I’m thrilled to bits to announce that my latest feature written and photographed for CLPNA’s Care Magazine is now on-line. It is called Myth Busting, and features photos and interviews from some of my favourite people in the world: nurses who work in the world of continuing care.
I have my own story about working in continuing care. A long long time ago, in the decade they call the ’80’s, I worked part-time at the Mewburn Veterans Home as a nursing attendant, while I was going to the University of Alberta. And studying Shakespeare and Art History. Talk about a contrast in my life. I used to go directly to my English classes on campus still wearing my nursing uniform.
Being a nursing attendant was hard work, but exceedingly rewarding. I’ve carried the experience I had at the Vet’s Home into everything I do in the health system.
The folks that provide hands-on, bedside care to the most vulnerable are very dear to my heart.