Increasingly, employees are asked to do more with less. Arguably, this is the goal of Capitalism: to squeeze out as much work as possible for the least amount of money in order to maximize economic growth. I don't think that this is a particularly helpful way to approach healthcare, as I believe that it is … Continue reading Relationship-building in a Task-Focused World
On June 20th, 2013, my supervisor, Dr. Heather Laschinger, hosted a wonderful research colloquium with invited researchers from around the world who all have a special interest in gaining a better understanding of the challenges facing new grads during their transition from student to professional nurse. I feel so fortunate to have been invited! It was … Continue reading International New Graduate Nurse Research Colloquium
The most recent issue of Canadian Nurse contains an article about the sad state of nurses’ health but I don’t think it provided the whole picture. Although I am a nurse, my background is in exercise science and personal training so I have a few things I’d like to add. 1. Most nurses are middle-aged … Continue reading Are nurses too fat?
Choosing your supervisor is one of the most important decisions that you will make as a graduate student. Personally, I have been very fortunate with regards to supervisors. I have worked with excellent scholars who have been supportive and kind, yet pushed and challenged me to learn and improve.As a graduate student, the importance of … Continue reading How to Choose a Supervisor
I just arrived home from the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) conference in Indianapolis about creating healthy work environments. It was a full day of driving there and back from Ontario but well worth the journey! Everyone I met was so positive and inspiring - I wish we could spread this positive energy to … Continue reading STTI Conference Reflections