Myra Henderson

de Souza Nurse Associate

RN - Registered Nurse - Emergency Department & Out Patient Services - Manitoulin Health Centre

Myra is an exceptional nurse with 25 years of experience, who has worked in many health care areas, including OR, obstetrics, pediatrics, cardiovascular, renal care and palliative care. Myra’s leadership skills are demonstrated by her roles as the ONA bargaining unit president, and her involvement in many organizational committees at Manitoulin Health Centre. She also partnered with the community care providers and led initiatives in patient care and patient advocacy, family support and crisis intervention.

As a nurse, Myra is committed to life-long learning. She has extended training in many clinical areas, and is involved in the Canadian Vascular Access Association Northeastern Chapter. During her clinical practice, Myra observed an increasing number of cancer patients requesting specialty nursing care and started taking de Souza courses in oncology and palliative care since 2014. She focused not only on the effective delivery of cancer specific treatments such as chemotherapy and biotherapy, but also participated in courses on patient navigation, psychosocial care, survivorship care and palliative care, ensuring that patients and families are receiving holistic, and person-centered services at Manitoulin Health Centre