Clinical psychologist Tammy Lynn Kontuk teaches clients quick, easy-to-use strategies they can use to feel better, less stressed and lonely, and to end a little bit of their emotional suffering each day. She believes everyone should learn these basic mental health tips to help themselves and others.
As a volunteer resources consultant, Soroush Moghaddam develops volunteer programs for five hospitals in the Antigonish, Guysborough and Strait areas. He also recruits new volunteers and supports existing ones as they lend their time and skills to support patient care.
South shore residents will add their voices to the discussion on plans to modernize South Shore Regional Hospital. A newly formed Patient and Family Advisory Committee will help bring patient and family voices to advance people-centered care and engagement throughout the redevelopment project.
For Rhonda Porter, comforting a grieving family after learning their loved one will pass away is an important part of being a critical care organ donation coordinator. After families go through what is often one of the worst experiences of their lives, Porter and her fellow organ donation coordinators have the tough task of educating them about the organ donation process.