Today is the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It’s also Independence Day in Suriname (from the Netherlands in 1975).
The Victorian Order of Nurses is ceasing operations in six provinces, the organization said in a news release today. Employees in Alberta were told this morning not to come to work. VON will continue to operate in Ontario and Nova Scotia. VON has filed for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act for Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada, Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada – Eastern Region and Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada – Western Region. Here’s the CBC’s story on the closings.
There is growing evidence that even though morphine can reduce pain in the short term, in the long term it won’t help and might backfire, the CBC reports.
An Alberta paramedic now faces a hearing where he will fight to regain his paramedic registration, denied after he admitted he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, the CBC reports in this rather unfocused story.
With hordes of workers in unstable jobs that typically pay less and afford no benefits – so-called “precarious work” – a new report from the Mowat Centre argues Ontario’s sizable not-for-profit sector can lead the way in putting things right.
Relocation of the Parsons Creek long-term care project in Fort McMurray is being described as a victory, the local paper reports, but the details of an aging-in-place facility in the city’s downtown remain to be seen.
The termination by Alberta Health Services of the medical director of the Airdrie Urgent Care Centre continues to arouse controversy in the small city just north of Calgary.
Police have arrested a mother and son accused of operating an unlicensed adult-care facility out of a duplex in central Indiana. Seven seniors living at the makeshift nursing home were taken to a hospital, according to police. The mother and son lived in one side of the duplex, and patients were kept on the other side. What do you want to bet that this is a surprisingly common, if unreported, phenomenon in both the U.S. and Canada?
United Nurses of Alberta