitals offer cash bonuses to new nurses

Faced with a shortage of nursing staff as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, some Ontario hospitals have turned to a simple incentive to entice nurses back into the ER: cash bonuses. … Read More

‘You just felt chronically tired’: COVID-19 pandemic burning out Canadian nurses

There’s more evidence of the toll the COVID-19 pandemic is taking on health-care workers. As a nurse, Sarah Walji has shouldered more than her share of the pandemic. “You’re working … Read More

Nurses working during COVID-19 pandemic ‘beyond the point of burnout’

In February, the emotional toll from the COVID-19 pandemic began to weigh heavily on Michael Gaerlan, a registered nurse working in an intensive care unit in Edmonton, Alta. Speaking to … Read More

Front-line nurses suffering psychological distress, burn-out amid COVID-19: association

Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. Supplies of personal protective equipment … Read More

Research to examine emotional well-being of physicians, nurses during pandemic

A former University of Alberta professor is leading a research project examining the emotional well-being of healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jason Harley, a psychologist who is currently an … Read More

PPE: You might be doing it wrong. Here are some tips.

More people are out and about as various provinces, parks and properties start to reopen, making proper PPE use all the more important. Wearing personal protective equipment isn’t mandatory for … Read More

N.Y. nurses lauded for coronavirus efforts find their tires slashed

Some nurses at a New York hospital who had just been lauded for their work during the coronavirus pandemic ended their stress-filled overnight shifts to find their tires had been … Read More

‘A lot of uncertainty’ about protective equipment during COVID-19 pandemic, doctors say

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization has warned of equipment shortages for medical professionals. The president of the New Brunswick Medical Society says doctors are now raising concerns … Read More

‘Truly heroes’: Tributes pour in for doctors, nurses fighting coronavirus pandemic

Not all heroes wear capes. In the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the real heroes wear scrubs. Home-quarantined citizens are expressing love for the doctors and nurses on the … Read More

Thousands of nurses answer call to help with coronavirus pandemic: ‘This is the way we are’

Thousands of nurses in Ontario and across Canada say they’re ready to take on extra work to help with the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Related News The Registered … Read More

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