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From CTV Windsor’s Sacha Long: A Windsor nurse received a prestigious designation to better support patients through their end of life journey.
Watch Nurse Jo-Dee Lyn Brown speak with CTV Windsor about her de Souza designation and how she feels it has made her better able to support her patients. Congratulations Jo-Dee Lyn!
The year of 2017 has seen some remarkable clinicians being honoured for their hard work, passion and dedication to improving patient care. There are many notable firsts; the first de Souza Designates in Kingston, Guelph and Manitoulin Island, the first de Souza Designate in Mental Health and the first de Souza Designate from the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
We are extremely proud of all our de Souza Designates and congratulate our newest additions. The team welcomes two de Souza Advance Practice Nurses and five de Souza Nurse Associates in 2017. Congratulations to you all!
de Souza APNs
Janet Giroux, Kingston
Adrienne Fulford, London
de Souza Nurse Associates
Myra Henderson, Kagawong
Elain Whitehurst, Pickering
Helen ‘t Hart, Hamilton
Erin Schmid, Fergus
Jo-Dee Brown, Harrow
A special thank you to all of the organizations that supported these extraordinary designates. By providing the best possible care, the patients and family experience is enhanced. A warm de Souza thank you to: Kingston General Hospital, London Health Sciences, Manitoulin Health Centre, Victorian Order of Nurses Hamilton, Guelph General Hospital and Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare at Windsor.
Compassion fatigue can have lasting effects on veterinary professionals. As a result there is an urgent need to increase mental health awareness and education in the workplace. An often overlooked segment of the health care professionals’ network veterinarians face daily challenges on how to cope with compassion fatigue, financial stress and loss.
In this Toronto Star article de Souza Institute Executive Director Dr. Mary Jane Esplen provides her expertise in helping identify and define some of the root causes that are leading to compassion fatigue challenges amongst veterinary professionals.
The full Toronto Star article can be read here.
The sequence of improbable events that unfolded on May 11 at an off-leash dog park in Etobicoke and culminated at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre (PMCC), remain remarkable to the patient, nurse, and doctor involved. It’s a narrative that is best told in their own words. Sylvia Wood, cardiac nurse in the coronary intensive care … Read more
London, Ontario – London Health Sciences Centre Nurse Practitioner Adrienne Fulford is the first nurse in London and the South West Local Health Integration Network (South West LHIN) to receive the prestigious de Souza Advance Practice Nurse (APN) Designation. She becomes only the fifth nurse in all of Ontario to receive this honour. The de … Read more
Nurses deliver care in a variety of settings, it can be in a hospital, a community clinic, or in someone’s home. Myra Henderson is an RN, de Souza Nurse Associate who works at the Manitoulin Health Centre, a small hospital in Manitoulin Island in Northern Ontario which includes generations of Indigenous people. She shares with … Read more