Tag Archives | Poverty

Reflecting on the B.C. Budget 2014, by Julie Fraser, RN, MN, ARNBC President

Earlier today, February 18, 2014, the B.C. Government revealed its 2014 Budget along with Service Plans for each Ministry.  ARNBC has had some time to reflect on the budget, and hope that registered nurses and nurse practitioners will take an interest in reading the documentation and considering how this budget will impact their practice and […]

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Lessons from Guatemala: A Student Reflection on the Social Determinants of Health Following an International Practice Experience, by Daniel Leslie

Last April, 10 University of Victoria nursing students studying at Selkirk College departed the Kootenays for Guatemala on the 8th International Practice Experience.   This opportunity, which is available to students in their third year of the Nursing program, provides students with a hands-on opportunity to explore social justice issues, population and community health, primary health […]

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Better Health, Better Care: The Role of Nurses in Chronic Disease Management, by Patricia Foster RN

By Patricia Foster, RN I have been privileged to work in a nurse led clinic for 17 years. The Comox Valley Nursing Centre began as a demonstration project, highlighting nurses working to the full scope of their practice, in partnership with the community.  Chronic illnesses and in particular chronic pain were the primary needs. Patients […]

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The Costs of Poverty in BC: Nurses’ Voices Matter! by Paddy Rodney RN

Registered nurses and nurse practitioners provide care for individuals, families and communities from all walks of life across British Columbia. Many of the people we encounter face complex health and social challenges—and such challenges are especially complex for those who live in poverty. The BC Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) recently […]

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