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Recognizing our 2017 de Souza Designates

December 19, 2017 | ,

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

August 28, 2017 | ,

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.

More information about our course, Addressing Compassion Fatigue can be found here.

A Nursing First for London

May 12, 2017 | ,

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